Doing business in downtown Halifax since 1946


Welcome to Maritime Hobbies & Crafts. We are Canada's Oldest hobby shop! We are a general hobby store, with a little bit of everything from model trains, plastic modes, radio control, and much, much more.

Maritime Hobbies was started by Terry Ahearn as Popular Specialties in 1946 on the corner of Agricola and Almon St. From there it moved to downtown Halifax and had various locations over the years including Granville St, Hollis St, Barrington St, Scotia Square, and now Grafton St. In the early 90's John Hatt and Mike Larisey bought the business from Terry, and now John's son Greg is managing, and will eventually take the reins.