About Us

In November 2001 our family purchased the Admiral Benbow Trading Co. in the beautiful seaside town and UNESCO World Heritage site of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.  We felt very fortunate to be moving back to our home province of Nova Scotia and introducing our children to the beautiful Maritimes as a resident and not just a visitor.  We believed the adventure would be a wonderful opportunity for our children to experience life near the sea and for us to be closer to family and old friends. 

Terry was finishing a long career as a Punter/Placekicker in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and we were preparing for life after football.  He decided to play the 2002 season living in Montreal and commuting to Nova Scotia as time permitted. We were ecstatic when the Alouettes won the Grey Cup in 2002 which fulfilled Terry’s competitive nature and allowed him to retire after winning his last game.  The timing was right to retire to Nova Scotia.    His 16 years as a player in the Canadian Football League had given our family many happy memories, including 2 Grey Cup Championships but we were all ready for more family time, a quieter pace, and new challenges and opportunities. 

Fast forward 19 years and we are still going strong, learning every day and embracing the "fun" of small business ownership.   Our mission at "The Benbow"  is to offer good-quality gifts at reasonable prices, embrace the historical charm of our surroundings, support local crafters/companies and provide a warm and welcoming experience. We are not always trendy but loyal.  Loyal to those products that customers love year after year.   Our passion for excellence inspired us in the beginning and continues to drive us today.

We are forever grateful for our many customers over the years and hope that you will enjoy our new online shopping experience.

Kind Regards,

Krista and Terry

Admiral Benbow Trading Company