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Labour Day

Hot Art: Catch the Van Gogh exhibit before it’s gone!

Vincent van Gogh, Almond Blossom, 1890. Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)

Labour Day marks your last chance to see the amazing work of Vincent van Gogh at the National Gallery of Canada, the first major exhibition of the artist’s work in the country in more than 25 years. Entitled “Van Gogh: Up Close,” the exhibit offers the opportunity to see more than 40 works that focus on the Dutch artist’s relationship with nature and the unique and detailed ways in which he chose to portray it. From Thursday, August 30 to Monday, September 3, the Gallery is offering extended hours to view the exhibit and will remain open until 8pm.

Want the Best Prices on Flights for Labour Day? Better Book Now


Travel Web site and booking engine Travelocity has announced that the period between July 20 and 26, six weeks before the holiday, is the best time to book flights in order to get the lowest prices. That gives you until midnight tonight to make your travel plans if you want the best deal. The conclusion is based on trends over five years of flight booking with the Web site. (more…)