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Canadian Holiday Markets Open Until Christmas (or Nearly)

Vancouver Christmas Market. Photo by GusF.

By the time the second week of December rolls around, a number of Canada’s pop-up holiday markets, like Calgary’s huge Spruce Meadows Market, have come and gone. But if you’re getting a “late” start to your shopping, you still have time to find unique gifts at these holiday gift fairs. (more…)

Shopping Quebec’s Coolest Quatier: Rue Saint-Jean

Maison Jean-Alfred Moisan. Photo by Feng & Jia.

By Amanda Halm

When it comes to Quebec City shopping, Petit Champlain and the Old Port are the beaten paths. Instead, head for the rue Saint-Jean, outside the walls, to prowl for locally made fromage, aged Italian balsamic vinegars and sexy lingerie as well as the truly bizarre: a sitar simulator, an outfit made entirely out of chocolate, a cookie-cutter in the shape of a pig’s head.


Unexpected Quebec: 5 Hidden Gems Beyond the Walls

Parc St Roch (Photo by Amy Pantone, Pantonephotography.com)

By Amanda Halm

The Old City seemingly has it all: winding cobblestone streets, Artist Alley, the looming Château Frontenac. But adventurers will discover some of the city’s best treasures in Saint-Roch, an industrial-area-turned-artist hub, and Limoilou, the city’s oldest borough. (more…)