Canada Holiday

This Holiday Season, Support Your Local Small Businesses

Dan Kelly | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Business
Dan Kelly

Later this month, we will see one of the largest shopping days of the year: Black Friday, where hundreds of millions of dollars will be spent on electronics, clothing, books and jewelry. Unfortunately for Canada's small businesses, not to mention the Canadian economy as a whole, many Canadians choose to flock across the border on Black Friday.

Apps Alone Won't Help You Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

The season to gain weight is on us. We live in a world where there is an app to help, but no phone or gadget can do the work for us. You still have to move in order to be healthy, and you still have to say no to overeating all the time in order to have a optimally healthy body.

Tips for Eating Healthy While Travelling

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 09.26.2015 | Canada Travel
Sacha DeVoretz

I love travelling, but when I am on the road or a plane, it is easy to go for the unhealthy options. With a little planning, it is possible (and easy!) to stay healthy and eat nutritious foods on your next holiday or business trip.

8 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Booking Flights

Allison Eberle | Posted 08.11.2015 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

Over the past 10 years, it has become easier and easier to book flights online. Although this has been great for consumers in many ways, it has also resulted in many mistakes being made by consumers when booking flights that can turn out to be very costly.

How to Eat Healthy While on Vacation

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 07.13.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Summertime means different things to different people. Some are excited to get out of hibernation and go travelling. Others see vacations as a scary time where they are likely to binge or overeat, gain weight and feel even more out of control with their health.

Happy Mother's Day to Dads Who Have to Be Moms, Too

Lori Gard | Posted 05.09.2015 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

But I have been thinking more and more of the unofficial 'mothers' who never get recognized on Mother's Day, and I'm talking about the dads.

Toronto Knows the PATH to Christmas | Posted 02.22.2015 | Canada Travel

It's below freezing, there's no end to the falling white powder and, to boot, slogging through slush isn't your idea of a dream holiday shopping romp. Enter Toronto's acclaimed PATH.

Seven Hallmarks of Good Holiday Behavior

Karen Cleveland | Posted 02.18.2015 | Canada Living
Karen Cleveland

Tis the season...The holidays can feel like you're partying like it is your job, and that very well might be true for the next few weeks. Here are the...

New VINTAGES Wine Suggestions For Happier Holidays

Heather Wall | Posted 02.11.2015 | Canada Living
Heather Wall

My love affair with Cava continues. Pale lemon green with lots of tiny persistent bubbles. The nose is clean and offers green apple, lemon, lemon zest, biscuit, pear. The palate is dry with lively acidity and noted baked bread. The length is medium on a crisp palate cleansing finish. Not overly complex but good quality and the price is right!

34 Nostalgic Christmas Toys You Can Still Buy This Year

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 12.11.2014 | Canada Living

Wondering what to buy for your kids this year? Why not tap into your own childhood this holiday season? Here are a few ideas for toys you loved whe...

Perfect Xmas Gifts For The TV/Movie Nerd In Your Life

HuffPost Canada TV | Annette Bourdeau | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada TV

Shopping for entertainment nerds isn't easy. After all, it's tough to impress someone who's always one (or 10) steps ahead of everyone else when it co...

Christmas Gifts For Music Lovers

Huffington Post Canada Music | Brian Gasparek | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada Music

'Tis the season for gift giving once again. With the holidays quickly approaching, you may be starting to panic about what gift to get your music-obse...

WATCH: Mariah Carey Tries To Sing 'All I Want For Christmas,' Fails

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 12.04.2014 | Canada Music

Mariah Carey is world-famous because of her amazing, multi-octave vocals, though after her live TV performance during NBC's Christmas special we might...

B.C. Architects Take Gingerbread Homes To A Whole New Level

The Huffington Post B.C. | Hillary Nguyen-Don | Posted 12.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Sure, we can all take some slabs of gingerbread, stick icing in between them, and create a makeshift (and delicious) house. But some B.C. architects a...

Gardening Gifts Grown with Love

Maija Leivo | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Maija Leivo

Our gardens and favourite plants are out of sight, but with the holidays just around the corner, we wanted to share some gift ideas for the gardener in your life.

Special Christmas Gifts For Mom

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 12.01.2014 | Canada Style

Shopping for Christmas gifts for mom can be fun but also stressful. (After all, this is the woman who spent countless hours in labour with you.) It...

2014 Holiday TV: A Handy-Dandy Viewer's Guide

HuffPost Canada TV | Denette Wilford | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada TV

Have you made your holiday TV list and checked it twice? If not, don't fret because we're here to make things easy for you. If you need to get your...

The Game Plan: 10 Ways To Be Fully Prepared For Gift Shopping Season

Posted 12.11.2014 | Canada Living

Holiday shopping takes strategy; you can’t just walk into a store and wait for inspiration to strike. That’s a great way to end up with an expensi...

Sticky Situation: Classic Holiday Office Party Etiquette

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 01.21.2015 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

Here I go again sharing my annual holiday office party tips. I know that you know the guidelines but, a little refresher never hurts, especially in our global digital era. "What's different than a groovy 60s, or a discoing 70s party?" you ask. There is one big difference.

Time to Shine: Easy Holiday Style

Erin Nadler | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada Style
Erin Nadler

The holiday season is fast approaching, and so too are all of the season's parties and after work functions. As they start to jam up our calendars our closets flash through our minds, and so begins the "what to wear"? Transitioning into the evening does not have to be stressful. Here are some helpful tips to consider before the holiday party season begins.

How to Get the Best Tech Deals on Black Friday

Melanie Raposo | Posted 01.14.2015 | Canada Living
Melanie Raposo

Black Friday has nothing short of incredible deals on tons of tech like TVs, tablets, audio and more. But before you claim squatting rights in line at your favourite retailer, consider these shopping tips for buying tech during Black Friday.

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually Exist

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 12.13.2014 | Canada Travel

They're real and they're spectacular. This is Mount Thor on Baffin Island in Nunavut (Nestor Lewyckyj) It has the world's highest vertical ...

Why We Should Bring Back Dominion Day

Tom Kott | Posted 08.31.2014 | Canada Politics
Tom Kott

Of course, Canadians should be proud of our history as a tolerant, multicultural nation. But this comes without the need to destroy the symbols that brought us to this proud point. Rather, we need to see ourselves as dwarfs on the shoulders of giants. For this reason, Dominion Day should be brought back.

The Origin of Easter Eggs

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 05.31.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

The Easter egg has similar pagan roots. Many cultures around the world have long regarded the egg as a symbol for life and fertility. Engraved and decorated ostrich eggs found in Africa date back thousands of years. The early Christian communities adopted the custom of painting eggs, usually in bright red, as a reminder that the blood of Jesus was shed on the cross for them.

St. Patrick's Day Brings Joy All the Way to Canada | Posted 05.11.2013 | Canada Travel

The whole world loves the Irish. How could anyone not? No other country is as stereotypically drunk, fun and friendly. Maybe that's why we take St. Patrick's Day so seriously in Canada. But how do Canada's festivities hold up to the main event in the founding nation?