Canada Holiday

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

Vacay.ca | Posted 02.22.2015 | Canada Travel
Vacay.ca

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

Vacay.ca | Posted 05.11.2013 | Canada Travel
Vacay.ca

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?

Holiday Guests With Dietary Restrictions? Bring it On!

Christine Avanti | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada Living
Christine Avanti

At the holidays more than any other time, we gather together family and friends from different backgrounds and with diverse tastes and dietary needs. Allergies and food sensitivities are nothing to fool with, and preparing a tasty meal that respects your guests' health risks will make for a memorable and happy occasion. Here are some tips to help you make it through the social season!

Five Ways to Holiday Shopping Salvation

Karen Cleveland | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada Living
Karen Cleveland

A daunting shopping list, annoying music at full volume, crowds of people walking with their heads down texting...welcome to the fresh hell that is holiday shopping. The stress of shopping can make even the most festive, patient person want to start throwing elbows, but some of the trauma can be curbed with these five tips.

I'll Admit it: I Use Santa to Keep the Kids in Line

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

I've been using the power of Santa Claus for a few weeks now, and things are looking good. For maximum effectiveness, the use of Santa and his omnipresence is good for the window directly following Halloween until December 25. During this time, I enjoy the increased attentiveness, dearth of meltdowns and general calm that precedes Christmas day.