Canada Holiday

For A Happy Valentine's Day, Forget The Romance

Rachel Scott | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada Living
Rachel Scott

You heard me. Set romance aside with all of its ideas about candlelit dinners and flowers. Think about what you love to do. Rock climbing? Great! Museum-crawling? Delightful! Let go of the traditional and think outside the box.

The Meaning Of Christmas Extends Beyond Family

Silken Laumann | Posted 12.24.2015 | Canada Living
Silken Laumann

I can feel the shift happening in our family, the shift from it being all about us being together and caring about one another, to Christmas being about caring for others as well. I think this most accurately reflects the true spirit of Christmas, whether we are Christian or not.

Why I Choose To Be Alone At Christmas

Lenora Thompson | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Living
Lenora Thompson

Some are geographically distant from those they hold dear and raise a solitary glass to absent friends. Others have lost loved ones to the grave. But for many of us, "no contact" is a choice we consciously made. Loneliness is simply less painful than the agony of spending time with our toxic families.

WATCH: How To Make Holiday Latte Art Like A Champ

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Living

You'll want to watch how she pulls off the Christmas tree in a cup

3 Ways To Reduce Holiday Stress

Renate Reimann | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada Living
Renate Reimann

Why do we put ourselves through such agony? My guess: The hope that this year will be different and that we'll experience pure bliss with friends and family, feel loved unconditionally, and rediscover the warmth and magic of the holiday spirit.

Real Christmas Trees Help Keep Canada's Economy Growing

Michael Rosen | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Business
Michael Rosen

Last year, we exported almost $30 million in fresh-cut trees to the United States and another $32.6 million in trees to the rest of the world. When combining the $60+ million that Canadians spent on real trees last year, it all adds up to a $125 million contribution to our rural economy.

Kicking Back In Los Cabos, Mexico

Vitamin Daily | Posted 12.09.2015 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Sea of Cortez or Pacific Ocean? Work out or work the club scene? ATV or local artisans? In Los Cabos, at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, you'll get all the sunshine, guacamole and margaritas you'd expect from a Mexican getaway, as well as a diverse choice of activities that lets you craft just the vacay you want.

Discover Los Cabos' Luxury Resorts And Historic Streets

Vitamin Daily | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

There's more to Los Cabos than the partying streets of Cabo San Lucas. This region of the Baja Peninsula is decorated with dynamic geography, from desert landscapes, to white sand beaches and undulating mountains.

Make The Holidays Happier For A Family With Autism

Linda Mastroianni | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada Parents
Linda Mastroianni

When my son was a toddler, I remember a few events that I declined to attend simply because it was too complicated -- I just didn't have it in me. Looking back at the earlier years, I realize just how little people new about my son and his autism. I think our experience would have been different had others been more aware.

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 05.09.2016 | 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...