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Planning a weekend get together with family and friends in the US?

This is a perfect opportunity for you to discover the remarkable selection of wines from our Duty Free Stores. Before you enter the US, visit any of our Canadian Duty Free locations to find the perfect gift for any special gathering. You can also take advantage of the incredible selection of chocolates that will be the ideal pairing for your wine. So if you already calculated the cost of your next travel plan to the US, don’t forget to include the savings from shopping at Canadian Duty Free stores. Because saving the sales tax is just another reason you’ll do…

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Celebrate in Style: Our Holiday Style & Gift Guide

There is no better time to dress up than for the holidays! As you ready your home to host guests or prepare to travel to see family and friends, you’ll want to take advantage of the festive atmosphere and look your best this season! However you’re celebrating, do it in style with great finds from Duty Free Canada. We know you’ve got a list of gifts you need to purchase for your friends and family – but we’ve put together our own list to help you stay on trend this December! Make-up, jewellery, and perfume are all on our list…

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Every Day is Black Friday at Duty Free!

Ready? Set? Shop! Black Friday is the unofficial kick-off to the Christmas shopping season and many Canadians make the drive to take advantage of the ABSOLUT best deals! With so many stores participating, keeping track of which deals you want to buy from which stores can be overwhelming. Only the experienced Black Friday shoppers know the best game plan is to shop BEFORE you cross the border – at any of the Duty Free land border locations! Why? Well, there are no overwhelming crowds to worry about while you shop the greatest deals. Just low prices, great allowances, and a…

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The Thankful Things: Thanksgiving And Why Canadians Love It!

There’s a certain warmth surrounding Thanksgiving that makes everyone excited to be with family and friends. Whether it’s the fall colours, the crisp chill in the air, or the smell of Mother Nature preparing for winter; to us Thanksgiving is the highlight of autumn! What’s your favourite part about Thanksgiving? Maybe it’s the excitement around preparing to host friends and family. Maybe it’s the food cranberry sauces, pumpkin pie, or your (cooked to perfection) turkey! We apologize if we’ve made you a little hungry, but if we thought if we brought back some Thanksgiving memories from years past, you’d remember…

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A+ Tips for a Smooth Transition Back into the Class Room

The first day of school marks a new beginning and a chance to do better than you did last year. Your first class is an opportunity to make new friends or reacquaint yourself with old ones. It seems the whole world gets excited for back to school time and you’ll be sure to make the best of it! Or maybe you’re among the hundreds of other students who really don’t want to go back to school just yet. It’s hard to adjust to a schedule when you’ve had 2 months of summer vacation. But there is a way to make…

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Cross-border Camping

We are so busy, that sometimes it is necessary to get away from it all. Camping is such a great way to unplug and unwind, and there’s no better time to take advantage of that than the summer months, which are chalk full of long weekends. With all of its provincial parks, lakes, and greenery, Canada is definitely home to some of the best camping spots. But if you’re a camping enthusiast, and you’re looking for your next new camping adventure, you could try cross-border camping! There are tonnes of national parks in the US that offer camping sites. But,…

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Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July to our neighbours south of the border! Today is a special day because in 1776, Thomas Jefferson signed the Declaration of Independence, making the United States of America and independent nation. What’s a bigger reason to celebrate than that? As Canadians, we’re close enough to join in the party… and since we just celebrated Canada’s independence on July 1, we’re still in a partying mood! If you extended your long weekend and crossed the border – here are some of the festivities you definitely need to get in on. Boston, MA The annual Boston Pop Fireworks…

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ABSOLUT Vodka

More then 400 years of vodka-making tradition stands behind every bottle of Absolut vodka, which is why Absolut vodka is one of the best selling vodkas in the world. Every single drop of Absolut vodka comes from one source in Ahus, Sweden. This allows for consistency and never any variation in character wherever Absolut vodka is distributed. Absolut is produced only with winter wheat – which is high in starch and low in protein, and the smooth taste is a result of the distillation process that Absolut vodka goes through. The process is called continuous distillation – where the spirit…

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Montreal Grand Prix

Typically, June 21st is hailed as the kick off to summer. However, Montreal natives and race enthusiasts alike would argue that the Grand Prix of Montreal is the unofficial launch of summer. Going into its fourteenth annual year, 2013 should be the biggest yet! This event attracts people from all over the globe. So, for all of you who haven’t made the drive to Montreal for the Grand Prix…you are seriously missing out. The weekend commences with the annual three-day (June 7th, 8th, and 9th) Crescent Street Grand Prix Festival. While the epic automobile races are the drivers of the…

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Welcome back the warm weather

Spring is finally here, and before you know it – it will be summer! Nothing should keep you from enjoying the sunshine filled days and the warm nights. Here are a few things that are designed for welcoming back the warm weather: Barbeques: While we’ve all donned our snow boots and parkas in the -20° weather to throw a few steaks on the grill, barbequing is definitely a dish best served hot. Take advantage of not having to rush to get out of the cold – marinade your meats and after you get the grill fired up, cook them on…

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