Labour Day in Canada

Labour day in North America falls on the first Monday of September. The long weekend is a symbol of the unofficial end of summer. In Canada, Labour Day has been celebrated since the early 1870s. It origins are found in a parade that was held in support of the Toronto Typographical Union’s strike.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Heist of 2012

When you relocate to Quebec, you will no doubt one day be told about the infamous Maple Syrup Heist of 2012, and think that people are joking. Well, they are not.

You see, here in Quebec, maple syrup is actually worth a substantial amount of money – more than 10 times the price of crude oil per gallon. And since we produce more than 60 per cent of the world’s supply of maple syrup, it is more than worth its weight in liquid gold.

Tea Rooms in Montreal

While tea rooms are thought to be a thing of the past, there has been a revival of this elite, and upper class tradition. Traditionally, high tea was actually a ritual of the working class, otherwise referred to as “meat tea.” What we today refer to as high tea, was actually low tea. If you are thinking of an taking afternoon to relive the ritual of the late 18th century British aristocracy, there are some lovely tea rooms in Montreal for you and your friends to enjoy.