Must-see shopping in Québec

  • Aux Quatre Points Cardinaux


    The globe-trotting folks at AQPC pack a range of goods for the seasoned traveler such as atlases, globes, maps, aerial photographs, and travel guides in…

  • Phonopolis


    Indie rock, jazz, blues, folk and world music – and hybrids thereof – are the raison d’être of this little record shop, which sells (and buys) LPs and CDs…

  • Brome Lake Duck Farm

    Eastern Townships

    Lac Brome is famous for its ducks, which have been bred here since 1912 on a special diet that includes soy and vitamins. Pick up pâté and other products…

  • Marché de Maisonneuve


    About 20 farm stalls outside, plus a dozen vendors of meat, cheese, fresh vegetables, tasty pastries and pastas housed in a beautiful Beaux-Arts building …

  • Archambault


    Behind the art-deco portals you’ll find Montréal’s oldest and largest book and record shop, an emporium that boasts books, CDs and gifts, plus assorted…

  • Le Rendez-Vous du Collectionneur

    Québec City

    Antique lamps and silverware from Château Frontenac are among the many items crowding the shelves at this well-established shop on the Lower Town’s…

  • Galerie d'Art Beauchamp

    Baie St Paul

    Baie St Paul (and particularly Rue St-Jean-Baptiste) is chock-a-block with art galleries, and this is one of the better ones, with some interesting and…

  • Pêcheries Bertrand Desbois

    Gaspé Peninsula

    Like fish? Here's the shop for you. Our finned friends come in all varieties: fresh, smoked, marinated and otherwise packaged for your consumption. Inside…

  • Quincaillerie Dante


    This quirky little Italian-owned hardware-and-cooking supply store is a household name, selling everything from 1st-class pots and pans to espresso makers…

  • Galerie Le Chariot

    Old Montréal

    Browse the Inuit collection at this large emporium. Choose from First Nations art carved mainly from soapstone, as well as fur hats, mountain-goat rugs…

  • Salvation Army


    This sprawling secondhand store has seemingly endless racks of clothes, plus 99¢ books (French and English), records, sports gear (including skis and…

  • Essipit Centre


    Indigenous handicrafts and not-so-indigenous refrigerator magnets, T-shirts and stuffed whales, as well as basic groceries, are available here.

  • Atelier Côtier

    Îles de la Madeleine

    Sand finds its way into pretty much every piece of craftwork on sale in this shop, from jewellery to candleholders, lights and bedside clocks.

  • La Carotte Joyeuse

    Québec City

    This little grocery store sells organically grown fruit and vegetables as well as a wide variety of aromatic and medicinal herbs.

  • Marché Côtes-des-Neiges


    This is a much-loved neighborhood market in Côte-des-Neiges, known for its budget-priced fresh produce, flowers and herbs.

  • Lili & Olivia

    Québec City

    This concept store in the Old Lower Town has hip shoes, a fine line of cashmere sweaters, fine jewelry and cosmetics.

  • Val-David Winter Market

    The Laurentians

    Val-David's popular summer farmers market takes refuge in the School of St John the Baptist during the colder months.

  • Factoreries Tanger St-Sauveur

    The Laurentians

    St-Sauveur is known across Québec for its outlets, and here you’ll find some 30 of them – from Reebok and Puma to Guess and OshKosh B'gosh.