1. Browse local artisans
Rub elbows with artists of all kinds at these exciting pop-up craft markets. Find everything from ceramic pottery to abstract jewellery and framed art pieces.
Spring Fling, Vancouver, May 11-12
Aires Libres, Montreal, May 15-September 10
Artisans at the Distillery, Toronto, May 18-20
2. Drink a cold one
The kegs are tapped and the brew is flowing from coast to coast this month. Cheers!
International Beerfest, Calgary, May 4
Festibière de Gatineau, Quebec, May 24-26
Mondial de la Bière, Montreal, May 29
Craft Beer Week, Vancouver, May 31-June 8
3. Discover local heritage
Parks Canada celebrates the 181st opening of the historic Rideau Canal on May 17. And Doors Open Ontario unlocks heritage buildings across the province, giving us a peek inside some of the nation’s oldest landmarks on weekends in May.