Does Canada Have Black Friday Sales & Deals?

It seems I’m being asked this question more frequently this year: “Does Canada have Black Friday?” Up until a few years ago, the answer was “no.” Black Friday is the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season. Canada celebrated Thanksgiving Day on Monday, October 14. So, it really wouldn’t fit to have a “Black Friday” in Canada.

In recent years, however, some Canadian retailers have started having Black Friday sales. This is especially true for stores located near the U.S. border. These merchants have created Black Friday Canada in an attempt to stem the flow of cross-border shopping on Thanksgiving weekend. For 2014, Black Friday sales have already been announced at these stores:

– ALDO
– Babies R Us Canada
– Bell Mobility
– Best Buy Canada
– The Brick
– Cabela’s Canada
– Canadian Tire
– Danier
– Dynamite
– EB Games
– Forever 21 Canada
– Future Shop
– Holt Renfrew
– Home Depot Canada
– Home Hardware
– Home Outfitters
– Hudson’s Bay
– IKEA Canada
– Kent Building Supplies
– London Drug
– Lowe’s Canada
– Marshalls Canada
– RONA
– RW&CO.
– Sears Canada
– Shoppers Drug Mart
– Target Canada
– Toys R Us Canada
– Walmart Canada

Of course, nearly all Canadian stores are OPEN on the U.S. Thanksgiving Day (November 27) since this is not a recognized holiday in Canada. Yes, Canada definitely does have plenty of Black Friday sales and deals! For 2014, there are lots of Black Friday promotions to be enjoyed on both sides of the border. Also, don’t forget about Cyber Monday specials on December 1!