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C L I E N T I VA N H O E F I L E N A M E I VA N 2 9 0 9 _ 0 1 _ T r a v e l G u i d e A d Toronto's premier fashion & outlet destination free shopping shuttle service From Union Station Jun 1 - Sept 30 & Nov 24 - Dec 24. VAUGHANMILLS.COM Tourists can receive a Love Everything About Savings Booklet. our free savings booklet Since the country is celebrating its 150 th anniversary this year, the Royal Canadian Mint is selling a wide variety of beautiful commemorative coins. The 12-coin anniver- sary collection features a painted 25-cent piece and a glow-in-the-dark $2 coin, both emblazoned with designs from the "My Canada, My Inspiration" contest. They are available on-line and through the Mint's bou- tiques in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver. Museum shops are ideal spots to fi nd Canadian artworks, such as Inuit prints and soapstone carvings, and First Nations and Métis paintings, carvings and sculptures. Craft galleries abound across the country; one hotbed is Fredericton, New Brunswick, home of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. Many visitors return home with some of Canada's distinctive foods, such as B.C. salmon, saskatoon berry jam from the Prairies, maple syrup from Central Canada, or bakeapple tea or pickled fi ddleheads from the East Coast. The fi nal touch? A bottle of Canada's famous icewine. Brave visitors can also pick up a bottle of Newfoundland screech, a hearty rum popular in the easternmost province. From outlet centres and funky neigh- bourhoods to malls and museum shops, Canada has a wealth of choices for visitors looking to indulge in a bit of retail therapy. BYWARD MARKET, OTTAWA • ON TOURISM 59

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