Metiers D'art du Quebec
There's always been a focus on craft and artisans in the province of Quebec, and Metiers D'art helps to maintain that. For those seeking a tactile experience, there is a standalone shop that showcases the nearly 1,000 professional artists and artisans under their umbrella. And since 1980, the shop has hosted the tented Plein Air festival, a vibrant market space in the Old Port that runs for two weeks in August. It's free of charge, and more than 100 talented exhibitors come to show off and sell their glass, metal, textile, paper, and ceramic works. You'll find every possible souvenir here, from jewelry to home goods.