Puzzles are a great way to pass the time and sharpen your mind. They can also be used to relax and unwind after a long day or create an exceptional bonding experience. That’s why we wanted to introduce you to some unique and fun jigsaw puzzles from makers and business owners across Canada. If you’re looking for a new way to spend a rainy afternoon, then keep scrolling to discover some of our favourite puzzles in Canada.

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Puzz Quest

Puzz Quest (based in Peterborough, ON) combines beautiful, unique works of art with fun and challenging puzzles. Each puzzle is created by a talented artist from around the world and a percentage of each sale supports them directly.

Tate General Store

Tate General Store is an online general store based in Toronto, ON. They currently carry two brands of puzzles, Areaware and Badge Bomb. Areaware puzzles makes uniquely patterned or gradient designs while Badge Bomb creates funky illustrated puzzles made from recycled board and vegetable inks.

Fits Puzzles

Fits Puzzles based in Vancouver, BC is a small batch puzzle shop that features the artwork of female artists. Their puzzles are 1000 pieces, making them a higher difficulty level but also encourages an evening of relaxation while you watch these beautiful works of art come together piece by piece. 

Caribou Gifts

Caribou Gift is an online gift shop based in Toronto, ON. They carry a variety of puzzles for kids and adults, including made in Canada jigsaw puzzles from Standout Puzzles. Standout Puzzles is based in Kelowna, BC and their puzzles feature art from a variety of amazing Canadian artists. Their cardboard canister makes them truly unique.

Arcadia Puzzles

Arcadia Puzzles (Markham, ON) brings you high-quality jigsaw puzzles of fun Canadian scenes. Their “Canada Eh!” puzzle features notably Canadian items from ketchup chips to poutine and would make a great wall hanging once complete.

Erlenmeyer Designs

Erlenmeyer Designs (based in Winnipeg, MB) brings you Canadian Word-Oh!, a wordle wooden board game. Just like the popular online game, you have 6 chances to guess the 5 letter word. Each set contains a bag of letters, scoring pegs, and a shield to block your letters from your opponents.

Playful Pastimes

Playful Pastimes knows that puzzles can provide a peaceful moment to slow down and be in the present. That’s why they offer 500, 750, and 1000-piece colourful jigsaw puzzles, so you can choose the puzzle that’s right for you or your child based on your skill level. 

Mariposa Shop

Mariposa Shop based in Calgary, AB is a gift shop featuring products that reflect Canadian culture. On their website, you’ll find an extensive selection of jigsaw puzzles to suit any interest, but our personal favourite is the 1000-piece Canadian Totem Poles puzzle. 

Book Outlet

Book Outlet is an online book shop that also offers an amazing collection of gifts for kids and toys, activities and puzzles. They have a great collection of puzzles for kids but they also have a large collection of really beautiful 1000 piece puzzles which we’ve linked to below. They offer free shipping on orders of $45+.

Passport Puzzles

Passport Puzzles (based in Edmonton, AB) helps you explore the world with colourful images from some of the most picturesque destinations. Each image was shot by avid traveler and photographer, Jonathan Ferguson and transformed into exciting puzzles by the owner of Passport Puzzle, Pamela Osborne. A portion of all puzzle sales go to organ donation awareness efforts. 

We hope this round-up of puzzles in Canada helped you find your next afternoon activity and a new Canadian business to support. 

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