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You’re saying, “Why would I shop here?” Good question. It’s because, unlike others, we’re here for you. We started this because we were fed up with stores playing price games with us (or just not following through on their promises) and other deal sites sending us to crappy, sponsored Black Friday deals. We don’t have time for that kind of garbage. That’s why we built this website and our price history tracker. Legit deals. Complete transparency. Store accountability.

We’ve got no loyalty to any store. If they decide to mess with us, our price history tracker will pick it up and we’ll all know about it.

Yes, we’ve put in countless hours (it’s the price we pay) searching the web for anything and everything to do with Black Friday in Canada. Yes, we’ve wrangled up all the hottest Black Friday deals on everything from the iPhone 8 (hopefully) to home decor to video games. But the real reason to shop with us is because you can know for certain that you’re getting the best deal.

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Black Friday Events Calendar

Year Date
Black Friday 2017 November 24th, 2017
Black Friday 2018 November 23rd, 2018
Black Friday 2019 November 29th, 2019
Black Friday 2020 November 27th, 2020
Event Date
Prime Day July 11th, 2017
Black Friday November 24th, 2017
Cyber Monday November 27th, 2017
Boxing Day December 26th, 2017
Northern Lights Above Man

Black Friday Heads North

The famous day after American Thanksgiving shopping holiday has officially moved north. Now, we have Black Friday Canada. That means we can get in on one of the biggest shopping events without even having to step foot in the US. You’re in the right spot to get all the insider tips you need to find the best deals from the biggest retailers (like Amazon and Walmart) on Black Friday 2017.

On Black Friday 2017, Canada is going to experience the madness of the event once again. Most of us are familiar with the day full of crazy deals and the sometimes crazier crowds as Black Friday Canada has continued to grow. Still, we do things a little differently here (like no Thanksgiving in November). In the States, many stores open their doors right at midnight. That’s where you’ll see the Black Friday stampedes that make headlines around the world. The thing is, that doesn’t really happen here (though Black Friday Canada is still in the news). We’re a lot more polite. Still, that doesn’t mean you won’t snag some awesome deals on our side of the border.

What is Black Friday?

Americans’ favourite shopping event has been inching its way across the border over the past few years and it’s easy to see why. Between the deep discounts and ideal timing, Black Friday is the perfect opportunity to cross off all the items on your Christmas list without breaking the bank.

On Black Friday 2017, Canada is going to experience the madness once again. Most Canadians are familiar with the crazy deals and the sometimes crazier crowds, but where exactly does this unique tradition come from?

Earning nearly $3.5 billion USD in sales in 2016, Black Friday is by far the US’s biggest shopping event of the year. Taking place just about a month before Christmas, it falls at the ideal moment–just in time to let you cross off all the items on your Christmas present list without breaking the bank!

Although our research traced the concept back to the 1950’s, the numbers reveal that it wasn’t until the 1980’s that it began to truly gain momentum. Since then, it’s clear that both retailers and shoppers have embraced the concept and it has become a regular fixture of the festive period. In the 2000’s, we observed that many retailers started offering increasingly impressive deals and began turning the day into a true shopping extravaganza at their stores with events like extra early opening times, special door crasher deals, and flash sales. The event continues to grow bigger and crazier each year, with many retailers taking advantage of every last minute of the day by starting the sales and opening their doors right at midnight! It shouldn’t surprise you that Black Friday Canada has continued to grow in popularity as well.

It’s this part of Black Friday that generally makes headlines around the world. (Though Black Friday Canada has made the headlines for different reasons.) From the dogged motivation of shoppers queuing up in the middle of the night in the freezing cold to the shocking tales of manic crowds once stores finally open their doors, eager shoppers across the globe have long kept a wary but fascinated eye on their American counterparts and the impressive deals they manage to snag.

Yet the stats show that the event has also taken off online and our analysis reveals that many retailers now actually offer deals that are even better than what shoppers can find in-store.

Evolution of online shopping during the holiday season
More and more shoppers are also turning online to get their holiday shopping done, with the percentage completed online approaching 50%.

Evolution of online shopping during Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Green Monday

What’s more, the creation of Cyber Monday, a spin-off, online-only event just a few days later, has turned the entire weekend into a virtual shopping festival that garnered more than $12 billion last year in the States.

Evolution of the Cyber Monday's sales volume over the past 10 years
The numbers show that Cyber Monday’s rise in popularity has been meteoric. Between these two major events, the end of November has become one of the year’s most lucrative periods.

In years gone by, Canadians had to venture south of the border to take advantage of Black Friday’s impressive promos, or at least tack international shipping and duties on to their online orders. The landscape in 2017 is totally different: Canadian retailers have jumped on the bandwagon and more and more are offering deals that rival the steep discounts you find in the States. It’s safe to say that there’s now a Black Friday Canada!

While we’ve even come across some truly adventurous international shoppers who have gone so far as to plan trips to the US over the holiday weekend, there’s no longer any need to be on American soil to take advantage of the incredible deals: retailers across the globe have jumped on the bandwagon and started offering local versions of Black Friday deals on nearly every continent.

Outside Macy's department store

Why is it called Black Friday?

The origins of the term “Black Friday” are surprisingly a bit murky.  Some people trace the moniker back to Philadelphia in the 1950’s, where each year on the day after Thanksgiving, the streets and sidewalks would become incredibly crowded with people out doing their shopping and watching an important annual football game. As the story goes, this was a busy and stressful moment for the city of Philadelphia and police officers were not allowed to take the day off.  The day consequently began to be described as “Black Friday” in honour of the dense crowds that filled the streets.

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It’s bigger than you think.

The beloved American holiday has officially gone global. Now, we have Black Friday Canada. That means we can get in on one of the biggest and oldest shopping events–all without even having to step foot in the US.

We’ve put in countless hours analyzing anything and everything to do with Black Friday in Canada. All that’s left for you to do is make your wish list and take advantage of our curated selection of the best offers out there this year.

Get all the insider information you need to get the best deals on Black Friday 2017, whether it’s your first or fiftieth.

top deals queries for the past 5 black fridays
We compared different search queries and found out that “TV Deals” remains the most popular query for Black Friday in Google.

Everything You Need To Know About Black Friday

What is Black Friday?

Black Friday is a now international shopping event that began in the United States. Dating back to the 1950s, the day known for incredible deals has become more and more popular over the past few years. It‘s now well on its way to becoming a major shopping event on nearly every continent.

Does Canada have Black Friday?

Yes, Black Friday 2017 will be happening in Canada! It has been picking up steam over the past decade and has now become a can’t-miss shopping event for many Canadians.

When is Black Friday 2017 in Canada?

Black Friday is on November 24, 2017. So, pull out your phone and put a reminder in your calendar. If you’re really in sync with American holidays, you can always remember that it falls on the day after American Thanksgiving (which is on the fourth Friday of November). Even though we celebrate (real) Thanksgiving in October, Black Friday happens on the same day here in Canada as it does for our friends south of the border.

When is Black Friday?
Does it start right at midnight?

It depends. While some stores will open their doors right at midnight on Black Friday, it’s something that you see more often in the US. Here in Canada, many retailers open earlier (think 6 AM or 7 AM) while others wait until their usual opening times.

The story online is a bit different though. Generally, the sales will go live at midnight. Some retailers even refresh them throughout the following day. There are also stores that will even start their sales on American Thanksgiving (known as Thursday for us), so it’s crucial to check in on what’s up in the days leading up to Black Friday.

Does Black Friday last all weekend?

Yes and no. The sale? Ya, that lasts all weekend. A day technically can’t last more than 24 hours, so that makes it kind of impossible for Black Friday to eat Saturday and Sunday. Going back to the sale, the entire weekend has evolved into a shoppers dream. Many sales continue through Saturday, Sunday, and sometimes even Monday. That’s not even mentioning the Cyber Monday deals.In a nutshell, you’ll be able to snag some sweet discounts from Friday to Monday.

Is Black Friday worth it?

You bet it is. We’ve analyzed the deals from the past few years to see whether or not it’s worth it to wait for Black Friday to buy all the electronics, clothing, and video games on your shopping list. With deals occasionally reaching up to 80% off, Black Friday certainly draws a lot of attention from shoppers. That said, the majority of promos don’t quite reach that level, but a lot of them are inthe 40-60% range. Still, one of the things that makes shopping during this time worth it is the variety of products that you can find discounts on. During Black Friday, the sales include top-of-the-line products from leading brands. That’s something that you don’t often see at other times of the year.

What is Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday is Black Friday’s tech savvy younger sister. Happening on the Monday (obviously) after Black Friday, it’s a shopping event that’s entirely focused on online sales. Arriving on the scene in 2005, Cyber Monday has quickly become a huge event. In fact, it has become so big that it has begun to rival Black Friday.

Is it better to shop online or in store?

Online and in-store shopping each have their pros and cons. Still,we think that shopping online is better for a few reasons. First, we’ve found that many retailers actually offer better deals on their e-commerce sites than they do in their stores (Seriously. We even made a post about it. )

Second, shopping online lets you see the sales from multiple stores in a matter of minutes. Another added bonus: you don’t even need to leave the couch.

Last but not least, it’s easier to compare promos online to make sure that you’re getting the best deal. It gets even easier when you’ve got BFD’s price tracker.

What shops are doing Black Friday?

The easiest way to see which shops have Black Friday sales is to be right here. That’s right Ms. or Mr. Smartypants, you’re in the perfect place to save yourself some time and money. We’ve got the sales from all the top brands and stores as well as extra info on who’s offering free shipping, when the Black Friday sales start, and how long the deals are going to be around for.

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About us

We are Black Friday Discount (but you can call us BFD) and we’re your one-stop shop for all the best Black Friday deals in Canada. We were sitting around one day looking all over the web for Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. It was taking foreverrr and there were so many sketchy sites. We decided to do something about it. We’re here to make Black Friday shopping easier, safer, and just plain better. So, we assembled our team (all eight of us) and got to work. Now, we’re bringing you more great deals while we both keep the stores honest.