Canal Park: Duluth’s Holiday Shopping Destination

A late Thanksgiving, along with a few days dedicated to digging out of snowstorms, has left many holiday shoppers in the northland short on time to gather their gifts. Luckily, Duluthians have Canal Park with its diverse collection of homegrown shops. Whether you are looking for time tested camping gear, locally handcrafted art, or anything in between, the stores in Canal Park have you covered.SONY DSC

Duluth Pack has been to the Boundary Waters and across the world and has iconic packs built to last as well as the latest and greatest clothing and dependable equipment so you are prepared for anything no matter where your travels take you.  If you have an adventurer left on your shopping list, look no further, Duluth Pack has the best gear that is sure to last a lifetime.

Canal Park is also a haven if you still have an art lover on your holiday list. Art Dock in the DeWitt Seitz Marketplace and Waters of Superior sit across the street from each other and together offer a plethora of one of a kind gifts. Walls are adorned with beautiful paintings, photos, and stained glass and the shelves are lined with pSONY DSCottery, stonework, and much more from some of Duluth’s favorite artists. The DeWitt Seitz building also houses a number of other shops with a variety of great gifts, from chef caliber kitchenware, to quality clothing, to children’s books and toys, and it is a great place to come in from the cold to browse.

Finally, we come to the foodies on your last minute list. Northern Waters Smokehaus in the DeWitt Seitz building draws you in with the smell of its delicious smoked fish and they offer charcuterie prepared to satisfy any appetite. Need a quick meal and a break from shopping? Smokehaus also has some of the best sandwiches around to appease your hunger. Canal Park has treats for the sweet tooth too. Between the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Hepzibah’s Sweet Shoppe the selection is vast and delectable with chocolates, cookies, caramels, and almost every other imaginable confection.

If you are looking for truly extraordinary gifts that come from skilled local artisans you need only to look in Canal Park where the collection of shops offer everything from camping gear and art to sweets and meats. Those last minute holiday gifts can be tough, but with these shops, and many more to boot, a memorable gift is right down the street next to Lake Superior in Duluth’s Canal Park.

Nathan Bronk

About Nathan Bronk

Nathan is a Duluth transplant who originally hails from Stillwater, MN. He graduated with a B.A. in English from UMD and enjoys the great outdoors in northeast Minnesota.