Zero waste - Lifestyle

13 May 2021

Welcome to The Monsieur Vrac Lifestyle Blog

Welcome to the first official post of the Monsieur Vrac Lifestyle Blog.

For those of you reading, Monsieur Vrac has three stores.

Two located in Quebec at – 

2260, rue Demers, door 26 Drummondville J2B 0L1 & 

1410, Aubuchon Trois-Rivières  G8Y 5L3 – which is currently under construction and will be opening soon! *UPDATE* – Open and welcoming customers.

The newest addition to the family of Monsieur Vrac stores is located in beautiful Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island at – 

171 Buchanan Drive, Charlottetown, PE C1E 2E4


We are a chain of Zero Waste Stores that provide you with everything you need to begin or continue your Zero Waste Lifestyle and journey.

The Monsieur Vrac Blog is being created to bring awareness to the Zero Waste Lifestyle as well as provide you, the reader with fun and engaging content that will give you the opportunity to learn and grow with us.  

This is a journey that we can all take together.

The Monsieur Vrac Lifestyle Blog will contain and cover a number of topics, from the products we carry, to an in-depth look at our Canadian Suppliers as well as fun and educational content on the environment and zero waste living.

We will also be covering DIYs, Product Reviews, How To’s as well as alternate uses for all the plastic that you’ll have left over from your switch to Zero Waste.

There will also be fun and exciting projects and contests announced along the way, keep an eye out for these announcements!

We welcome topic suggestions from you and chosen topics will be featured in future blog posts.

For those of you who are just learning about us and have not had the opportunity to shop one of our stores, let me take you on a brief journey…

When you walk into a Monsieur Vrac location, you’re greeted by our knowledgeable and friendly staff.  They will direct you on how shopping for our bulk items work as well as our reusable jar and bottle program.

The first thing you’ll notice: a clean, bright, minimalistic, open concept and relaxing shopping experience, unlike anything you’ve experienced before.  The smell and fragrance of essential oils and nut butters from our bath and body products, which are all biodegradable, ethical and vegan as well as Canadian Sourced.  

We have a beautiful selection of Bath Bombs and Foaming Bath Bombs that make for a memorable and fun bathing experience, as well as Eucalyptus and Menthol Shower Steamers for that “At Home” Spa Experience, all of these also make excellent gifts.

The second thing you’ll notice is the smell from our spices, flours, breads and snacks, and if you’re lucky when you come in, fresh donuts!  They go quickly!

We have an generous selection of snacks, baking supplies, fragrant teas as well as fresh baked goods, chocolates, nuts, and when in season fresh produce.  

We also offer milk (2% white and 2% chocolate) to our customers in one litre glass bottles, as well as juice (orange, apple and cranberry cocktail) and we also offer French Vanilla Yogurt.

Should you have any questions during your shopping experience, feel free to ask any of our staff on hand, they will be more then happy to help you!

We also understand that during this time of Covid19, you may not be able to shop in store.

  We also offer Online Shopping as well as Curbside Pickup, you can shop from the convenience of your own home and when you’re ready to pick up your items, we can deliver them to your car or you can pick them up at the door of one of our stores from our Staff.

We are working to bring online shopping as well as Curbside Pickup to our location in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, the moment this becomes available to our Island customers, an announcement will be made online.

Everything in store is sanitized and cleaned on a regular basis to ensure a safe shopping experience for you during these times of Covid.

We carry everything you need to fulfill your shopping needs as well as plenty of gift ideas for anyone in your life.

We also offer gift cards printed on seed paper, when the gift card is used up, it can be planted to reveal a selection of wildflowers – growing just for you!

Each one of our shops offers a different variety of fresh produce depending on your location and if there is anything you would like to see in the store that we aren’t currently carrying, we would love to hear you suggestions.

Our focus at Monsieur Vrac is that we’re always learning, but together we can support each other and move towards a healthier and more conscientious world.

Monsieur Vrac offers you a unique shopping experience with thousands of packaging-free products, friendly customer service, quality local products, clean environment and very competitive prices!

Inspiring and facilitating change in the world one jar, paper bag and a customer at a time. 

We will build communities by bringing people together around the common goal of a greener and more sustainable future and working together to find zero waste solutions that will simplify, beautify and improve our lives.

Be the change you want to see in the world, together we can make it greener, cleaner, more sustainable and beautiful!

We cannot wait to provide you with content to help you with your Zero Waste Journey and we look forward to seeing and hearing from you.  

We welcome you to also participate and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

Have a Beautiful Day!

The Monsieur Vrac Team

Israël Poulin