Giant Tiger is a proud , Canadian owned and operated discount retailer . Offering fun, smart savings, Giant Tiger strives to deliver the most outstanding value to you and your family every day. You will find a unique and friendly place to shop and discover, and a staff that is dedicated to being connected and committed to the communities we call home. Born and raised Canadian, Giant Tiger opened its first store in 1961 in Ottawa’s historic ByWard Market, and today the privately held company has more than 230 stores in 8 provinces across Canada and employs more than 8,000 people. Giant Tiger is conveniently located in many Canadian communities. Each year, Giant Tiger donates millions of dollars to local charities, groups, teams, events and associations, supporting and bringing together Canadians and their communities.