Shop Canadian: 8 Locally–Made Products from Atlantic Canada


We’re travelling (virtually) from coast to coast to find standout made‑in‑Canada souvenirs, travel essentials and products that will inspire you to explore the country. From Victoria to St. John’s, locally owned businesses are celebrating their corners of Canada through products ranging from jewellery to jams, all available to shop online. Here are 10 items from brands and makers based in Atlantic Canada. Because it’s always better to shop local and shop Canadian.

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June 17, 2020
Woman applying Bailly Resilience roll-on perfume to her wrist
Halifax buildings
Halifax, Nova Scotia.    Photo: Pierre Chatel Innocenti (Unsplash)
  1. Bailly Girl Power Roll–On Perfume —

    This Halifax–based fragrance brand specializes in roll–on perfume and their signature Girl Power scents – Brilliance, Excellent and Resilience ($30 each) – are 100 percent vegan and made with natural ingredients like bergamot, tarragon, black currant and musk. Co–founders (and best friends) Ariel Gough and Edwina Govindsamy wanted to create products that celebrate female empowerment, along with a business that gives back: Five dollars from every purchase of the Girl Power collection benefits the Just Like My Child Foundation's Girl Power Project.

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A grey HVLIFVX Hoodie from tREv Clothing
   Photo: Derice Allison
  1. tREv Clothing HVLIFVX Hoodie —

    Can you name all three of the Halifax landmarks on this hooded sweatshirt ($75)? Show your East Coast pride with this hooded sweatshirt that features the Macdonald and MacKay bridges, the Tuft’s Cove smokestacks, the Peggy’s Cove lighthouse and the Nova Scotia flag. tREv Clothing founder Trevor Silver’s design career started when he made his first T–shirt while attending law school at Dalhousie University. Now a full–fledged business, his collection includes hats, umbrellas, scrunchies and more.

Illustrator Robyn Flannigan’s art print “The Lookout” depicts a row of cars parked at the National Historic Site as the sun sets over the Atlantic Ocean
  1. The Lookout Art Print by Robyn Flannigan —

    No trip to Newfoundland and Labrador is complete without a stop at the province’s iconic lookout spot, Signal Hill. Illustrator Robyn Flannigan’s art print The Lookout ($21, Society6) depicts a classic St. John’s scene: A row of cars parked at the National Historic Site as the sun sets over the Atlantic Ocean. The cotton–candy–sky print is also available on a pillow, tote, shower curtain and even a bedspread.

Related: Author Souvankham Thammavongsa’s Favourite Town in Newfoundland

Red brick buildings in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Three bags of Kettle Black coffee beans next to a cup of coffee
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.   Photo: Natalie Toombs (Unsplash)
  1. Kettle Black Medium Roast Coffee Beans —

    Locals flock to this yellow–fronted café in downtown Charlottetown for shawarma wraps, turmeric lattes and, of course, the coffee. With over 30 years of experience, Abu Mahood roasts the beans to perfection in–house. Thankfully, there is an online shop – with shipping available across Canada – so those outside of Prince Edward Island can enjoy medium roast coffee beans ($18) from home.

Related: Canada’s Top Barista on How Travel Transforms the Way We Drink Coffee

An illustrated greeting card of Saint John by Licca
  1. Licca Saint John Greeting Card —

    Calligraphy artist Rika Kikuchi creates art prints and greeting cards that combine traditional Japanese methods with modern design out of her workshop in Quispamsis, New Brunswick. Whether you send it to someone or frame it for yourself, this greeting card featuring an illustration of Saint John ($6, Etsy) provides some Maritimes flair.

A jar of Newfoundland Salt Company Green Alder sea salt
   Photo: Ned Pratt
  1. Newfoundland Salt Company Green Alder Sea Salt —

    If you can’t go to the ocean, bring the ocean home in the form of crisp sea salt made from the waters of Trinity Bay in Bonavista, Newfoundland. Flavoured with handpicked buds from surrounding alder trees, this versatile finishing salt ($15) – floral and earthy with a hint of citrus – goes with everything from chicken, fish and pork to roasted vegetables and green salads. Peter Burt, a former chef de cuisine at Raymonds Restaurant in St. John’s, and his partner, Robin Crane, started the company when they moved back to their home province after various stints across Canada and abroad.

Related: Bring Newfoundland Home with a Comfort‑Food Classic

Rose-gold curved studs with blue chalcedony gems from Garnish Jewellery
A Prince Edward Island beach
Prince Edward Island.
    Photo: Nick Dietrich (Unsplash)
  1. Garnish Jewellery Rose Gold Curved Studs —

    Designing out of her seaside studio in PEI, metalsmith Stacey Leunes fashions delicate, one–of–kind jewellery using silver, gold and rose gold, along with gemstones like pearly moonstone, smoky quartz and watermelon tourmaline. Turn heads while shopping in historic downtown Charlottetown – where her boutique is located – with these rose–gold curved studs with blue chalcedony gems ($95, Etsy).

A white camp mug with black specks and a dragon motif from New Scotland
  1. New Scotland Camp Mug —

    Imagine that you’re camping on the shores of the Atlantic in Nova Scotia, sipping coffee – or maybe something stronger? – from this camp mug ($16). You can also stock up on other camping essentials from this Dartmouth–based brand (co–founded by brothers Kevin and Scott Saccary) including sweatpants, hoodies, tuques and wool socks. The only thing you’re missing is fixings for s’mores.