These 6 Canadian Sunglasses Brands Have You Covered


Take your sunshine time with a pair of Canadian shades – from poppy acetate frames to timeless aviators, there’s a homegrown version of the summer essential for everyone.

July 1, 2020
Maxime Blue Sand sunglasses by Voilé
  1. Voilé — “Made to be vintage” is this Montreal brand’s philosophy, which translates to timeless, built–to–last designs – but it doesn’t mean they’re not fun. Case in point: these neon blue lenses in a Wayfarer meets cat–eye frame (Maxime Blue Sand, $150).

Annie frame in RE:FE 12 by Fellow Earthlings
  1. Fellow Earthlings — Husband and wife duo Chris and Sydney Seggie handmake custom eyewear, including snazzy sunglasses from recycled materials, in their seaside studio in Guernsey Cove, PEI – like this cotton candy–coloured version of their Annie frame ($500).

Vecchio in Sapphire sunglasses by Oxford & Kin
  1. Oxford & Kin — Not only does this Vancouver eyewear operation craft smart specs and sunglasses from Italian acetate, but for every pair sold, an eye exam and a pair of glasses is given to someone in need. (Vecchio in Sapphire, $195)

Sunglasses in Sugar Beach Silver with Northern Lights Lenses by Callula Co.
  1. Callula Co. — When Toronto–based Nerissa Jawanda realized there was a gap in the market for sunglasses designed for small faces, she took it upon herself to create a line of petite frames – which are handcrafted and super stylish, to boot. (Sugar Beach Silver with Northern Lights Lenses, US$135)

Force in Gold x Teal sunglasses by MarsQuest
  1. MarsQuest — This Toronto company makes high quality, good–looking sunglasses for the whole family at affordable prices. So, go on, try out bright teal lenses in your signature aviators (Force in Gold x Teal, $70).

Fauna Atlantic sunglasses by BonLook
  1. BonLook — Founded in 2011 by siblings Sophie and Louis–Félix Boulanger, the Montreal–based eyewear brand now has locations across the country. But, with its Virtual Try–On feature, you can find your perfect pair of sunnies without leaving your patio. (Fauna Atlantic, $225)