Shop Canadian: 10 Locally–Made Products from British Columbia


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, small businesses are celebrating their corners of Canada through products ranging from homemade jams to all–season hats, all available to shop online. First up, here are 10 B.C.–made items inspired by the wondrous nature in the province.

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June 2, 2020
Herschel Dry Bags in navy, black, pink and camo
  1. Herschel Dry Bag  From paddling through the swells of the B.C. coasts to hiking through the Great Bear Rainforest, exploring the lush nature in this province also means being prepared for wet weather. The water–resistant ripstop fabric used in Herschel’s dry bag ($18) will keep your belongings safe and is ideal for tossing your wet bathing suit in after a swim.

Huck Lifestyle Huckit Bucket Hat in a blue print
  1. Huck Lifestyle Huckit Bucket Hat  The printed wide brim on this hat ($45) provides 360 degrees of coverage, to protect you from rain and sun. The drawstring and brass toggle ensure that the hat will stay put as you ascend to Grouse Mountain, but the blue fleck print makes it stylish enough for a stroll through Stanley Park.

Tofino Towel Co. Sparkle Towel in hues of pink, purple and yellow
Tofino beaches with mountains in the background
Chesterman Beach, Tofino.    Photo: Marcus Paladino
  1. Tofino Towel Co. Sparkle Towel  Stand out at Chesterman Beach this summer with a Sparkle Towel from Tofino Towel Co. ($75, Indigo). Not only is it highly absorbent and fast–drying, but the heavy cotton terry velour means it will stay put on the windiest of days.

Woman's white hoodie tie dyed in pink
  1. Brunette the Label Tie Dye Kit  Get a new sweater to lounge at home in and a craft to occupy an afternoon all in one with this DIY Tie Dye Kit ($125) created by Vancouver–based Brunette the Label. The package includes a relaxed fit cotton sweater, dye and all of the supplies to make a one–of–a–kind creation that will keep you cozy by the campfire this summer.

Loose tea leaves from Silk Road Tea Philosopher’s Brew
  1. Silk Road Tea Philosopher’s Brew  Located in Canada’s oldest Chinatown, Victoria’s Silk Road is known for creating award–winning tea from organic botanicals. Kick your high tea up a notch by adding a herbal tea to your favourite spirit. The lemongrass and citrus notes in the Philosopher’s Brew (from $11) are enhanced when gin is added to dry leaves.

The Sea to Sky corridor that connects Vancouver to Whistler
Nadine Nevitt & Co. Sea to Sky Soft Cover Journals illustrated with wildlife and mountains
The Sea to Sky corridor.   Photo: Destination British Columbia
  1. Nadine Nevitt & Co. Sea to Sky Soft Cover Journal  The Sea to Sky corridor that connects Vancouver to Whistler is one of the most scenic road trips in Canada. Vancouver–based illustrator Nadine Nevitt has added her stylish print (complete with the Black Tusk and local wildlife) to a compact journal ($12) – perfect for making notes about future adventures.

The ILIA Multi-Stick
  1. ILIA Multi–Stick  Freshen up on a summer’s day with the ILIA Multi–Stick ($45, Sephora). Blend this purse–size two–in–one product onto cheeks and lips to go from a day in the mountains in Whistler to happy hour in the village without missing a round of drinks.

Westerly Goods Collection 5 Umbrella in grey
  1. Westerly Goods Collection 5 Umbrella  Stay dry on your next rainy day stroll with a Collection 5 Umbrella from Westerly Goods ($45). Designed and tested for weather in the Pacific Northwest, each umbrella has a convenient automatic open design and is reinforced with fibreglass to withstand the wind.

A jar of Salt Spring Kitchen Co. Meyer Lemon and Lavender Marmalade
  1. Salt Spring Kitchen Co. Meyer Lemon and Lavender Marmalade  Add some colour to your kitchen with a jar of bright and floral marmalade ($14, Salt Spring Kitchen Co.) from this Gulf Island preserver. With recipes passed down through generations, their sweet and savoury jams pair perfectly with cheese and charcuterie.

A bottle of Woodlot Essential Oil Original
Aerial shot of the coast of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.    Photo: Lennart Heim (Unsplash)
  1. Woodlot Essential Oil  The Original Woodlot Essential Oil Blend ($19, Indigo) is an invigorating mix of fir, pine, cedar and eucalyptus, which mimics the crisp scent of nature after rainfall. Add this scent to your diffuser to get whisked away to the ancient cedar–filled Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, near Tofino, from home.