Food: Big Mountain Foods 🍁

Name: Big Mountain Foods

Products: Vegan veggie grounds, veggie patties, breakfast patties, mushroom bites

Manufactured In: Vancouver, BC

Where to Buy: Stores across the country

Website: bigmountainfoods.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Established in Vancouver in 1987, Big Mountain is a family-owned and operated business. The company was founded by Kimberly Chamberland, who grew up in a vegetarian household and wanted to provide tasty, wholesome and sustainable options for other vegetarians like herself.

All products are both soy and gluten free, low in sodium, oven baked, have no cholesterol, use organic ingredients, and are certified kosher and vegan.

Big Mountain maintains its commitment to sustainability by participating in recycling and organic waste collection programs, and gives back to the community through their work with Quest Food Exchange. They are also Product of Canada, meaning all or virtually all of the ingredients and production are Canadian.

Snacks: HoneyBar 🍁

Name: HoneyBar Products International Inc.

Products: Snack bars

Manufactured In: Ottawa, Ontario

Where to Buy: Stores across the country

Website: honeybar.com

Canadian Owned:Β Yes

Looking for a snack bar that’s not filled with crap and isn’t brimming with sugar? HoneyBar may be the answer. The ingredients used are various combinations of seeds, dried fruit, rolled oats and more, all held together with ONLY honey. That’s right, no sugar.

 

Clothing/Jackets: Westcomb 🍁

Name:Β Westcomb

Products: Outdoor clothing and gear

Manufactured In: Vancouver, BC

Where to Buy:Β Online, various retailers

Website: westcomb.com

Canadian Owned:Β Yes

Westcomb designs and manufactures fantastic outdoor clothing and gear in Vancouver. They’re not a multinational giant like some of the players in the space, but have consciously kept their design and production close together to maximize quality and flexibility.

Pet Products: Bosco and Roxy’s 🍁

Name: Bosco and Roxy’s

Products: Gourmet decorated cookies and frozen treats for dogs

Manufactured In: London, Ontario

Where to Buy: Online

Website: boscoandroxys.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Bosco and Roxy’s is a gourmet bakery specializing in dog treats out of London Ontario. The treats are baked and hand decorated. They use only the best human-grade ingredients.

Footwear/Accessories: Thermohair 🍁

Name:Β Thermohair

Products: Socks, Blankets, Insoles, Mitts

Manufactured In: Canada

Where to Buy: Various Places in Canada, United States

Website:Β www.thermohair.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

There’s a long and interesting story about Thermohair, which started in 1992. We won’t recount it here but check their website and have a read. Essentially, they are the innovators who started using kid mohair (the wool from young Angora goats) in socks when every one thought they were crazy for doing so, since mohair is a premium fabric.

Thermohair now sources their mohair from South Africa, who has the only commercially-viable Angora goat herd in the world. The mohair is knit into socks and other products in Canada. There are few mills left in Canada that can do this, unfortunately, as most textile production has left the country.

Accessories/Hats: String Theory 🍁

Name: String Theory

Products: Scarves, Shawls, Headwear, Toques

Manufactured In: Montreal, Quebec and Toronto, Ontario

Where to Buy: Online

Website:Β stringtheoryscarves.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

String Theory was launched in 2010.Β  Based in Montreal, the knitting studio produces woolen accessories. They source materials from Quebec and North Carolina, and finish their products in Montreal and Toronto. Their designs range from classic to modern and creative – these are not your cookie-cutter bland scarves, they are designed to make a statement while keeping you warm.

Outdoors: Leisure Line 🍁

Name: Leisure Line

Products: Muskoka chairs; foot stools; side tables

Manufactured In: Brantford, Ontario

Where toΒ Buy: Costco, Home Depot

Website: patioleisureline.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Looking to upgrade your outdoor furniture next spring? Check out products from Leisure Line. Not only do they look great and are made in Canada, they also are made from 100% recycled plastic, meaning you’re helping the environment along the way.

Bed Linens/Mattresses: Shepherd’s Dream 🍁

Name: Shepherd’s Dream

Products: Wool-filled bedding (mattresses, pillows, comforters, protectors, etc.)

Manufactured In: Roseau River, Vita and Winnipeg in Manitoba

Where to Buy: Online

Website: shepherdsdream.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

The Shepherd’s Dream concept originated in California in 1997. The Canadian arm was started by the founder’s sister in 2002. They source their wool for smaller products from Canada, but the wool for larger products, such as their mattresses, is sourced from California. This is due to the processing required, which isn’t available in Canada.

This small by choice business hand-makes their products. They also source and offer organic cotton bed linens that are made in Vancouver.

Breakfast Food: Adagio Acres 🍁

Name: Adagio Acres

Products: Organic oats

Manufactured In: Lundar, Manitoba

Where to Buy: Online and locations across Manitoba and Alberta

Website: adagioacres.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

A contributor tells us that Adagio’s Rolled Naked Oats make the best oatmeal they’ve ever had. They are grown organically and available at a variety of restaurants, such as in the Canadian Human Rights Museum and they’re also used at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School.

Pet Products: Valens Pet Nutrition 🍁

Name: Valens Pet Nutrition

Products: Cat and dog food

Manufactured In: British Columbia

Where to Buy: Pet specialty stores

Website: valenspetnutrition.com

Canadian Owned:Β Yes

Though headquartered in Elmira, Ontario, Valens manufactures their products in British Columbia. They make their foods with high-quality ingredients sourced locally or regionally wherever possible.