Liquor: Prince Igor Vodka 📈

Name: Prince Igor Vodka

Products: Spirits

Manufactured in: Grimsby, Ontario

Where to buy: LCBO, SAQ, Independent Liquor Stores Across Canada

Canadian owned: No, owned by Campari Group (Italy)

A smooth, flavourful vodka that is as at home on the rocks as it is in your favourite cocktail. Prince Igor Vodka offers triple distilled and quadruple distilled varieties depending on your taste.

Liquor: Forty Creek Whisky 📈

Name: Forty Creek

Products: Spirits

Manufactured in: Grimsby, Ontario

Where to buy: On-site at the Forty Creek Distillery, LCBO, SAQ, Independent Liquor Stores Across Canada

Website: fortycreekwhisky.com

Canadian owned: No, owned by Campari Group (Italy)

Founded in Grimsby, ON in 1992, Forty Creek produces whiskies that routinely win double gold and gold medals at numerous international tasting competitions and are rated the #1 best tasting Canadian whiskies. In 2007, Forty Creek founder John Hall was recognized by Malt Advocate Magazine as “Pioneer of the Year”, and was the first and only Canadian whisky maker to receive such a prestigious award for his outstanding whiskies.

Forty Creek was acquired by Italy’s Campari Group in 2014.

Personal Care: Deciem 🍁

Name: Deciem

Products: Skincare and beauty

Manufactured in: Canada

Where to buy: Toronto, Mississauga, Vancouver and worldwide

Website: deciem.com

Canadian owned: Yes (though US giant Estee Lauder owns 28%)

Since launching in 2013, Deciem has grown explosively around the world. They have 10 different product lines and a CEO who describes himself as “screwed up” and goes by the title “Worker”. Their “The Ordinary” line has drawn huge attention for its quality at extremely affordable prices.

They source their raw materials from around the world and are owned 28% by Estee Lauder.

Snacks: Left Field Foods 🍁

Name: Left field foods

Manufactured In: Calgary, Alberta

Product: Spokes

Where to buy: Grocery stores across the country

Website: spokes.ca

Canadian owned: Yes

Spokes are made in Calgary by Left Field Foods, and are positioned as a healthier alternative to potato chips. Instead of being fried, this potato-based snack is air-puffed, misted with sunflower oil and flavoured.

Tools: Rolgear ratcheting screwdrivers 🍁

Name: Rolgear

Products: Ratcheting screwdrivers

Manufactured in: Ashcroft, BC

Where to buy: Lee Valley Tools, Home Hardware, online

Website: www.rolgear.com

Canadian owned: Yes

Rolgear manufactures a full line of ratcheting screwdrivers. If you’ve ever used a ratchet or ratcheting screwdriver, you know they tend to be loud. Rolgear’s founder, Robert Suter, invented a patented silent and smooth ratcheting system. The ratcheting system is warranted for life.

Miscellaneous: Nanuk Protective Cases 🍁

Name: Nanuk

Products: Tough professional-quality plastic cases

Manufactured in: Terrebonne, Québec

Where to buy: hardcases.ca and authorized dealers

Website: www.nanuk.com

Canadian owned: Yes

Plasticase manufactures Nanuk protective cases, with a variety of military, law enforcement, media and professional applications. They are warranted for life, and with 23 different sizes available, there is surely a Nanuk case that will fit your use case.

Kitchen: bioBob Sponges 🍁

Name: BioBob

Products: Bio-degradable, warrantied sponges

Manufactured in: North Lancaster, Ontario

Where to buy: Online and across the country at various retailers

Website: biobob.co

Canadian owned: Yes

I wouldn’t have thought this was a thing – but there are sponges that are bio-degradable, can be torn into Hydrafill, are bio-reusable by aerating soil while the sponges bio-degrade, and come with a one year warranty. And since 1963, they’ve been coming from North Lancaster, Ontario, from bioBob. We’ve categorized them as kitchen products, but they also have sponges for the bath, washing your car, and more.

Note: They freely admit 95% of their raw materials come from the USA.

Kitchen: Abeego food wraps 🍁

Name: Abeego

Products: Beeswax food wraps

Manufactured in: Victoria, BC

Where to buy: Online and in “green” stores across the country

Website: canada.abeego.com/pages/about

Canadian owned: Yes

Ten years ago, founder Toni Desrosiers invented the very first beeswax wrap as a replacement for the traditional plastic wrap. She wanted to decrease not only plastic waste, but food waste, as the beeswax wraps are breathable and are said to extend the life of food longer than plastic wrap. You may recognize this company/product from Dragon’s Den.

Food/Beverages: Happy Planet 🍁

Name: Happy Planet

Products: Milk, soups, juice, lemonade and smoothies

Manufactured in: BC and Ontario

Where to buy: Across the country in grocery and health food stores (most products not available online as they must be refrigerated)

Website: happyplanet.com

Canadian owned: Yes

Happy Planet produces a variety of healthy beverage and food products that are sold across Canada. They source as many of their raw materials as they can from local farmers, and are proudly free of preservatives and artificial ingredients. Interesting trivia tidbit: The company was co-founded by Vancouver mayor (as of July 2018) Gregor Robertson, though he later sold his interest in the company.

Online Stores: LocalBoom 🍁

Name: LocalBoom

Products: Online store featuring mainly made in Canada products

Website: localboom.ca

Canadian owned: Yes

LocalBoom started in 2017 as a platform to connect Canadian brands to Canadian consumers. LocalBoom also actively donates into communities across the country. Note that not all brands are made in Canada (such as Sock N Sack underwear) but LocalBoom is supportive of their ethos and thus places them on the site.