Liquor: Crown Royal 📈

Name: Crown Royal Whisky

Products: Spirits

Manufactured in: Gimli, Manitoba

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

Website: crownroyal.ca

Canadian owned: No (owned by British alcohol giant Diageo)

Crown Royal is household name here in Canada, and is also the top-selling Canadian Whisky in the United States. The brand took a huge leap forward when Crown Royal Northern Harvest scored 97.5 marks out of 100 and was named the best whisky in the world by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible in 2016.

Liquor: Lot No. 40 Canadian Whisky 🍁

Name: Lot No. 40 Canadian Whisky

Products: Spirits

Manufactured in: Ontario

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

Website: corby.ca/brands/Lot40

Canadian owned: Yes

Generally regarded by whisky lovers as the best new whiskies to come out of Canada in recent memory, Lot No. 40 Single Copper Pot Still Canadian Whisky and Lot No. 40 Cask Strength Canadian Whisky are attracting the attention of the world and selling out across Canada. Lot No. 40 is owned by the wholly Canadian Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd., the majority shareholder of Corby Spirit and Wine Limited, so you can feel proud knowing that it is a Canadian owned and made whisky that is winning the hearts of the international whisky community.

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.

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.

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.

Food: Hawkins Cheezies 🍁

Name: Hawkins Cheezies

Products: Cheezies

Manufactured In: Canada

Where to buy: Sold across Canada

Website: www.cheezies.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

What can be more Canadian than aged cheddar cheese? Hawkins Cheezies proudly owns that right. They also own the right to the Cheezie® name, and have adorned it on their bright orange and white striped bags for over 50 years.

Food: Gay Lea Foods 🍁

Name:Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited

Product: Butter, Nordica Cottage Cheese, Sour Cream, Real Whipped Cream, Longlife Aseptic – Soft Serve & Milkshake Mix, Fluids – UHT Milk & Cream, Cheese

Manufactured in: Ontario

Where to buy: Grocery stores,

Website: http://www.gaylea.com

Canadian owned: Yes

Gay Lea Foods is a leader in the Canadian dairy industry and the largest dairy co-operative in Ontario. Dedicated to innovation, the development of high quality products and growing the market for Canadian milk, we are 100% Canadian-owned, with members on more than 1,395 dairy farms in Ontario and Manitoba, and more than 4,295 producer and investor shareholders.

Food: Sprague Foods Limited 🍁

Name: Sprague Foods Limited

Products: Soups, Beans, Specialty Beans, Baked Beans

Manufactured in: Belleville, Ontario

Where to buy: Costco, Select Metro, Farmboy, Sobey’s, No Frills, Local retailers

Website: spraguefoods.com

Canadian owned: Yes

Sprague Foods is a medium-sized Canadian cannery, preserving quality foods since 1925. They are regulated by the CFIA and FDA and are also BRC, Organic, and Kosher certified.

Sprague is one of the dozens of canneries that started up in Prince Edward County, Ontario, between 1882, when the first cannery opened, until the mid-1900s, when the local canning industry took a sharp downturn. Of the approximately 75 small independent canneries that once operated in the County, Sprague is the only cannery that survived. Sprague moved to their current location in Belleville in 1996.

Beverages: Bec Sodas 🍁

Name: Bec

Products: Sodas

Manufactured In: Quebec

Where to buy: Store finder – available in a variety of locations across the country

Websitebec-cola.com/en/

Canadian owned: Yes

Honestly, they had me at “sweetened with maple syrup”. Throw in organic and locally-sourced, and you have a winner. Though they seem to be most available around Montreal, a quick search showed they’re in some Whole Foods locations in Ontario.