Clothing and Miscellaneous: Salt Shop 🍁

Name: Salt Shop

Products: Clothing, miscellaneous other products

Manufactured In: Vancouver, BC

Where to buy: Online, retail in BC

Website: www.saltshop.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

Salt is a clothing company operating out of British Columbia. They clearly mark on their website the products they produce that are made in Canada,  mostly clothing, but also other products.

Instruments: Gilmore Guitars 🍁

Name: Gilmore Guitars

Products: Ukes, Guitars – Acoustic and Electric

Manufactured in: Red Deer. Alberta

Where to buy: Red Deer or online

Website: gilmoreguitars.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

David Gilmore started building guitars in 1995.   Under the tutelage of David Freeman he received his education and certificate in Lutherie. Gilmore Guitars opened on a full time basis May 1st, 2011. As David said, “I got to that age where, if I didn’t do it now, I never would.”

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.

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.

Online Stores: Crafted Canada 🍁

Name: Crafted Canada

Products: Various

Manufactured In: Across Canada

Where to buy: Online

Website: www.craftedcanada.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

Crafted Canada is a website that showcases locally made Canadian products. They carry a variety of different products, all of which are 100% Canadian. Check them out at the link above for more information on what they sell.

Instruments: Godin Guitars 🍁

Name: Godin

Products: Electric guitars, bass guitars, amplifiers, accessories

Manufactured in: Quebec & New Hampshire, Italy (amps)

Where to buy: Authorized dealers – music stores throughout the world

Website: godinguitars.com

Canadian owned: Yes

Godin manufactures a variety of guitar lines, from entry-level to high-end products. All guitar necks and bodies are made in La Patrie, Quebec, and final assembly is done in their factories in Quebec and New Hampshire. It appears that their line of amplifiers is built in Italy.

Instruments: Sabian Cymbals 🍁

Name: Sabian Cymbals

Products: Cat food (no… Cymbals)

Manufactured in: Meductic, New Brunswick

Where to buy: Music stores around the world

Website: sabian.com

Canadian owned: Yes

Known as one of the “big four” of cymbal manufacturing, Sabian was born in 1981 after a dispute between the Zildjian brothers led to Robert forming Sabian in New Brunswick. Sabian cymbals have been used by some of the top drummers in the world, including arguably THE best rock drummer of all time, Rush’s Neal Peart.

Instruments: Lado Guitars 🍁

Name: Lado Guitars

Products: Electric guitars

Manufactured in: Lindsay, Ontario

Where to buy: Online at their company website

Website: jklado.com

Canadian owned: Yes

Joe Kovacic launched Lado Musical in 1973 and has been building custom guitars ever since. These guitars are not your $150 Costco models, however – expect to pay a real price for real quality. Joe now seems to be semi-retired but plans to keep making guitars for the rest of his life.