Outdoors: Fenno Sauna 🍁

Name: Fenno Sauna/Fenno Manufacturing

Products: Sauna heaters

Manufactured In: Markham, Ontario

Where to Buy: Factory direct in Markham or through their distributor network

Website: fenno.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Fenno is a family owned metal fabricator specializing in electric and wood burning sauna heaters.

Outdoors: Wood Stove Pools Inc. 🍁

Name: Wood Stove Pools Inc.

Products: Wood burning pool heaters, wood burning pizza ovens and wood burning hot tubs

Manufactured In: Bolton, Ontario

Where to Buy: Company website

Website: woodstovepools.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Wood Stove Pools, also known as WSP, manufactures 5 sizes of wood burning pool heaters tailored to your pool size: Silver Barrel (Mini), Silverdome (Lg), Pizza Silverdome (Lg+), Megadome (XL), & Pizza Megadome (XL+).  WSP has taken its already proven heat exchanger design & combined it with a patent- pending wood burning pool heater combined with a wood burning pizza oven.  They claim it is the most cost-effective way to heat your pool on the market today!  If you have a property that produces yard waste (wood) this is the best way to dispose of it while also heating your pool.

If you burn wood to heat your home, order an extra bush cord per year to economically heat your pool. Depending on your climate, 1-2 bush cords is more than enough wood to heat your pool from May to October (typical Canadian climate). You can pay for your investment in two pool seasons with savings on propane or gas. By owning one of WSP’s wood burning pool heaters you will have paid for your investment in two pool seasons just from the money you would have spent on propane or gas.

Swimwear: June Swimwear 🍁

Name: June Swimwear

Products: Women and girls’ swimwear, surfboards

Manufactured In: Quebec

Where to buy: Online and retailers

Website: juneswimwear.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Formed in 2009, June sells beautiful one and two-piece swimsuits for women and swimsuits for girls, as well as accessories and surfboards in partnership with other Canadian companies. Though I suspect their fabric might be sourced from outside the country, their swimwear products are “lovingly made in Quebec”.

Outdoors: Frank’s Campfire Sticks 🍁

Name: Frank‘s Campfire Sticks

Products: Hot Dog/ Marshmallow roasting forks

Manufactured In: Salmon Arm, BC

Where to Buy: Canadian Tire, Home Hardware, Rona, Save-On Foods and others

Website: frankscampfiresticks.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

While there is a certain amount of outdoors romance in stomping around the woods in the dark looking for a suitable stick with which to toast marshmallows, I much prefer Frank’s solution. They designed and manufacture a twisted steel campfire cooking stick with a solid wood handle.

Frank's Campfire Stick

Outdoors: GV Snowshoes 🍁

Name: GV

Products: Snowshoes

Manufactured In: Quebec

Where to Buy: Various retailers

Website: gvsnowshoes.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

GV is the only designer-manufacturer to produce all types of snowshoes available in the market today. They’ve been in business since 1959 and operate 3 manufacturing plants in Quebec.

Outdoors: C.R. Plastic Products 🍁

Name: C.R. Plastic Products

Products: Outdoor furniture

Manufactured In: Stratford, Ontario

Where to Buy: Dealers

Website: crpproducts.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Don’t let the name fool you, C.R. Plastic Products is the real deal. They make beautiful outdoor furniture at their factory in Stratford, where they employ around 200 people. Not only is the furniture durable and high quality, it’s made from recycled plastics. You can’t go wrong supporting these guys!

Outdoors: Salus Marine 🍁

Name: Salus Marine

Products: Lifejackets, PFDs, coats/suits

Manufactured In: Mostly in Kitchener, Ontario

Where to buy: Various retailers

Website: salusmarine.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Salus Marine is a designer and manufacturer of PFD’s/lifejackets. On their about page they talk about the benefits and difficulties of being a Canadian manufacturer. They say “almost all” of their PFD”s are made in Kitchener.

Outdoors: Arctic Spas 🍁

Name: Arctic Spas

Products: Hot tubs, swim spas

Manufactured In: Alberta

Where to buy: Worldwide

Website: arcticspas.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Arctic Spas was created as a line of electric hot tubs specifically for cold climates (hey, like ours). They’ve grown rapidly since inception and studies have shown their models are more energy efficient than competitors.

Knives: North Arm Knives 🍁

Name: North Arm Knives

Products: Kitchen, outdoor, folding knives

Manufactured In: Burnaby, BC

Where to Buy: Online

Website: northarmknives.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

North Arm Knives are a father and son duo producing quality knives and selling them online. They are very transparent about the source of their raw materials on their website (for example, the stainless steel used comes from New York).

Canoes/Kayaks: Clearwater Design 🍁

Name: ClearWater Design

Products: Kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, outdoor furniture

Manufactured In: Picton, Ontario

Where to Buy: clearwaterdesignboats.com/html/dealer_list.html

Website: http://www.clearwaterdesignboats.com/

Canadian Owned: Yes

ClearWater has been manufacturing high quality, rotationally molded canoes & kayaks since 1995.  They are a family owned business that was founded in Kingston, Ontario. 100% of their products are made at their factory in Prince Edward County, Ontario.