Businesses

Local businesses create local jobs, buy from local suppliers, work with local service providers, support local causes close to our hearts, and create a more sustainable BC.

Festina Lente Estate Winery

FESTINA LENTE ESTATE WINERY is proud to offer their premium honey wines (Mead) made with their own local honey and farm fresh ingredients. Their wines are sophisticated, surprisingly dry, and food-friendly meads that will delight discriminating and eco-conscious wine enthusiasts. Made in small... Continue reading »

Roots and Wings Distillery

Roots and Wings Distillery is a family-owned and operated craft distillery based in the heart of the Fraser Valley, near Fort Langley. Their 30-acre Langley Farm, in the fertile valley of the mighty Fraser River, has been in our family for 3 generations.... Continue reading »

Provisions Market + Gifts

Provisions Market + Gifts is a local specialty grocery and gift store located in Langley, BC that aims at enriching the well-being of the community with local love. Along with their other well-established business in Saskatchewan (SaskMade Marketplace), together they work with more... Continue reading »

Griottes Polyglottes

Griottes Polyglottes was born from Ingrid’s love for the arts of the stage (Theater, Acting, Storytelling and Improvisation). Back in France, she worked as a project manager for one of the top banks for over 10 years. Alongside her job, she was performing on stage as... Continue reading »

Bear Essential Oils

Bear Essential Oils is an Indigenous wellness brand that honours cultural knowledge, community spirit and self care. The business launched during the global pandemic on Quinsam Reserve, located on the unceded traditional territory of the Ligwiłda’xw people; the We Wai Kai, Wei Wai Kum,... Continue reading »

Salish Soils

Salish Soils is a resource recovery center located on the Sunshine Coast on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the shíshálh Nation. They take waste residuals including fish, biosolids, green waste, food waste, wood waste, and turn them into value-added products, as well as offer residential recycling services. Question: How are you supporting other local businesses? Answer: We... Continue reading »

Massy Books

Massy Books is in Vancouver, B.C., on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Massy Books is a funky retail destination in Vancouver’s Chinatown neighbourhood — made all the more vibrant by the book lovers... Continue reading »

Raven Reads

Raven Reads is located in Kamloops, B.C. on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc (Interior-Salish Secwepemc (Shuswap) speaking peoples). Raven Reads was born when Founder and Owner, Nicole McLaren started a book club as a gathering place to... Continue reading »

Sweetgrass Soaps

Sweetgrass Soaps is located in Coquitlam, B.C. on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem First Nation). Sweetgrass Soap uses natural and organic ingredients. All products are vegan and contain no sulphates (a harsh additive that increases foam and irritates the... Continue reading »

Angkor Harvest

Pan’ya Neou and Sophea Heang, founders of Angkor Harvest make unique, Cambodian-styleorganic sauces with specialty Cambodian and local ingredients. It’s a joy to see their customers’ delight and enthusiasm for their freshly made organic mango and lime sauces. It means a lot to Pan’ya and... Continue reading »

Davie Dosa Company

Davie Dosa Company is a Unique South Indian restaurant on Davie St, Vancouver. Since 2017, they have brought an exotic culinary experience & delicious cocktails to the Davie Village neighbourhood. They use locally sourced produces and products to create all of their chutneys and sauces from... Continue reading »

Sunshine Coast Air

Sunshine Coast Air provides unique West Coast experiences including sightseeing tours to secluded glacier lakes, tropical beaches and stunning waterfalls. Josh, owner and operator, started flying in Thunder Bay at the age of 17. His love for flying and... Continue reading »

Subtle Flex Streetwear

Subtle Flex Streetwear offers vintage and modern clothing, streetwear, and collectibles all under one roof. If you want something special, we also do custom tee’s and hoodies. SFSW is in the heart of the Hastings Sunrise Community of Vancouver BC. Question: How are you supporting other local businesses? Answer: It’s all... Continue reading »

Tamam

Tamam is Canada’s first Palestinian restaurant, offering traditional Palestinian dishes. Their goal is to create a bridge to connect people with Palestine through the love of great food. Owners Sobhi Zobaidi (an auteur filmmaker and university lecturer) and his wife, Tamam (a former theatre actress) began the restaurant... Continue reading »

Lulu’s Apron

Lulu’s Apron is a local catering business located on the beautiful Salt Spring Island of the coast of Vancouver Island.  Chef Danya Smith grew up in Kingston, Jamaica, where their household’s three main ingredients were family, friends and good food. Blessed to have parents who loved to... Continue reading »

Kasandy

Kasandy is a fair trade store, where customers can buy handmade products made by artisans in Kenya, East Africa as well as local artisans and other groups from around the world. At Kasandy, we are aligning handmade talent from East Africa with global fashion consumers. We work closely... Continue reading »

Mo’s General Store

Mo’s General Store is located at the corner of Lonsdale Ave and Esplanade Ave in North Vancouver. We are a community focussed and strive to be a partner to your life’s MOments. We proudly exhibit local artisans art and craft for sale to the public with sales going... Continue reading »

Seed to Culture

The idea for Seed to Culture first came to fruition when Jill realized she had developed an allergy to wine. It led her to question everything about what she was consuming, which inspired her to search for a better way of eating and... Continue reading »

Tavola

Tavola offers a beautifully welcoming space for friends and family to gather and neighbours to get to know one another. They prepare their food using simple, quality ingredients, allowing the flavours and tastes to shine through. Their vision is for Tavola to be a comfortable space... Continue reading »

Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store

Paula took ownership from Anna in April 2015 and has been in knit heaven ever since! Having knit for over ten years learning from friends and family, she values the community this has created for her. Building on the amazing foundation that Anna has laid, Paula aims to continue... Continue reading »

Sadryna Design

Sadryna Design makes accessories & clothing from high-quality European leather. We integrate durability, practicality & aesthetics. We are coming into our 19th year as part of the Granville Island Community. I love being part of this community, and I love the direct contact I have with... Continue reading »

Stock Home Design

Stock Home Design began as a staging company in 2009 in Whistler. Owner Elisa Langenstam focused on the importance of design and staging, becoming one of the go-to interior designers in Whistler and Squamish. Missing the retail side of the business in 2010, Stock Home Design’s first retail... Continue reading »

Whiskey Six BBQ

Whiskey Six BBQ brings together traditional barbecue and organic ingredients from local farmers and suppliers. We want to challenge the traditional view of barbecue without compromising on ingredients, and reinvent what can be created on the grill and smoker. This is West Coast BBQ. Whiskey Six BBQ takes its... Continue reading »

Yumasoy

Yumasoy is on a mission to change the meat-replacement game by making products with all-natural, whole food, real ingredients to make plant-based eating easy, simple, and delicious.   Yumasoy was founded by Gina Arsens after she and her family moved to a plant-based diet but struggled to find healthy protein... Continue reading »

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