Your Canadian Summer

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Temperatures are rising! With the first day of summer around the corner, here is a short list of must do’s for a true Canadian summer.

  1. Visit a local farmers markets or go fruit picking
    Skip the middleman and buy your produce straight from the source. Truly fresh and delicious, buying local supports our Canadian farmers and economy. Better yet, throw on a sunhat and make your way down to a farm. Many have pick-your-own options throughout the season.
  2. Try Canoeing
    Whether you choose to row down a river or leisurely fish, this Canadian classic never disappoints. There are rental opportunities across the country, so no excuses!
  3. Be wow-ed at a Pow Wow
    Experience the spectacular dances, food, music and art of the different tribes that make up the First Nations. These communities are an important part of this lands history. It is imperative that we do everything in our power to keep their traditions & culture alive.
    https://www.beadeddreams.ca/pages/pow-wow-schedule
  4. Go to a music festival
    Friends, tunes and festival gear. What’s not to love?
    http://indie88.com/2017-guide-to-canadian-music-festivals/
  5. Enjoy cottage season
    Picture this. It is a warm summer night and you are curled up in a muskoka chair. You take a sip of your cool beer and look up at the sky. You hear your friends laughing in the background and smell the makings of a smore. You will join them in a minute, but for now all you can think is how spectacular the stars look. Was there always this many?

The Canucker’s Mothers Day Gift Guide

This Mother’s Day, give your mom a gift that gives back. The woman who has had the biggest impact on your life, deserves a gift that truly makes a difference. Proudly Canadian and stunningly ethical, this compilation of gifts, fits any price point.


Under $20 – Woodlot Soap

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Pamper your mom! Handmade in Canada, these extraordinary soaps are made of ethically sourced salts and nourishing clays.


Under $50 – Vancouver Candle Co. 60 HR Candle

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Traditionally handmade in Vancouver, these Canadian candles are an absolute treat! They are lovingly made to burn clean, by only using premium soy wax, 100% cotton wicks, all natural essential oils and cosmetic grade fragrance oils. Numbered and signed for quality control, this gift will make any mom feel special.


$100 and under – Topsy Farms Throw

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Make sure your mom is warm & cozy with a 100% sustainable Canadian wool blanket. Most wool is processed using sulphuric acid, making it irritating to human skin. Topsy Farms has thankfully found an alternative method, which leaves you feeling warm and extraordinarily comfortable.


Over $100 – Berg & Betts Watch

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This classically elegant watch is made from surplus leather that would otherwise be wasted. Collecting cut offs from factories around the world, these time pieces are not only sustainable, but are also partnering with Sedex to actively promote a healthy and happy workplace.

Photos courtesy of: Woodlot, Vancouver Candle Co., Sleeping Organic & 204 Park.