Vancouverites have a reputation for being lovers of the great outdoors, and with the wealth of outdoor activities, like snowboarding and cycling on the North Shore, fishing or sailing in the Strait of Georgia, running through Pacific Spirit Park or just kicking it at 3rd beach in the summer, it's honestly a pretty well deserved reputation. If you’re looking for a gift for that one person in your life who’s really into all those outdoor lifestyle activities, we’ve got you covered.
1) Wired Snowboards
We love Wired. You’d think with the amazing alpine areas we have so close to home, there would be more companies making snowboards here in Vancouver, but these guys are pretty much the only game in town and with how rad their boards are we honestly don’t mind. Their boards are all handmade in their workshop in East Van and are perfectly suited for our local terrain. Plus nothing gives you more cred on the mountain like being able to say you can see where your board was made from the hill.
Shop Wired Snowboards here.
2) Elemental Colour
Elemental Colour makes some of the of the most West Coast appropriate active wear around, and all of it is made right here in Vancouver. Their sustainable active lifestyle apparel is perfect for hiking, yoga or whatever other outdoor activities the women on your shopping list are into. With athletic cuts, premium materials and fantastic patterns, we’re sure the active women in your life will love them.
Shop Elemental Colour’s latest collection here.
The great outdoors aren’t always about being active, sometimes you just want to relax on a beach and Lehzer has the perfect gift for the beach bum on your shopping list. Their funky, portable #MadeInYVR backrest are perfect for a chill day on 3rd beach.
Shop Lehzer’s rad beach backrests here.
4) North Arm Knives
Anyone into the great outdoors needs a good knife in their life. The father and son duo of North Arm Knives have the perfect gift for the camping or fishing enthusiast on your shopping list, though we totally could have included them in our gifts for foodies, as they even offer a line of super rad chef’s knives
Shop North Arm Knives line here.
5) HMPL Design
No outdoor lifestyle is complete without the right gear, and HMPL design makes some super rad #MadeInYVR gear to carry that gear. Their line of packs, bags and accessories, including some super rad portable drink cozies, are all made in their East Van studio and are the perfect gift for the hikers or cyclists on your shopping list.
Shop HMPL Designs packs and bags here.