B.C. Buy Local week, Dec. 3 to 9 is an annual celebration of the unique contributions that B.C. businesses make to the economy. They strengthen the social fabric and donate to local causes. They provide great jobs, and support local service providers, keeping money circulating in the community.
Consumers love local and B.C. Buy Local Week helps showcase B.C. local owned businesses, and B.C. local grown and local made products found in stores everywhere.
1. Shop in Store
Visit your favourite storefronts this holiday season.
45 cents of $1 spent at local retailer stays in the community compared to 17 cents for chains.
2. Support Communities
Visit shopping streets to find unique good and services.
Keep communities vibrant by supporting bricks & mortar stores.
3. Buy local online
Support local businesses from the comfort of your home.
2 out of every 3 dollars spent online in Canada goes to a U.S. multinational. You can buy B.C. when you buy online.
4. Eat Local
Choose local ingredients for holiday meals & dine at local restaurants.
40% of B.C. farms are small / 65 cents of $1 spent at local restaurants stays in the community compared to 30 cents for chains.
5. Drink Local
Choose local wine, beer, cider & spirits
Local brewers provide 1 out of every 100 jobs in Canada & contribute $6B in tax revenue.
6. Buy Local Made
Support talented BC artists, makers and manufacturers.
B.C. has 1800 food/beverage & 600 apparel companies / Manufacturing is B.C.’s 7th largest employer.
7. Buy Local Gift Cards
Give gift cards from local stores & restaurants
60% of Canadians plan to buy gift cards this holiday. You can buy B.C. when you buy gift cards.