Roots XL Sweatpants
Classic pieces, done exceptionally well, are hard to beat—especially when it comes to sweats. Toronto-based Roots achieves this with their XL Sweatpants, a pair of performance joggers created in collaboration with Polartec and made in Canada. Designed...
Arlo's Honey Bear
Helping out the world's dwindling honeybee population is Helen Kennedy, who owns the 14-acre Arlo's Honey Farm in the hills of Kelowna in British Columbia. Her bees feed on dandelions, phacelia, Dutch white clover, sunflowers, elderberries, among other...
Small Banff Bag
Made in Canada of rich leather from Chicago's famed Horween tannery, the Small Banff Bag is perfect for weekends away or those that vow to never check a bag. The handsome carryall features a large main compartment and zipper closure for secure stowage...
Black Icelandic Sheepskin
Stand out from the herd with Black Sheep (White Light)'s long-haired sheepskin made in Canada from a black Icelandic pelt. The eco-friendly-certified sheepskin adds over-the-top soft texture as a seat cushion, thrown over the sofa arm, or placed on...
Word of Mouth: Kelowna
Situated along the pristine waters of Okanagan Lake at the foot of a range of mountains is the city of Kelowna, a microcosm of all that British Columbia's agriculturally rich Okanagan Valley has to offer. The region is considered to be Canada's answer...
Mission Hill Winery
As the world's second largest country in geographical area, Canada's vast terrain varies greatly. But as a nation stereotypically synonymous with ice hockey and year-round winter, it's hard to imagine that in British Columbia there's the Okanagan...
Bay Meats Butcher Shop Beef Jerky
Globalization may have reduced the number of surprising discoveries one makes in foreign lands, but the art of travel can still lead to exciting finds. The latest example of this is Bay Meats Butcher Shop's gluten-free beef jerky, a delicious...
Sons + Daughters: Class of 2014 Collection
Fashion stylist Shiva Shabani and art director Calvin Yu started Sons + Daughters in 2011 when their friends complained about the dearth of quality, stylish eyewear options available for their kids. Creating adventurous frame styles that complement...
Douglas Coupland Wallet
Roots Canada celebrates Canadian novelist and artist Douglas Coupland with a capsule collection inspired by Coupland's visual work. A highlight is this slim leather wallet projecting the title of his exhibition currently on view at the Vancouver Art...
A 100% Canadian Vodka from Odd Society Spirits
It's no secret that vodka is a crowded space in the alcohol industry, often with differentiation between brands seeming to begin and end with the label. So when Vancouver native Gordon Glanz set out to develop a distillery in the Canadian city after...
East Van Roasters
Just a short walk from Vancouver, BC's historic Gastown neighborhood lies East Van Roasters. Situated in the city's Downtown Eastside neighborhood, the airy facility fills the surrounding blocks with a nutty, toasted scent. The recently opened non...
Racing out on the ocean, the wind can whip mercilessly and consistently, throwing an endless barrage of sea-spray and hurtling your craft faster than its sails and keel can handle. Other times, a swirling gust changes directions without notice or...
When CH was in Vancouver, BC for TED week, a friend's recommendation resulted in a pitstop at the BETA5 chocolate and pastry shop. While it's a bit out of the way in an industrial area, the line stretched out the door and we managed to nab some of...
Roots XL Collection
Classic pieces, done exceptionally well, are hard to beat—especially when it comes to sweats. After consistently releasing some of the best sportswear in the world (including several runs of Winter Olympics uniforms for their home nation Canada...
Word of Mouth: Toronto
Much more than just Canada's most populous city, Toronto bustles with international and culturally affluent inhabitants, alongside plenty of surprises. We once explored its soul food scene, but that's just one aspect of the city's stellar dining...
Interview: Gary Taxali
Art and commerce are traditionally thought of as opposing forces. Of course, this is especially true for artists who's work lands on both advertisements and gallery walls. Finding inspiration from commercial work while maintaining a sense of integrity...
Cool Hunting Video: Porsche Camp 4 Ice Driving
We recently trekked 75 miles north of Montreal to the Mecaglisse motorsport complex in the dead of winter to attend the Porsche Camp 4 Canada ice driving school. On a crisp day that delivered plenty of snow, we put the 2014 Cayman, 911 Carrera S...
Word of Mouth: Vancouver
The Great White North isn't all pond hockey and maple syrup—Canada's west coast province of British Columbia holds its own unique identity to the rest of the country and indeed the world. Drawing on influences from home and abroad, the country's largest...
Off Piste: Westcomb
Commonplace in innovative markets like the tech industry, the term "early adopter" is generally used to describe influential individuals doing just as it sounds; taking a leap of faith with a new product or technology. While often attributed to...
Pocket Original Sweatpants
Perhaps in backlash to a decade of squeezing ourselves into skinny jeans, sweatpants are back in a big way. We suggest this particularly stylish pair from Toronto-based Roots, which are described as "the comfiest thing in the entire world." You will...
Heli-Skiing BC Canada
Hopping into a helicopter with a few of your closest friends and family with your skis and snowboards in tow is the ultimate in winter sports. Make the dream a reality this winter in beautiful British Columbia, where the snow is deep and the runs are...
There's something about cold weather and comfort food that go hand-in-hand and any excuse to enjoy more chocolate is a welcome one, so it was a pleasure to indulge in some of the best from Toronto's SOMA Chocolatemaker. Opting for small-batch production...
What do David Bowie and a sporty varsity jacket have in common? Roots. In 1987 America's Libraries tapped the music icon and reputed reader to pose for a literacy campaign, and Bowie was shown reading in a signature Roots jacket. But a look through...
Interview: Scott Meleskie of Clark Street Mercantile
Opening just over a month ago, Clark Street Mercantile is a modest boutique in Montreal aimed at the discerning gentleman. Clothing, footwear, apothecary, pens and paper, magazines, accessories, artwork, bags, blankets, tonic and grenadine, razors...