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Holiday Gift Guide

Girl looking out over a snowy landscape

Have you heard? Have you seen? The holidays are upon us! And so is the fun of giving valuable, usable gifts to those we love. 

We’ve compiled this holiday gift guide for outdoor enthusiasts, adventure seekers and nature lovers! Not only do we include some easy-wins, but we also made sure to include gifts people will actually use! And above all else, we prioritized gifts that support local businesses in Canada. Read on for your 2019 gift-giving inspiration.

Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Sweet Tees + Worthwhile Donation

Outdoor Vancouver has an online shop dedicated to selling locally-inspired and premium-quality swag. That, on its own, is awesome. What makes this gift out-of-this-world is $1 from each shirt sold goes towards the Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation (over $341 raised to date!). 

Get your roomie, partner, family member or otherwise a sweet shirt for the holidays today!

The Gift of Adventure

Yervana now has gift cards! With a variety of Adventures hosted on our platform, you and your friends (or family) can try out something new in 2020. Plus, experiencing the outdoors together is a sustainable option for those who don’t want to add more ‘stuff’ to their collection. Get ready to be hooked on cross-country skiing, brush up on your avalanche skills or save the card until summer and try out kayaking or rock-climbing. 

And the Adventures don’t stop there, so get your gift card today and keep your eye out for the Adventure that suits you and your gift-recipient best!

holiday gift guide w/ outdoor vancouver

From @outdoorvancouver on Instagram

Sustainability Pack

Get creative with this idea. You can mix and match a variety of sustainable products to encourage your friends and family to get on the responsible travel-train this New Year! Think reusable straws and produce bags, handmade soaps and candles, Goldilocks beeswax wrap and mason jars. 

You can often find an assortment of cool trinkets and accessories at your local organics store. If you’re in Vancouver, visit West Wood Organics for some sustainability gift bundle inspiration.

Brewery Tour/Gift Pack

This gift is perfect for any city in any province. Find your local breweries and support their work! You can create the perfect gift pack for a special someone with a variety of craft beers and cool swag! 

If you’re in BC, check out Postmark Brewing. If you’re hanging out in Alberta, give Odd Company Brewing or Eighty-Eight Brewing Company a peek!

holiday gift guide w/ odd company brewing

From @oddcompanybrewing on Instagram

Local Art

Nothing beats the feeling of getting local, handmade art over the holidays. Before you purchase this for your loved ones, consider what they need most! Art can be anything from wall prints to playing cards or assorted pottery to shows at the theatre. Whatever you go for, we guarantee you’ll be providing long-lasting memories and satisfaction!

We love Anja Jane’s prints inspired by the Canadian outdoors.. She creates beautiful worlds that are rich in nature. Within these joyful scenes there is a warmth capturing the magical places she visits in her home on the Pacific NorthWest.

Anja Jane Art

From @anjajane & @rebeccadadson on Instagram

Adventure Snacks

We don’t know how you feel, but we LOVE snacks. Especially while out on our Adventures. But sometimes we run out of time to pick up the quality stuff. If you have someone like this in your life, hop over to the SPUD website. You can compile your own holiday gift guide of their favourite things to munch on and order it in. That, or you can go with a simple gift card to toss into the stocking this season. 

Whatever you choose, your gift-recipient will be stoked. Food is always the best way to go for creating happy hearts.

Stocking Stuffers

The list of items that can be curated for stockings is endless. We encourage you to lean towards sustainable, reusable items that have worth for the recipient. Go for an eco-friendly, compostable Pela phone case or add a memory to the stocking with a BC Parks Foundation gift. They have super cool park-orientated patches that can be put onto your Adventure packs!

A girl with her back to the camera, wearing a backpack covered in BC Parks Foundation patches

From @bcparksfdn on Instagram

We hope that helps with your last-minute decision making this holiday season. Do you have any other go-to gifts your friends and family love? Let us know through Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. And remember to tag us on all your Adventures. We love being inspired by our community. 

Happy Holidays and see you on the trails, 




Join us on the trails around Waterton National Park for a guided snowshoe. We will meet up at the trailhead and snowshoe in the beautiful, snowy mountains.



Be thrilled by the sensation of driving or share this mountain experience with a friend as you embark on our classic après tour on Blackcomb. Savour the views of the Village lights and peaks of the Coast Mountain Range as you sip hot chocolate and roast marshmallows.

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