If you’re looking to buy a gift for the outdoor enthusiast in your life, you’ve come to the right place. Whether they’re a hiker, a camper, powder chaser or a seafarer, we’ve found gifts from amazing BC-based small businesses for every kind of adventurer in your life.
Take a wander through our top ten picks from the BC Marketplace.
Gift Idea: Legacy Poncho
Perfect for: Rain seekers
There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing choices. So why not help keep that outdoorsy friend dry with a Legacy Poncho from San Poncho. These breathable, fully seam sealed lightweight jackets are perfect for adding layers in the cooler months too.
Gift Idea: Hiking Pants
Perfect for: Stylish but Practical Hikers
Location: North Vancouver
Designed for outdoor professionals, Moose Voyage’s hiking pants are durable, flexible, breathable and stylish. Made with tear resistant, water-resistant, material they are perfect for that loved one that likes to hike off the beaten track.
Gift Idea: Dehydrated Meals
Perfect for: Backpack Adventurers
Location: Campbell River
Tilly’s offers a great collection of dehydrated soup and rice meal mixes, that are perfect for the hikers, backcountry campers and sailors in your life. Their GMO-free, natural ingredient, hand packaged meals are a great light weight solution for any backpack adventurer.
Pat’s Premium Fly’s
Gift Idea: Custom Flies, Lines and Leaders
Perfect for: Fly Fishers
These premium flies are handmade with Japanese steel, and custom made according to the rivers and lakes that your loved one’s fish at. They offer Complete BC Interior Collections, smaller Box Sets and individual flies that you can package yourself.
Hoodoo Adventure Co.
Gift Idea: Outdoor Adventures and Equipment
Perfect for: Indoor Climbers
Hoodoo Adventures offers 15-foot-high bouldering walls, with experienced staff on hand to offer guidance. So, whether you purchase a gift card to use their bouldering wall, a new chalk bag, or a book on transitioning their indoor skills to outdoors, Hoodoo has your friends’ climbing needs covered.
Gift Idea: Outdoor Cooking Stove
Perfect for: Backcountry Campers and Hikers
These tiny outdoor stoves are the perfect gift for any backpack camper or hiker. Made from titanium, their Complete Solo System offers durable strength, while being ultra light and protected from corrosion.
Canadian Frost Apparel
Gift Idea: Toques and Beanies
Perfect for: Winter Adventurers
With the cold weather locked in for the next few months, you can never have too many toques. Handmade, using eco-friendly materials, these toques come in a variety of colours and styles perfect for any mountain seeking, cold weather fairing friend.
Gift Idea: Ultralight Backpack
Perfect for: Trail Seekers
These lightweight backpacks have been created to comfortably carry loads, no matter how long the trail length. Their innovative design is paired with high end materials, and handcrafted in Nelson, BC make them a great gift for any trail seeker.
Gift Idea: Ridge Rider Rental
Perfect for: eBike Inquisitors
Location: Lake Country
Have a friend that’s interested in eBikes but hesitating to make the jump? Why not give the gift of a day rental with Pedego Oyama. They have a wide range of bikes, including their Ridge Rider, which is perfect for those who like to go off the beaten path.
Rivers Oceans and Mountains Shop
Gift Idea: Goggles
Perfect for: Snowy Adventurers
Choose from a great range of Marker and Oakley goggles, at ROMP, for your snow seeking friend. Designs include the Over The Glasses (OTG) goggle by Marker, made specifically for those who wear glasses, while offering the largest field of view of any Marker goggle.