Did you know it is B.C. Buy Local Week!
December 2nd to 8th is B.C. Buy Local Week, an annual celebration of the unique contributions that B.C. businesses make to our economy.
There are 7 days in #BCBuyLocal Week, so here are 7 ways to Buy Local this week and throughout the holiday season:
1. Shop in Store
Visit your favourite storefronts this holiday season
63 cents of $1 spent at local retailer stays in the community compared to 14 cents for chains.
2. Support Communities
Visit shopping streets to find unique goods and services
Keep communities vibrant by supporting bricks & mortar stores.
3. Buy local online
Support local businesses out of 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. Buy Local Made
Support BC artists, makers & manufacturers
B.C. has 1800 food/beverage & 600 apparel companies. Manufacturing is B.C.’s 7th largest employer.
5. Drink Local
Choose local wine, beer, cider & spirits
Local brewers provide 1 out of every 100 jobs in Canada & contributes $6B in tax revenue.
6. Eat Local
Choose local ingredients & 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.
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.
Last modified: December 4, 2019