Environmentally-friendly shops in Vancouver

Every day can be Earth Day when you shop with an environmentally-conscious mind. There are plenty of shops offering sustainable and fair trade products – to help reduce your carbon footprint – in our beautiful city. Next time you shop at the following stores, you can feel good about helping the environment! [Photo credit: iStock/lolostock]

Green's Organic & Natural Market

1978 Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6J 1Z2

Conveniently located at West Broadway and Maple Street, this local supermarket carries a wide range of local and organic fruits and vegetables. They also have premium meats, seafood and baked goods. They are 100 per cent Canadian-owned and operated and committed to Metro Vancouver’s Zero Waste Challenge, so you can feel good about supporting the environment and local economy, too.

The Soap Dispensary

3718 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3N7

Sometimes, when we try to save the environment, we forgot about the stuff we flush down our drains. This is where The Soap Dispensary comes to the rescue. This store specializes in household soaps, cleaners and personal care products. Their packaging can be reused and refilled to keep plastic out of landfills. Rest assured their products are biodegradable and gentle for children and pets. Make a visit to see what little changes you can make to help Mother Earth!


3958 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P2

Give clothes a second life by shopping at this local vintage thrift and consignment store located in downtown Vancouver. The store is run by volunteers and proceeds goes towards Battered Women’s Support Services. You can find higher-end clothing and some designer brands here, too.

Second Nature Home Boutique

1326 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1N6

Shopping for eco-friendly products can range from ethically-made clothing and jewellry to furniture and tableware. This cozy little shop on Davie Street also carries a bunch of knick knacks, as well as environmentally-friendly soups, homemade jams, oils and gardening supplies.

Nicole Bridger Design

14 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A4

This boutique sells locally designed women’s clothing made from sustainable fabrics. Fabrics used are made from renewable resources like hemp, organic cotton, silk, linen and wool. When you shop here, you can feel comfortable knowing your new outfit didn’t come from a sweatshop. Nicole Bridger works with local artisans, as well as factories that are Fair Trade Certified.

Be Fresh Local Market

1900 1st Avenue W, Vancouver, BC V6J 1G6

This local grocer located in Kitsilano on West 1st Avenue offers sustainable and eco-friendly products ranging from produce, beauty and skincare products. There is a café inside with great meal options made from organic and local ingredients. Their cold-pressed juices and smoothies are customer favourites.

Dads can be notoriously difficult to buy gifts for. Surprise him this year with the best present he can’t wait to get his hands on. Forget the neckties and garden tools. What dad really wants is something he can enjoy! [Photo credit: iStock/g-stockstudio]
You are what you eat, so why not nourish yourself from within. These conveniently located grocers offer organic, sustainable and ethically raised meats that are free of hormones, antibiotic and chemicals. More than just somewhere to pick up the milk, these Vancouver grocers are supporting a community of local farmers and growers.
Why try one brewery’s beer, when you can try a few? Sip your way through the city at some of these popular tap rooms. These spots are excellent for sampling local B.C. craft beer. Best of all, some offer great patio seating and delicious food menus! [Photo by Suzanne Rushton]
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