Mountains, Rivers, Beaches and...Entrepreneurship?
British Columbia, a province known for its stunning natural landscapes, also boasts a rich history of fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. Over the years, it has become a breeding ground for diverse and impactful companies that have left their mark on various industries. I am sure you sitting there thinking of companies that got their start in BC so here are a few notable companies that originated from British Columbia and have made significant contributions on both the local and global stages.
Lululemon Athletica: Redefining Activewear
Lululemon Athletica, founded in 1998 in Vancouver, is a prime example of a company that has redefined the activewear industry. Specializing in yoga and athletic wear, Lululemon introduced a blend of functionality, comfort, and style that resonated with fitness enthusiasts worldwide. Its distinctive designs and commitment to quality have propelled it to become a globally recognized brand, catering not only to athletes but also to those seeking comfortable and fashionable leisurewear.
Arc'teryx: Outdoor Performance Gear
Arc'teryx, established in 1989 in North Vancouver, is renowned for its high-performance outdoor clothing and gear. The company's innovative designs, use of cutting-edge materials, and commitment to quality have made it a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts and athletes seeking top-tier gear.
Landyachtz: Skateboards & more!
Founded in 1997 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Landyachtz has become a prominent name in the skateboarding industry, thanks to its innovative designs, commitment to quality, and passionate community engagement. Started by crafting custom longboards in their garage. Their dedication to creating unique and high-performance boards quickly gained attention and transformed Landyachtz into a recognizable brand.
Your Very Own LOGiiX!
Just incase you didn't know LOGiiX was founded in British Columbia too! Founded in 2010 in North Vancouver, we have been crafting functional, aesthetically pleasing, and reliable accessories for a wide range of devices. The company's journey began with a simple goal: to provide you with products that seamlessly integrate into your digital lives whilst allowing you to express yourself. Over the years, LOGiiX has expanded its product lineup to include a diverse array of accessories, from MagSafe chargers and transparent power banks to high powered multi device charging docks and more!
MEC: Mountain Equipment Co-op
Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), originated in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has evolved into a quintessential destination for outdoor enthusiasts across Canada. Founded by a small group of climbers and mountaineers in 1971, the co-op pooled their resources to purchase gear at lower costs. What began as a grassroots effort quickly grew into a thriving cooperative with a mission to inspire and enable people to enjoy outdoor activities.
Nature's Path: Organic Foods
Thats right! Everyone's favourite granola bars and serial, Nature Path, founded in 1985 in Richmond, is a pioneer in the organic food industry. The company produces a wide range of organic cereals, snacks, and breakfast foods that prioritize sustainability and health. Nature's Path has become a symbol of the growing demand for organic and environmentally friendly food products.