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West Coast Adventuring: ecologyst

It’s no secret that British Columbia is home to some of the most beautiful views in the world. As families, intrepid explorers, caravaners, and solo travelers gear up for spring and summer adventures, ecologyst’s retail locations in Victoria and Whistler, which offer apparel and accessories made intentionally and locally, are a must-stop on any western Canada travel itinerary.


Victoria is a harbor city that prides itself in its innovative sustainability efforts. Among other initiatives, the coastal city encourages and educates businesses to consider green approaches in their operations and the destination offers countless opportunities to explore the island. After a morning of hiking, kayaking, or boating, visitors can grab lunch and explore the historic and revitalized Lower Johnson Street area filled with historic buildings and alleyways that connect the neighborhood to Canada’s oldest Chinatown. Known as LoJo, the trendy area is described as a picture-perfect street that is home to many quaint, local, artisan shops and boutiques. It is also home to the brand new ecologyst store. Featuring floor to ceiling windows and original brick walls, the space houses the brand’s apparel and accessories which are crafted locally and intentionally, for nature, and repaired for life. Locals’ favorites include the Anorak Jacket and The Fisherman Sweater.

WHISTLER A two hour drive from Vancouver, Whistler is a veritable outdoor playground, a stunning destination where visitors can ski, bike, and golf all in one day!  In Whistler there is no shortage of adventure, with some of North America’s best ski and hiking terrain as well as five lakes to canoe, paddle or picnic near. Foodies will delight in the abundance of culinary options with the car-free Village making for an ideal pre or post meal stroll. Located on Main Street in Whistler Village, ecologyst’s Whistler store houses items like The Market Tote and 195 Merino Crew in an airy, open space, and is well known for its coffee, bread and treats, baked daily at the location’s cafe.