Winter in Alberta (Photo by Jenel Bode)

Winter in Alberta (Photo by Jenel Bode)

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Looking for the perfect gift this holiday? The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has numerous local retail partners across the province that support our conservation work through various initiatives. Now that the holidays are nearly upon us, you too can support NCC while shopping at local businesses.

NCC’s Alberta Region has put together a guide to shopping at some of our favourite local retail partners this holiday season to help you check off all those on this year’s nice list while furthering conservation across Alberta.

Mountain Life Apparel

Airdrie, AB

Peyto toque (Photo courtesy Mountain Life Apparel)

Peyto toque (Photo courtesy Mountain Life Apparel)

Based in Alberta and founded by two brothers from Saskatchewan, Mountain Life Apparel is all about allowing its wearers to get lost while finding freedom. Their gear ranges from cozy toques to your next go-to camping hoodie.  

For every purchase made, Mountain Life Apparel makes a donation to NCC’s work in the Canadian Rockies.

Follow them on Instagram to learn more about their upcoming products and promotions: @mountainlifeapparel

Shop Mountain Life Apparel online

Dreamable 

Calgary, AB 

Dreamable

Dreamable

Sign up to access this new environmental app. Currently in its beta stage, once launched the app will provide users with a subscription-based service that plants trees, protects land, and cleans oceans by donating to environmental partners like NCC.

Learn more about Dreamable by following them on instagram: @dreamableinc

Sign up as a Dreamable beta tester today

Rocky Mountain Soap Company 

Canmore, AB

Soap gift box (Photo courtesy Rocky Mountain Soap Company)

Soap gift box (Photo courtesy Rocky Mountain Soap Company)

Founded in Canmore, Alberta, Rocky Mountain Soap Company is an all-natural skin care company offering a variety of handmade natural bath and body products.  

One of the ways that Rocky Mountain Soap Company gives back to Canadian not-for-profits and charities is through their community bar program. Two organizations are selected at the beginning of the year and each partner will receive a portion of proceeds from each community bar sold over the year. NCC is currently one of the partners on this program.

Follow them on instagram to see the newest community bar scents: @rockymountainsoapco

Shop Rocky Mountain Soap Company online

Wild Life Distillery

Canmore, AB 

Wild Life gin (Photo courtesy Wild Life Distillery)

Wild Life gin (Photo courtesy Wild Life Distillery)

Founded by Matt Widmer and Keith Robinson, Wild Life Distillery was one of the first distilleries in Canmore, Alberta when they opened their doors in 2017.  

Since 2018, one dollar from every specially marked bottle of Alberta Botanic Gin is donated to NCC’s work in the Canadian Rockies.  

Follow them on instagram to learn more about their products and upcoming promotions: @wldspirits

Shop Wild Life Distillery online

NEWLIFE Clothing

Edmonton, AB 

Jeans (Photo courtesy NEWLIFE Clothing)

Jeans (Photo courtesy NEWLIFE Clothing)

Founded in Edmonton, Alberta, NEWLIFE offers vintage streetwear and sustainable fashion. In 2020 NEWLIFE expanded their operations to Regina. They feature a number of one-of-a-kind and hand reworked items, with new items added weekly.  

For every purchase made, NEWLIFE donates a portion of sales to NCC’s work in the Beaver Hills.

Visit them on Instagram to learn more about their products and upcoming promotions: @newlife.clo 

Shop NEWLIFE Clothing online


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  • Wild Life Distillery founders Matt Widmer, left, and Keith Robinson (Photo courtesy Wild Life Distillery)
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