It's summer, yes. And you may be wondering why we're featuring a parka in this edition of Things We Love. But we're so enamoured with CanadianIcons.ca, a new online exhibit and curated marketplace, we just had to share some of these Canadian treasures with you. This new e-commerce concept is the idea of father and son team, Ray and Josh Fine. With ten years of experience working with Canadian brands around the globe, they wanted to expand their digital reach and allow people to discover Canada's stories and explore some of its luxury brands and national treasures online. We’re so proud of our heritage and what our country has to offer,“ says Josh Fine. With rare pieces like a historical painting by Emily Carr, a canoe crafted by the late Walter Walker and handmade Saulteaux snowshoes, this collection is truly one-of-a-kind. The objects in the online store are complimented by archival photographs and historical information on the exhibit side of the site. New items will be added as the team at Canadian Icons continue to encounter great Canadian stories, and discover items that honour these stories and bring the country's history to life.
1. "Metchosin", 1935 by Emily Carr
2. Trillium Parka, by Canada Goose
3. 16' cedar strip canoe, handmade by Walter Walker
4. Edna Nabess moccasin, Manitobah Mukluks
5. Handmade snoeshoes, by Salteaux
Located on Parliament Hill, Canadian Icons offers free overnight shipping to major North American cities. And if you live within 50 km of the Parliament buildings, you'll receive your purchase within 90 minutes!