In December 2019, the ThriveNorth program successfully completed its five-year mandate. Managed by Futurpreneur Canada, the program helped young entrepreneurs in Northern B.C. launch and grow their businesses by connecting them with resources, financing and mentorship.

With the holiday season fast approaching, many of us are working hard to find the perfect gifts for our loved ones. However, this task is much easier said than done.

Fortunately, we’ve put together this ThriveNorth Holiday Shopping Guide filled with amazing Northern BC businesses to help inspire your holiday shopping this season. From trendy boutiques to fun travel experiences, you can find something for everyone without having to leave your local community.

For the trendsetter

LeBLANC Boutique
413 3rd Avenue East, Prince Rupert, BC

LeBlanc is a clothing and lifestyle boutique featuring quality brands, jewelry, housewares and art. This Northern West Coast boutique incorporates independent and local designers, as well as international brands to create a diverse and unique shopping experience. Every piece is handpicked by owner and designer Marcie LeBlanc and is brought to you with love.

Glow Boutique
4641 Lazelle Ave, Terrace, BC

Glow Boutique is a stylish women’s consignment clothing store, carrying a large selection of new and pre-loved, brand name, trendy pieces. You can find an array of fashion treasures from vintage to modern, footwear and accessories. They also offer sewing classes taught by fully-trained and professional instructors. Materials, supplies, and machine are all provided, just bring your ideas!

For the wellness guru

Repose – Massage
4605 Lazelle Ave (The Yoga Studio), Terrace, BC

Massage can benefit people of all ages. It helps to reduce tension, decrease pain, improve joint mobility, reduce stress and anxiety, increase circulation and lymphatic drainage and improve immune system functioning. Natural Health Practitioner Jill Whitfield offers a wide variety of massage therapy treatments, including deep tissue, fascial release, prenatal and relaxation treatments.

Transcend Fitness
102–4558 Lazelle Ave, Terrace, BC

Kristine and Simone (and their wonderful team of instructors) are passionate about fitness and are committed to providing women with the tools they need to succeed in healthier lifestyles. They offer fitness classes like spin, barre, kickboxing, yoga and even offer specialized training and nutrition and weight loss consulting.

Essential Connection

Sarah Dantzer offers recipes, workshops, consultations and an emporium with therapeutic grade essentials oils, artisan aromatherapy jewelry and more. Find her at the Last Minute Market in Prince Rupert, BC until Christmas.

For the beauty buff

Butter Hair Salon
101-4603 Park Ave, Terrace, BC

Butter Hair & Co is a boutique hair salon specializing in the art of balayage, colour melting, foils and cutting. They also work with Green Circle Salons to recycle up to 95% of their waste, which makes Butter the greenest salon west of Prince George, BC. In addition to their hair styling service, they also sell products like this Christmas Essential Cleansing Kit.

Gloss Esthetics
101-4614 Greig Ave, Terrace, BC

GLOSS is a new upbeat salon located in downtown Terrace. They provide a wide range of services including all esthetics, lash extensions, microblading, makeup, nails, spray tanning, hairstyling and more.

For the foodie

White Goat Coffee Roasters
5160 Cranberry Lane, Terrace, BC

White Goat roasts fairly-traded organic coffee beans slowly and carefully in order to highlight flavors which are unique to the beans’ geographic origins. Their coffee blends are developed to showcase and balance the best of these flavours and are named to celebrate their local outdoor environment. In addition to their coffee, they also sell branded trucker hats and decals.

For the travel junkie

Adventure Camp Tourism
Smithers, BC

Adventure Camp Tourism offers customized mountain adventures in Northern B.C. Their offerings include organizing all-inclusive hiking, mountain biking and ski and snowboarding vacations, operating shuttles to local ski resorts, and even conducting local tours, focusing on topic areas like organic food and First Nations art and culture.

Written by: Jasmine Williams, Social Media & Content Specialist, Futurpreneur Canada

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