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Tis the Season (it really is..)


‘Tis The Season

It’s the season for tourism and Summer destination retailers to start filling their shelves. We have all experienced the overwhelming onslaught of ideas, buzzwords, trends, and hours of trying to pick the right products for your store.

We have all struggled to figure out what is best for our market this coming year. We have watched videos, read blogs (and here you are reading another-thanks for that!), been to trade shows, perused catalogs, and still sometimes, we are unsure.

I just finished watching a video from Cory Christopher (, and I have to share it as it is a culmination of ideas that we have had to figure out on our own over the past couple of seasons (being new to the trade-so to speak). Cory shares with us today’s traveler.

Standing out amongst beavers.

This really reinforced what we have been finding out on our own, which led us to the creation of our own products. We developed a line of goods for our visitors that met the needs of the traveler that had limited space but still wanted to remember the experience. Between backpackers, bus riders, or the international families that visit Wells Gray Park (#localplug) each year, we found that much of what we originally carried for them was too big and didn’t fit within their means to get it home safely.

We were able to customize (one of this years key buzzwords) products to our specific area letting our visitors take home part of their experience.


After a more than successful year of introducing these new products, we have decided to offer them to other retailers this year. We would love to share our collections with you and your guests. Every product is able to be customized to your area, and we have the ability to create new products quickly and easily for your market.

If you had access to quality products that sell (and show great) at low minimums and good margins, would you be interested? Of course you would. Reach out  today and we will send you our wholesale catalogs and price lists.  Check out THIS link for a smoking deal on the wooden business cards!

The Subtle Art of Giving…a Gift.

blank mugs gifts

With the holiday season upon us soon, and a birthday, anniversary, wedding, etc.. every other week it seems, it is time to talk about gift giving.  As our families grow and become extended we often either need to stretch the budget as much as possible, or are becoming less enamoured with what sometimes seem to be “Hallmark Holidays”.  Both are plenty okay in our world. And hey, if you are one of those that loves to gift,  we like that too! (We will send you a list of dates and ages for whom we need gifts picked out for 😉 ) In today’s day and age we are also running into trying to find gifts for someone that has everything, and that is where the Art of Giving comes into play.

We know the personality, we know the humour, and we know we will know the gift when we see it.  Custom gifts fit this void.  Whether they are a coffee or tea drinker, a wine drinker, a beer drinker…there is always a saying that suits them, and we have a glass, mug or stein that we can put it on.  If you can’t find something in the collection of mugs, there is a collection of glassware to choose from as well.  New items are being added all the time.  Still can’t find anything for that one person?  We can do a fully customised version for you.  Send us an email with your request and we will happily get something perfect for that special occasion.

Watch for our custom and novel-tee shirt selection hitting the site soon!

Welcome to Bigfoot Trading Co.

Welcome to our blog!  Keep tuned here for product descriptions, recommendations, how to’s, and much more.  Our family is always on an adventure and we hope to share those here with you as well.

As a younger family (ok, well, at least the kids are younger-and my wife..don’t forget her!) we often have to deal with the work and play balance.  3 kids in various sports (hockey, soccer, guides, figure skating,  run club, aikido, scouts, and a host of others) makes for busy days.  With our business having recently grown and moved into a new location it is also a new phase in life for us.

Small community living – and running a retail outlet, often requires a lot of diversification.  And diverse, we are!  As you can see on our website,, we carry a wide variety of product and have a lot of services to compliment those products.  We have recently started up our Shopify site for online sales of our self manufactured goods, (yes, we make a lot of our own products right here at our home work shop) and have started adding your favourites to help you shop from afar! You can check that out here.

If you are ever in the area, please stop in and see us, if for nothing else, just to say hi!

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