Buy Local Week 2013


LOCO is proud to host Buy Local Week (Dec 2-8) in the City of Vancouver and the Province of British Columbia! Buy Local Week is a celebration of local retailers, products, entrepreneurs and communities during the holiday season. Visit our member’s page and find great local businesses near you. Why Buy Local this holiday season? find unique gifts, triple the impact of your charitable giving, create local jobs, reduce your environmental footprint, support your community, meet your neighbours and and most of all…have fun!

How Can You Participate?

Social Media

Write a holiday card to your favourite local business to win over $5000 in prizes including weekend getaways to Tofino and Whistler. Brought to you by The Tyee and Vancity. Enter to win here. Recognize your local impact. Did you know a 1% increase in consumer local shopping creates 3100 jobs and $94 million in wages for BC workers? Check out these facts and more by downloading LOCO’s Buy Local Infographic.


Attend Buy Local events happening across the Province

  • Mob the Drive  Join us for food, entertainment, activities and prizes while you shop The Drive on Saturday, Dec. 7. Hosted by Vancity and the Commercial Drive Business Society
  • Light Up the Heights The Burnaby Heights Merchants Association invites community members and friends to celebrate with us at our sidewalk festival on Saturday, Dec. 7
  • Visit local craft fairs and farmer’s markets. You can find a list of these events on LOCO’s event calendar

Support local businesses

Find out about unique Local Businesses in our feature section in the Province Newspaper on Dec 1st.

Get the perspective of local business owners.


Local businesses owners share reasons why buying local is important to them in this video.

Buy Local Week in the News

Global News: British Columbians encouraged to shop locally during holidays 

News 1130: BC Retailers Band Together for 2nd Annual ‘Buy LocalWeek’. 

The Tyee: Five Ways to Take the Corporate out of Christmas

Metro News: Buy Local This Holiday Season, Vancouverites

Business in Vancouver: Buy Local Week Steers B.C. Shoppers Away From the Mall

BC Business: Buying Local Beyond Black Friday

hello vancity: Buy Local Week Kicks off with LOCO BC Media Tour

Vancouver Observer: Buy Local Week Shopping Tips for the Holiday Season

Vancouver Is Awesome: Weekly GoodBomb: Buy Local Week 2013

Cowichan Valley Citizen: Shopping Locally Increases The Local Wealth

Whistler Pique: Shopping Local Will Keep Business Strong