About Us

We Are Local is a collection of the best locally-owned businesses in cities across Canada. Here you will find precisely where you want to go, whether you live in or are visiting one of these vibrant communities.

The We Are Local story began in 2003 when after spending six months discovering and exploring local neighbourhoods in various South American cities, we returned with the idea of creating something to help people do the same in our home city of Vancouver. In 2004, that idea came to life in the form of the printed We Are Local guide.

Since then, We Are Local has been showcasing independent businesses across Canada. We are grateful for the many inspiring, hard-working business owners we have had the chance to work with over the years and are proud to now call many of them friends. We strongly believe in supporting local businesses and will continue to share the best places to go with locals & visitors alike.

Locally yours since 2004,

Daniela and Dean


Daniela and Dean at Kafka's on Main Street for the So It Is: Vancouver book project.