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O Canada!

For July 1st this year, we want to celebrate something that’s been a long time coming: Canada’s many vegan wins!

Here are, in no particular order, 5 reasons why Canada makes us vegans proud:

1. Great Vegan Food From Far and Wide

Canada may be known for its poutine but its food offerings far surpass this fries-gravy-cheese curds dish! With more than 2000 veg-friendly restaurants in the country according to HappyCow, Canadians are truly blessed.

Some of our favorite spots to check out include:

Virtuous Pie, Toronto

Doomie’s, Toronto

Come and get it!

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Aux Vivres, Montreal

Eating in? Did you know that some of your favorite vegan food brands were created up North? The now-famous plant-based meats from Gardein and Daiya’s line of cheese-substitutes are among some of Canada’s vegan treasures.

Newer plant-based products that will blow your mind are gaining popularity as well! Check out these sausages from Montreal-based Gusta brand that are perfect to grill up on the BBQ for Canada Day.

2. Vegan Personalities to Keep the Nation Strong and Cruelty-Free

Canada is home to some great vegan chefs, outspoken celebrities, and influencers who share the vegan message far and wide.

Pamela Anderson

Former actress and personality, Pamela Anderson is a devoted animal rights spokesperson for Peta.


Famous for his crazy stunts, Steve-o has been using his notoriety to bring awareness to animal rights issues in recent years.

Alanis Morrissette

The famous singer won’t adhere to labels but frequently shares her high nutrient plant-based concoctions to her followers on Instagram.

Lauren Toyota

Former MuchMusic VJ, Lauren Toyota is now a prominent vegan influencer on the food scene with her Youtube channel ‘Hot for Food’ and her recent bestseller cookbook ‘Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes to Feed Your Face’.

3. Veg-Friendly Governmental Policies


This year, the Canadian government invested $150 million in vegan protein farm and is set to overhaul the Canadian food guide by promoting the adoption of a plant-based diet and ditching the dairy food group once and for all. If that is not a cause to celebrate, we don’t know what is!

4. Amazing (and cute!) Activists

Source: Estherthewonderpig.com

The Toronto native pig has garnered a lot of media attention in recent years and has captured the hearts of people worldwide.

Her pig parents run the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary and advocate for a vegan lifestyle by sharing their adventures with Esther.

Fun fact: Esther birthday’s is July 1st. Go wish her a happy birthday!

5. Veg-Inclined Population

Consumer research recently revealed that more than half (53%) of Canadians consume meat-alternatives on a regular basis.

People under the age of 35 make up the majority of the nation’s vegan population which means that the next few decades will likely see a significant shift in favor of veganism in the food industry.

The plant-based living is alive and well in Canada and we couldn’t be happier!

Will you be singing O Canada with us today? Drop some Canadian love in the comments and let us know!

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