Assembly of Text

This just in!  New, handmade in Vancouver, from Assembly of Text:


Looking for that perfect gift for the nostalgia freak in your life?  The short answer is one of these old-fashioned Canada notebooks.  Grab a No. 2 pencil, and watch your spelling!


Don’t forget about your adrenaline junkie buddy, or that diligent pen pal who always knows your mailing address.  Show some love with these button packs.


And while you’re at it, grab a couple of these noteworthy cards to put it in writing.

Check out these handmade treasures and more Canadian-made products at Junction today!  Grab ’em while they’re hot.


Take A Hike

Waterton boasts some of the Canadian Rockies’ best hiking trails, from easy to challenging, and the views along the way never disappoint.

Whether you’re headed for a stroll around the lake:

Or headed up Bear’s Hump to snap a few shots of the unbelievable view:

Or hiking the switchbacks to Bertha Lake:


Stop by Junction first to grab some useful hiking goodies!

If you’re like me, a bandana is a hiking necessity.  Check out these adorable and functional Cloth Wraps from Sideshow Press:


Sick of tossing those barely used ziploc bags?  Pick up some Sideshow Press Crumb Bags to hold your lunch and snacks:

A boy scout is always prepared!  Prevent getting stuck in a pickle with an Izola Pocket Knife:

Does your camera go with you wherever you go?  Then you definitely need a Country Eyes Ocean Heart Camera Strap:

Or are you more prone to record your observations with words?  Don’t forget your Sideshow Press pencil and Spitfire Girl Field Notes notebook:

And when you’ve gone adventuring, stop by Pearl’s for a cinnamon bun and jot down your experience in their hiking logs!  Happy hiking!


Oh Canada

Junction has many Canadian-made products, and even some made here in Southern Alberta.  Check out these creators:



Calgary-based Glimpse Glass hand makes these gorgeous stained glass terrariums in all geometric shapes and sizes.  Grab a growing kit and make your own green scene, air plant and all.

Follow Glimpse Glass on Instagram: @glimpseglass



Ontario-based Helena of here&now makes wearable stained glass.  She writes, “The name of my brand – here&now – originates from my credo: ‘To live life here and now.’  It is a mix of cold industrial and warm natural materials. It stands for minimalism and origami-like geometric shapes and expresses monochromatic beauty in simple things.  I design, create, photograph and package all items myself. All of them are hand cut , so each is one-of-a-kind and crafted with love. ”

Follow her on Instagram: @chujuk_hereandnow


Cardston-based Kokona’s Designs creates beautiful hand-beaded jewelry and accessories, even some mother-daughter earring sets!



We all have a Frozen-obsessed little girl in our lives.  My two-year-old niece knows every word to Let It Go.  What better way to dress up her Anna braids than with an Anna hair bow!  Lethbridge-based Princess Hair has dozens of adorable designs from Cinderella to Pocahontas.

Follow MandaLynn on Instagram: @MandaLynnZab



MiniMocs are modern moccasins for small feet, handmade in British Columbia, from ethically sourced materials.  These little puppies are so soft and sweet, perfect for tiny baby feet.

Follow MiniMoc on Instagram: @minimoc