When travelling abroad, especially in the U.S., Canadians are so often bombarded with questions about what there is to do in Canada. To outsiders, it may seem like we don't have much going for us, but we totally do. Poutine, butter tarts, Justin Bieber, Drake, hockey, the Raptors? And that doesn't even begin to cover all of the awesome things that have come out of Canada. As it turns out, a lot of amazing companies were started right here in the great north, and some of them have caught the attention of celebrities all over the world, leading to some super cool collaborations. Here are six Canadian brands that have collaborated with major celebrities.
Whether it's a supermodel rocking a winter jacket from a popular Canadian clothing company, a rapper endorsing a delicious frozen drink from a Canadian restaurant, or even a Canadian pop-star sipping on some Canadian coffee (talk about the ultimate combination), we've seen some amazing collaborations over the years.
People may like to poke fun at Canada, but they can't deny that we've brought some life-changing things into the world while teaming up with awesome celebrities. Seriously, just try to imagine your life without the Canadian invented Skip the Dishes. Painful, right?
Sandra Oh x Air Canada
If you're a Canadian who loves to travel, you've probably flown with Air Canada at some point. Recently, Grey's Anatomy star Sandra Oh collaborated with the airline for a super Canadian advertisement that will definitely make you laugh when you realize just how accurate some of those Canadian stereotypes are.
Shawn Mendes x Tim Hortons
When people think of Canada, one of the first things they associate us with is Tim Hortons. Back in August, the Canadian coffee company teamed up with Shawn Mendes for a collaboration that's sure to tug at your heartstrings. The ad made such an impression that Tim Hortons collectors cups with Mendes' face on them are going on eBay for over $200!
Hailey Bieber x Aritzia
Here in Canada, Aritzia is easily one of the most popular fashion brands for women. The brand is known for being simple yet elegant, and like so many other companies, they depend on "it" girls to promote their pieces. One of the celebrity models that they're currently working with is Hailey Bieber, who can be seen rocking the iconic Aritzia super puff jacket.
Jon Hamm x Skip The Dishes
You may recognize the incredibly handsome Jon Hamm from his role as Don Draper on Mad Men, or you may recognize him from his ultra-Canadian collaboration with the food delivery service, Skip the Dishes. The ad shows Hamm, very excited about recently becoming a Canadian, integrating himself into Canadian culture. How does he start? By ordering some Skip, of course!
Rihanna x MAC
Rihanna has never been shy about sharing her love for Canada - she even follows Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh on Instagram. It turns out she also loves Canadian founded makeup company MAC as well. The singer did three back-to-back collaborations with the company, all of which sold out within three hours of launching.
Snoop Dogg x Cactus Club Cafe
There is no celebrity that loves Canada quite as much as Snoop Dogg does. The rapper expressed an interest in moving to Canada about a year ago, and although his plans haven't worked quite yet, he still supports us loud and proud. In fact, it turns out Snoop is a HUGE fan of the Cactus Club Cafe's Frosé, and if you've ever tried it, you'll definitely agree with him.