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En route to the sugar shack in Quebec

O Canada was started by a Canadian expat loving life in Australia but missing goodies from the "old country". Knowing that there were other Canadians in similar circumstances, this website was set up to allow people to get their hands on Canadian food, flags, gifts and gear quickly, easily and without the need to worry about Customs and Quarantine (in Australia). We also want to make it easier for family and friends in Canada to send "care packages" to their loved ones in Australia. Finally, we hope to introduce Australians to a range of Canadian goods, notably maple syrup products!

We ship all orders from our Brisbane, Australia warehouse within 3 business days - so your order arrives to most corners of the country within a week.

Where an item is out of stock, we will notify you and suggest an alternative, which you may accept or decline and in that case we will refund you. Every effort will be made to give you an accurate idea of when/if the item will be back in stock.

If there is a product that you would like to see on the site, please let us know as chances are you're not the only one! We love receiving feedback, requests, and suggestions so please send us an e-mail.

Unfortunately, there are several Quarantine guidelines that we have to comply with. Some products are very tricky, if not downright impossible, to import. With many products, you may be able to bring them into the country in your own luggage, for personal consumption, but when they come in on a commercial shipment, for retail distribution, the laws get very strict. There are issues around dairy content, gelatine, meat (bi-)products, nuts, shelf life and other ingredients. Some of the more popular requests that fall under these categories are some potato chips, Smartfood, Cheez Whiz, Bacon, Perogies, Ranch Dressing, Sun Chips, Canadian beer and liquor. We do get some of these products from time to time, but it is impossible to predict their availability, unfortunately. We're sorry!

We have compiled some recipes that use Canadian ingredients and invite you to try them and submit your own! Visit our Recipes page here.

We can supply maple syrup products in large volumes for wholesale customers so please get in touch if you are looking for maple syrup in bulk.

Our contact details:

O Canada
PO Box 888
Paddington, Qld 4064

Tel: (07) 3102 9NHL (9645)

If you can't reach us at the office, and you have an uncontrollable urge to hear a Canadian accent, please call Erin on 0405 196 774. ($50 for the first minute, then $30 for each minute thereafter. (Totally kidding, give her a call!!))

Click here to send us an e-mail.

We look forward to doing business with you!

O Canada