Travel Treasures: Roots Canada

I remember becoming aware of the Canadian clothing brand Roots Canada when watching the Olympics – they outfitted the Canadian Olympic team for several years and also created the berets that the US team donned at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002. The hats created quite a frenzy as everyone was desperate to purchase one.

While at the Winter Gamers in 2002, we spotted some creative fans at the Super Giant Slalom event wearing their own hand-made “Rootz” gear.

Trav Treas Rootz

Custom-made “Rootz” bathrobe and baseball cap worn by fans at the Super Giant Slalom.

And I even met the Silver Medal-winning Canadian Men’s Curling Team – outfitted in their Roots attire – walking around downtown Salt Lake City!

Trav Treas Roots SLC

The 2002 Winter Olympic Silver Medalists in Curling: Team Canada. I asked to take their picture, and they said, “You should be in the picture with us!” I’m so glad that they said that!

So when our family traveled to Whistler, British Columbia, for a family vacation, I saw the Roots boutique in Whistler Village and had to stop in to shop. My sister joined me and we had a hard time figuring out which things to buy.

We both decided to purchase these cozy sweatshirts. Now that it’s a bit chilly in LA in the morning and evening, I’ve been wearing my sweatshirt to keep me warm. It’s so soft and comfortable – and brings back happy memories of our trip and beautiful Whistler.

Travel Treas Roots Whistler

Sarah and I posing in our new Roots sweatshirts at our rental home in Whistler.

I loved this black t-shirt with the red maple leaf – the leaf is felt and stitched onto the shirt. It is a woman’s cut so the fit is quite comfortable. Koa and Lau Lau are modeling the t-shirt and sweatshirt I purchased for my nephew who was born in Canada while we were on our vacation!

Travel Treas Roots Maple

I normally do not purchase clothes on my travels, but I am so happy with my Roots items – especially the cozy sweatshirt that is soft and keeps me toasty when it is cold!

 

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