A day at home with the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Are you looking for activities to do at home but also want to support local and / or small businesses? 

In many parts of Canada, provinces have started reopening plans and people are adjusting to the “new normal”. We put together some activities that you can do at home and will support our members. We also added some travel suggestions for British Columbia that you can explore for later travels.


Read a book by Bernadette Calonego

Credit: Bernadette Calonego

Do you need a new book for your time at home or while tanning at the beach? We got you covered!

Our member Bernadette Calonego published her new book “Eisiger Kerker”. You can buy the German version as paper back or e-book on Amazon.

Check out her other books and murder mysteries (in German and English) that are mostly set in Canada. Visit her website here.




Do a chocolate tasting with Schoccolatta

Credit: Melanie Ferreira

Sweeten up your day with traditional Swiss made vegan chocolate. Schoccolatta offers different dark chocolates (e.g. Almond Orange, Ecuador Dar, Orange Ginger) as well as a nutmilk chocolate.  Why only try one of them if you could do a little chocolate tasting at home?

Schoccolatta offers SCCC-members a 10% discount and free delivery in Vancouver and the North Shore (Zip codes V5 to V7)! Use the code “Chamber2020” during the checkout process.

Find more information in our blog.
Visit Schoccolatta online

Have a cup of coffee from Quality Coffee Systems (QCS)

Credit: Quality Coffee Systems

With being more at home your home coffee consumption might have increased. Why not invest in a new espresso machine from Quality Coffee Systems to enjoy your coffee in the future?

QCS is the official service centre for Swiss-made Jura espresso machines in Western Canada and representatives for top brands, such as Schaerer, WMF, Conti, Zumex, Bunn, and Macap.

QCS is currently offering a special discount for SCCC-members. Purchase a JURA ENA 8 (Black, White or Red) and receive 10% discount on the retail price, plus 500gr. Chicco d’Oro Coffee Beans for a total discount value of over CAD 200.-

Visit the QCS showroom in Burnaby, call 604.291.6166 or email salesqcs@telus.net for details & orders


Plan your next BBQ with Pasture to Plate

Credit: Pasture to Plate

Summer is around the corner and so is the BBQ season. Visit Pasture to Plate’s website & online store to find high quality meats that are organic, biodynamic, non-medicated and pasture raised.

By the way, Pasture to Plate also has a couple of recipes on their website in case you need more cooking inspiration.

Would you like to know more? Read our recent blog post about Pasture to Plate.



Plan today, explore later

Anticipation is the greatest joy! While British Columbia is easing Covid-19 restrictions, it’s not the time to travel outside your community yet. However, if you are a BC resident you can start planning your BC holidays for summer and fall. If you are from outside the province, we invite you to dream now and explore BC later. 

Why not considering staying in one of the lodges of our members and partners.
Click on the picture to get more information:


AccoLog (Accommodation in a Loghome)
108 Mile Ranch
Atlin Mountain Inn
Rogers Paradise Lodge
Fort St. James
Ten-ee-ah Lodge
Lac La Hache

Photo credits: AccoLog, Atlin Mountain Inn, Rogers Paradise & Ten-ee-ah Lodge

Comments are closed.