Sourcing, Cultivating, and Purveying the Finest Quality Seafood

  • Proudly Providing Canadians with Exceptional Products Since 1970

  • Highest Safety, Quality, and Sustainability Standards

  • Strict Quality Control Every Step of the Way

  • The Best Selection of Seafood from Around the World

About the Brand

Our Story

Established with Oceanfood Sales in 1970, Nanuk (the Inuit word for “polar bear”) was created as a B.C. brand of troll-caught salmon for European smokers. We have since developed Nanuk into an iconic symbol; our logo is recognized in the Canadian foodservice industry and retail markets as a symbol of great quality.

Where Nanuk Started

Europeans have always preferred salmon that hails from cold Northern waters. We recognized that it was essential for frozen wild salmon being exported to Europe to have brand identification. From this need came the creation of Nanuk. The original Nanuk label was glazed onto each fish as a sign of quality.

Our exposure to the European smokers and their products taught us that there was a great opportunity to establish high-quality smoked salmon products for the Canadian market. Soon after that realization, we acquired a high-quality German smoking kiln, and started with Canadian troll-caught wild salmon. Nanuk smoked salmon products naturally found their way into the Canadian market.

Bringing Canadians The Best Products

We are proud to curate one of the best selections of seafood the world has to offer under the Nanuk brand, producing only the highest possible quality wild salmon, steelhead, trout, mackerel, albacore tuna, and black cod. We also produce salmon fillet and portions, cold smoked tuna and albacore loins, hot smoked mackerel, hot smoked trout, smoked black cod and fillet, ling cod fillet, and halibut fillet.


  • Salmon & Trout


    Sockeye, Coho, Chum, Steelhead, Atlantic, Rainbow


    Nova Lox Interleaf, Nova Lox non Interleaf, Cold Smoked Fillets, Hot Smoked Fillets, Hot Smoked Pieces, Balik Style, Vac Pack Fillets, Vac Pack Portions

  • Pelagics


    Albacore Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Mackerel


    Vac Pack Loins, Smoked Interleaf, Hot Smoked Peppered Fillets

  • Groundfish


    Black Cod / Sablefish


    Vac Pack Fillets, Cold Smoked Fillets

Oceanfood Nanuk Logo

Nanuk products are now sold all over the world. You can find us in North American, European, and Asian markets, in both retail and food service providers. We are always on the lookout for new products that can be produced in Canada, to enhance the Nanuk line and add value to the Canadian market. We pride ourselves on being Canadian-owned and operated, supporting as many local businesses as we can across the country.

Rigorous Standards

Since the company’s inception, we have cultivated a strict purchasing criterion for Nanuk. We take into account the sourcing and purveying of all our raw products. Our strict attention to quality has helped Nanuk become one of the largest and well-known Canadian seafood brands.

We’ve crafted our production processes and practices with care and attention to detail, in order to consistently deliver great products. Every item that we produce is inspected before packaging, to ensure the best possible product and experience for the consumer.

Locally Produced

Our production facility was established in 1985 in East Vancouver, and we have since moved to Richmond, B.C. We presently employ over 100 dedicated team members.

Our employees do constant, thorough QA testing using our in-house facilities. Our seal ensures that each product meets the highest quality standards. All Nanuk products are Kosher, HACCP, and SQF-certified from a federally registered plant by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Our Guarantee

We have continuously developed Nanuk products through the years and will continue to do so. We work diligently to maintain our brand’s reputation for superior quality. Only the best raw products are used to create our products.

Carried By / Where to Find

  • Western Canada
  • Prairies
  • Central Canada