Nanuk is Oceanfood Sales’ house brand, and Nanuk smoked salmon is one of our most sought-after seafood products.

Nanuk is the Inuit word for ‘polar bear’. The brand has since developed into an iconic symbol — the Nanuk logo is now easily recognizable in the Canadian food service industry, and in Canadian retail markets.

About the Brand: Nanuk

Created with the company in 1970, Nanuk is one of Oceanfood Sales’ longest established products. This particular line of products is a B.C. brand of troll-caught salmon for European smokers.  With complete control over the process in our own plant, Nanuk delivers the highest possible quality Canadian wild salmon, steelhead, trout, mackerel, albacore tuna, and black cod.

Nanuk Smoked Salmon

Our experience with European smokers and their products showed us that there was a great opportunity to establish high-quality smoked salmon products from the Canadian market. We recognized that it was essential for frozen wild salmon being exported to Europe have a distinguished brand identification. Europeans are partial to frozen salmon hailing from the cold Northern waters, and hence Nanuk was born.

A high-quality German smoking kiln was acquired, and starting with Canadian troll-caught wild salmon, Nanuk smoked salmon products found their way into the Canadian market. The original label was glazed onto each fish as a sign of quality.

We are proud that Nanuk is able to curate one of the best selections of seafood the world has to offer, producing only the best 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, lingcod fillet, and halibut fillet.

Nanuk continues to grow and develop, maintaining our brand’s reputation for superior quality. Only the best raw products are used to create seafood under the Nanuk label. Since the company’s inception, we have cultivated a strict purchasing criteria that takes into account the sourcing and purveying of raw materials. 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.

Our production facility was established in 1985, and has since moved from East Vancouver into Richmond. It presently employs 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.

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.