Your Industry’s Voice

WRLA is a member-based organization that advocates, connects and educates the building supply industry in Western Canada to facilitate the growth of member businesses.

At WRLA, we strive to build a community that connects you, our members, to build relationships through quality programs, services and products.

We are the largest building supply association in Canada, representing more than 1,300 retail stores employing 27,000 staff and generating $7.2 billion in sales in 2019. 

2023 showcase

Experience the WRLA Building & Hardware Showcase  - January 19 & 20, 2023

The WRLA Building & Hardware Showcase is the largest gathering of the lumber and building materials industry in Canada, bringing together the industry's top decision makers, opinion leaders and manufacturers; providing unrivaled networking opportunities where exhibitors and suppliers can get their products in front of the most diverse range of buyers in the industry to develop new markets, generate sales leads, and gain national exposure.

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Industry news, events special offers, and support for members

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WRLA's Yardstick Magazine

Yardstick is WRLA's official full-colour magazine and is published four times a year. It contains important industry-related news, information, and current events. Yardstick is mailed to members and is also available online.

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2022-23 Industry Partners

WRLA wishes to thank all sponsors, supporters and partners supporting us in the 2022-23 year.