FREE SHIPPING TO ANYWHERE IN CANADA ON ORDERS OVER $79 (Details)All prices are in Canadian Dollars

About Us

A store for music lovers – brought to you by music lovers. 

Northern Volume is an independent ONLINE record store based in Welland, ON, Canada. Our focus: Providing a variety of brand new vinyl records from artists of today and yesterday. We sell vinyl records from bands from all over the world, including Canadian talent. Our selection will be growing exponentially as time goes on. If there is anything you are looking for, please feel free to drop us a line and we’ll let you know if it is something we can obtain for you. Like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter and you’ll be among the first to know about recent additions and new releases. 

Northern Volume owner Matt Williams has been a music lover and vinyl collector for longer than he can safely admit. In addition to firing up his turntable, he can frequently be found jamming on his guitar or even writing books. Many of the selections in the store are records Matt also owns in is personal collection. If you have a question about something, don’t be afraid to ask. If it is something he owns he’ll be able to pull it out and get the details you need or maybe even a personal opinion on the sound. Matt’s interests lie in rock music from its inception to its current state. Rock is not dead - It is finally in the hands of the people who appreciate it most.

We are here to help you and want you to be happy with your purchase. If you ever have any questions, please contact us anytime!

Please note that as of July 31st, 2018, free sleeves will no longer be included with orders.


Why Shop at Northern Volume?

  • We are an independent vinyl record store owned and operated by music lovers.
  • Our easy-to-shop virtual shelves are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • We offer fast free shipping on orders over $79 to anywhere in Canada! Shipping upgrades are also available at special rates. Visit our shipping page for more details.
  • Our customers love our ever-growing vinyl record selection. We add new products almost every day including the latest releases and back catalog albums.
  • We are always looking for suggestions on what albums to carry and we’ll certainly take special order requests if you are looking for something we don’t stock at the moment. Drop us a line!
  • We also carry record accessories so you can keep your LPs in the best condition possible.
  • We work hard to provide fair pricing on all our products to give you the best possible value.
  • We are Canadian owned and operated and we buy our products from Canadian suppliers. Help support the Canadian economy!
  • We take pictures of an actual product (usually the first one we get in stock) and don’t just use a stock publicity photo. This way you can see more specifics about the items you are looking at. If a product changes significantly, we generally re-photograph the record. We also photograph and show you the back cover.
  • Detailed product listings - we always try and provide as many details about our albums as we have available to us. We also try to list alternate pressings (Country, Year, etc) when info is available.
  • We support Canadian music! Our selection of vinyl from artists in the Great White North is always growing!
  • We take pride in making sure every order goes out in a solid & secure package. We work very hard to make sure every box is uniquely packaged to best fit the size and weight of the contents to prevent shifting or damage. This is our top priority.
  • We strive to provide spectacular friendly service with a personal touch. If you have trouble, a question or just want to talk about your favourite Nirvana song, drop us a line.
  • For your safety we do not store credit card information and never share your private information. Transactions are encrypted using 256 bit SSL encryption.
  • Our web store is Mobile Device Compatible, so feel free to shop on your iPad, iPhone, or your Android tablet or phone!


What Our Valued Customers Are Saying

"Thank you once again for the prompt service! Our last two orders were placed on a Friday and received on Monday. And thank you for the extra sleeves." - Nick

"Much appreciated!  I'm excited to find a Canadian online shop!! You will see many more orders from me going forward!!" - Rob

"By the way ....your customer service is outstanding!!'" - Jeff

"Hi quick thanks for the orders I've placed in the past always arrive super quick and in perfect condition!" - Brad

"I was really happy with my first order from your store, and i hope we can do business again soon :)" - Sean

"Thank you. Always a pleasure dealing with you guys!!" - Ryan

"Thanks, I received my two LPs, perfect." -Steve

"Hi Matt, just had to email you to say thanks and tell you how it blows my mind every time how quickly you get orders processed and delivered! My wife and I just got home from work, having a glass of wine and listening to this awesome Dean Martin reissue. Amazing! Have a great weekend from a happy return customer." - Dan

"Hi Matt, thanks for my 3 LPs, very fast and nice services... They sounds very good, I realy like Miles...A+" - Steve

"Hi, I want to thank you for your great service. It was my first order with you and I am very impressed with your service. I'm sure that we'll be doing business again in the future. Thanks!" - Tom

"I really enjoy my last purchase, thank you for the awesome service." - Holly

"Thanks for your help Matt.  Love your selection and your website.  Keep up the good work!" - Bill

"I had ordered these before but need more outer sleeves. Order came fast last time so am ordering from you again. Thank you!" - Joanna

"Hi Matt, Just to let you know that I received my order in the mail yesterday and I'm very happy with my records, they arrived in pristine condition. Thank you so much and I'm looking forward in purchasing more records from you in the near future." - Stephen

"Hello! I would like to say thank you for the terrific service I received - excellent prices, package was received in excellent condition. Top-notch service, top-notch people, a real pleasure to do business with your store! Thank you once again; take care. Respectfully Yours," - Edward

"Very impressed with protection for shipments." - Elvik 

"As usual... Great selection . Love you guys !!!" - Pat

"I'm very happy with the quality of the packaging and prompt service.Keep up the good work.Thank you" - Dwayne

"Just wanted to say the packaging for my latest order was superb. Thanks for keeping the vinyl movement alive. You have a great selection and a great website. Thanks again." - Brian

"I have been very impressed with my purchases from Northern Volume thus far. Prices are what they should be. Packaging is superb. Shipping is extremely fast and and I find that the records themselves are in better condition compared to grabbing one from a store. I believe that this Canadian online music store value customers with great respect and with keen focus on quality of service. Highly recommended. You will not be disappointed." - Clint

“Received the albums today – just want to say that your packaging is truly first rate.  It might seem a simple thing, but many shippers pack albums in boxes that are too big, allowing them to shift, sometimes causing damage to the jackets.  The fact that you finish the parcel with a null piece of cardboard on top also ensures no knife blade will accidentally find its way across an album cover. Top notch!” – Mike

“Am very happy with my purchase from you. Ordered APCs "thirteenth step, RHCPs "californication", and OLPs "curve". Nice touch adding the LP covers too.. Will definitely order again in the future.” – Ben

“Your packing and shipping is fantastic.  Trust me when I say I buy alot on line and you have so far been the best at this.  Hats off to you.. It really makes a difference.” – Camiel

“Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for the recent order I placed for a Queen album. Your service is incredible! Package arrived quickly, in great condition and packaged well. I will be back to order, for sure. Thanks so much!” – Sharlene

“The Dazed and Confused OST is great, looks and sounds amazing. Thanks again for the hook up.” – Andrew

“Very impressed with your website, selection and how fast you shipped the 4 LPs I ordered, can't wait to give em a spin!! Cheers” – Kyle

“Great Service and Fabulous Sounds, Matt!!!” – Pete

“Thank you very much!!!!!!!” – Denis

“Spent the afternoon listening to "I Robot"! What a trip to re-discover this LP, originally bought by my brother in 1977 and somehow lost along the way. I'll second the preceding comment, nice website, fast shipping, thanks. Expect more business from me!” – François

“Thank goodness you're here to feed my addiction.  Didn't ever think that Brad would be currently available anywhere in a physical format and especially not on vinyl. Also your price/quality on sleeves, inner and outer, can't be beat on this side of the border! Obviously I'm becoming a regular and very happy customer.” – Nick

“Thanks for your Christmas card, Matt & Shannon. Best wishes to you too.” – Serge

“The last order went great - got here before Christmas and he loves the albums he received. Enjoy doing business through Northern Volume! Happy New Year!” – Geoff

“Thanks for the christmas card eh! And happy holidays to you guys aswell” – Bill

“Thanks Matt, album arrived exactly as stated, well packaged and fair price.  I have passed your company info to a couple of other music lovers in Ottawa. all the best.” – Bob

“Hey Matt, just a quick note. Pleasure buying from you, great selection, very competitive prices and the $60 threshold for free delivery is pretty easy to hit with vinyl. Your turn around time is excellent. Thanks!” – Dan

“Thank you very much, because for someone like me, who live in Prince Rupert, BC, it is impossible to participate at this fun day that is Record Store Day (the closest record store is at 1500 km). I went to Vancouver 2 years ago and I had a blast going to different record store. I miss that, browsing records for hours (I'm originally from Quebec)... So a website like yours, which is independent, provide me something closer to a record store, and you are in Canada (and free shipping!!!). So, thanks again and good work!” – Seb

“Hey Guys ! Good selection and fair prices! Thanks a bunch.” – Justin

“Thanks Matt! Congrats on getting in the new stores.” -Matt

“Hi Matt, albums came today. Beautiful. Thanks for Ordinary Love. I saw it on ebay today for $30 us. I bet it might be difficult to get. Us U2 fans are waiting for the new album. Thanks again and Merry Christmas.” – Cam

“Thank you for the timely arrival and the excellent packaging of the Pearl Jam record I ordered. It arrived in good time as we celebrated my husband's 50th Birthday and that was a gift he was thrilled to receive. He loves it! When I told him it had mixed reviews, he said they're mixed up because they don't understand the music. I was happy to find a Canadian owned business like yours to purchase the album from. All the best in the new year.” – Jenn

“Hi, I received my 3 LPs…Perfect!” – Steve

“I just want to thank your for your quick response, and for fixing the problem so quick.” – Robin

“Thanks So Much, Matt!!! Just received the lp's!!! First order, Jimi at Monterey!!! I have both the Aerosmith Lp's but I bought them when I was 11 & 12 years old. they are still playable but they are certainly tired. Thanks Again, Matt!!” – Pete

“Happy record store day Matt! Love what you're doing for all of us vinyl junkies and loved the Christmas card. Will post a picture with one if my favorite albums from you. I am a closet Metallica fan, but any album on 180g @ 45rpm has to be amazing. Will let you know.” – Nick

“Thanks a lot for your fast shipping and for your good service for my last purchase!!” - Jean

“Thanks for your excellent service! I received my records in perfect condition.” – Mag

“Always puts a smile on my face when I see my Northern Volume order in the mail . I go home, sit down and play the records from start to finish. Bliss And the shipping is unbelievably fast! That scores huge points with me. I will always buy my new vinyl from you guys.” – Rodrick

“Hello! Just a quick note to say I received my order this morning (6 March 14); I am very satisfied! Thank you for the exceptional service, and I look forward to doing business with your store again in the near future.” – Edward

“Albums came in perfect condition. You're an expert. Thanks so much. I love them.” – Camiel

“MAtt, thanks So Much for the card and, most certainly, the Great LP's!!! All the Very Best, my Friend!!!” – Pete

“Cheers for the Christmas card! Have a happy and prosperous Christmas.” – Andy

"As usual.... You guys ROCK !!!!! Keep the great stuff coming !!!... and Happy Holidays !!!!" - Patrick

"Haven't ordered for a while... Between a move and a season... You guys still rock one thousand percent !!!!!" - Patrick

“Thanks!!! Love your store!!!” – Patric

"Thanks for keeping great stuff in stock !!" - Patrick

“You guys rock! Thanks and keep up the great work!” – Nick

“Hey thanks keep up the good work ! Excellent site for online shopping in Canada !” – Justin

“Thanks looking forward to purchasing more RHCP in the future.” – Mat

“Christmas morning here and my son was thrilled with the three records I ordered from you. After all the gifts were opened I showed him your website and so he wants to place an order for The Black Crowes and Pink Floyd The Wall already! :-)” - Geoff

“Thanks Matt for quick turn around on my order, I received the package this morning. “ – Jim

“Again, thanks so much.  It is a pleasure to buy records from a Canadian supplier.” – Tyson

"You folks are freakin' awesome! Oh, Canada! Thanks again! - John 

"Thanks again, Matt! The music arrives quickly, in sturdy boxes, and brings a lot of joy with it. I just have to limit my looking because I'm always able to find something, as well as a few items for the next time I scrape a few dollars together. Till the next time ….." - Pete

"I just wanted to thank you for sending me my 2 Rush records. Your packaging is great. Much better than any other company I've ordered and they were delivered promptly. Thanks very much," - John

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