Province of British Columbia Shopping

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Province of British Columbia Shopping

  • Robson Street

    Vancouver Shopping

    While I am generally not an advocate of chain stores, and most especially MEGA chainstores, I mention the Virgin Megastore in Vancouver because of it's cool and eclectic selection of books. While they did not have as many books as a bookstore might the ones they did have were great, ranging in subject from all types of music to obscure and cultish...

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  • Shopping Centres

    Victoria Shopping

    The Bay Company left its traces everywhere in Canada, but in Victoria there are many historical roots of the company. The nowadays Shopping Mall does not resemble the trading company that once started here. A list of the shops in the year 2012 in the Mall: A&B Tailor A&W Aerosoles Aldo Ann-Louise Jewellers Athletes World The Bay Bayshore Dental BC...

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  • Granville Island Shopping

    Vancouver Shopping

    I sort of ran into this store right at the start of Granville Island. It's almost impossible not to notice it really, its in a caboose! All painted up lively. They offer all sort of things for pets, from your standard dog treats to stuff for the truly spoiled pet. If your pet is like mine, he probably isn't going to be too picky when it comes to...

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  • Markets

    Victoria Shopping

    The Root Cellar in Victoria is a great place to visit for a sunny weekend outing. Their recent expansion makes this 'green grocer' a market all on its own! It reminded me somewhat of a mini version of the Granville Island Market in Vancouver, and definitely has the potential for a theme like the Pikes Place Market in Seattle. The decor and ambiance...

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  • Pacific Centre

    Vancouver Shopping

    So Pacific Center has undergone a MAJOR facelift this summer. The Holt Renfrew store (high-end designer goods) has tripled in size and contrary to other reviews is extremely welcoming and friendly – the clerks are pretty used to the fact that most people are there to browse/ogle and tend to leave you alone unless you have a question. I have never...

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  • Food/Beverages

    Victoria Shopping

    The cutest store ever on the very fashionable Johnson Street. Three floors of outstanding goodies from all over the world. My partner is German and found perhaps too many items to take home. There was an entire rack of haribo products which are completely my weakness. This is a small store and we still managed to stay for about half an hour there...

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  • Granville Street (downtown)

    Vancouver Shopping

    They claim to be the largest used CD store in Canada. They certainly do have a lot of stock. The store is spacious and bright and the stock is arranged thoughtfully. For example, for rock there are alphibetical sections. The top shelf at eye level are stacks of miscellaneous artists, end-on so you can look through them quickly. More popular artists...

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  • Arts/Crafts

    Victoria Shopping

    Another thing Victoris shares with its counterpart Halifax is a Christmas shop. The one here in Victoria is called Christmas Village. Christmas items.

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  • Downtown Vancouver

    Vancouver Shopping

    I have been coming to Scratch for longer than I could probably remember. Scratch is the place to go for albums and artists you would not find at the bigger music stores, but be prepared to pay because they don't exactly run cheap. I love buying tickets to various shows at Scratch because there exists a $1 service charge and turns out much cheaper...

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  • Clothing

    Victoria Shopping

    Fashionistas visiting Victoria must make a point of checking out the cute stores along Johnson Street, between Government Street and the ocean. This is Victoria's trendiest street, with lots of locally-owned boutiques selling everything from top-of-the-line vintage to fresh, one-off, custom-made designs. Check out Addiction for great sweaters and...

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  • Gastown

    Vancouver Shopping

    This small specialty store has some really awesome finds.. I like that everything here is made from something else, things you would not expect to see.. like a belt made from pop can tabs, etc. Original jewelery made from old watch parts, belt buckles made from skateboards - prices were fair, so I was tempted to empty my bank account on a lot of...

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  • Books

    Victoria Shopping

    Renaissance Books call themsleves an eclectic bookshop. They are in business for over 30 years. They sell Art & Illustrated Books, Literature, Modern First editions, Poetry, Books on Books, Ist Nations, BC History,Children's Books and much more. All and all there are 30.000 books for sale. Books. Low prices.

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  • Metrotown

    Vancouver Shopping

    Metrotown - 500 Places to Shop & Play - BC's Largest Shopping and Entertainment Complex. The latest fashions plus 17 movie theatres, 3 game centres and over 92 eateries. Shop at Metrotown Centre, Metropolis at Metrotown & Station Square.

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  • Chinatown

    Vancouver Shopping

    There are so many choices of tea that you can buy in Chinatown in Vancouver, Canada. If you are a tea drinker like me, the best place to buy the best kind of tea is in Chinatown. There are so many stores there that sells imported tea from China. You will find the Jasmine tea, green tea and other medicinal tea. Most of the tin cans of these tea are...

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  • City Square

    Vancouver Shopping

    City Square is a fairly exclusive mall situated in the center of Vancouver. It has a variety of shops and is a nice place to stop in for a coffee and dessert. They offer free wireless Internet: WiFi SSID = "CITYSQUARE" It has a special significance for me because the mall now sits where I went to Kindergarten. And rather than just knocking down...

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  • Kitsilano

    Vancouver Shopping

    Across the Burrard Street Bridge from downtown is Kitsilano. In addition to having (probably) the best beach in Vancouver, Kits also has some good shopping on 4th Avenue (as well as on 9th Avenue, a.k.a. Broadway). Lots of stores, ranging from arts and crafts, to kitchenware, to clothing, to books line this street from (approximately) Fir street to...

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  • Main Street

    Vancouver Shopping

    Honestly the punjabi market is a huge let down. I remember taking my parents there when we first moved to vanc. There are very few stores, especially Fabric and clothes stores, the food stores aren't great and the restaurants are all geared up for local taste buds and taste nothing like you're probably used to. I only go these days to get my fix of...

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  • IKEA

    Vancouver Shopping

    This IKEA is the largest one in Canada...and I love shopping here! Sometimes I find something ... sometimes I don't, BUT it's still fun to browse through all the different "rooms" IKEA has set up to display their furniture and other household products. I always walk away with some creative decorating ideas even if I don't buy anything...which...

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  • MEC - Mountain Equipment Co-Op

    Vancouver Shopping

    MEC is a cooperative, that is, you have to be a member to shop here. But that's worth it -the 5 CAD membership fee - even for a one-time visit if you are set to gear up for the trip into the wilds, getting dressed for rain, winter, whatever - or for the trip and activities back home. MEC has a nearly full range of gear for any activity and season,...

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  • A&B Sound

    Vancouver Shopping

    The rest of the reviews in this category, concerning A&B Sound, were correct for the dates they were written. Last year, A&B Sound ceased to be a family business, when Future Shop bought the business from the Steiner family. Future Shop kept the A&B Sound name on several of the stores, but they now have similar prices to Best Buy and Future Shop.

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  • Richmond Centre

    Vancouver Shopping

    OK, so this is smaller than Metropolis at Metrotown, but you can still find a good range of shops here (there's 240 stores and services), and the good thing about this place is that it's all located on one level - so no having to search for elevators or escalators to move between floors. Also, I found that when I was in Metrotown, I kept getting...

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  • Asian shopping centres

    Vancouver Shopping

    Outside of Chinatown, there are quite a few suburban Asian malls that carry goods direct from Asia. No 3 Road in Richmond and The Crystal Mall in Burnaby is lined with several of these malls, which have a different feel than the average Canadian mall. The shop and storefronts are smaller with a more "boutique" atmosphere and they cater to the Asian...

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  • Capers Community Market

    Vancouver Shopping

    Capers is a small chain of local community markets. Capers has been serving the Vancouver area since 1985. The market sells organic and natural food, health and wellness products. There are a total of 3 locations in the Vancouver area. The one in the Downtown area right on Robson Street is probably the easiest to find. Each store has unique decor...

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  • South Granville

    Vancouver Shopping

    Jackson's Meats is an institution in Vancouver, having been around since 1911. They're still family owned and providing high quality meats, cheeses, and prepared foods at reasonable prices. I especially like their "Scotch Meat Pies". I often buy 3 or more at once and freeze them. Then when I want a tasty snack I put one in a bowl, along with a...

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  • Chapters

    Vancouver Shopping

    "Chapters" is a big Canadian book chain somewhat comparable to Barnes and Nobles. They have a good selection of Canadian literature and history - which made this a "must see" on my recent trip to Vancouver. I went to the big store at 788 Robson Street - where I found the latest works of my favorite Canadian authors, including Douglas Coupland,...

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  • London Drugs

    Vancouver Shopping

    Don't be fooled by its name, London Drugs is much more than a drug store! It's more like a small department store. It has a little something for everyone. It's a favourite of Vancouverites because they provide clean, well lit stores, low prices, and great service. I once heard a rumour that aspiring female models are frequently hired as cashiers....

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  • West End, the

    Vancouver Shopping

    shop owners all trying their best to attract people attention to their items... and i was attracted by their window display ... There are so many shops along Denman Street, walk from Beach Ave, you will find shops selling various items, fashion, sports equipment, gift and premium. i have been to a boutique and get a T,i was kinda lucky becaus it's...

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  • Book Warehouse

    Vancouver Shopping

    Long before Amazon.ca there was Book Warehouse. When I was a kid this place served as my one & only spot for buying Christmas gifts. My parents and uncles were always good at feigning surprise about what was inside the thin rectangular wrapping paper! There are several locations throughout Vancouver. Book Warehouse stocks a mixture of new books...

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  • Vistor Rebate Program

    All visitors may claim a refund of the goods and services tax (GST) and/or, the harmonized sales tax (HST) which they paid on eligible goods, must provide proof that they exported their goods from Canada. This is referred to as Proof of Export.Proof of Export began at Canada's nine major international airports. Non-resident visitors departing...

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  • Fresh produce

    In the Okanagan Valley you’ll find a lovely green landscape dotted with fruit and vegetable farms, and along the side of the road are quite a few stands selling the produce. We stopped at this one which had a really good selection of fresh produce and also various preserves – jams, chutneys etc. As a bonus we had this wonderful landscape and...

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  • Local Markets

    There are plenty of roadside markets and stands to explore in the province, selling anything from crafts to to fresh fruit, eggs, lamb, pork, chicken and beef. You can also purchase fresh seafood this way, too.Okanagan fruit and vegetables are prized in Western Canada, and I think it is much superior to Californian or Ontario fruit as we can get it...

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  • Huge.

    The Metrotown is HUGE. I give it that. But for a girl who likes shopping, I actually found the experience incredibly annoying. You end up walking round and round in circles, and I definately suggest if you find something you like, buy it. You'll never find it again. It just seemed to me, that whilst there are hundreds of shops, its hard to find...

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  • Granville Island Market Galore

    Granville Island is a great place to go shopping for artisan goods and art supplies. It has a very beautiful view over False creak too. Art, jewllery, leather goods, art supplies, toys and games, fresh food and lots lots more.

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  • A DUTCH TREAT

    On Thursday, May 29 on our way to Vancouver, on highway #3 west, Hans and I came across The DUTCHMILL just outside the town of Koremeos. Hans was in his glory with all the Dutch goodies they carried. Of course he had to buy some licorice drops and rolls of Kings(peppermints). The Dutchmill carries European imports, groceries & giftware, gouda...

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  • Looking for a bottle of the hard stuff?

    British Columbia is one of those parts of the world where liquor is tightly controlled by the government. It's a leftover remnant of the overly patronizing government mentality that us ignorant masses don't have the wherewithall to be responsible if left to our own devices.In the new millenium this means that hard booze can only be bought from...

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  • Looking for a bottle of the hard stuff?

    British Columbia is one of those parts of the world where liquor is tightly controlled by the government. It's a leftover remnant of the overly patronizing government mentality that us ignorant masses don't have the wherewithall to be responsible if left to our own devices.In the new millenium this means that hard booze can only be bought from...

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  • U Pick Berries

    Wonderful farm in the middle of the Pemberton Valley, just north of Whistler. We came across it in peak raspberry season and filled a couple of buckets of the biggest, most juicy berries within half an hour. There were also U pick strawberries, U pick flowers, and a cooler room full of organic fruits and vegetables of all kinds. The scenery is...

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  • For chocolate lovers - Victoria

    Rogers Chocolates is a fantastic confectionary shop that has been a BC favorite for a century. Located in Victoria BC, Rogers Chocolates specializes in - what else - delicious chocolate treats. Their Victoria Creams are famous all over BC, and are distributed at many gift shops all over the province. When you walk into the Victoria location, you...

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  • For tea lovers and others - Vancouver

    GITC is a tiny little shop on Vancouver's Granville Island. Don't let its size fool you! Inside are hundreds of treasures in the form of mixed herbs and spices. The tea comes from far and wide: China, India, South Africa and elsewhere. They offer black and herb teas, fruit teas, jasmine teas, the list is seemingly endless. Don't worry about buying...

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  • Robson Street

    Today Robson Street is full of fine dining, premier fashion stores and services, and an opportunity to 'people watch' as the world shops the street.Word of Warning: Sunshine and holidays bring out every shopper and their mothers so be prepared to plod along during peak times. A great place for some trendy shopping, dining, partying...but bring...

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