Shopping in Vancouver

It’s easy to enjoy shopping in Vancouver because there are many, many shopping areas, but each one is compact, concentrated into a few blocks. For example, most high end department stores are located at Pacific Centre Mall right in the heart of downtown, and most high end boutiques are in a two or three block area on Robson Street.

Most antique stores are on South Granville or on Main Street. Most outdoor gear is near Mountain Equipment Co-op on West Broadway. And each of the many wonderful Vancouver neighbourhoods has its own nice shops and stores.

For a megamall experience, hop on the SkyTrain and get off at the Metrotown Station. Here you’ll find Metropolis with more than 450 shops, two food fairs, several restaurants, two giant grocery stores, a Grand Court performance area, SilverCity cinema complex and a hotel. In all, Metropolis is Canada’s second largest mall.

For street shopping, Vancouverites and visitors alike love Robson Street on the Vancouver west end, just two blocks south of and parallel to West Georgia. Here you’ll find many of the best shops in Vancouver and plenty of places to eat so you can keep up your shopping stamina.

But check out all of Vancouver’s wonderful neighbourhood shopping areas. They are well worth your time.