While visiting Canada’s beautiful west-coast city of Vancouver, make certain to insert some retail therapy while exploring this amazing city during your vacation. Besides strolling leisurely throughout downtown’s busy shopping district from Robson Street to Pacific Centre, hop on the Canada Line to Richmond Centre. After walking along the Stanley Park seawall to enjoy great views of English Bay and its ethereal palm trees, board the Canada Line again to investigate the plans to redesign Oakridge Centre. Check out the following list of the best shopping malls in Vancouver, Canada, to broaden your horizons during your visit to British Columbia’s Pacific-coast city.
1. Oakridge Centre
As of the last week of January 2020, most of the stores and food court along with Safeway have been removed for the rebirth of this popular Vancouver mall, which will include luxurious residences. Enjoy shopping under the airy glass skylight at this single-storey sprawling shopping centre. Spend time scouring the racks for end-of-season sales at flagship department store Hudson’s Bay Company. Admire classic and trendsetting items at retailers such as Coach, Kate Spade, Banana Republic, and local boutiques.
Address: 650 W 41st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2M9
Website: Oakridge Centre
Opening hours: Mon - Tue & Sat: 9:30am - 7pm; Wed - Fri: 9:30am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 6pm
2. City Square Shopping Centre
While wandering around downtown Vancouver, take some time to check out City Square Shopping Centre. Drop your children off at Raincity Dance studio while you pound it out at Steve Nash Fitness World. Indulge in a frothy caramel macchiato at Starbucks before taking some time out to enjoy self-care at Axiom Salon and Spa. Before commencing your shopping experience, you can let the kids have fun at Eastside Games or Jump Gymnastics. Search for bargains on household miscellaneous items and party favours at discount giant Dollarama before making your way over to the food court for a quick lunch.
City Square Shopping Centre
Address: 555 W 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3X7
Website: City Square Shopping Centre
Opening hours: Mon - Wed & Sat: 10am - 6pm; Thu - Fri: 10am - 8pm; Sun: 12pm - 5pm
3. CF Pacific Centre
Enter through Robson Street’s entrance to wander around the American luxury department store Nordstrom and admire the most fashionable high-end goods, including Jimmy Choo shoes, Louis Vuitton handbags, and designer clothing. Then leave Nordstrom for the mall to admire the innovative designs at Kate Spade, Banana Republic’s business attires, and Brown’s unique footwear. Next, head over to the Hudson’s Bay store in search of deals at Ted Baker, BCBG Max Azria, Lord & Taylor, Calvin Klein, and more. Snap a selfie with the giant illuminated deer topiaries during the festive holiday season while enjoying your retail therapy session.
CF Pacific Centre
Address: 701 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5
Website: CF Pacific Centre
Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 10am - 7pm; Wed - Fri: 10am - 9pm; Sat: 10am - 8pm; Sun: 11am - 7pm
4. Kingsgate Mall
Head over to Reitmans to purchase some casual attire before stocking up at Mark’s for Canadian winter necessities. Check out Shoppers Drug Mart for inexpensive glittery cosmetics before heading over to Ardene for trendy accessories. Take care of your electronics needs at Source before changing your cell plan at Fido. Stop by BC Liquor Store for a sample while picking up a bottle of locally grown Fraser Valley wine for your dinner party.
Address: 370 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 4G5
Website: Kingsgate Mall
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9:30am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 5pm
5. International Village Mall
Make certain to visit International Village Mall—formerly known as Tinseltown—after 10am since Pender Street isn’t a street you want to be walking along by yourself. By going near the opening time, you’ll be surrounded by commuters heading off to work. Pick up a bubble tea to enjoy as you wander through this double-storey mall in search of fashion-forward accessories. Indulge in a relaxing, deep-tissue massage at West Coast Shiatsu before heading over to Cineplex Odeon to view a fascinating new release on the silver screen.
International Village Mall
Address: 88 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9
Website: International Village Mall
Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)
6. Royal Centre
Located on the corner of Burrard and Georgia, Royal Centre is easily accessible for those visiting downtown Vancouver. Either walk over or take the SkyTrain to Burrard Station, where you’ll see RBC Tower next to the mall’s entrance. Eat lunch at the multicultural food court before admiring the quality leather footwear at Valentini Shoes. Head to Royal Bank to exchange currency before strolling through locally owned boutiques, including Bellissima and Vasanni.
Address: 1055 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6E 3P3
Website: Royal Centre
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 7pm; Sat: 9am - 5pm (closed on Sun)
7. Denman Place Mall
Wander over to Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood mini-mall to stock up on inexpensive school and office supplies at discount retailer Dollarama. No phone is beyond repair when you bring it to the electronics technicians at Cellular Repair. Enjoy browsing the glittery baubles at English Bay Jewellers before admiring the intriguing items at Clothes and Collectibles. Ship off your precious packages containing excess purchases and gifts by means of Canada Post’s friendly staff.
Denman Place Mall
Address: 1030 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2M6
Website: Denman Place Mall
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 8pm; Sun: 12pm - 6pm
8. Hudson Mall
Admire the luxury fashions and accessories at Gucci before heading over to Hudson’s Bay Company to search for more affordable ready-to-wear options. Indulge in a creamy brown-sugar bubble tea at Xing Fu Tang before investigating the quality selection of wines at St. Regis Fine Wines and Spirits. Have a quick coffee break or lunch at Tim Horton’s before heading over to Granville Station to catch your train to other exciting Vancouver locations. It is best to visit Hudson Mall during the day since it can be sketchy around Granville Street in the evening. If you do decide to visit during the evening, head over to Pacific Centre and enter through Hudson’s Bay Company’s basement entrance near the Granville SkyTrain station.
Address: 678 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1K8
Opening hours: 10am - 11pm (daily)
9. Il Mercato
Venture over to Commercial Drive and explore mini-mall Il Mercato to indulge in mouthwatering pizza at Lombardo’s. Replenish your stock of miscellaneous items at Super Valu before heading over to Norman’s to buy fresh produce. Purchase a creamy iced cappuccino at Tim Horton’s before departing to board the train to explore downtown Vancouver.
Address: 1641 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3Y3
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 7:30am - 11pm; Sun: 10am - 10pm
10. Sinclair Centre
Journey over to downtown Vancouver’s charming Sinclair Centre to indulge in delicious Italian cuisine at L2 Leone Cafe. Stop by Ethereal Art to admire some of the brilliant crystal masterpieces created by international and Canadian designers. Shop under the seafoam-green once-copper tower of Sinclair Centre for dazzling diamonds. Window-shop or dare to enter high-end boutiques featuring Versace, Gucci, and other well-known giants of the fashion world.
Address: 757 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1A1
Website: Sinclair Centre
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 5:30pm (closed on Sun)
Experience Vancouver's best shopping spots
Start your day of shopping by stopping by at Templeton Station’s McArthur Glen Designer Outlets before riding the Canada Line to the stunning Pacific Centre. Be sure to check out Hudson Mall and wander through the hallowed halls of Hudson’s Bay Company. After shopping till you drop and amassing numerous bags from Vancouver’s various malls and shopping streets, remember to purchase extra luggage!
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