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Vancouver’s Ultimate Paradise For Any Kind of Shopper 

Vancouver’s Ultimate Paradise For Any Kind of Shopper

Ever heard your credit card whispering your name from your wallet? We’ve had our fair share of mystical moments that spiraled into a full-blown shopping bonanza. 

If you find yourself in the same unexplainable dilemma in Vancouver, fear not! We crafted this special list of all the prime shopping locations in the city. 

To cater to any kind of shopper, we’ve thrown in everything under the sun, making it as diverse as it gets. From shopping boutiques and handmade crafts to vinyl records and vintage goods, know where to go for all your shopping needs right here! 

1. Robson Street 


Robson Street is a vibrant shopping street brimming with stylish boutiques and trendy eateries. Located in the mainstay of the equally lively downtown, it’s considered one of the most popular shopping streets in the city. 

Exploring this dynamic location might take you a full day. And before you say no, it’s impossible to get a taste of this place and leave without trying the multitude of experiences it offers. 

For basic clothing pieces, make sure to check out the clothing store called Roots. Alternatively, Mintage Cafe has an array of vintage clothing to admire and purchase. 

If you’re looking for other titles to add to your bookshelf, give Indigo a visit. 

For a quiet retreat from all the hustle and bustle, stay in Little Cafe on Robson for a bit and sip on one or two cups of hot chocolate

2. Kerrisdale Village 


If you treat shopping like a rigorous sport, scouring every nook and cranny to get the best finds, look no further.

Kerrisdale Village is another area in Rain City renowned for its shopping options. This location will have you jumping from one store to another! 

Here, you can purchase clothes, food, services, and other exciting shops to discover. A few stores you can expect are Kerrisdale bootery, The Salvation Army Thrift Store, Sweet e’s Pastries and Sweets, and Baoguette Vietnamese Bistro. 

3. Vancouver Flea Market 


Address: 703 Terminal Ave, Vancouver, BC V6A 2M2, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-685-0666

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Friday – closed
  • Saturday and Sunday – 9 AM to 4:30 PM 

If vintage clothing and trinkets appeal to you, Vancouver Flea Market is a must-visit spot, especially for those looking for unbeatable deals. 

For a mere fee of CAD$2, you can step into the world of unique finds that offer a glimpse into the past. 

Prepare to snag even items you don’t plan on purchasing. 

We say this based on experience. We were only planning on buying a few items for decoration, but we left with those and a bunch of other stuff like jewelry, vinyl records, and clothing. 

Additionally, one of us even purchased a doll, which gives most of us the heebie-jeebies, if we’re being honest. 

The only downside is that it’s only open during the weekends. However, if you’re in the city on those days, then you should be good to go!  

4. CF Pacific Centre 


Address: 701 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-688-7235

Operating hours:

  • Sunday to Wednesday – 10 AM to 7 PM 
  • Thursday and Friday – 10 AM to 9 PM 
  • Saturday – 10 AM to 8 PM 

CF Pacific Center is a well-known shopping mall in Vancouver  – a one-stop shop for the popular brands you’ve all heard of. We’re talking about Lululemon, Aritzia, Bath & Body Works, and such. 

This is the ultimate shopping haven, considering it’s weather-proof and has everything you need under one roof. 

Unsurprisingly, they’re quite popular for their food court that boasts an array of food choices that you might have a hard time choosing one place to eat! That said, this delightful dilemma is always welcome, especially when it comes to us foodies. 

5. Granville Island Public Market 


Address: Public Market, 1689 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-666-6655

Operating hours:

  • Monday – closed
  • Tuesday to Sunday – 9 AM to 6 PM 

You’ve never experienced the best of Granville Island without paying its public market a visit. 

While there are a multitude of attractions just waiting for you in this bustling area, it’s remarkably popular for the market brimming with mouthwatering restaurants, independent shops, vibrant bars, and more. 

Needless to say, you’ll find just almost anything in this coveted destination. 

6. Pacific Arts Market 


Address: 1450 W Broadway #1448, Vancouver, BC V6H 1H4, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-216-9063

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Wednesday – closed
  • Thursday and Friday – 12 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday – 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM 

If you’re someone who loves art, you shouldn’t miss out on our next location – Pacific Arts Market. This art gallery-slash-gift store offers a mountain of unique finds you won’t find elsewhere. 

Are you a visitor wanting to take a piece of Toronto with you? You’ll find the perfect souvenir piece here!

Or perhaps you’re a local, just looking for something to adorn your place with? Again, Pacific Arts Market has something for you. 

Expect to purchase locally crafted goods like paintings, photographs, furniture, and more. And before you ask, the prices are surprisingly reasonable! 

7. The Paper Hound


Address: 344 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1T1, Canada

Contact details:  +1 604-428-1344

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 10 AM to 6 PM 

If your idea of shopping requires books, write The Paper Hound down your itinerary – we mean it. This is a must-visit for all bookworms considering they sell a mix of new and rare titles to add to your collection. 

Trust us – you won’t leave here empty-handed. You’ve been warned! 

Another thing worth noting is their cozy ambiance. Add that with the delightful scent of used books to the equation and you’ll have the perfect ambiance that will make any book lover roll their eyes in pleasure. 

8. Burrard Landing

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Address: Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3G3, Canada

Contact details: +1 888-383-4884

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 6 AM to 6 PM 

Burrard Landing is another exciting shopping enclave that adds to the reason why Vancouver is a shopping haven. It offers an enticing mix of stores and restaurants, adding to its dynamic allure. 

The best part about Burrard Landing is the striking harbor views you can indulge in after a day of shopping. 

Oh, and if you’re in the city during the holidays, you can even catch the colorful Christmas market! 

9. International Village Mall 

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Address: 88 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-646-1081

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 10 AM to 10 PM 

Located in the bustling Chinatown, International Village Mall is not your ordinary shopping complex. 

Aside from more than 60 shops to choose from, an arcade, and a diverse food court, it also offers Asian influences through multicultural stores and cuisine. 

It’s considerably well-known for its eclectic food choices in the food court, which has a lot of hidden gems even local foodies don’t know about. Grab a seat and get ready to try something new! 

By the way, there’s also a cat cafe that you shouldn’t miss especially if you’re a cat lover!

10. Red Cat Records 


Address: 4386 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P9, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-708-9422

Operating hours:

  • Sunday to Friday – 11:30 AM to 6:30 PM 
  • Saturday – 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM 

Painted with a strikingly bold red facade, Red Cat Records is a spirited locale that offers a gorgeous selection of vinyl records. They have newly released and old records in their arsenal, ensuring there’s something for any kind of audiophile. 

Here’s a local tip: feel free to converse with the knowledgeable staff. 

In fact, we urge you to if you can! They surely share the same love for music as you do!