What a Weekend to Buy a Bike!

Vancouver Bike Swap 2014

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As the sky turns blue and the days get warmer, the season of bike riding is slowly coming upon us! With Vancouver’s extensive selection of bike paths, sea-side trails, and greenway networks, it’s no secret that our bike culture is thriving and well.

This weekend, there are two great sales happening in Vancouver for bike lovers or for those of you who just want to save a few dollars buying a bike.

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What a Weekend to Buy a Bike!

Calling All Shopaholics: The Army & Navy Legendary Shoe Sale is Back!

Photo credit: wyn lok | Flickr

It’s back! The Army & Navy Legendary Shoe Sale opens on Wednesday, April 30th. Canada’s largest shoe sale will feature thousands of women’s shoes at up to 90% off. This year, you’ll be able to find shoes from DKNY, Pour La Victoire, Steve Madden, Marc Fisher, Calvin Klein, Charles David, Kelsi Dagger, and Enzo Angiolini. With every pair of shoes priced at $40 or under, you won’t want to miss out.

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Calling All Shopaholics: The Army & Navy Legendary Shoe Sale is Back!

48 Hours in Vancouver for Out-of-the-Box and Offbeat Shoppers

Shopping in Gastown. Photo Credit: Gastown BIA

Shopping in Gastown. Photo Credit: Gastown BIA

48 Hours in Vancouver is a weekly series appearing on the Inside Vancouver blog featuring photos and information on interest-based itineraries such as food/wine, arts & culture and luxury travel; helping visitors plan the best Vancouver trip possible based on what they love. Today’s feature focuses on off-the-beaten path shopping destinations to show savvy consumers that there is more to see beyond Robson St.

What You’ll Need to Go on This Shopping Discovery Adventure:
• A vehicle (rented or your own)
• GPS/Map
• Good quality walking shoes (you’ll be doing a lot of walking)
• A good quality tote bag (to hold all your purchases in)
• A camera with a good zoom function (For when you want photos of the different neighborhoods)

Day 1

Morning to Early Afternoon-10 am to 1 pm

After an early breakfast in the downtown core, take a 15 to 20 minute walk to the eclectic neighborhood of Gastown.

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48 Hours in Vancouver for Out-of-the-Box and Offbeat Shoppers

7th Annual Nifty for Fifty Indie Designer Blow Out Sale This Sunday

Nifty for Fifty Fashion Sale 2014

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It’s a blow out sale like no other, one that’s full of beautifully designed goods and apparel made by local indie designers in Vancouver, selling off their one-of-a-kind items for deeply (deeply!) discounted rates… It’s the Nifty for Fifty Sale, coming back to Vancouver this Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 11am-8pm at the Heritage Hall on Main Street.

Last year the line up for this event wrapped around the block, this year frugal fashionistas will likely be doing the same thing, itching to get their hands on some of the hottest local designs available for sale.

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7th Annual Nifty for Fifty Indie Designer Blow Out Sale This Sunday

Salt Spring in the City Brings Bohemian Back to Vancouver

Salt Spring in the City Market

Salt Spring Kitchen Co.
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Salt Spring Island, one of the largest gulf islands just a ferry ride away from Vancouver, is a bohemian haven and is often considered to be one of B.C.’s worst kept secrets and finest treasures.

For the first time ever, on March 14-16, Salt Spring in the City will be bringing the island’s bohemian lifestyle and hand-crafted goodies from the hottest artisans to Vancouver’s Heritage Hall (15th & Main).

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Salt Spring in the City Brings Bohemian Back to Vancouver