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

Holiday Shopping in Vancouver: Robson

Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

The holidays are upon us and while deals across the border might seem tempting, merchants around the city are stepping up their game to offer discounts, packages, and unique retail experiences for shoppers. To promote local spending, I’ve talked to several local business improvement associations about what makes their neighbourhood shine for shoppers. This week’s feature for last-minute shopping is Robson Street. Continue reading:
Holiday Shopping in Vancouver: Robson

The Best of Vancouver Shopping: A Top 10 List

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Map courtesy of Virgin Atlantic

This post is an updated version of an article originally written by Dana Lynch.  

Vancouver offers some of the best shopping in the world. For visitors, shopping is always near the top of the to-do list, and that’s doubly true at the holidays.

The great thing about Vancouver shopping is its diversity, with different Vancouver neighbourhoods offering different wares, from the hip and fashionable to the inexpensive and eclectic.

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The Best of Vancouver Shopping: A Top 10 List

4 Unique Christmas Shopping Alternatives in Vancouver

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With all the Black Friday sales popping up in Vancouver, it’s a great time to start thinking about all those people that are on your holiday shopping list (how did it get so long!?). But, when you’re tired of the mall and you’d rather not step foot in another big box store, it’s great to remember that there are a few unique shopping alternatives around town that will make your Christmas present shopping almost… enjoyable!

We’ve compiled a list of 4 interesting and unique places to pick up your presents this year for Christmas:

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4 Unique Christmas Shopping Alternatives in Vancouver