Small boutiques with one-of-a-kind items, big department stores, local artisans and high-end haute couture are what make up Vancouver’s diverse shopping experience. On those cold and rainy days, the Pacific Centre and Metrotown are the places to go to indulge in some retail therapy, while staying dry. If the sun is out and you’re craving some fresh air to accompany your purchases, Kitsilano, South Granville, Yaletown, Gastown and Commercial Drive will suit you just fine. Are you a vintage aficionado? If so, Main Street will have your back and won’t leave you empty-handed. Looking for that edible goody to bring back home for your foodie friend? Granville Island will knock your socks off and leave a trail of drool back to your hotel. Should you be coming to Vancouver with a hearty wallet, Holt Renfrew will do a good job of helping you take a rather large load off and leave your wallet light as a feather. The shopping in Vancouver appeals to all budgets and styles, and if you’re burdened with someone who can’t stand going in and out of stores, a café or tasty restaurant is always within arm’s reach where they can hide while you shop.
Natasha is not born and raised in Vancouver, but is pretty certain it's her spirit hometown. After jumping around Canada, Texas, Arkansas and the UK, she has her feet firmly planted in Vancouver's beaches.
When Natasha's not freelance writing and copywriting, she's either cooking up a storm in her kitchen, kicking back with friends over a glass of wine or exploring... Read More