West Vancouver’s Park Royal Shopping Centre has seen a lot of growth and improvements over the years, but the most recent expansion has really raised the bar. There are a lot of new stores that have popped up, and whether you’re in the market for new shoes and clothes or some fresh, organic produce and wine for your next dinner party, you’ll find all of that (and way more) here.
Park Royal is Metro Vancouver’s second largest shopping center, and it's made up of a few different indoor and outdoor areas: Park Royal North, Park Royal South Upper Level, Park Royal South Upper Level and The Village. The total square footage of these areas combined is over 1.4 million square feet.
Park Royal Shopping Centre in Vancouver — Photo courtesy of Park Royal
Currently, 280 stores and services call Park Royal home, so you can just imagine the endless options. But here’s a quick breakdown of spots you’ll want to check out:
Anthropologie – Indulge yourself with one of their candles; the scents are swoon-worthy.
Aritzia – Looking for a gift for her (or yourself)? Aritzia’s selection of women’s wear is solid.
LOFT – Another favorite amongst the ladies, LOFT has you covered each season.
Sephora – They've got beauty essentials for her (and him!).
kate spade new york – Skip the trip to NYC, and splurge on a new purse.
Free People – Bring out your inner flower child with comfortable, bohemian-chic pieces.
J.Crew – Discover stylish classics for both men and women.
Town Shoes – Keep your feet happy with familiar brands.
Browns – Treat your feet to some fancy shoes. The selection is dangerous.
lululemon athletica – With hiking and running trails a stone’s throw from the mall, stock up on workout gear for him and her.
Michael’s – Feeling crafty? Michael’s has all of your crafting needs covered. Seriously.
Homesense – From candles and mirrors to bedding and kitchen supplies, Homesense lets you shop discounted goods for the home.
Trattoria's pastas satisfy hungry tummies — Photo courtesy of Trattoria Park Royal by The Glowbal Collection
Faubourg Paris – Stop for a coffee and something sweet – a petite pause, if you will.
Five Guys Burgers and Fries – Sometimes you just need a burger, and Five Guys satisfies.
Pinkberry – This location was the first to open in Canada, and it offers delicious frozen treats.
Trattoria Park Royal – Enjoy people watching, as you dine on Italian dishes and sip a cheeky glass of wine.
Whole Foods – This is one of North America’s best Whole Foods. Prepare for a feast of your eyes and stomach (and wallet).
Getting to Park Royal from downtown Vancouver is easy. Hop on one of the public buses that stop along West Georgia (There are a couple to choose from.), and make your way across the Lions Gate Bridge. There’s a stop right out front of the mall and it’s hard to miss.
Driving? Park your car in one of the 4,400 free parking spaces located throughout Park Royal’s different areas.