Treat Yourself: Vancouver's Best Shopping Malls and Centers

Whether you prefer strolling around outside as you pop in and out of shops, or getting your shopping done all under one roof, there are a variety of different experiences to be had in Vancouver. From outlet stores to high-end department stores to one-of-a-kind boutiques, there's shopping for different tastes and budgets.

For every day shopping Park Royal Shopping Centre and the Pacific Centre are great options. You'll find familiar national and international brands you know and love. Park Royal is great for a sunny day because it's an outdoor center, while Pacific Centre will keep you covered on rainy days.

Looking for discounts? Make your way out towards Vancouver's International Airport and you'll find the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport. This outdoor shopping center offers luxury goods at a discounted price throughout the year. From Coach and Cole Haan to J. Crew and Carters, there are stores for all ages here.

For a boutique shopping experience, head to Gastown. It's not so much a mall, but a neighbhorhood that's created it's own type of shopping center. Here, you'll find all sorts of trendy shops that carry one-of-a-kind pieces you won't find elsewhere. With plenty of restaurants and cafes throughout the neighborhood, you don't have to look far for a pit stop.

When shopping with the family, it's nice to be able to find everything you need in one area. Granville Island is where you'll find something for the kids, a new piece of jewelry for her and a cold six pack of beer for him. Head into the Public Market to buy ingredients for dinner, or ready-made meals that can be enjoyed right away.



Aberdeen Centre has over 300 stores that offer a variety of imports from from around the globe. From delicious food and teas to clothing and home decor, there's much to choose from at this busy mall. It's a great place to find a unique...  Read More

Granville Island


Once Vancouver's industrial manufacturing area, Granville Island is now home to many local artists, restaurants, and other services. Granville Island has something for the entire family; a children's area, jewelry stores, art shops, a beer...  Read More



Stretching from downtown into the city's West End, Robson Street has a wide range of stores. Familiar faces like Zara, Victoria's Secret, Forever 21, lululemon, BCBG and Club Monaco are staples along the street for men and women's apparel. There...  Read More

Outside the City


Make your way out to Tsawwassen and you'll find deals to be had at this extra large shopping mall. Tsawwassen Mills blends outlet stores with traditional full-priced stores so there's a bit of everything here. From clothing and shoes to...  Read More



To say that Metropolis at Metrotown Centre is huge would be an understatement. This massive mall in Burnaby has over 375 businesses. Amongst these few hundred businesses, you'll find just about every major store mixed in with one-of-a-kind...  Read More



South Granville is a bit of an eclectic shopping district. It's here that you'll find everything from high-end boutiques, expensive art galleries, restaurants, cafes and popular stores like Restoration Hardware, Chapters Indigo, Free People,...  Read More



In partnership with London-based developer, McArthurGlen Group, the Vancouver Airport Authority has developed the luxury designer outlet centre on Vancouver International Airport (YVR) land. The McArthurGlen Group is no stranger to designer...  Read More



The Pacific Centre covers multiple city blocks and offers an indoor shopping experience that comes in handy on those notoriously wet Vancouver days. With some familiar brand name stores like The Gap, Sephora, Apple, Bose, Coach, Michael Kors...  Read More



As one of Vancouver's oldest areas, Gastown was once the city's original downtown core. Named after "Gassy" Jack Deighton who was a seaman from the United Kingdom, you'll find a bit of history as you shop the area. "Gassy Jack", as locals...  Read More



Just a short bus ride or drive from Vancouver is Metro Vancouver's second largest shopping center, Park Royal. This large shopping center in West Vancouver offers a unique experience of both an indoor mall and an outdoor shopping village. With...  Read More


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