Shopping in Vancouver: Get Your Pre- and Post-Cruise Essentials

Craving a little retail therapy after your time at sea? You're in luck! The Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal is located right in the middle of Vancouver's downtown core and many shopping districts.

The Inuit Gallery in Gastown is home to many beautiful pieces of Northwest Coast Native and Inuit art, many of which you can purchase. You'll find something for most budgets here, but one thing's for sure – you won't find these anywhere else.

When paying a visit to Canada, it's only fitting that you visit one of the most iconic department stores – it's a local favorite! The Hudson's Bay Company carries a range of mid- to high-end brands throughout their departments. You'll find everything from stuff for the home, shoes, make-up, jewelry, clothes and more. 

Swimco has the best selection of bathing suits and is about five blocks up from the cruise ship terminal. Ladies can choose from stylish bikinis to classic one-pieces, while the men's section has a number of stylish and classic cuts .

When going on vacation, it's sometimes easier to leave certain things at home and buy them when you get to your destination. Things like toiletries, batteries, suntan lotion and snacks are often on this list and London Drugs is the place to go to get all of your essentials. It's about a ten minute walk up from the cruise ship terminal.

Whatever you need during your stay in Vancouver, pre- or post-cruise, these stores are within walking distance. 



London Drugs is your one-stop-shop that sells a vast array of products. It's not your typical pharmacy and has everything from a killer make-up section with top-name brands, to an electronic department that gives big box stores a run for their...  Read More



A cruise is a good excuse to get a new suit or dress, and Holt Renfrew is the place to go if you're looking to splash out. What started as a small hat shop in Quebec City in 1837, has turned into a nationwide empire that is a fashionista's...  Read More



Need a swimsuit for your cruise? Swimco is where you'll find all your favorite brand name swimsuits for men and women. With a large selection of bikinis, mix-and-match options, one-pieces, cover-ups, and male bottoms, you'll find what you're...  Read More



Located in the heart of Gastown, The Block has been a mainstay amongst Vancouver's trendsetters. Here, you'll find a solid selection of clothing, accessories, bags and jewelry made by international brands like Filippa K and NO. 6. Catering to...  Read More



If you're looking for fashion inspired by Europe, Japan and NYC, head to Roden Gray. This awesome shop calls the cobblestone streets of Gastown home, and there really couldn't be a better locale for it. After just a short walk from the cruise...  Read More



lululemon athletica is a global brand, but it started right here in Vancouver, BC. This high-profile location was designed with plenty of thought and a strong desire to really evoke what Vancouver is all about. With this in mind, nature, yoga...  Read More



Boasting 230,000-square-feet of retail space, Nordstrom's flagship store in Vancouver has everyone covered. Guests can expect to find everything from fragrances and beauty items to shoes, handbags, clothing and more for men, women and...  Read More



A leading venue for Northwest Coast Native and Inuit art, this gallery features an important display of works. Stone carving, prints, paintings and sculptures focus on Native Inuit themes, such as nature, family and the human spirit. While many...  Read More



The Pacific Centre covers three city blocks and offers an indoor shopping experience that comes in handy on those notoriously wet days in Vancouver. With some familiar brand names like The Gap, Guess, Hollister, Coach, Michael Kors and BCBG,...  Read More



The Hudson's Bay Company can be dated all the way back to 1670, and it has evolved over time to keep up with their customers' needs. This location in downtown Vancouver on Granville St. and West Georgia St. is massive! They have just about...  Read More


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