One favourite pastime of visitors to Vancouver is strolling though the many trendy markets, neighbourhoods, and shopping areas. Granville Island is a former industrial site that has been transformed into a funky area with quaint shops, cafes, bookstores, live theatre, first-class restaurants, the Emily Carr Art College, a brew pub, free entertainment by local buskers, and a food market with locally grown produce and ethnic food.
It is easy to reach by car, bus, taxi, or the Aquabus ferry.
Robson Street is Vancouver’s premier shopping boulevard and is lined with restaurants serving food from all over the world. Also downtown are the Yaletown and Gastown shopping areas.
The former is known for its artsy boutiques and cafes, and the latter is part of Vancouver’s oldest commercial district and is known for its beautiful Victorian-style architecture. For those in search of a more ethnic flavour there are also the cafes and boutiques on Commercial Drive, the exotic sights and sounds of Chinatown, and Richmond’s Chinese Night Market.
Pacific Centre one of the most Vancouver’s most popular mall. It is right downtown at the corner of Georgia and Howe Street.
550-700 W. Georgia Street
Park Royal Shopping Centre which is located in west of the Lions Gate Bridge in West Vancouver at the corner of Taylor Way and Marine Drive.
Taylor Way and Marine Drive West Vancouver
41st and Cambie Street (Southwest corner)
Metrotown which is located in Burnaby, this Mega-Mall is easily accessible by SkyTrain. Just takethe SkyTrain and get off at the Metrotown Station where you’ll find three adjoining malls: Station Square, Metrotown Centre, and Eaton Square.