Shopping in Vancouver

This is where local Airbnb hosts say to go in search of local treasures and trends.


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187 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Granville Island is full of local arts, restaurants and a large public market. You can easily access it by hopping on one of the Water Taxis which stop all around False Creek - cash only though. If... read more

Granville Island Public Market is a great place to go to shop for fresh produce, bakery items, or unique gifts, visit the Kids Market, catch theatre performances or just have a lazy day wandering a... read more

Discover Granville Island, home to king of public markets offering a vast array of food vendors and fresh local produce. Plenty of outdoor and inside seating to eat while enjoying amazing views of ... read more

139 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Pacific Centre is the largest mall in Downtown Vancouver with over 100 stores and shops, most of which are underground. Anchor stores include Holt Renfrew, Harry Rosen, H&M, and Nordstrom.

Pacific Centre is a much bigger mall than Oakridge and has every retail store you can imagine. Right outside of the mall there are two streets that have extensive shopping as well: Granville and Ro... read more

If you need a break from the boutique store stroll of Robson St., there's always Pacific Centre mall in the heart of downtown. You'll also find high-end department stores such as Nordstrom Rack an... read more

49 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best men's & women's Vancouver consignment & new clothing store. Complete with shoes, accessories, gifts & home décor on Main Street.

Half new and Half vintage (consignment). Really great selection of high quality pieces at pretty fair prices. Worth visiting!

Clothing & more! New and consigned items. There are also a few independent designer clothing stores between 19th and 22th Avenue on Main Street.

50 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Government liquor stores are much cheaper than cold beer and wine stores. They are generally closed on Sundays, though.

Largest local store for your liquor needs including beer, wine, whisky and much, much more.

Showcasing world class wines, hard to find wines and cult wines, and a huge selection of premium spirits from around the world.

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Great market is on the inside, great views on the out, it's where you catch the SeaBus off the North Shore that takes you downtown. There is fresh produce market, meat and fish market inside, alon... read more

Lonsdale Quay Market provides numerous shops and food options including our favourite "The Soup Meister." From here, enjoy the views of downtown. The quay is also a public transit hub where loc... read more

Lonsdale Quay is another market with little shops, local produce and food stalls. You can also take the Seabus from here to downtown Vancouver. During the summer, there is a food truck market close... read more

73 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Only two stops, 10 minutes away on skytrain, Metropolis at Metrotown is B.C.'s largest shopping complex with almost 400 stores and services for the best shopping experience.

The city center. All of your shopping and buying needs are 10 mins of driving away. It also has a large bus & Skytrain station on Metrotown. The public transport inks all around the general Vancou... read more

The largest shopping center in the Lower Mainland. Metropolis, Metrotown, Station Square are all connected and it is the largest mall that encompasses pretty much all major brands available.

57 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It's conveniently placed directly behind my condo. Can access from level P2, walk towards the garbage room, and continue outwards and across the lane to be right there.

...and if you really need to get your big box shopping fix, we're even close to a Costco. Just a 12 minute stroll on the other side of BC Place.

If you have a Costco membership, this is the closest Costco location. You can easily walk or transit here - though you'll probably need a cab to take you back, depending on the amount of groceries ... read more

71 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Outdoor West Village has a Whole Foods, Artigiano coffee shop, David's Tea, Lululemon, Nike, Urban Barn, Home Depot, Starbucks, HomeSense, Cactus Club. Then there is the east village which has ... read more

If you crave a full day of shopping, this mall has lots of options and great eats. Highlights include the new Simons department store and Park Royal Village. Some restaurants there that we enjoy ... read more

There is the North and South side. The village at Park Royal South has plenty of options for shopping needs (Whole Foods, Milestones, Cactus Club, Taphouse, Coffee Shops, Homesense, Nike, many bou... read more

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best used/new bookstore in Vancouver. Chris the owner and staff are VERY knowledgable about literature and bend over backward to find what you are looking for- special orders no problem.

New and used books: one of Vancouver's few remaining independents.

The absolute best used bookstore in the entire universe. I am serious!

32 local Airbnb hosts recommend

"The Pacific Centre location will carry far more brands than Nordstrom's Calgary and Ottawa stores, including some exclusive concessions and shop-in-stores. Nordstrom's Vancouver store features two... read more

One of the biggest shopping places downtown is "Nordstrom". The store offers clothes, shoes, make up and more over multiple stories. A Cafe / bar and a restaurant welcomes you to stay longer and re... read more

Nordstroms in great for that higher end shopping experience. Right off of famous Robson St. An energizing downtown shopping experience! Stroll Robson and the many hotels, shops and restaurants ... read more

48 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The biggest selection of everything bacchanalian -- from wine, beer, whiskies etc. They even have a rewards program.

Quite possibly the most beautiful liquor store you will ever step into! Impressive selection of beer, wine & spirits. *2 minute walk from the condo*

Best wine and beer store in the city. Their selection is fantastic. Prices are a little high but the service is top notch.

52 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Need a mall? Oakridge has everything from The Bay to Michael Kors, Crate and Barrel and Tiffany. (if you're from Toronto it's got nothing on Yorkdale.) Good Indian takeout in the food court too.

Vancouver's most stylish shopping destination, with over 150 premium shops and services; the Bay Department store, Crate & Barrel, Apple, MaxMara, Hugo Boss, Stuart Weitzman, Tiffany, Coach etc. O... read more

A typical shopping mall, with food fair, White Spot Restaurant, Crate and Barrel, and a Safeway supermarket among other shops.

30 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Neighbourhood Market in Strathcona on the Adanac bike route-- traditional Portuguese foods, homemade meals, fresh baked breads and coffees. Try the delicious corn bread!

Lovely coffee shop and grocery serving traditional Portuguese foods, homemade meals, fresh baked breads and coffees.

Just steps away and has everything from fresh baked goods, produce, to toiletries and milk. Even has a small patio and serves great cappuccinos. Perfect for people watching as it fronts onto the Un... read more

46 local Airbnb hosts recommend

To fulfill all your shopping needs :) Across the street from the Canada Line Skytrain and lots of cafes/restaurants nearby. Open M/T/Sat 9:30AM-7PM, W/Th/F 9:30-9PM, Sun 11AM-6PM

Richmond's main shopping mall. It has all the shopping/retail stores you'd want! If you want a cultural experience, come here in the early mornings to watch hundreds of Tai Chi practitioners in act... read more

Very central shopping mall with decent parking and is very close to the skytrain station. It has a good foodcourt with fair priced food. It has many stores that are going to fit your needs.

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Indigo

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2505 Granville St·Map·Hours·Website·

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A good place to pick up at book or magazine

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

High End shopping at its best. Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, etc.. Holt Renfrew is connected with Pacific Centre Mall... Need I say more? :)

Canadian owned, high-end department store with all the top tier designer brands in clothing jewellery and cosmetics.

High-end department store with many luxury brands.

33 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The best and most affordable outdoor clothing in town. For members only--but membership costs $5 for a lifetime. Great place to get a fleece, rain jacket or hiking shoes.

Get anything you need for your camping or hiking trip. Or just great new gear for yoga, running, kayaking or any outdoor activity. Awesome quality and great prices. You'll need to buy a $10 membership

Huge outdoor gear store - Canada's version of REI. This is their largest store, and has everything you couldn't possibly want. Nearby are a bunch of more specialist outdoor stores.

33 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Will cater to all of your alcohol needs, with a particularly excellent selection of beer. Open until 11pm.

Private local liquor store. Good BC and micro beer selection

One of the best beer selections in Vancouver, an excellent wine selection, and a helpful and knowledgable staff.

17 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Only the best shoe store in the whole city

Stop by Vancouver's temple to designer shoes for a pair of Campers or Prada heels.

My faveroite shoe store! They have a great selection. There are many other boutiques and restaurants in the Kitsilano neighbourhood.

27 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Opened in July 2015, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport is the city’s premier fashion destination for label lovers and style hunters. With Armani, Guess, Hugo Boss and many more for up ... read more

McArthur Glen is an outlet mall right by the airport! It is very new and has lots of your favourite brands at discounts! It takes less than an hour by bus, just take the 25 toward Cambie and transf... read more

Designer Outlet near the Vancouver Airport is an outlet mall on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia.

27 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Includes Buy Low Foods (great grocery store), Liquor Store, Pharmacy, and clothing stores.

A great close by place to get groceries, and other needs (there is a drug store for medications and toiletries, BC liquor store, and Buy low foods)

You'll find a few shops that may come in handy - Shoppers Drug Mart; Buy Low Foods; BC Liquor Store etc.

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great tasting donuts. All they make is just doughnuts. If you want different kinds of donuts try this place out.

A Vancouver staple - grab a coffee and a doughnut on your way up Main Street

These doughnuts are UNREAL! Ever wanted to try a bacon covered doughnut? Whiskey maple doughnut? This place is dangerously good..beware. $

17 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of many shops located along the shopping corridor of 4th Ave. There are chain stores (Patagonia, Northface, etc) and local shops (Hip Baby, Ming Wo (kitchen wares), Spank (women's clothes))

Vancouver's own, Lululemon, has great, comfy clothing. Shop along 4th avenue in the very trendy and popular neighbourhood of Kitsilano. Plenty of shops and restaurants to enjoy and very close to ... read more

This one is the original flagship store. I've never actually bought anything from there but I figure it's one that other people might be interested in visiting. :-)

28 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It has lots of major retail chains such as H&M,Victorias Secret , Guess, Aritizia and a great food court.

Coquitlam Centre is a super-regional sized shopping centre anchored by Sears, Hudson's Bay, London Drugs, T&T Supermarket, H&M, Sport Chek, Golf Town, Old Navy, Gap, Sephora, Apple and Walmart.

Good local mall. Has most shops needed, including the Apple Store, the Bay, American Eagle, Lush, Gap, RW & Co., and Walmart. About a 10 min drive away.

20 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Department store with 5 floors of everything you need from mid to high-end fashion, home decor and accessories etc.

This would be my favorite shopping place in downtown.

Bay One of the best stores in Vancouver. They have lots of high quality products at reasonable prices.

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My Wine Cellar

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2235 West 4th Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

20 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Larger selection of international and BC made wines. No beer. Buy a mixed case and they'll give you 10% off....

Wine store, for all your vineyard desires.

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Lynn Valley Centre has a smaller Save-On foods than Park and Tilford, also a Safeway, Kin's Market, Winners, Shoe Store, Japanese Food Restaurant, CIBC and few other shops

You can find everything here. It is about 2km from our place and not on the bus route. Grocery stores, pharmacy, fruit and vegetables, butcher, clothing and shoe stores, dry cleaners, liquor store,... read more

Here is where you can shop for many basic essentials such as: groceries, bakery, butcher, liquor store, drug store, hair salon, clothing store (Winners), dry-cleaning, banking, health food store, f... read more

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Even skeptics can enjoy hours of browsing at one of North America's largest new age bookstores, thanks to its great collections of cookbooks, health advice and literature.

Journey into yourself and other lands. New Age, Self-Improvement, and Local books along with many unique treasures such as hand blown glass, bamboo clothing, beeswax candles etc.

Very unique indépendant bookstore and one of the only ones still left in Vancouver - lots of non-fiction, author readings and events, a cool shop with interesting souvenirs, spiritual items and cha... read more

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Beautiful boutique with local and international designers

a bit pricey but great clothes for men an woman .

A main street​ fashion mainstay, you'll find a clothing item or accessory here that will make your friends back home jealous. I promise. Very cool, friendly and helpful staff.

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For all things cute--beautiful finds abound at this darling Mount Pleasant boutique.

Well curated home furnishings, jewellery, clothes. Owned locally. Neat stuff.

Boutique gift shop that also sells the fabulous XS-Unified hats and socks.