British Columbia Shopping

The province is a shoppers haven. You'll   find huge malls such as Metropolis at Metrotown, outlet stores like North Face and endless numbers of shopping centres with hundreds of stores to peruse. If you're looking to go really upscale head down to lower Burrard in Vancouver where you can drop a couple of thousand at Tiffanys then head up to lower  Granville to pick up some antiques and  lighten you wallet once again. Further afield Kelowna has blossomed as a shoppers town and of course Whistler has endless boutiques to browse if you want a break from skiing (hard to imagine!). Actually our favourite shopping town is Victoria, which has so many independent shops with fascinating and let's face it, down right strange offerings. Fan Tan alley is particularly unique as is Capital Iron. Most of the provinces small towns also offer interesting opportunities for those with a nose for  bargains.


 The Gulf Islands present an intriguing shopping experience for visitors. Small boutiques and specialty stores go out of their way to stock unique items, sourced from all over the world. Along with these treasures you'll find a wide variety of fascinating products created by the immensely talented local artists and artisans. Paintings and sketchings are just the beginning of what you'll see. The islands artists works encompasses a wide variety of mediums. Wood, metal, ceramic, reed, stone, glass and more are skillfully manipulated to create fascinating practical items and works of art.

Book stores are plentiful enough that on some islands they have specific themes to allow them to differentiate. Maps, charts and guide books of the area are readily available at many of these retailers.

ArtCraft - Exhibit, Spring & Summer, Salt Spring Island
Gabriola Studio Tour - Thanksgiving, Gabriola Island
Galiano Saturday Market (Galiano Chamber) - Summer, Galiano
Mayne Island Farmers Market (Mayne Chamber) - Summer, Mayne
Salt Spring Market Photo Gallery
Salt Spring Saturday Market - Renown outdoor market, Salt Spring Island
Salt Spring Studio Tour

Gulf Islands Shopping - Stores

Victoria & Vancouver Island Shopping


Shopping Centres and Areas


Vancouver Coast and Mountains Shopping

Shopping Areas and Malls



Whistler Shopping





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