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VANCOUVER ATTRACTIONS - SHOPPING - PLACES OF INTEREST - LANDMARKS

Vancouver Shopping - Places of Interest

Shopping in Vancouver, with its ethnic diversity, allows you to find authentic goods from just about anywhere in the world. Fashions, silks from the Far East, British Columbia Smoked Salmon, spices from India and tea from China. Designer malls and shops offer a selection and price range second to none.
robson street vnacouver bc

Designer brands and endless rows of fashion boutiques may be found on Robson Street. This is the trendy place to shop, to see and be seen. The sidewalk cafes, specialty stores and chic rstaurants attract visitors and locals alike. You may even see a movie star or two as Vancouver is known as Hollywood North.

pacific centre mall

Pacific Centre is the city's premiere fashion centre with over 200 shops and services including Canada's leading fashion department stores. Plus Visitors to Vancouver receive a FREE gift! Spend $200 or more at Pacific Centre merchants and receive a leather passport holder while quantities last. Simply visit the Guest Services kiosk, with your day’s receipts to receive your FREE gift. Proof of residency is requested..

granville island market

Granville Island is British Columbia's friendliest Public Market. Journey through the bustle of narrow streets, witness art in the making, and discover a unique selection of items you can't find anywhere else in the city. Enjoy a cool spray at the Kid's Water Park or just sit back, relax, and soak up the atmosphere on one of Granville Island's many great patios. Sift through the aromas of fresh food, the wonderful sounds of buskers, or immerse yourself in the unrivalled excitement of live theatre.

gastown vancouver bc
Historic Gastown is a must for visitors to Vancouver. Picture a tangle of cobble-stoned streets, mews, courtyards, and Victorian architecture set against a back drop of snow-capped mountains. Or an antique steam clock that blows its musical salute every 15 minutes. Gastown is more than a trip into the past, It's also a bustling modern community. So sit back and sip on a beer at one of the many brew-pubs, eat fresh fish or ethnic food in an array of restaurants, or listen to live music. Shop for antiques, Canadian Native art or look for designer fashions. Whether you are here for a while, or enroute to Whistler or Victoria, don't go home without visiting picturesque Gastown.
sinclair centre
More than a retail complex, Sinclair Centre is an unequalled setting of charm and grace within Vancouver's city core. This restored heritage project is an exciting blend of classic elegance and contemporary convenience. Sweeping staircases, of rich marble, gleaming brass, original tiling and wood paneling reflect rich styling of the past. Recapture yesteryear in a unique shopping experience. Sinclair Centre links Vancouver's exciting waterfront developments - the cruise ship terminal, convention centre, the Pan Pacific and Waterfront Hotels - with downtown Vancouver. The centre is directly connected to the Seabus Terminal, and Waterfront Station and there are more than 2,200 parking spaces within a three-block radius.
chinatown vnacouver bc
Vancouver Chinatown tops the list as one of North America's cleanest modern day Chinatowns. This is North American's Second largest Chinatown after San Francisco, this bustling commercial are just east of Downtown Vancouver offers divine dim sum, ancient heral remidies, exotic fish and fowl, and spices and teas. The community is designed in the Ming dynasty style. The area is designated a heritage site, and visitors can still see early turn-of-last-century buildings with old-style balconies, yet the regular shoppers, the strolling families and the constant traffic leave no doubt that this neighbourhood is still well-used today.
The Sam Key Building Vancouver BC
Heading towards 8 West Pender Street, you will come across a building which is the narrowest commercial building in the world. This is known as the Sam Kee Building and it is the centre for importing goods from overseas. It was built in 1913 when much of Kee’s original land was expropriated by a racially motivated city government. He built this sliver of a building anyway This building was home to 13 businesses at one time. It was the only place in Chinatown for residents to enjoy hot baths. There is a tunnel beneath the building that was used as an escape route from raids on Opium dens situated on neighbouring Shanghai Alley. The building is also fronted by the only remaining glass sidewalk in Chinatown. As part of the ongoing history of this structure, issues still arise between the owners and the city with respect to encroachment and overhangs. In spite of each side having an element of right it seems to boil down to the proverbial "tit for tat". It makes for an interesting study in civics.
Hon's Wun-Tun House Vancouver BC
(268 Keefer St.) is a legendary cheap and cheerful spot for lunch or dinner. Hon's Wun-Tun House has been in business for over 25 years. It started as a small restaurant in Chinatown, Vancouver, Canada with only 5 staff. Because of the high quality of the Potstickers and noodles that we produce ourselves and the delicious dishes that we serve at our restaurants, we now operate 4 restaurants/retail outlets around the Lower Mainland (Chinatown in Vancouver, Richmond, New Westminster and Robson Street) of British Columbia, Canada.
dr. sun yat sen gardens
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden (578 Carrall Street), an authentic classic Chinese garden. The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, the first of its kind outside of China, is an authentic representation of an age – old garden tradition which reached its peak in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The Garden is characteristic of the private spaces within a Ming scholar’s residence. With its asymmetrical arrangement of rocks and plants, its winding paths and corridors, and the vistas that overlook its courtyards, the Garden emulates the rhythms of nature. Ming dynasty scholars, the elite of their time, lived and worked in their garden, sharing these enchanting spaces with friends and family of all ages. Like any home, a scholar's garden was filled with energy, but also offered quiet moments for contemplation
 
 
 
   
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