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Vancouver Shopping

Vancouver Shopping Canada - Robson Street is one of the busiest shopping locations in all of Canada. This street offers upscale chain shops and designer boutiques offering high-end fashions.

Granville Island is a rehabilitated industrial site under Granville Street Bridge. It is a public market that offers the best deals on food, crafts and various gifts. It also has an interesting Kids Market – a mini-mall for children complete with a Lilliputian entrance, toy stores, and great play areas and services for younger children.

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South Granville is a 10 block stretch of Granville Street, from 6th avenue to 16th avenue, where it is said that Vancouver’s old-money enclave of Shaughnessy comes to shop. Offered here are classic men’s’ and women’s clothing shops as well as house wares and furniture boutiques.

Main Street from 19th street to 27th street offers a huge variety of Antique shops. Each shop covers a particular niche – offering amazing antiques from country kitchen, Art Deco, or Victorian. The shops are an endless mix of wonderful antiques, but there are also excellent cafes, bookshops, and clothing stores.

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Water Street – souvenir shops

Asia West commercial district

Punjabi Market – spices and textiles

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Vancouver Interesting Facts

  • Vancouver’s Chinatown is the third largest in North America.
  • Vancouver’s Chinatown is rumored to be riddled with secret underground tunnels.
  • The Vancouver Art Gallery occupies an entire courthouse, and allegedly boasts a ghost in the catacombs under the courthouse.
  • There are approximately 3,737 restaurants in Vancouver Canada.
  • In 1912, William Daley, the first inmate of the Oakalla Prison Farm in Burnaby, was sentenced to a year of hard labor for stealing fountain pens.
  • In 1922, vehicles in British Columbia switched from driving on the left to driving on the right hand side of the street.
  • The first Vancouver BC police patrol car was a Hudson Speedster, seized in 1911 as a stolen car from Los Angeles.
  • The Official Band of Vancouver is the Vancouver Police Pipe Band.
  • The first bar in downtown Vancouver was the Globe Saloon.
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