City Di­rec­tory

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ATTRACTIONS & AD­VEN­TURES

CAPI­LANO SUS­PEN­SION BRIDGE PARK Ap­pre­ci­ate na­ture from three breathtaking per­spec­tives – world fa­mous Capi­lano Sus­pen­sion Bridge, the seven bridges of Tree­tops Ad­ven­ture and the thrilling new Clif­fwalk, a heart-stop­ping jour­ney along the gran­ite cliff high above Capi­lano River. The 450 foot long, 230 foot high Capi­lano Sus­pen­sion Bridge is cel­e­brat­ing its 125th an­niver­sary and has thrilled vis­i­tors since 1889. While the wob- bly bridge has be­come a Van­cou­ver land­mark, the park of­fers an all en­com­pass­ing BC ex­pe­ri­ence. 3735 Capi­lano Road, North Van­cou­ver, open ev­ery day ex­cept Christ­mas Day. Call 604.985.7474 or visit cap­bridge.com for hours and in­for­ma­tion.

SEA TO SKY GON­DOLA BC’s new­est breath­taker, the Sea to Sky Gon­dola, is lo­cated 45 min­utes north of Van­cou­ver along the fa­mous Sea to Sky high­way. The 10-minute gon­dola ride pro­vides ac­cess to once in­ac­ces­si­ble ter­rain above Howe Sound. Once at the top, en­joy hik­ing and walk­ing in the sum­mer and snow­shoe­ing in the win­ter, a re­mark­able sus­pen­sion bridge, lo­cal cui­sine in the Sum­mit Lodge and breathtaking alpine and ocean views. For de­tails, hours of op­er­a­tion and to save on lift tick­ets visit seatosky­gon­dola.com

UBC BOTAN­I­CAL GAR­DEN AND GREEN­HEART CANOPY WALK­WAY

Im­merse your­self in the world of wild­col­lected plants! Gar­den high­lights

in­clude in­ter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized col­lec­tions of mag­no­lias and maples. Stroll through our im­pres­sive Asian gar­den with over 400 kinds of rhodo­den­drons, travel the con­ti­nents in our alpine gar­den, ex­plore our na­tive rain­for­est gar­den, head back in time in our tra­di­tional physic gar­den over­flow­ing with herbs, and dis­cover your ad­ven­tur­ous spirit as you nav­i­gate sus­pended walk­ways and tree plat­forms high above the for­est floor on the Green­heart Canopy Walk­way. botan­i­cal­gar­den.ubc.ca

FASH­ION & JEW­ELLERY

ARTINA’S JEW­ELLERY Dis­cover the world’s largest se­lec­tion of hand crafted Cana­dian jew­ellery at this unique shop lo­cated in the heart of Gas­town. Fea­tur­ing the works of over 100 of Canada’s top jew­ellery de­sign­ers, Artina’s of­fers ev­ery­thing from con­tem­po­rary de­signs to tra­di­tional and mod­ern in­ter­pre­ta­tions of First Na­tions styles. Rings, bracelets, pen­dants, and more. 387 Wa­ter St., Gas­town, Van­cou­ver, 604.915.7001, arti­nas.com

BLACK GOAT CASH­MERE, Any woman who feels the wind chill will love snug­gling up in a lus­cious sweater from Black Goat. Th­ese knits come in ev­ery­thing from clas­sic styles in goany­where neu­trals to funky de­signs in eye-pop­ping brights. Ir­re­sistible. Black Goat Cash­mere is lo­cated in Van­cou­ver at 925 West Ge­or­gia, 604.683.2238 and at 2818 Granville Street, 604.737.2238 or on­line at black­goat­cash­mere.com FINE FINDS Since open­ing its doors, Fine Finds Bou­tique has be­come a favourite Yale­town des­ti­na­tion for dis­cov­er­ing unique fash­ion, gifts, ac­ces­sories and more from renowned la­bels and lo­cal de­sign­ers alike. You will find a fab­u­lous and eclec­tic se­lec­tion at this ex­clu­sive bou­tique where you will be met with ex­cep­tional ser­vice and a friendly at­mos­phere. Open daily, Fine Finds is ready to in­tro­duce you to some­thing new and un­ex­pected. 1014 Main­land Street, Van­cou­ver, 604.669.8325, finefind­s­bou­tique.com

FINE FINDS KIDS This new ad­di­tion to Fine Finds is wel­com­ing to all the fam­ily and serves chil­dren from new­born to 6-years-old. One of the only des­ti­na­tions for Kids ap­parel in Yale­town, it

car­ries ev­ery­thing from fun and stim­u­lat­ing toys to cute out­fits, gifts and ac­ces­sories for kids. Fine Finds Kids also sup­ports the same ex­cep­tional ser­vice and friendly character as its sis­ter store Fine Finds Bou­tique. Come and en­joy all things cute in Yale­town's prime lo­ca­tion for par­ents and tots. 1020 Main­land Street, Van­cou­ver, 604.336.7764, finefind­s­bou­tique.com

FJALL­RAVEN, a Swedish brand that was es­tab­lished in the 60's, of­fers Van­cou­verites high qual­ity, hard wear­ing yet con­tem­po­rary out­er­wear, back­packs and ac­ces­sories. The store will ap­peal to out­door en­thu­si­asts and na­ture lovers alike, as well as trend­set­ting hip­sters be­cause of the shop's bou­tiquey vibe. Lo­cated at 147 West Broad­way, be­tween Columbia and Man­i­toba. 604.559.1369

FREYWILLE is the Vi­enna-based lux­ury brand that owes its mas­sive suc­cess to a close-knit team of artists, gold­smiths and enamel­ing ex­perts. It of­fers cus­tomers the world’s finest enamel jew­ellery, and its silk scarves and ties are un­matched. With no on­line sales avail­able, FREYWILLE op­er­ates 106 bou­tiques in 35 coun­tries and oc­cu­pies an un­ri­valled niche in the fash­ion and jew­ellery in­dus­tries. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit FREYWILLE Van­cou­ver at 511 Howe Street (at Pender). Call 604.569.0814, email van­cou­ver@ freywille.com, or go to freywille.com

IDAR, lo­cated in the heart of Fort Street in Vic­to­ria, is the re­tail showcase and work­ing stu­dio of award-win­ning master gold­smith & na­tion­ally renowned jew­eller Idar Bergseth. Idar’s vi­sion is to cre­ate dis­tinc­tive lines of jew­ellery that are ex­cep­tion­ally crafted & de­signed, us­ing time-hon­oured tech­niques. That orig­i­nal idea and in­spi­ra­tion

lives on in ev­ery piece he pro­duces. 946 Fort Street, Vic­to­ria. 250.383.3414, idar.com

KALENA’S ITAL­IAN SHOES AND AC­CES­SORIES cel­e­brates its 47th year in the city! Fash­ion for­ward trends, high qual­ity Ital­ian leather and warm per­son­al­ized ser­vice is what will be found in store. With their biyearly trav­els to the world’s largest shoe ex­pe­di­tion in Mi­lan, Italy they find the hottest trends in footwear and leather hand­bags for the up­com­ing sea­son. Men and women alike have a great se­lec­tion to choose from at the Com­mer­cial Drive lo­ca­tion at 1526 Com­mer­cial Drive, Van­cou­ver, 604.255.3727 as well as KALENA’S ITAL­IAN SHOE OUT­LET in North Van­cou­ver at 229 Moun­tain Hwy, 604.929.7400. Sign up on­line to re­ceive in store spe­cials. kale­nashoes.com

LA JOLIE MADAME BOU­TIQUE

Con­ve­niently lo­cated in down­town’s Pa­cific Cen­tre, this well-known shop is sought out by lo­cals and trav­el­ers as a lin­gerie bou­tique with a rep­u­ta­tion for ex­cel­lence. Of­fer­ing per­son­al­ized ser­vice and bra fit­tings since 1971, this bou­tique car­ries a gen­er­ous se­lec­tion of the finest Euro­pean lines such as Lise Charmel, An­tinea, Janira, Se­cret d’Eva, Prima Donna, Marie-Jo, Chantelle, Aubade, Si­mone Perele, Hanro, Cos­abella and more. Bra sizes range from 32A to 46H. An ex­cel­lent col­lec­tion of fine cot­ton and silk day and night wear in­clud­ing popular Pa­tri­cia Field­walker and Chris­tine. 701 West Ge­or­gia Street (Pa­cific Cen­tre - Up­per Level), Van­cou­ver, 604.669.1831

PAL­LA­DIO Van­cou­ver’s premier jew­eller, in­vites you to dis­cover oneof-a-kind jew­ellery de­signed and hand­crafted by Pal­la­dio and cel­e­brated in­ter­na­tional brands that you won’t find any­where else. PAL­LA­DIO is rec­og­nized as the em­bod­i­ment of su­pe­rior de­sign and qual­ity and has earned the dis­tinc­tion of be­ing on the cut­ting edge. The bou­tique fea­tures orig­i­nal hand­crafted de­signs, the purest met­als and finest cut di­a­monds in the most cap­ti­vat­ing styles, as well as mas­ter­fully crafted time­pieces from such renowned de­sign­ers as Vacheron Con­stantin, Rolex, Ray­mond Weil, Parmi­giani Fleurier, Pan­erai, JaegerLeCoul­tre, Gi­rard-Per­re­gaux and Franck Muller. This orig­i­nal­ity and ex­clu­siv­ity at­tracts col­lec­tors and con­nois­seurs, fash­ion­istas and celebri­ties from around the globe. It is also what makes ev­ery piece in the jew­eller’s leg­endary show­room wor­thy of the dis­tinc­tion. Ex­clu­sively at Pal­la­dio. Ter­mi­nal City Club, 855 West Hast­ings Street, Van­cou­ver, 604.685.3885, pal­la­dio­canada.com

PELLE LEATHER On the edge of Yale­town in a very mod­est space, find Pelle Ital­ian Leather, sell­ing hand crafted, veg­etable tanned leather goods from Florence, Vi­cenza, and a few other Ital­ian ci­ties. Pelle is the ex­clu­sive pur­veyor of I Medici, Del Conte, Car­raro, etc., brands un­fa­mil­iar to the Gucci and LV-ob­sessed, but syn­ony­mous with qual­ity in Italy. With vir­tu­ally no over­head, Pelle has kept prices sur­pris­ingly low. A large, but­tery soft tote comes in un­der $300. 1204 Seymour Street 604.428.2235, pelleital­ian­leather.com

VETRINA Business wear to Haute Cou­ture, de­signer shoes & ac­ces­sories. Blend­ing el­e­gance and sen­su­al­ity with an en­chant­ing ec­cen­tric­ity, Vetrina in­vites you to ex­pe­ri­ence Euro­pean de­signer fash­ions in our el­e­gant sa­lon­style bou­tique. Whether it’s sem­i­ca­s­ual or evening, each piece has been hand-picked from Italy’s pre-em­i­nent fash­ion houses to en­hance the beauty of our ladies. With per­sonal con­sul­ta­tions, an in-house tai­lor, and com­pli­men­tary re­fresh­ments, Vetrina’s house of style is a must visit in Van­cou­ver's bustling down­town core. 525 West

Ge­or­gia St., Van­cou­ver, 604.632.0132, info@vetrina.ca, vetrina.ca, face­book. com/vetrina.ca

XIXO (Shee-sho) is Canada’s distrib­u­tor of Cuadra, a Mex­i­can maker of lux­ury leather prod­ucts with sea­sonal col­lec­tions of shoes, boots, jack­ets, hand­bags and ac­ces­sories in ca­sual, dress and western styles hand­made with gen­uine hides and ex­otic skins by Mex­i­can ar­ti­sans. We rep­re­sent unique­ness, high-qual­ity and un­der­state­ment in lux­ury leather prod­ucts that sig­nal their spe­cial­ness more dis­creetly through shape and ma­te­ri­als. Visit our bou­tique at 943 Seymour Street, Van­cou­ver. 604.620.6738 , xixoap­parel.com We may change lo­ca­tions in 2015. Please visit our web site or call us to con­firm our ad­dress.

GAL­LERIES

CRYSTALWORKS Come ex­plore our world-class col­lec­tion of fine crys­tals, dec­o­ra­tive min­er­als and fos­sils from around the world. Crystalworks fea­tures mu­seum qual­ity pieces that can serve as fo­cal points in home or of­fice, en­dur­ingly beau­ti­ful “nat­u­ral sculp­ture” for ta­ble and man­tle, and trea­sured touch­stones for pocket or purse... Crystalworks also of­fers unique gift items such as hand­crafted jew­ellery and gem carv­ings by lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional artists, gem­stone beads and mixed me­dia pho­tog­ra­phy. 1760 West 3rd Av­enue, Van­cou­ver, 604.732.3870, crystalworks.ca

EA­GLE SPIRIT GALLERY Spe­cial­iz­ing in mu­seum qual­ity Cana­dian First Na­tions and Inuit art, the gallery showcases orig­i­nal hand-carved masks, pan­els, bent­wood boxes, totem poles, bas­kets, but­ton blan­kets, pad­dles, rat­tles and Inuit stone sculp­tures. View works by world-renowned artists in­clud­ing Robert David­son, Susan Point, Beau Dick, Jor­don Se­ward, Kla­tle-Bhi, Moy Suther­land, Corey Bul­pitt, Carl Stromquist and Ju­nior Hen­der­son. To in­quire about th­ese artists as well as the ex­ten­sive col­lec­tion of Inuit art, please con­tact the gallery at 1803 Mar­itime Mews, Van­cou­ver (on Granville Is­land) 604.801.5205, ea­gle­spir­it­gallery@telus.net, ea­gle­spir­it­gallery.com

THE MU­SEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY (MOA) at the Univer­sity of Bri­tish Columbia (UBC) is world-renowned for its col­lec­tions, re­search, teach­ing, pub­lic pro­grams, and com­mu­nity con­nec­tions. Founded in 1949 in the base­ment of the Main Li­brary at UBC, its mis­sion is to in­spire un­der­stand­ing of and re­spect for world arts and cul­tures. To­day, Canada's largest teach­ing mu­seum is lo­cated in a spec­tac­u­lar build­ing over­look­ing moun­tains and sea. MOA houses more than 42,000 ethno­graphic ob­jects and 535,000 archaeological ob­jects, in­clud­ing many that orig­i­nate from the North­west Coast of Bri­tish Columbia. moa.ubc.ca

THE SOUTH GRANVILLE GALLERY AS­SO­CI­A­TION The South Granville Gallery As­so­ci­a­tion rep­re­sents Van­cou­ver’s lead­ing fine art gal­leries. Lo­cated be­tween 5th and 15th Av­enue on South Granville Street, this four­teen mem­ber as­so­ci­a­tion seeks to pro­mote the high­est qual­ity in fine art. On South Granville you can ex­plore art styles rang­ing from the 17th cen­tury to con­tem­po­rary 21st cen­tury pieces. Exhibitions held by SGGA mem­bers al­low col­lec­tors and art en­thu­si­asts to view works by emerg­ing and es­tab­lished artists along­side his­tor­i­cal mas­ter­pieces. To visit the gal­leries on South Granville, view the gallery map on page 55. sgga.ca.

UNO LANG­MANN This in­ter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized gallery is Canada’s fore­most spe­cial­ist in Euro­pean and North Amer­i­can paint­ings of the high­est qual­ity from the

18th, 19th, and early 20th cen­turies. The el­e­gant, neo-clas­si­cal sur­round­ings of the gallery also showcase a care­ful se­lec­tion of an­tique fur­ni­ture, sil­ver, and ob­jets d’art. Both mu­se­ums and pri­vate col­lec­tors have come to rely on the gallery for a full range of ser­vices re­lat­ing to ac­qui­si­tions, con­sign­ment, sales, ap­praisals, con­ser­va­tion and fram­ing. For nearly forty years, Uno Lang­mann Limited Fine Art has been lo­cated in the first build­ing on South Granville’s Gallery Row, mak­ing it a land­mark in the Van­cou­ver art scene. 2117 Granville Street, Van­cou­ver 604-736-8825 lang­mann.com

REAL ES­TATE

RIVER GREEN – CANADA’S MOST SIG­NIF­I­CANT WATER­FRONT COM­MU­NITY Imag­ine a 27-acre master-planned com­mu­nity sit­ting on the shore­line of Fraser River with un­ob­structed views of the North Shore Moun­tains, and in its midst, the Rich­mond Olympic Oval. This is River Green, an en­deav­our to re­peat the leg­endary Coal Har­bour suc­cess story by famed Aspac De­vel­op­ments Ltd. With 20,000 sq. ft. 5-Star re­sort-style pri­vate club house plus 52,000 sq. ft. of land­scaped wa­ter gar­dens, all that is River Green speaks of lux­ury and vi­tal­ity. Ev­ery­thing is close by but noth­ing else comes close. Phase One is now ready for oc­cu­pancy. 604.233.2633, river­green.com

SHOP­PING CEN­TRES

PA­CIFIC CEN­TRE at the Edge of Fash­ion in the heart of down­town, Pa­cific Cen­tre is a dy­namic ur­ban shop­ping en­vi­ron­ment that high­lights the so­phis­ti­ca­tion of down­town and con­nects where you live, work, shop and play.

Van­cou­ver’s premier shop­ping des­ti­na­tion fea­tures a f lag­ship H&M, Holt Ren­frew and Harry Rosen as well as renowned re­tail­ers such as Sephora, MaxMara, Coach, Hugo Boss, Hol­lis­ter, Ap­ple and so much more. Lo­cated on the cor­ner of Ge­or­gia & Howe, con­nected to the Four Sea­son Ho­tel and ad­ja­cent to Rob­son Street and the Van­cou­ver Art Gallery. 701 West Ge­or­gia Street, 604.688.7235, paci­fic­cen­tre.ca

SINCLAIR CEN­TRE Shops of dis­tinc­tion cap­ture a mo­ment of the past in a present state of mind. Imag­ine a unique shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence amidst beau­ti­ful his­toric sur­round­ings. At Sinclair Cen­tre, you’ll find ev­ery­thing from the lat­est in fash­ion and gift­ware to sta­teof-the-art ser­vices. Visit them at 757 West Hast­ings Street or sin­clair­centre.com

SPAS

MI­RAJ HAM­MAM SPA Ex­pe­ri­ence a tra­di­tional Mid­dle East­ern Ham­mam and Gom­mage steam and body ex­fo­li­a­tion. The Ham­mam will cleanse your body in low-mist and high in­ten­sity steam cham­bers while stim­u­lat­ing your senses and imag­i­na­tion. Lay re­laxed on Jerusalem gold mar­ble while an es­theti­cian ex­fo­li­ates you with au­then­tic black Moroc­can soap, then, in­dulge in a mas­sage and/or aro­mather­apy fa­cial. Re­treat to the sump­tu­ous Sul­tana Lounge to en­joy Mid­dle East­ern tea and sweet cake be­fore f loat­ing out­side to re-join the world. 1495 West 6th Av­enue, Van­cou­ver 604.733.5151, mi­ra­jham­mam.com

SPE­CIALTY SHOPS

BARK­ING BA­BIES is lo­cated at the cor­ner of chic and ca­nine in Van­cou­ver’s trendy Yale­town. We

fea­ture ut­terly fash­ion-for­ward ap­parel and ac­ces­sories, treats and food, spa prod­ucts, col­lars and leashes, beds and bowls for dogs of all sizes. Come visit our knowl­edge­able staff, and our own bark­ing ba­bies™ who love to have play­mates visit! 1188 Homer Street, Van­cou­ver 604.647.bark (2275) bark­ing­ba­bies.com face­book: bark­ing­ba­bies twit­ter: @bark­ing­ba­bies in­sta­gram: @bark­ing­ba­bies

CHAR­ALS is Van­cou­ver's premier des­ti­na­tion for the world's finest pens, leather goods, and ac­ces­sories for over 25 years. CHAR­ALS is where you will dis­cover at­ten­tion to de­tail in prod­ucts and ser­vice, and the finest col­lec­tions from de­sign­ers such as Mont­blanc, Mon­te­grappa, Graf Von FaberCastell, Tumi, Ri­mowa, Vis­conti, Water­man and many more. Lo­cated in the Sinclair Cen­tre, 757 West Hast­ings Street, Van­cou­ver. 2nd Lo­ca­tion Open­ing at Ho­tel Blu, 171 Rob­son St. Fall of 2014. 604.689.3497, 1.800.811.7333, info@char­als.com, char­als.com

IN­FORM IN­TE­RI­ORS is the Van­cou­ver de­sign des­ti­na­tion. Works by the world’s lead­ing de­sign­ers - An­to­nio Cit­te­rio, Jasper Mor­ri­son, Naoto Fuka­sawa, Le Cor­bus­ier, and Eames sit com­fort­ably next to pieces by Van­cou­ver’s own Dou­glas Cou­p­land, Lukas Peet, Omer Arbel, and Niels Bendtsen, who de­signs an ex­ten­sive range of fur­ni­ture called Bensen. 50 & 97 Wa­ter Street, Van­cou­ver, 604.682.3868, in­forminte­ri­ors.com

THE PER­FUME SHOPPE is a cen­trally lo­cated ex­quis­ite Euro­pean style per­fumery fea­tur­ing ex­clu­sive lux­ury brands in­clud­ing Amouage, Clive Christian, Mon­tale, Serge Lutens and Pen­haligons. In­spired by a life-long love of fra­grances, owner Naz opened her shoppe to share her knowl­edge and pas­sion with Van­cou­verites and vis­i­tors. The shoppe's suc­cess is made ev­i­dent by cus­tomer tes­ti­mo­ni­als. "This is the ONLY place to pur­chase your next fra­grance." - Danielle M. "What a jewel in Van­cou­ver. You are the best nose." –Janet. They are loved on YELP! Lo­cated in the Sinclair Cen­tre, 226 - 757 West Hast­ings Street, Van­cou­ver, 604.299.8463, 1.877.299.8500, thep­er­fumeshoppe.com

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