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OAKRIDGE CEN­TRE A lead­ing shop­ping cen­tre 15 min­utes from down­town and a short drive from the air­port. Browse a mix of lux­ury shops, trendy in­de­pen­dent bou­tiques and ma­jor brands such as Max Mara, Hugo Boss, La­coste, Coach, Harry Rosen and Boys’ Co. Also find mod­ern es­sen­tials at Banana Re­pub­lic, Gap, Lu­l­ule­mon and Hud­son’s Bay. Concierge ser­vices avail­able. Free park­ing. Easy ac­cess with the Canada Line SkyTrain at Oakridge–41st Av­enue sta­tion. M-Tu, Sa 9:30 am-7 pm, W-F 9:30 am-9 pm, Su and hol­i­days 11 am-6 pm. 650 W. 41st Ave. at Cam­bie. 604-261-2511. www.oakridge­cen­ X Map 4: E3

PA­CIFIC CEN­TRE Down­town Van­cou­ver’s largest shop­ping cen­tre in­cludes stores such as Holt Ren­frew, Harry Rosen, H&M, Max Mara, Hugo Boss, The Ap­ple Store, Kate Spade, Bose, Hol­lis­ter Co., Ted Baker, Sephora and much more. Ad­ja­cent to Rob­son St., the Van­cou­ver Art Gallery and the Four Sea­sons Ho­tel. Close to down­town ho­tels and at­trac­tions, along with ma­jor bus routes and the Granville SkyTrain sta­tion. M-Tu 10 am-7 pm, W-F 10 am-9 pm, Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su and hol­i­days 11-6 pm. 701 W. Ge­or­gia St. at Howe. Guest ser­vices 604688-7235. www.paci­fic­cen­ X Map 1: C5

RICH­MOND CEN­TRE Lo­cated near the air­port, this cen­tre has 240 shops and ser­vices in­clud­ing Hud­son’s Bay, Aritzia, For­ever 21 and an in­ter­na­tional mix of mer­chants. M-Tu, Sa 9:30 am-7 pm, W-F 9:30 am-9 pm, Su and hol­i­days 11 am-6 pm. 6551 No. 3 Rd., Rich­mond. 604-713-7467.­mond­cen­tre .com X Map 3: D3

SIN­CLAIR CEN­TRE Four her­itage build­ings un­der glass com­prise an el­e­gant shop­ping mall of exclusive stores and ser­vices. Find fine fra­grances at The Per­fume Shoppe, and brand-name fash­ions at Leone and L2, then ship your pur­chases home from The UPS Store. M-Sa 10 am-5:30 pm. 757 W. Hast­ings St. www.sin­clair­ X Map 1: B6

Lonely Planet Bri­tish Columbia & the Cana­dian Rock­ies, 7th Edi­tion, at lo­cal book­stores (page 22) UCO Hun­dred Head­lamp, at MEC (page 27) Mini Sil­i­cone USB Light by Kikker­land, at Welk’s Gen­eral Store (page 25) Stan­ley One Hand Vac­uum Mug, at MEC (page...

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