Top Picks for Travellers
Before you hop on your next plane, train or automobile, make your trip a bit easier by adding these handy items to your suitcase.—Sheri Radford
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.oakridgecentre.com 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.pacificcentre.ca 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. www.richmondcentre .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.sinclaircentre.com 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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