A quick and easy guide to shops, spas, galleries, attractions and real estate advertised in GuestLife.
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, email@example.com, 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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
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
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
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, email@example.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