Vancouver

Vancouver Travel Guide

In the Victorian neighborhood of Gastown, this three-story Native American art gallery showcases ceremonial masks and totem poles, limited-edition prints, and bentwood boxes. The beaded moccasins and hand-carved “talking sticks” make for great souvenirs.

What started as a tiny consignment shop in the indie district around King Edward Avenue has grown into the neighborhood’s premiere boutique for all things antique and secondhand. Find vintage leather clutches and bags alongside baby toys, kitchenware, printed stationery, and more.

Located just two blocks from the park entrance, this West End rental shop gears up sightseers for two wheeled adventures through the trails of Stanley Park and the Vancouver Seawall.

Located in the Vancouver International Airport, just past security in the U.S. Terminal, this outpost of the Canadian brand sells a selection of the company's quality leather goods and clothing items. Founded in 1973, the brand uses the quintessential Canadian animal, the beaver, as its logo.

International design house Obakki sells clothing for both work and play that's geared toward young (and young-at-heart) career women. Founded by Treana Peake in Vancouver, the company's line is a favorite of celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, and Tyra Banks.

A single- or two-person sea kayak paddle around False Creek is a terrific way to spot some of Vancouver’s landmarks—including the still-under-construction athletes’ village for the Winter 2010 Olympic Games.

Every night starting at 9 p.m., top-notch jazz performers riff in this intimate restaurant/lounge on the ground floor of the arty Listel Hotel.

At the forefront of Main Street's growing reputation as a design Mecca, this quirky Mount Pleasant clothing boutique stocks locally made art-house designs with Socialist tendencies.

Housed in the historical Crawford Block building in Edmonton, Gravity Pope has supported local fashion designers and collections since 1992.

Canadian artist Lutz Haufschild created this 131-foot-long stained glass panel inspired by the iconic Hokusai painting The Great Wave off Kanagawa. Using thousands of pieces of aqua and green-hued glass, this piece reflects sunlight as if it were shining off the ocean.

Olympic Pedigree: Snowboarding and freestyle skiing in 2010, and site of Shaun “Flying Tomato” White’s likely total domination of the half-pipe à la Turin 2006.

 

The namesake owner of this 1995-opened gallery is passionate about the First Nations artists whose work he carries.

This Vancouver International Airport (YVR) shop is located pre-security on level three in the international departures wing. The open-air retail space is museum-like, with wooden ellipses, structural steel “totems,” and common materials from the region used throughout.

The fashion atelier was built as a glass row house in a former parking lot between two brick buildings.

Many of Granville Island’s most interesting shops are actually located outside the boundaries of the Public Market.