Vancouver - Shopping
The casual shopper will enjoy a stroll along Robson Street with its unique boutiques, coffeehouses and restaurants. Public Market, 1610 Street, offers fresh produce and seafood specialty shops of all types occupy the multi-level complex and the food court serves ethnic cuisine and snacks. Granville Island is one of Vancouver’s shopping hotspots and the hub of epicurean delight. The Public Market overflows with fresh vegetables, fruits and exotic herbs and spices. Art and handcrafted items, custom built kayaks, wooden musical instruments, blown glass, leather goods, and one-of-a-kind toys are a small sampling of items for sale.
The more serious shopper will appreciate the concentration of shops at Pacific Centre, located downtown Vancouver, boasting over 165 shops or Lonsdale Quay Market & Shops in North Vancouver, the multi-level marketplace on the waterfront, with 90 shops, services and restaurants.
Two special finds in Vancouver are Ice Wines, a type of dessert wine produced from frozen grapes, and Cuban Cigars. Both are readily available for sale in most tourist areas.