Shopping

Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Main Street

Regional Assembly of Text

This ironic antidote to the digital age lures ink-stained locals with its journals, handmade pencil boxes and T-shirts printed with typewriter motifs. Check out the tiny under-the-stairs gallery showcasing zines fro…
Top Choice Art in Southeastern Avalon Peninsula

Running the Goat

This active printing press is a bibliophile's dream. Owner Marnie Parsons gives tours of her presses, one from 1830s London. In addition to handmade poetry chapbooks and manifestos, there's a wonderful selection of …
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Yaletown & Granville Island

Gallery of BC Ceramics

The star of Granville Island's arts-and-crafts shops and the public face of the Potters Guild of BC, this excellent spot exhibits and sells the striking works of its member artists. You can pick up one-of-a-kind cer…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Yaletown & Granville Island

Paper-Ya

A magnet for slavering stationery fetishists (you know who you are), the treasure trove of trinkets here ranges from natty pens to traditional washi paper. It's not all writing-related ephemera, though. Whoever does…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Yellowknife

Northern Images

Owned by aboriginal art-and-crafts cooperatives, this excellent place carries the famed Inuit prints and lithographs from Cape Dorset, Pangnirtung and Ulukhaktok, along with splendid soapstone sculptures, Dene birch…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Iqaluit

Carvings Nunavut

Inside the Tumiit Plaza building, this place has an excellent, fairly priced collection of Inuit soapstone and whalebone sculpture for sale, as well as prints by Nunavut's artists.
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Fort Liard

Acho Dene Native Crafts

This excellent shop that doubles as the local information office sells traditional Dene crafts, such as birch-bark baskets and containers, ornately decorated with dyed porcupine quills. There is also moose-antler fu…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Inuvik

Originals

The best arts-and-crafts shop in town, stocking plenty of soapstone and whalebone carvings as well as jewelry made of NWT diamonds. The art section focuses heavily on the dramatic, moody prints and cards by Yukon ar…
Arts & Crafts in Gastown & Chinatown

Half Fool

An unusual juice bar and artisan boutique combo, this hidden Chinatown gem serves smoothies, coffees and treats at the back counter while also offering a cleverly curated array of arty creations around the store. Mo…
Arts & Crafts in Main Street

Urban Source

From used postcards to insect rubber stamps and from ladybug stickers to map pages from old books, this brilliant store offers a highly eclectic, ever-changing array of reclaimed materials and alternative arts and c…