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Top Choice Books in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Kidsbooks

From Sophie's Masterpiece to Creepy Pair of Underwear, this huge, highly-inviting store – reputedly Canada's biggest children's bookshop – has thousands of novels, picture books and anything else you can think of to…
Food in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Thomas Haas

This independent chocolatier is often bursting with locals purchasing its regular supplies of gourmet treats, such as caramel-pecan squares and chili-suffused bon-bons. But the stars of the glass cabinet are the cho…
Market in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Kitsilano Farmers Market

Kitsilano's best excuse to get out and hang with the locals, this seasonal farmers market is one of the city's most popular. Arrive early for the best selection and you'll have the pick of freshly plucked local frui…
Homewares in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Stepback

When your to-buy list includes taxidermy, vintage typewriters and retro suitcases, this brilliantly curated, highly browsable shop is the place for you. Among the new and used trinkets, homewares and accessories, lo…
Music in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Zulu Records

Kitsilano's fave indie music store has downsized in recent years but it's still easy to blow an afternoon here with the vinyl and CD nerds, flicking through the new and used and hard-to-find albums. They also sell l…
Clothing in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Tilley

Recently relocated to a smaller store, this family-owned BC outdoor-clothing company is ideal for that safari jacket needed for your upcoming Amazon trip. But while the hardy, own-brand clothing doesn't change much,…
Sports & Outdoors in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Arc'teryx

Flagship branch of Vancouver's high-end outdoor gear store. Expect to pay a premium for the best waterproof jackets and weather-resistant pants here. The upside is they'll last for ages and you'll also be joining a …
Shoes in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Gravity Pope

This unisex temple of footwear is a dangerous place to come if you have a shoe fetish – best not to bring more than one credit card. Quality and designer élan are the keys here and you can expect to slip into Vancou…
Tea in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Silk Road Tea

Plunging into the scalding hot Kitsilano tea wars (there are two rival purveyors nearby), this satellite branch of Victoria's favorite fancy tea emporium combines superbly friendly staff with a lip-smacking array of…
Sports & Outdoors in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Wanderlust

Divided between guidebooks, maps and travel literature on one side and a large array of luggage and travel accessories on the other, this store has been inspiring itchy feet for years. While the book selection is ar…