Arts & Crafts

in Gastown & Chinatown

Crammed with locally made bright-hued T-shirts, backpacks and ball caps, Blim's main business is the roster of workshops on everything from patch-making to ceramic screen printing. Check to see what's on – or just buy someone else's handiwork from the shop and pretend it's yours. Look out for resident cat Pounce, who likes to bolt for the door whenever possible.

Blim also stages craft markets at sites around the city; they're a great way to meet local artisans and pick up unique souvenirs. Check the website.