Neptoon Records

Top choice music in Main Street

Vancouver's oldest independent record store is still a major lure for music fans, with its High Fidelity ambience and time-capsule feel. But it's not resting on its laurels: you'll find a well-priced array of new and used vinyl and CD recordings, plus some serious help with finding that obscure Sigue Sigue Sputnik recording you've been looking for.

Unlike some record stores, there's no attempt to be hip here, making it arguably the most comfortable spot in town for a browse, whether or not you're a geeky muso. It also sells tickets for shows around town; ask the knowledgeable staff for recommendations.