Divided between guidebooks, maps and travel literature on one side and an array of travel accessories on the other, this store has been inspiring itchy feet for years. While the book selection is among Vancouver's best, it's the gadgets that are most intriguing. Peruse the money belts and mosquito nets, then wonder how you ever got by without quick-drying underwear.

The staff of seasoned travelers is super-knowledgeable if you just want to talk up your next big adventure. This is a good spot to pick up that plug adapter you mistakenly left at home.