British Columbia Stores and Shopping

C$30 for C$60 Worth of Scarves, Hats, and Accessories at Names

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Downtown Vancouver

C$60 C$30

Handmade and imported scarves, hats, gloves, jewellery, and accessories

C$25 for C$50 Worth of Beads, Tools, and Accessories at Beadworks

Beadworks

Fairview

C$50 C$25

Giant DIY-beading store stocks 30,000+ items in huge variety of colours & shapes, from practical tools to glittering Swarovski crystals

C$35 for a Three-Month Half Marathon or 10K Training Clinic at FitFirst Footwear (C$70 Value)

FitFirst Footwear

Burnaby

C$70 C$35

Prepare for a 10K or half marathon over the course of 12 weeks of practice and health talks; includes discounts and prize drawings

C$40 for C$80 Worth of Soccer, Rugby, and Volleyball Gear at Spank it Sports

Spank it Sports

Victoria

C$80 C$40

A wide and varied selection of soccer, volleyball, and rugby gear outfits fans and players with shoes, equipment, apparel, and accessories

Shoes and Accessories at Heels Corner Collections (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Heels Corner Collections

Richmond

C$30 C$15

Find shoes, jewellery, and purses from Korean designers

Comic Books and Merchandise at Four Aces Comics (Up to 60% Off). Two Options Available.

Four Aces Comics

Highway 11

C$25 C$10

More than 30,000 comic books, some dating back to the 1960s, accompany action figures, trading cards, and T-shirts

C$15 for C$30 Worth of Footwear at Flip Flop Shops

Flip Flop Shops

Coquitlam Centre

C$30 C$15

Flip-flops and sandals from brands such as Reef, Sanuk, OluKai, Havaianas, Roxy, and Quiksilver

Black, Green, Purple, or Blue Zipper Earphones at Mr. Buzz (70% Off)

Mr. Buzz

Delta

C$49.99 C$14.99

Zipper earbud headphones pour silky music into ears while giving smartphones a unique colourful pop

C$170 for a Live Edge Fir Fireplace Mantel from Regal Mantels Inc (C$300 Value)

Regal Mantels Inc

Abbotsford

C$300 C$170

Fireplace mantel constructed from Douglas Fir is easy to install.

C$25 for C$50 Worth of Swimwear and Accessories at AquaSport West

AquaSport West

Coquitlam

C$50 C$25

Swimwear and accessories from Speedo, Nike, and Aquasphere

C$24 for C$40 Worth of Sewing Supplies or Classes at Linda's Quilt Shoppe

Linda's Quilt Shoppe

Highway 97

C$40 C$24

More than 2,500 bolts of fabric line walls of quilting superstore that also offers tools, accessories, patterns, and classes

C$599 for a Custom-Fitted Suit Ensemble with Shirt and Tie at Samtani & Son (C$1,524 Value)

Samtani & Son

Samtani & Son

C$1,524 C$599

Father-son tailoring team hand stitch imported fabrics into custom dress shirt, suit, and tie; packages include a free in-store fitting

C$29.99 for C$60 Worth of Men’s and Women’s Apparel, Shoes, and Accessories from Le Château Outlet

Le Château Outlet

Multiple Locations

C$60 C$29.99

Iconic fashion line designed exclusively in Canada decks out men and women in trendy seasonal looks in items already marked down up to 60%

C$25 for C$40 Worth of Used Books at The Book Man

The Book Man

Multiple Locations

C$20 C$12.50

Well-lit shops with in-house cats and a knowledgeable staff houses a half-million books impeccably organized across 72 genres

C$25 for C$40 Worth of Used Books at The Book Man

The Book Man

Multiple Locations

C$20 C$12.50

Well-lit shops with in-house cats and a knowledgeable staff houses a half-million books impeccably organized across 72 genres

Select Local Merchants

While browsing shops during her travels in New York, Australia, and Europe, Alisa West Folk's lifelong dream to own a boutique only grew stronger. Her own wish was granted when she and her mom, Kathie, opened wish.list boutique. The mom-and-daughter team stocks the shop with finds such as Deborah Lippmann and Butter London nail polish, Deux Lux handbags, and Hanky Panky underwear. Alisa especially loves the Voluspa candles—"The smells are unbelievable," she says, singling out Santiago Huckleberry as her favourite aroma.

It's Alisa and Kathie's passion for their products that makes wish.list boutique a treasure trove for shoppers. They have to "fall in love" with something in order to consider it worthy of the boutique's shelves. "Anything we would want to use or feel like we need in our lives, we want in the store," Alisa says. That includes a focus on paraben-free, organic, and less-toxic items, including John Masters Organic haircare products.

The store brings a chic vibe to Kitsilano with white paint, a damask accent wall, and butterfly motif, all lit by chandelier. To keep faces equally fresh, the staff's professional makeup artist gives complimentary makeup applications and cosmetics advice on Thursdays, Fridays, and some Saturdays. The boutique also hosts events on occasion—they threw a lipstick and wine-pairing party for their one-year anniversary in 2010, and Real Housewives of Vancouver star Mary Zilba helped them celebrate posh polishes with a 50 Shades of Summer party.

In addition to feminine accessories and beauty products, Alisa and Kathie also curate a selection of baby gifts, and the shop is a popular place to pick up presents. "A lot people come in looking for a gift and then they end up buying something for themselves," Alisa says.

Alisa knows she's doing her job right when she's out at a restaurant or around town and someone asks her where she got her bag. It's even more gratifying when she hears their response: "They say, 'Oh, I love that store!'" she says.

2811 Broadway W
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Lili Blossom Boutique is a purveyor of natural and artisan bath and body products for women, men, and children, crafted by luxurious, boutique lines that regularly incorporate natural therapeutic extracts to achieve their revitalizing results. The pampering products are naturally sourced and do not contain mineral oil, talc, or ethylene oxide, which can be harmful to the body and the environment. Top-selling brands include all-stars such as Malie, a Hawaiian import offering sweet-scented body creams and salt scrubs with a silky finish; Farmhouse Fresh, an Oprah-endorsed outfit with standout products such as honey heel glaze and sweet cream foot scrub; and Barefoot Venus, a Kelowna-based line with a variety of well-priced products. Quickly joining the ranks of storied suppliers, Linden Leaves is new to the lineup with an impressive unisex line and fast-selling body oil.

2603 162 St
Surrey,
BC
CA

A tiny ripple glides along the smooth-as-glass water, alerting captain Pete to the fact that he and his passengers are about to have company. Sure enough, within seconds a group of glossy black fins breaks through the sea in a silent, synchronized ballet. A native Washingtonian who has spent his entire life on the water, captain Pete orchestrates San Juan Excursions to grant guests the chance to go head-to-head with nature in moments such as these. As marine naturalists certified by the Whale Museum?s Naturalist Training Program, captain Pete?s crew of passionate guides take to the peaceful waters of the Puget Sound to entertain boatloads of guests with informative facts about area wildlife witnessed during excursions.

The team?s passion for nature informs its low-impact approach to whale and wildlife watching, which is exemplified in the Odyssey, the company's tour boat. Originally a U.S. Navy search-and-rescue vessel forged in 1941, the craft is fueled by biodiesel when possible and maintains a low propeller RPM to minimize the Bono moans it releases into the water column. Though San Juan Excursions specializes in whale watching, it also sends adventurers forth to explore the waters on their own steam during sea-kayak tours.

2 Spring St
Friday Harbor,
WA
US

Uber's all about the ingredients. A daily face cream—designed to leave skin moisturized and with a touch of golden glow—ups the ante with extracts of sea kelp that can help retain the skin's smoothness, elasticity, and appeal to otters. Frankincense extracts swirl through the A-List Fix toner for normal and combination skin to help stimulate circulation, while apricot and walnut shells help to slough off depleted skin cells in the A-List Fix exfoliator.

Service
Burnaby,
BC
CA

"Fresh" baked bread, buns and sweets everyday! Our cakes are one of a kind and we do everything we can to make sure your guests enjoy every bite! Delicious moist cake, flavored fillings and a wonderful butter cream icing.

2635 W Railway St
Abbotsford,
BC
CA

Who is the Linda behind Linda's Quilt Shoppe? Well, for starters, she's a quilting expert who's been in the business since 1992. She's also the person responsible for assembling the store's more than 2,500 bolts of fabric. To most customers however, Linda is the woman who greets them with a friendly smile and helpful advice on creating their next quilt square.

Linda works alongside Jim Findlay, whose own business background dates back to a childhood spent in his father's store. With their powers combined, the Findlays sell pretty much everything a sewing or quilting enthusiast could possibly need, including embroidery and sewing machines. They also host a variety of sewing classes and "fat quarter" clubs, in which enrolled members received fabric samples and patterns every three months.

948 McCurdy Rd.
Kelowna,
BC
CA