For more than two decades, hobbyists and comic fans have gathered at Big Pete’s Collectibles, perusing the ample selection of issues from DC, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and independent publishers or adding to collections with the shop’s enormous stock of toys. Latest editions of comics and voluminous backlogs of old issues keep readers up to speed on the exploits of superheroes or storylines of indie serials, and comic-themed T-shirts give wearers at least some protection from stray laser blasts. Guests can load up their shelves with Pete’s emporium of figurines and statuettes and plan for rainy-day entertainment with the generous stock of board games.
At Canyon Laser & Skin Care, clinicians of aesthetic medicine team up with skincare experts to provide clients with minimally invasive ways to keep complexions looking healthy and youthful. Peels and microdermabrasions work to slough off dead layers of skin and stimulate the growth of new skin cells packed with firming collagen. Medical professionals also harness the power of Botox Cosmetic and other cosmetic fillers to treat wrinkles and fine lines, and the nose's notorious fear of needles. All treatments incorporate top-notch products by SwissTec, Pro-Derm, Medique, Colorescience, and Glisodin, and the latest technologies.
Scrap Arts, a paper crafts boutique, hosts a wide range of classes and themed craft parties for children and adults surrounded by shelves lined with vintage and retro stamps, papers, and embellishments. From decorating Altoid tins to crafting memento boxes to creating mixed media mirror collages, students at Scrap Arts kindle their creative fires while transforming everyday objects into eye-catching keepsakes. The store also carries card-making kits to celebrate all occasions, such as anniversaries, weddings, and the swallowing of your last baby tooth.
When it comes to winter sports, Mt. Seymour doesn’t discriminate. Skiers can speed down slopes that see more than 1,000cm of snow in an average year, then zip back to the top of the runs on a quad chair lift that reduces travel time from 12 minutes to 4 minutes. Elsewhere, Seymour Park dares snowboarders to tackle the 30 trick features of its well-lit terrain. Soar across two jumps and grind on a 30' single rail.
Urban Yarns is a mega house of luxurious yarns, patterns, tools, and more. Peruse the online shop of products and pick out the ideal shade of silky merino wool ($14.95) for crafting a hat, body suit, socks, or iPod case. For those who need a little guidance, kits (most ranging from $15.95 to $274.95) and a variety of patterns (usually $4.95 to $7.95) are available, giving you that extra nudge on your way to needle and knit mastery. A friendly staff will happily help you pick out the best yarn type for your project and explain the nuances of each spun thread.
Peak Golf is a North Shore owned and operated full service specialty golf retailer. With a full time location in North Vancouver and a seasonal store located in Kitsilano, Peak Golf features the best golf brands at excellent prices and exceptional service to match.