Shopping in Vancouver

Button Button

Address 318 Homer St, Mezzanine, Vancouver, BC V6B 2V2 Map, Tel (604) 687-0067 Call,

What is it about buttons that makes them so fascinating to children? I'll never know, but Button Button is the perfect place to poke around and find a treasure. The shop sells everything from bags full of buttons by the pound to handcrafted buttons. Should you actually need to replace a button, the owners are happy to help you find exactly what you need. more

Capers Whole Foods Market

Address 1675 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1C8 Map, Tel (604) 687-5288 Call, Website

We always look for a Whole Foods market when we travel. It's a great place to pick up fresh takeaway items, and picky eaters can see exactly what they're choosing. While Whole Foods might make an expensive grocery store, it's very reasonably priced compared with eating in a restaurant. more


Address 45 Water Street, Vancouver, Canada Map, Tel (604) 662-3181 Call, Hours Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun and Holidays 12n-5pm Website

This store has a great selection of modern decor, toys, and accessories for babies and young kids. more

The Candy Aisle

Address 635 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5J3 Map, Tel (604) 669-7898 Call, Website

It seems like every city has an old fashioned candy store tucked away somewhere. Still, it's hard to resist all those colorful candies and the memories they bring back from childhood. What makes The Candy Aisle especially fun is all the imported British and Australian candy more

Thomas Haas Fine Chocolates and Patisserie

Address 998 Harbourside Dr., Vancouver, Canada Map, Tel (604) 924-1847 Call, Website

Haas is a former pastry chef at Daniel in New York. His pastry shop offers delicious chocolates (try the Indian spiced chocolates made especially for Vij's) or take home some freezer cookies to bake in your own oven. more