Shopping anywhere in British Columbia is an experience in itself and one of the more popular things to do, other than the many outdoor activities. In fact, shopping can be an outdoor activity in some towns, like Whistler Village, as it is mainly pedestrian only. This means that you can walk from shop to shop because cars are not allowed in these towns. Shopping is especially fun if you know where to shop. There are many shopping malls, retail shops, and plenty of opportunities to do some shopping at a discount. To find these great shopping centers and malls, all you have to do is go online or, if you are in British Columbia, look in some of the many towns for some store flyers.
British Columbia Retail Shops
If you love shopping, then look no further than the many BC retail shops. Some of the more popular cities that can be found in BC include Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, and Whistler. Kelowna is actually the major retail center in the interior of BC and Kelowna has just about every retail shop to suit everyone’s needs from great specialty shops all the way to national chains. Kelowna also has the largest shopping centre between Calgary and Vancouver called the Orchard Park Shopping Centre. This centre has over 150 stores and shops, many of which are represented locally. Kelowna is only one of the many towns you can find in BC that have just about every retail shop to fit your shopping desires.
Some of the retail shops that came be found in the coastal areas of British Columbia include Vancouver, Whistler, Richmond and Victoria that specifically cater to more of an eclectic mix of many Asian influenced shops; therefore, if you are in the mood to experience a world apart from yours, this is the place to shop at. If you are in the interior of BC and toward the Rocky Mountain ridgeline, visit some great local shopping centers with a “small town” attitude in cities such as Abbotsford and Kelowna.
BC Store Coupons
If you are one of those shoppers who loves all the savings that come with using coupons; well, you will find plenty of BC store coupons provided you know where to look. One place to find such coupons is through the internet where you can find almost any British Columbia store or shop that is offering coupon savings. This saves plenty of time if you are looking to save money at a specific store. Another way to find BC shop coupons is in the towns themselves. Many times local news papers and such will have store flyers and free coupons that are able to be cut out of the papers.
British Columbia Shopping Malls
Shopping Malls are a great thing, but, in British Columbia, some shopping malls are found in or are the same thing as shopping centers. There numerous shopping malls throughout BC, one of the largest being in Vancouver. There are a lot of Asian inspired shopping centers in Richmond, BC. Parker Place Shopping Centre is one of the largest Asian inspired malls in western Canada. You don’t necessarily need to visit the large shopping malls that provide a multiple level shopping experience, but, the smaller single floor shopping malls in smaller cities will satisfy your craving for great values at a fraction of the cost of what you find in larger shopping malls.