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Buy Local…Make it Special!

So much to choose from at Vancouver’s Top Attractions.  Gift giving couldn’t be easier when you build an attraction visit or two into a present!  With over 20 diverse experiences available you can create a personalized package of outings for anyone on your list and save as much as 35% on all.  Tickets are fully transferable.

And don’t forget to explore the gift shops, most are curated based on the interests of visitors, these one-of-a-kind shops can provide you with the perfect gift for the art enthusiast, gardener or any kid on your list that finds science or aquatic life enthralling.

For the kids, start at Science World, their Kaleidoscope Science Store is well stocked with games, activity kits and puzzles that entertain and educate at the same time.  Throw in a visit to this world class, and super popular attraction, and you will be a Christmas hero!  Or give the Vancouver Aquarium gift shop a try, the best selection of marine stuffies any where!!  And for the bigger kids in your life, they have an exceptional collection of spectacular indigenous jewelry.  UBC’S hidden gem for the nature curious, is the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, offers a unique collection of natural history hand puppets, books, giftware, and cards.  All these gift shops can be accessed without visiting the attraction, so check them out, then purchase tickets here and save.

For the art and design lovers check out the gift shops at the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Polygon Gallery both offer amazing selections of art and design books, prints, and a curated collection of gifts that reflect the content and culture of the galleries with a special emphasis on local at The Polygon. When you visit The Polygon, pop up the hill and check out the gift shop at MONOVA, a fantastic selection of first nations art and stories, plus kids’ games and puzzles, learning and fun all in one.  And do give some consideration to an annual pass or a single ticket visit to tie your package together.  

And finally, but certainly not least, for the gardeners in your life, visit Vancouver’s world class gardens and their outstanding garden gift shops!  UBC Botanical Garden, offers a great selection of books, Knick knacks, garden tools, and seeds, a perfect stocking stuffer, curated from the Garden.  Then head over to VanDusen Garden, home of the seasonal Festival of Lights.  Consider giving the gardener in your life a workshop, lots are offered from special interest to Master Gardener.  And finally, a stop at Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Garden, can inspire the small space gardener, or add a special tea service to the gifts under your tree to be enjoyed in the serenity of their own green space.   And just up the street is the Chinatown Storytelling Centre, not a garden but they do have an amazing gift shop, games, art, practical local gifts like tote and tee shirts celebrating Vancouver’s history.  

Make holiday shopping an adventure with a visit to any of these great experiences including a stop at   their exceptional gift shops to scratch a few items off your list!