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Shop Local and Find the Perfect Gift

Vancouver’s world class attractions not only offer memorable experiences, but many have exceptional gift shops that have been curated based on the interests of visitors, these unique shops can provide you with the perfect gift for the historian, hobbyist, outdoor enthusiast, or gardener on your list.  And don’t forget the kids, and we ever got the kids covered, our top-notch family attractions offer some of the best kids and family presents in the City. 


For the Gardener… Look no further than these Vancouver gardens and their gift shops.  UBC Botanical Garden, offers a comprehensive collection of gardening and nature books, gardening Knick knacks and tools, and be sure to grab a packet or two of seeds curated from the Garden for the perfect stocking stuffer!  While VanDusen Garden, 55 acres of beauty, not only offers a niffy gift store but also offers a full range of gardening courses, from special interest to Master Gardener, https://vandusengarden.org/learn/adult-education/ one of these might work perfectly for your favorite green thumb!  While Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Garden, can take your small space gardener to new levels with their extensive book selection, or choose a special tea service that can be enjoyed in the serenity of their own green space, buy online, or stop in, www.vancouverchinesegarden.com

For the historian or hobbyist, a visit to The Company Store at Britannia Mine Museum, just up Hwy 99, might help you scratch them off your list!  Great books on BC mining history, and the surrounding area can be found, as well as thousands of gems and stones, along with games and local items.   While the Vancouver Maritime Museum gift shop features books and gifts with a nautical flare perfect for the seafarers on your list,  https://vanmaritime.com/museum-shop/

Explore more art… The gift shops at The Vancouver Art Gallery and the Museum of Anthropology are truly two of Vancouver’s hidden gems for unique gifts.  Featuring books, prints and a curated collection of Canadian gift ware that reflects the content of these two world class facilities, check them out, proceeds from these shops are turned back to the attractions.  Be sure to consider picking up an annual membership for yourself or someone on your list too!

Outdoor enthusiasts… Grouse Mountain, Capilano Suspension Bridge, and the Sea to Sky Gondola, all worth a visit over the holiday season as they once again present their magical holiday displays and activities, also have spectacular gift shops that should be included book here and save.

And not to forget the kids, our family attractions really do offer some of the moed in your holiday plans!  Save on your admissions when you book through www.vancouverattractions.comst interesting gifts for young minds and are sure to engage their parents too.  Science World’s Kaleidoscope Science Store is well stocked with games, activity kits and puzzles that entertain and educate at the same time.  And for the nerd in your life, support Science World’s fund-raising efforts through their “The World Needs More Nerds” campaign, everything can be booked online.  https://shop.scienceworld.ca/ While the Vancouver Aquarium, also available online, but easily accessed, offers all things under the sea, and some spectacular indigenous jewelry for the big kids in your life.  And UBC’s hidden gem for the nature curious, Beaty Biodiversity Museum is stocked with a collection of entertaining and unique natural history hand puppets, books, giftware, cards, and clothing for nature enthusiasts of all ages.   All of these gift shops can be visited without actually visiting the attractions, so stop by soon!

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