Pacific Centre is Vancouver’s main downtown shopping mall. Located at 701 West Georgia, the mall features over 100 stores, including many high-end shops.
FREE FLOWERS ON NOVEMBER 18TH & 19TH
Air Canada has an activation station at the mall on the Saturday and Sunday of November 18th and 19th in 2023. On those dates, between noon and 6:00 pm, you can pick up a free bouquet of flowers (while supplies last)! Yes, that’s right, the flowers are free! You don’t even have to give them your e-mail address! The event is to celebrate Air Canada’s direct flights to Sydney Australia, Bangkok, Singapore and Dubai.
You can find Air Canada at the mall near Club Monaco near the north entrance to the mall on Dunsmuir.
Pacific Centre Mall
Pacific Centre stretches on a couple of levels all the way along Granville Street from West Pender to Robson. If you’re looking for an indoor place to shop in the heart of the city, then Pacific Centre is a great place to go. It’s a great place to find designer brands.
Stores at Pacific Centre
Pacific Centre’s high-end anchor department stores used to be Nordstrom, which was new to Vancouver as of September 2015, and Holt Renfrew. Other brand name retailers include Aritzia, Bebe, Boss, Coach, the Disney Store, The Gap, Guess, Harry Rosen, H&M and Hollister, among others.
Note: In early 2023 Nordstrom announced that it was closing all of its locations in Canada. The Vancouver store will be closed as of June 2023, if not before. As of the spring, a liquidation sale is happening at the store. It started out with just 5% off the last ticketed price for things, however, so customers were initially disappointed. As the final day of the store approaches, the discounts will increase (but the shelves will also become increasingly empty).
Where is Pacific Centre Mall?
Pacific Centre is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, between fashionable Granville Street and Howe, and between trendy Robson Street and West Pender.
The mall is close to two SkyTrain stations, with Vancouver City Centre Station at the corner of Granville and West Georgia, and the Granville Station towards the northeast end by Granville Street and Dunsmuir. Pacific Centre is also only about three blocks from Waterfront Station, Vancouver’s main transit hub and gateway to everywhere else in the Lower Mainland.
What’s Near Pacific Centre?
Close to Pacific Centre are a number of other great places to shop, as well as other sites of interest.
Competition to Pacific Centre’s Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom is the Hudson’s Bay, Canada’s original and iconic department store, located right across the street from the mall at 674 Granville Street.
About two blocks toward Waterfront Station and one block over, is the Harbour Centre, at 555 West Hastings Street. It has a limited number of its own stores, but also the Vancouver Lookout with its 360 degree views of the city from high up above. And just one block past the Harbour Centre is the historic district of Gastown, which is famous for its touristy shops, old original brick buildings and great pubs and restaurants.
Also in the area, about three blocks east along West Georgia Street, is Vancouver’s main public library, with its modern coliseum-inspired building. And for arguably Vancouver’s best outdoor shopping street, Robson is only one block south of West Georgia. If you can’t find the designer store or products you were looking for at Pacific Centre, you’ll probably find them on Robson.
For more information on the mall, check out Pacific Centre’s website.
For information on other places to spend your money or window shop, check out Vancouver’s Best Places for Shopping.
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