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.
MALL STATUS AND COVID-19
The same as other shopping centres throughout both Canada and the world, Pacific Centre has been adversely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The mall has remained open, although in mid-March most of its retail stores closed at least temporarily. This included Nordstrom, the Apple Store and most others.
Since mid-May a growing number of retailers at the mall have reopened. To learn more about the status of the mall, and for a list of stores that have resumed operations, see the Pacific Centre website.
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, and you’re looking for designer brands, then Pacific Centre is a great place to go.
Pacific Centre Stores
Pacific Centre’s high-end anchor department stores are Nordstrom, which is 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.
Pacific Centre’s Location
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, which 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.