Oakridge Centre Mall is a mid-sized upper-scale shopping centre in Vancouver, BC. Since late 2020, most of it is closed due to major renovations.
Prior to the mall’s current renovations, it had been the Lower Mainland’s twelfth largest shopping centre, and the second largest within the City of Vancouver (after Pacific Centre). After all the upgrades and expansion are complete, however, with around 900,000 square feet of retail space, it will be a huge multi-purpose development and the region’s third-largest mall.
OAKRIDGE MALL REDEVELOPMENT
Since September 2020, Oakridge Mall has been going through a major redevelopment. The mall is being renovated into a “mixed-use community” with retail space, residential buildings, a community centre and a large park. Before that it was just a mall.
As of early 2024, Crate&Barrel remains open but most other retailers are closed. The shopping centre is scheduled to reopen in the spring of 2025. New stores will include luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Prada and Versace. When the redevelopment is complete, expect The Bay and Safeway to be back as well.
The mall is set to feature an outdoor public park, rec centre, library, seniors’ centre, performing arts venue, residential towers and other amenities. It promises to be impressive.
For updates on the ongoing redevelopment visit the Oakridge Park website.
Oakridge Centre Mall and Urban Development
Located within the city of Vancouver, Oakridge Mall is one of the most profitable malls in Canada. The place originally opened in 1959 with a Woodward’s department store which was later converted into a Hudson’s Bay.
The mall is currently being redeveloped and, as a result, the majority of its stores and services are currently closed.
Oakridge Centre can be found at the intersection of West 41st and Cambie Street. Its address is 650 West 41st Avenue. The mall is less than a 5-minute drive from both VanDusen Botanical Garden and Queen Elizabeth Park.
Opening hours for the mall in the past used to be from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm from Monday to Saturday and from 12:00 to 5:00 pm on Sundays. Due to the mall’s redevelopment, hours of operation for Crate and Barrel and The Bay may vary.
Events at Oakridge Centre
The same as other shopping malls in Metro Vancouver, Oakridge Centre usually hosts a number of smaller events at different times of the year. There is often a Santa Claus for kids to visit at Christmas for example.
Around Chinese New Year, in either January or February depending on the year, Oakridge Centre is normally one of the venues where Lunarfest activities take place. There is usually a display of some kind at the mall during the festival, plus sometimes crafts or other activities.
For more details about the shopping centre, visit the Oakridge Centre Mall website.
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