Burnaby‘s Metropolis at Metrotown is Vancouver’s largest shopping mall. It has a distinct Asian feel and close to 400 stores as well as a movie theatre.
It’s a great place to shop and has everything from American Eagle Outfitters to Zara.
Metropolis at Metrotown
If you like shopping, and you like giant malls, then you’ll love Metropolis at Metrotown. It has everything from the Real Canadian Superstore for groceries to major brand-name fashion retailers. If you are looking for a particular store, chances are you’ll find it here.
Regular opening hours at Metropolis at Metrotown are Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm and on Sundays from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm.
Metrotown is located at 4700 Kingsway in Burnaby. It’s a huge complex and bordered by Kingsway, MacKay Avenue, Central Boulevard and Nelson Avenue.
Metropolis at Metrotown has a number of street-level parking lots as well as an extensive network of underground parking. It gets busy both above and below ground there though, especially on rainy weekends and around Christmas.
TIP #1: There is a lot of free parking underground, but it’s a huge place so don’t forget what section you leave your car in! People have been known to get lost (or at least not been able to find their vehicle).
TIP #2: Take public transit if you can, unless of course you plan to buy lots of things!
Mall Public Transit
Metrotown is well-served by public transit. The Metrotown SkyTrain Station, conveniently, is right at the mall by its southwest corner not far from SportChek.
Metropolis at Metrotown is a gigantic shopping centre with hundreds of stores. It’s the biggest mall in British Columbia, in fact, and one of the Lower Mainland’s most popular.
Metrotown has a number of large anchor stores including Superstore (for groceries) and the Hudson’s Bay department store. There is also a Chapters book store, Winners, H&M and SportChek.
Popular brand-name clothing stores at the mall include Banana Republic, Club Monaco, the GAP, Guess, La Vie en Rose, Nike, Old Navy, Roots, Victoria’s Secret and Zara.
As of 2017, Metrotown is also home to Vancouver’s first Uniqlo store which is a trendy yet affordable Japanese apparel chain. A member of our Vancouver’s Best Places website team used to live in Japan actually, and Uniqlo was one of his favourite stores! He’s happy that Vancouver now has one!
Other Metrotown retailers of note include the Disney Store, Purdy’s Chocolates, Lugaro Jewellers, Sunglass Hut, Swatch, and the T&T Asian-style supermarket. There is also a Toys R Us.
Also at Metrotown is Cineplex Cinemas Metropolis which is one of the Lower Mainland’s largest movie theatres.
There are of course numerous places to eat and drink at the mall including fast food establishments like Fresh Slice Pizza, Blenz Coffee, Booster Juice and Tim Hortons. Outside the mall and across the street, there is also a Cactus Club restaurant at 4653 Kingsway as well as numerous Asian restaurants scattered around the area.
For a list of all the mall’s stores, click Metrotown Directory.
For a map of the shopping centre, click Metrotown Map.
Note: Not in the Metropolis at Metrotown shopping centre, but just a block or so away, is the Crystal Mall which features dozens of additional shops and restaurants including many of Asian origin.
See the Metropolis at Metrotown website for more details about BC’s largest mall.
For a list of other great places to shop, click Vancouver’s Best Shopping Districts, Malls and Markets. Some of our favourite places include Pacific Centre, Park Royal and the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Mall. Other interesting places to shop include Granville Island and Lonsdale Quay, among other places.
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