Park Royal Mall in West Vancouver
Originally built around 1950, Park Royal today is one of British Columbia’s largest shopping centres with over 200 stores and close to 1.5 million square feet of space. The land on which the mall sits is rented and the lot belongs to the local Squamish First Nation.
Where is Park Royal?
If you’re coming from Vancouver, take the Lions Gate Bridge. Keep left and head west along Marine Drive into West Vancouver. You’ll see the mall on both sides of the main road. Park Royal is a two-part shopping mall. There is Park Royal North on one side of the main road and Park Royal South on the other side of the road. The mall stretches all the way from Taylor Way to the edge of Ambleside Park.
About Park Royal Mall
Park Royal is one of, if not the oldest indoor shopping malls in Canada. You wouldn’t know that by looking at the place though as it has been renovated over the years, with a major one that happened recently.
Park Royal North is on the north side of Marine Drive and includes stores like Hudson’s Bay, London Drugs and the Gap. Park Royal South is the massive facility on the other side of the main road. That’s where you’ll find stores like Staples, Best Buy, Simons, Zara, H&M, Winners, Sport Chek and Osaka Supermarket. The south is where you’ll also find The Keg and Trattoria restaurants.
In addition to the two completely separate north and south indoor sections of the mall, Park Royal also has an outdoor strip mall-style area that’s designed like a cute little village. Park Royal Village includes boutique shops like Aritzia, as well as major chain stores like Michael’s (for crafts), Home Depot, the organic food supermarket chain, Whole Foods, and Old Navy. There is even a Tesla car dealership too.
Park Royal Store Hours
The mall opens at 10:00 am every day. The time that it closes varies, however. On Sundays the mall closes at 6:00 pm, on Thursdays and Fridays it closes at 9:00 pm, on Saturdays it closes at 8:00 pm and the rest of the week it closes at 7:00 pm. Individual stores within the mall may have different hours.
In addition to its food court, Park Royal is home to a number of restaurants. The Village Tap House is a popular pub. There is also a Cactus Club, Keg Steakhouse, Milestones, Trattoria and White Spot, among others.
For more information about the shopping centre, see the Park Royal Mall website.
Check out Vancouver’s Best Places for Shopping for information about similar places.
Events occasionally take place at Park Royal. The Light Up The Village Festival, for example, occurs around the third weekend of November in the run-up to the Christmas holidays. It’s a free event and features live music, kid-friendly activities and a Ferris wheel.