Park Royal Redefines Holiday Shopping

Skip the stress and get in the holiday spirit at Park Royal this winter

December 3, 2015

By Park Royal / Photo: Park Royal

We tend to associate Christmas shopping with chaos, crowded malls and packed parking lots. This winter the newly expanded Park Royal is putting magic back into the season. With over 300 shops, restaurants and services and an abundance of free parking all in one convenient location—and mere minutes from Downtown Vancouver—getting through your checklist is finally enjoyable. Here’s how:

8am | Yogi Beginnings
Start out calm, centered and focused with a rejuvenating morning class at YYoga’s gorgeous Park Royal location.

9am | Coffee Break

Reward yourself with a gourmet coffee from Faubourg—Vancouver’s answer to European quality—as you make a game plan for the rest of the day.

10am | Department Store Crush

Visit the first local Simons storefront to get a solid start on your list. (Fair warning: the 175-year-old chain just might tempt you with extra treats for yourself.)


11:30am | A Walk in the Park
Come up for air—and some stunning West Coast sights—by following West Vancouver’s nearby Spirit Trail all the way to Ambleside.

1pm | Refuel In Style
Choose from some of the city’s most popular eateries—including Trattoria, Cactus Club and Milestones, settle into the brand-new food court, PICNIC, or make your way back to Simons for the cool vibe at café ève.

2pm | A Stress-Free Afternoon

Browse through Park Royal’s unique blend of exclusive shops (think: French Sole, Zing Papery and Caposhie) and rarer finds (think: Free People, Kate Spade New York, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, LOFT, Sneakerbox and more) to accomplish more than you thought possible in one place. The best part: leaving the car parked for free as you walk between outdoor spaces, indoor galleries and the recently renovated South Centre.

5pm | Celebrate On-Site

Catch up with friends over delicious food and draught beer at the Village Taphouse, where a view of the 30 foot Christmas tree and charming twinkle lights will further boost your holiday spirits.

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