Over the last few days, I have visited some of Vancouver’s iconic sights and the surrounding area. Today I thought I might change the pace a little and take a shopping excursion. With the destination for today being Metropolis at Metrotown.
Shopping – Metropolis at Metrotown
The Metropolis at Metrotown shopping centre is located in Burnaby. From Downtown Vancouver this is easily accessible with a 15-minute train ride. I looked at other options but it is difficult to beat the frequency and convenience of the train. The train is also quite cost effective at $3.75 one way or $9 for a day pass.
The train is also quite cost effective at $3.75 one way or $9 for a day pass. UPDATE DEC 2016 – This price may have changed since the post was originally written. For the most update prices and information visit the Translink.ca website.
Metropolis at Metrotown is a very large and is British Columbia’s largest shopping mall. According to their website they have nearly 400 stores and services. To put this into perspective to Brisbane it is a similar size to Westfield Garden City in Brisbane. (Updates Dec 2016)
A shopping mall this size could easily become a day out for the family, especially in winter. It does cover not just all the basics but some of the essential services that you need access to as well. I do not have any photos from here I think everyone knows what a shopping mall looks like. With the concept of many of the store being similar to other places, I have visited. It is just that they have different names.
Back To Vancouver
I end up spending around five hours at Metropolis and found a place to stop for lunch. On my return to Vancouver, I took a walk through Gastown. Before heading along the waterfront to the seawall and Coal Harbour. I got a few photos this afternoon from my walk which are below.
Canada Place, Vancouver’s cruise ship terminal
The steam powered clock in Gastown
A fountain in Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park
This afternoon’s Sunset from the balcony at my hotel.
I have been quite enjoying my time in Vancouver. It is the first overseas destination that I have been able to get in and explore. There are still a few more days here for me and no doubt there will be some more great sights to share. Early next week I will be moving on, my next stop Seattle.