Robson Street, Vancouver
Bustling Robson Street has been a retail destination for shopping-savvy Vancouverites since 1895. Today, this downtown hot spot offers plenty of trendy spending options. Target your trek to a three-block stretch between Jervis and Burrard streets. Here, smaller boutiques such as True Value Vintage (710 Robson St.) and streetwear/sneaker boutique El Kartel (121-A, 1025 Robson St.) share space with retail giants, including Vancouver’s own athletic-wear success story Lululemon (1148 Robson St). Venture over to Thurlow Street to sample a true West Coast delicacy at Salmon Village (779 Thurlow St.), a shop specializing in smoked, canned and even candied fish products.