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New shops and a new living community mark exciting growth for Park Royal

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, West Vancouver’s popular shopping destination is more vibrant than ever
Park Royal welcomed a wide variety of new retail tenants in 2020 and 2021.

Park Royal has been a favourite shopping and leisure destination for visitors from throughout Greater Vancouver – and beyond – for more than 70 years. (Did you know it first opened in 1950, at which time it was Canada’s first and only enclosed shopping centre?)

Park Royal has experienced many changes and its share of challenges throughout the past seven decades. But perhaps no challenges were greater than those of the past couple of years, when the COVID-19 pandemic understandably made many of us reluctant to spend time in shared public spaces.

Nevertheless, Park Royal was able to keep its doors open throughout that time, fulfilling the needs of local residents who have come to rely on it for essential products and services, including groceries, clothing, financial and medical services, and much more.

Thanks to your unwavering support, Park Royal is now better than ever – with scores of new tenants and many more coming soon, plus exciting news about a long-awaited residential development of rental homes opening this summer.

As restrictions continue to ease, Park Royal’s goal is to continue providing a welcoming space for visitors of all ages. Here’s the latest news.

More to shop

Park Royal will soon welcome new dining destinations. Photo provided by Park Royal

Despite the obstacles of the pandemic, Park Royal welcomed a wide variety of new retail tenants in 2020 and 2021, spanning the gamut of fashion (Athleta, Levi’s, Talbots), fitness (Peloton, Pedalheads SWIM), electronics (Mobile Klinik, Shaw), dining (Tractor, Zubu Ramen), and Scholars & Steamoji, both dedicated to kids’ education.

More recently, in 2022, yet more world-class shops and services joined the Park Royal family. They include Aerie (women’s fashions), Aesop (beauty and personal care products), Lenscrafters and Specsavers (eyewear and optical services), Persis Clinic (family medicine), Sharetea (bubble tea) and Thule (outdoor recreational gear). The Hand Car Wash has reopened and is now located at ground level in Park Royal South, behind Simons.

And in the coming months, Park Royal will welcome new dining destinations Angus T (bakery and café) and Hello Nori (sushi and whisky bar); gold, silver and precious-jewel specialists LFX Jewelry; CEFA Early Learning (a school for children aged 1 to 5); and electric-vehicle dealership VinFast.

Live at Park Royal

Gateway Residences Park Royal development is located close to transit, the shops and services of Park Royal. Photo provided by Park Royal

At long last, the highly anticipated Gateway Residences Park Royal is opening this summer. This mixed-use, pet-friendly development, located at the corner of Marine Drive and Taylor Way, is a vibrant new community offering a perfect blend of lifestyle amenities, urban living and nature.

Each 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom rental suite boasts floor-to-ceiling double-glazed windows and efficient heating, Energy Star stainless-steel appliances, full-sized in-suite washer and dryer, and much more. Building amenities include concierge services, lounge and fitness areas, and available vehicle parking and bike storage. Plus, of course, Park Royal’s more than 200 shops, services and restaurants are right at your doorstep.

Pre-leasing is available now. To learn more and to view floor plans, visit

What’s next?

As well as the arrival of many more unique and popular retail tenants in the months ahead, an application has been made to redevelop the vacant lots north of the Clyde Avenue parkade into 201 small studio units – a unique and innovative way to provide much-needed attainable and affordable housing in West Vancouver.

These rental “micro-units” will set a new standard for small rental accommodations in West Vancouver, and will include amenities with unique features to make them attractive and liveable. The high-performance wood-frame building will be designed to meet high sustainability requirements, and each unit will be heated and cooled. Located close to transit and shopping, these units will be part of the compact, walkable neighbourhood of Park Royal. 

For more information on the Clyde Avenue development, visit this website. To discover more about Park Royal, including a complete directory of shops and services, visit