The holiday shopping season is upon us! And while many people prefer to shop online from the comfort of their homes, or in a mall, shopping the local neighbourhoods on the North Shore provides a much more romantic experience.
Just imagine strolling along quiet streets, arm-in-arm with a loved one as you sip hot chocolate and watch snowflakes fall from the sky. Then you pop into the local boutiques to browse the gifts on display, selecting the perfect items to stash under the tree, or put in a stocking, for your friends, family and coworkers.
The quiet and quaint seaside Dundarave Village neighbourhood boasts an array of interesting boutiques selling clothing, homewares, fine wines and food stuffs. There are also some wonderful art galleries where you can shop for a masterpiece. When you get hungry, there is no shortage of cafes and restaurants where you can relax for a meal and a drink.
Ambleside Beach, on the other hand, is bustling, with an array of new condo developments and shops opening in the area. There are some interesting beauty stores selling natural and non-toxic makeup products and homewares stores, too.
As you can see there are an array of options to choose from when it comes to retailers on the North Shore. That’s why the North Shore News has created a Christmas Marketplace showcasing some of the best of the North Shore. Think of it as a very sophisticated best friend giving you the inside scoop on the latest and greatest on this side of the Burrard Inlet.