The first of December is only a few short days away, but already the spirit of the season is showing itself all around the city. Twinkling lights, festive wreaths and happy faces are everywhere as the countdown begins. Stores across the Lower Mainland are decorated with care and showing off their wares as more people begin to make their list—and check it twice.
But sometimes that cheerful atmosphere can come with the stress of navigating big box stores and packed parking lots. Although finding the perfect gift for a loved one is a wonderful feeling, knowing you have to brave a bustling mall can dampen it.
Thankfully, there are still places you can shop at that are not only filled with unique treasures, but also retain a joyous atmosphere. West Vancouver’s vibrant Dundarave Village and Ambleside Beach are two of these places. You can enjoy a stroll down the streets to take in the sights, while also popping into one-of-a-kind shops to buy that special something for that special someone.
In order to help you stay spirited through the shopping season, the North Shore News has curated this Discover Christmas Ambleside Beach & Dundarave Village list. The independent local businesses on this list keep the area merry and bright during the holidays. When you enter each shop, you will be greeted by smiling faces and an eagerness to help you find the perfect gifts for each of your loved ones.
Whether you’re looking for something in the home décor, fashion, food or garden vein, there’s a shop for that. Keep your holiday spirit high this season and Discover Christmas Ambleside Beach & Dundarave Village.