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All You Need to Know About Black Friday Shopping around Vancouver

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All You Need to Know About Black Friday Shopping around Vancouver

About Black Friday

If you want a head start on your holiday shopping, you should consider doing all of it on Black Friday. If you aren’t familiar with the holiday, it’s a name originally used to describe the chaos of shoppers that occurred right after Thanksgiving in America. Specifically, the name “Black” was given because spending would surge, and retailers would traditionally begin to turn a profit for the year, moving from the red into the black. Today, Black Friday is widely recognized as a day when retail stores offer sales at deeply discounted prices to kickstart the holiday season and spending habits. 

Findings Deals and Discounts around Vancouver

This year, Black Friday falls on Friday, November 25, and will likely continue over the weekend into Cyber Monday, another financial holiday. Below are the biggest Black Friday hotspots for shoppers, deals and discounts around Metro Vancouver. 

CF Pacific Centre Shopping Mall

CF Pacific Centre is a shopping mall in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Located at the intersection of Robson Street, Granville Street, Howe Street and West Pender Street, it’s just minutes away from restaurants, cafes, independent businesses, boutique stores, fashion houses and the Vancouver Art Gallery. This year, retailers at CF Pacific Centre are expected to offer plenty of discounts to kick off the holiday season. Retailers include local and international brands such as American Outfitters, Lululemon, Nordstrom, Aritzia and Dynamite. 

Location: 701 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5

Hours: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (on Friday)

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Metropolis at Metrotown

And the most famous shopping mall of them all: Metropolis at Metrotown. Commonly referred to as Metrotown, the mall is the largest in Vancouver with over 400 stores and restaurants. Wow! Popular stores include MUJI, Zara, Build-A-Bear Workshop and Sportchek. As usual, retailers in Metrotown are expecting a large crowd for the upcoming weekend, and thus, planning their deals and discounts accordingly. One tip for those heading to Metrotown on Black Friday: get there early to avoid the long lineups. They can get long! 

Location: 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 4M5

Hours: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (on Friday)

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Tsawwassen Mills Mall

Located 10 minutes away from the ferry terminal, Tsawwassen Mills Mall in Delta is one of the biggest shopping malls in Canada. It’s filled with over 200 designer stores, factory outlets, local businesses and restaurants and hosts a variety of activities, including a bowling alley and a virtual reality center. No matter where you are in the mall, you’re sure to get a deal out of your visit on Black Friday! 

Location: 5000 Canoe Pass Way, Tsawwassen, BC V4M 0B3

Hours: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (on Friday)

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McArthurGlen Designer Outlet

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet is just that: a designer outlet, with savings between 30% to 70% on the original retail price. So with discounts on top of reduced prices, this place is going to be incredibly crowded on Black Friday! The outlet sits just outside the Vancouver International Airport and is accessible by either car or the YVR-bound Skytrain. Currently, the outlet has around 80 global retailers spread out over 340,000 square feet of shopping space. Hold onto your wallets because everyone who goes to McArthurGlen is bound to leave with at least five shopping bags next weekend! 

Location: 7899 Templeton Station Rd. #1000, Richmond, BC V6B 0B7

Hours: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (on Friday)

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Park Royal Shopping Centre

If you’re up in the North Shore area or will be there during the Black Friday weekend, Park Royal Shopping Centre has you covered. As one of Vancouver’s oldest and largest shopping malls, Park Royal has a great mix of over 200 trendy and classic stores. Some of their popular retailers include Simons, Indigo, Atmosphere and Anthropologie. These stores are split across the three sections of the mall: Park Royal North, Park Royal South, and the Village. 

Location: 2002 Park Royal S, West Vancouver, BC V7T 2W4

Hours: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (on Friday)

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Support Local and Independent Businesses! 

Although Black Friday shopping has typically always been a popular in-person activity, more people than usual have shopped online in the past years due to COVID-19. While it’s okay to shop online, be sure to support your local independent businesses and shopping malls as well! 

How about Cyber Monday?

If you want to check Cyber Monday deals in Canada? Check out our Cyber Monday article!

The information has been gathered as accurately as possible at the time of writing, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy or completeness. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, please check the official website and digital channels.

Sources: Black Friday is about to hit Canadian stores and websites – here’s what to expect, Vancouver Black Friday Shopping
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