Top 5 Shopping Malls in Vancouver, BC

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Vancouver shopping malls make shopping in the rain easy: you can visit hundreds of stores in one location with no need for an umbrella! Vancouver malls range from the enormous 344 store Metropolis at Metrotown, to the upscale Oakridge Mall, to the Asian Aberdeen Centre in Richmond. Use this guide to the top five Vancouver malls to get all the details on Metro Vancouver's best shopping malls.

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Metropolis at Metrotown

4700 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 4M5, Canada
Phone +1 604-438-4715

One of the best places to shop in Vancouver is B.C.'s largest mall; the Metropolis at Metrotown is the king of Vancouver malls. As immense as its name implies, the multi-story Metropolis at Metrotown is one heck of a shopping center: It has over 344 stores, plus restaurants, movie theatres, and unique events. Located in Burnaby, this mall is just 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver by SkyTrain (it has its own SkyTrain station, too). Free underground parking is available for drivers.

Location: 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby

Price Range: Low to High

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CF Pacific Centre Mall

701 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5, Canada
Phone +1 604-688-7235

Pacific Centre Mall is the largest mall in downtown Vancouver, though you wouldn't know it to look at it. In a masterstroke of urban planning, most of the mall's 100+ stores are underground, preserving the above-ground skyline and making downtown shopping comfortable, no matter the weather.

Part of downtown's central shopping district, the mall is connected by an elevated walkway bridge to luxury store Holt Renfrew and by escalator to The Bay department store; it's also only one block away from the famous Robson Street shops.

Location: Main entrance is at 701 W Georgia Street, Vancouver

Price Range: Medium to High

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Oakridge Centre Mall

650 W 41st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2M9, Canada
Phone +1 604-261-2511

Home to 70 stores, Oakridge Centre is one of the more upscale Vancouver malls. Along with mid-range shops like Banana Republic, there are several luxury brands at Oakridge, including Tiffany & Co., Harry Rosen and MaxMara. The mall also has a large food court and movie theaters and is accessible via Canada Line. Free underground parking is also available.

Despite its upscale shops, Oakridge Centre is a popular place to take kids in rainy weather: there are several toy shops to explore, an indoor kids' play area (basically a few coin-operated rides and a carpeted pit for the kids to roll around), and access to the VPL Oakridge Library.

Location: 650 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver

Price Range: Medium to High

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CF Richmond Centre Mall

6551 No. 3 Rd, Richmond, BC V6Y 2B6, Canada
Phone +1 604-713-7467

The biggest mall in Richmond is also one of the best Metro Vancouver malls. Located about 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver by Canada Line (get off at the Richmond-Brighouse Station), the Richmond Centre Mall is home to 200 shops and services. The price range at Richmond Centre is more middle-of-the-road than Oakridge Centre, though there are some higher-end fashion and electronic shops. Richmond Centre also has a famous dining terrace: a fancy-ish version of the typical mall food court. Free parking is also available.

Location: 6551 No. 3 Road, Richmond

Price Range: Low to High

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Aberdeen Centre Mall

4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond, BC V6X 4J7, Canada
Phone +1 604-270-1234

One of the best things about Vancouver malls is their diversity. Aberdeen Centre is Richmond's largest Asian mall; the original Aberdeen Centre opened in 1989 and was one of the first Asian malls in Canada. Reopened in 2003, today's Aberdeen Centre is home to 160+ shops and services, including a variety of multicultural shops and fun home decor stores, as well as a large number of acclaimed Chinese restaurants and a singing fountain. Aberdeen Centre also features special events throughout the year, including festivities for Chinese New Year.

Location: 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond

Price Range: Low to High

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