10 Reasons to Visit Park Royal

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Whether it’s your first time to Park Royal or you simply haven’t popped over in a while, (you really should!). And, here’s 10 more reason why visiting us is a great idea…!

1. Getting here is easy!
Only 10 minutes from downtown, any West Vancouver “blue” bus transit ride from Georgia St. to Park Royal lets you enjoy the very pretty drive through Stanley Park and take in the beautiful views of the ocean & mountains from The Lions Gate Bridge.

Upon arriving be sure to check out Park Royal North – home to BC’s largest liquor store, Chipotle, PetSmart and Hudson’s Bay. Then, cross over to Park Royal South where you will be greeted by the impressive First Nation Spindle Whorl art sculpture and can stroll the outdoor area to find popular brands like Aritzia, Sephora & Anthropologie before heading inside.

If you are arriving by car, enjoy the ample free parking in Park Royal North, Park Royal South or The Village at Park Royal.

2. Bike here!
This city is all about health & wellness; give it a try and rent a bike for the day. From Denman & Georgia streets in downtown Vancouver, simply follow the path through the Stanley Park causeway & across the Lions Gate Bridge to reach Park Royal. Think of all the calories you can indulge on while you’re here!

Be sure to make a pit stop at the new Bike Rest Stop located at Park Royal North across from Loblaws City Market. Map out the different bike routes throughout the North Shore and freshen up on the rules of the road for cyclists. The Bike Rest Stop comes equipped with bike racks and a bike tool kit complete with air pump.

3. Shop, of course!
Find a best-in-class selection of the most popular fashion brands including kate spade new york, Stewart Weitzman, Lululemon, Oak + Fort, Zara and Brown’s Shoes. Pick up the latest trends at Free People, Aldo, Hill’s Dry Goods and H&M. We are also home to BC’s only Simons department store, which is Canadian owned & operated, has a great mix of popular and in-house brands, including housewares and an entire floor dedicated to men’s fashion.

In addition to fashion, you can find a host of other great shops, like Best Buy, Indigo, MAC Cosmetics, HomeSense, Urban Barn, Bailey Nelson, Lush, Home Depot, The Source, Blue Ruby, Pandora, Winners, plus so much more!

4. Fill your belly!
Dine at one of our 8 full service restaurants and 14 patios – relax and enjoy a meal at some of Vancouver’s most popular eateries like Cactus Club Cafe, The Keg, Trattoria, The Village Taphouse, Blaze Pizza, Legendary Hot Pot, Faubourg Paris and White Spot! With over 40 dining establishments on property the choices are endless.

5. Find your zen!
Take a yoga class at YYOGA, get your sweat on at the Steve Nash Sports Club or just look the part and shop for active wear at Nike, RYU or Sport Chek. When you’re all done stretching pick up a smoothie from Booster Juice, Freshii or Whole Foods and drink in the antioxidants.

Or, why not unwind by sipping on some calming tea at DAVIDsTEA or Murchie’s Coffee and Tea? Just don’t forget to grab some loose leaf for when you get home! You’ll also find a selection of wellness products at Saje Natural Wellness, Shoppers Drug Mart, Aveda, L’Occitane or The Body Shop. ‘They’ say shopping is great therapy!

6. Follow the Spirit Trail to Ambleside Beach & Park
The Spirit Trail is a bike, dog and people friendly path that runs along the southern edge of the entire North Shore. Pick up the trail from behind Park Royal South and head west, you’ll be at Ambleside beach in minutes which boasts fantastic views of the Lions Gate Bridge and Stanley Park from a new perspective. A portion of the beach is also dog friendly in case your travel companion is a furry four-legged friend.

7. Stock up – pre and post road trip!
We are located at the gateway to Squamish & Whistler and the BC Ferries at Horseshoe Bay. Stop for lunch inside PICNIC, our full service food court, located on the 2nd level of Park Royal South. PICNIC is ideal when travelling with a group because there’s something for everybody and it’s all in the same place!

You know you’ll be hungry again later so stock up at Whole Foods Market, Loblaws City Market, Osaka, London Drugs and Black Forest Deli before you hit the road! Don’t forget to make a stop at BC’s Signature Liquor store before heading out, their endless selection means you’ll be ready for any overnight camping trip or weekend away!

8. Après!
Spending the morning at Grouse, Cypress, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Deep Cove or Lynn Valley Park? Come “après” at Park Royal. The outdoor fireplace at Milestones is delightful in the evening. Or shoot some pool at The Village Taphouse.

Before heading up to the mountains for the day, shop the latest gear from Salomon, Icebreaker, Eddie Bauer or Atmosphere. Park Royal is home to Vancouver’s only Salomon location. Try out one of their weekly running labs. Meet outside their store and when you’re done re-fuel at one of the many restaurants or cafes in The Village at Park Royal.

9. Art Walk Tour
Park Royal is filled with original artwork, including First Nations art and a spectacular hanging sculpture by Douglas Copland inside Simons. Pick up a self-guided tour brochure at your hotel or info centre, or visit our website to print a copy, and discover Park Royal in an entirely unique way.

10. Go to the movies, in style!
Cineplex Cinemas and VIP is now open at Park Royal South! Enjoy the latest blockbuster while seated in the most comfortable recliners – yes, every seat reclines! The VIP lounge boasts a full bar and you can have food & beverages delivered right to your seat before every show!

Check out the short video below for even more reasons to visit Park Royal!

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