Something for everyone in Vancouver, broken down by who you are and/or who you want to be. Check out the map of where to shop and support local businesses in Vancouver.
Showing up in real life, spending money in local shops and buying locally made products is an act of kindness. No matter what season it is, shopping locally is one of the most powerful individual actions we can make to support the communities we love. As much as any city,
Vancouver embodies the #buylocal movement in Canada. Whether its old school vibes in Gastown, quiet energy vibes along West Fourth Avenue or playtime vibes on Granville Island - small and locally owned stores are everywhere. The Vancouver shopping guide by vibe highlights the small and local shops that help make this city so special. So please, before clicking “buy online now” check out some of these local gems first.
If you look closely you will find everything you need right here - books, clothing, jewelry, toys, pottery, skateboards, wine or vintage records - Vibemap has got you covered. Not to mention that vibes are a great way to shop regardless of whether you are shopping for yourself or someone else. Close your eyes. Imagine the person you are shopping for - yes, even if that person is you. What is their vibe? Is it buzzing or quiet energy? Is it playtime or in solidarity? Now scroll down to the vibe that best matches the person you are thinking of below and we guarantee you will find exactly what you are looking for.
Your Vibe: Buzzing
That fiery and vivacious spirit. That wild energy that makes people and places popular. When it’s time to turn the party up to Buzzing, you’re there. Search Vibemap to find more Buzzing vibes in Vancouver.
Your Vibe: Dreamy
Free spirited. You have a creative imagination. So feed it with artsy experiences. Spend time in magical places that seem fit for a fantasy world. You’re Dreamy. Search Vibemap to find more Dreamy vibes in Vancouver.
Your Vibe: In Solidarity
You act with intention. Showing love for inclusivity. Putting more seats at the table. You stand In Solidarity with those around you. Search Vibemap to find more In Solidarity vibes in Vancouver.
Your Vibe: Old School
Your Vibe: Playtime
Your Vibe: Quiet Energy
Drawn to serenity and calm? You’re Quiet Energy. Whether you’re already in tune with inner peace or looking for mellow-making environments, for you low-key is the way to be. Search Vibemap to find more Quiet Energy vibes in Vancouver.
Your Vibe: Togetherness
You’re keeping it compatible. Whether that’s maintaining the passionate or the platonic, you’re a key ingredient for Togetherness. Search Vibemap to find more Togetherness vibes in Vancouver.