When shopping for new clothes, appliances, or anything else you might need, it’s not only about purchasing the items and bargaining, in fact, it’s also about getting a good experience while searching for the things you need. Canada, perhaps, has some best cities for shopping, mostly because it has the biggest marketplaces around the globe and some mesmerizing boutiques.
But if you’re thinking about traveling to Canada for a purchasing spree, you might be wondering – what cities should I go to in order to gain the most favorable prices and to have the most satisfying experience? Luckily for all people searching for an answer to this question, this article can help. Let’s take a closer look at the best 5 cities that you should visit in order to shop around:
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1. ‘Edmonton Mall’
Going to the year 2004, the Edmonton Mall held the record for being the biggest market around the globe, and although it doesn’t hold that title anymore, it is still one of the best and largest places that you absolutely have to visit if you’re seriously thinking about having a larger shopping spree while in the country.
What does it offer? Well, for starters it has over 800 shops and services that you can opt for visiting. Now, you’ll have to be prepared for a lot of walking since the mall is spread over an amazing 6.000.000 sq of space – which you must admit is quite a lot of space.
Additionally, you could have some amazing fun there since it has an incredible entertainment plaza that features the earth’s highest and largest roller coaster rides, an aqua park, an ice castle, and so on. Since it is so large, you’ll definitely want to do some digging in order to determine which stores you’ll want to go to.
2. ‘Byward Market’
According to the experts from Kev’s Best, if you ever find yourself in Ottawa, you’ll definitely want to visit the Byward Market, especially since it is the biggest and one of the oldest farmers’ markets in this nation. Once there, you might be blown away by the diversity of the things you can purchase.
During the warm and pleasant summer days, this farmers’ market is known to attract more than 45.000 people, however, it also attracts vendors that set their stalls on the streets and around the main building of the market. You’ll notice vendors selling a wide range of things including accessories and flowers, as well as clothes and donuts.
Additionally, since it is really close to the Parliament, as well as the oldest church and tavern in Ottawa, you might want to go sightseeing a little bit before you go shopping. Also, when you are done with your shopping spree, you could choose one from 100 restaurants that are close to the exchange.
If luxury is what you are searching for, luxury is what you’ll be able to find in a quiet community. This particular district has smaller and shorter streets, and one of the best things about it is that it is protected from all the noise, traffic, and people that you can usually see and find in other areas of Toronto.
Store owners there have to pay a really high renting fee that most commonly goes to 300 dollars per sq, but, this is mostly because it is one of the most popular places in Toronto for shopping and it features even more popular and lavish brands that you could think of.
Some of the stores that you’ll be able to find there include branches of Louis Vuitton, Prada, Hugo Boss, Burberry, and so on. Hence, if you choose to visit this amazing street, you might want to ensure that you bring enough money with you, especially if you are planning on purchasing new shoes or clothes from the aforementioned brands.
4. ‘The Forks’
You might be a history buff, and if so, you definitely cannot miss visiting The Forks, which is located at a junction of two rivers called Assiniboine and Red. What makes it so special and of historical importance? Well, it used to serve as a trading station for the Aboriginal people for more than 6 millennia – which is quite a long time.
During the colonial times, it manages to bring together a wide range of people including merchants, traders from other places, as well as hunters that would come there in order to sell their catch. Of course, today, it is still a popular location for shopping where you’ll find a wide range of stores.
Besides purchasing what you need in some of the most popular brands, you’ll also be able to enjoy walking by the rivers, visiting a wide range of theaters, studios, and museums, as well as eating at some of the best restaurants in Canada. So, if you’re planning on visiting the Forks, ensure that you have time for some sightseeing and fun as well.
5. ‘The Pacific Mall’
Now, the very first thing that is worth mentioning about this mall is that you’ll be able to find some of the best East Asian delicacies and good, which means that you won’t need to travel thousands of miles away in order to indulge in some unusual and tasty food and purchase the things you need.
The Pacific Mall is the biggest, closed, oriental mall in the country, and it features more than 450 shops and vendors. So, if you’re planning on visiting this mall, ensure that you learn what you’ll need to purchase, as well as where those specific vendors are located since it can save you a lot of time.
Once there, you’ll be able to find a wide range of good such as delicious spices and fresh herbs, you’ll definitely want to buy some amazing jewelry and flowers that you see there, and more importantly, you’ll find some incredible clothes that you’ll want to purchase.
There you have it, these five cities and sites are some of the best shopping opportunities that you’ll find while in Canada. So, now that you know what markets you could visit, you should not lose any more time. Instead, do some digging online in order to determine which city and place might suit your needs and budget.