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Top store recommendations from locals

Art Gallery
“Has the largest collection of works out of any art museum in British Columbia, with approximately 20,000 works in its permanent collection. Variety of art, including pieces from Canada & Asia, plus gardens with a Japanese Shinto shrine.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Larger grocery store= Thrifty Foods plaza 15 minute walk right on Fairfield rd past Moss st. Across from historical Ross Bay cemetery on your right- has a hardware, pharmacy, liquor store, Starbucks, pizza, pet food and more. Ross Bay pub too!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Café
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“Excellent coffee, good spot to sit and work with a laptop. Great food as well! ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Organic and wellness related groceries. High quality goods, but you'll pay for it.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“The Strathcona is a hotel but is also many other things! It has a large Pub, It has a games room (Pool tables, darts), it has two nightclubs (one for a more sophisticated crowd and one for a younger crowd), It has a small Cantina called called 'Big Bad Johns' (bartenders wear overalls, peanut shells all over the floor and bras hanging on the ceiling!) and during the summer months, they have a rooftop patio bar with beach volleyball. $”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Great local bakery and cafe. Enjoy your morning coffee and get some treats! ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Discovery Coffee is located on Blanshard Street and Broughton and it’s located in an instantly recognizable modern building. Their coffee is roasted and brewed locally and is very popular. Some of the best brunch places around town serve it as their coffee! The place is lovely on the in and outside as they have a large patio which is great in the warmer months but also wonderful on those cold afternoons where you can sit there with a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“For those seeking something stronger than coffee. A good selection of BC wines and brews.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Health
“Little organic grocery store in Cook st. Village, they have a larger location on Douglas, but this one is closer.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Off-Licence
  • 5 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“10 minute walk. Pharmacy/drug store with a good selection of cosmetics and toiletries, first aid items etc. Not open late.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This 'hipster hangout' has the best breakfast sandwiches ($6) and great coffee. Salads and soups.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 3 locals recommend
Pharmacy
  • 4 locals recommend
Store
“Gently used home wares and artisan products. In quaint Cook street Village. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Hardware Store
  • 2 locals recommend