August 10, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Prince George, Shopping
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Looking to spend an afternoon shopping? I spent the day cruising Prince George's "Specialty Avenues" and found all kinds of treasures!
I started the day with a coffee at Cafe Voltaire within Books & Co and spent some time browsing the many books, including some books by local authors. Next I travelled down 3rd Ave to Northern Hardware to check out all the cool home furnishings. HomeWorks is always fun too, with tons of unique gifts and great clothes upstairs! Ruins and Riot had lots of clothes, and don't forget to venture downstairs in Ruins to find the bargain racks! A couple of my favourite stores on 4th Ave are Dandylines and JJ Springer - Dandylines is full of fun home deco items and gift ideas, and JJ Springer has a variety of gifts and tidbits as well. A couple of my favourites that are just off of "Specialty Aves" would be Topaz Beads on Dominion for their cool selection of beads and jewellery, and the Chinese Store on 5th for a huge variety of baskets, furniture and Chinese foods that you can't get anywhere else in town!
If you're feeling hungry after all that shopping, the downtown area is home to many coffee shops such as Starbucks, Sassafrass Savouries, and Une Petite Cafe. Or if you're looking for something a little more hefty, try one of the many great downtown restaurants ranging from greek to locally grown bison to sushi to hand-made pasta.
I really enjoyed my time downtown, and I'm definitely looking forward to my next shopping expedition!