June 17, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
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Everyone likes to shop, even on vacation. Maybe you forgot your bathing suit or just want to treat yourself to something nice (you are on holiday after all). If spending $400 on a dress is not for you then avoid Robson Street and head to Metropolis at Metrotown.
With 450 shops, Metropolis is BC's largest shopping mall. There is something for everyone. You will not have any problems finding what you are looking for.
Although Metrotown is the area where the Metropolis Mall is, most people just refer to the mall as Metrotown.
There are year round activities in the Grand Court of the mall, ranging from a giant rocking horse at Christmas to pop and rock idol competitions. Currently there is a dinosaur exhibition titled "Dinosaurs unearthed".
You could spend all day in this mall. Shop in the morning. Have lunch in the newly renovated food court which serves up an array of food from the usual delicious fried options to more healthy options (“Garden Fresh” is my wife’s favourite). Shop some more in the afternoon. Then check out a movie at Burnaby's largest theatre.
Open to 9pm every night except Sunday (6pm). There is plenty of free parking, Skytrain to/from Downtown and a bus station serving the suburbs.
Even if you live in Metro Vancouver and have never been to Metropolis at Metrotown then come and visit and treat yourself to something fun (I am sure you deserve it).