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Shopping, Dining & Culinary Tours
Olive Us is an extraordinary tasting experience! Beautiful urban-rustic surroundings makes Olive Us the perfect place to enjoy fresh, healthy fused or infused extra virgin olive oils, EVOO & aged balsamic vinegar. Explore the sea salt tasting bar and incredible gourmet pastas to complement our exquisite oils and vinegar. Choose from a large selection of gourmet olives, Canadian certified Non-GMO popping corn, organic cane sugars and more! Discover a wide selection of culinary and artisan gifts, decor and baskets. Come in to explore the flavors or book your own private event in one of the beautiful Olive Us tasting rooms in Vernon or Lake Country! Check our website for the latest info, hours of operation at both locations and to Shop Online!
Our 5,000 square foot storefront is a haven for readers. Impeccably curated and organized and staffed by friendly book lovers, The Book Man is Book Heaven on Earth. Give our bookstore cat a pat, peruse our aisles, or leave your request list for us to go through. We accept (gently) used books on trade, and have a bustling Facebook presence with all kinds of contests and deals.
Art Galleries, Shopping
Legendary Canadian artist and naturalist Robert Bateman has spent a lifetime painting the natural world and the fascinating animals that inhabit it. Formerly known as the Robert Bateman Centre, the Gallery of Nature houses the largest permanent collection of his work, as well as a rotation of nature-inspired exhibitions. The Gallery of Nature inspires people of all ages to connect with the natural world through exciting exhibits, kids’ activities and guided tours, along with interactive installations, including a Birdsong Gallery and multi-media video. Come and enjoy the vivid colours, textures and stories of the artwork in a peaceful gallery setting overlooking Victoria’s inner harbour, with a Gallery Shop on the ground floor that offers exclusive signed Robert Bateman prints and merchandise, hand-picked crafts by local artisans and unique, nature-inspired souvenirs.
Jennifer Chocolates is an artisan gourmet chocolate shop in Nakusp, BC. We make everything right here on location and very often you can see the chocolatier at work and watch our decadent chocolate creations being made. Come and let us tempt your taste buds with our famous dark chocolate truffles or enjoy summer treats like homemade caramel or ice cream Drumstix.
The Argosy is a unique and ever-evolving space, showcasing local west coast art, fine vintage and antique furniture, and that unusual treasure you won’t come across anywhere else. We generally find our vintage pieces at estate sales and auctions, but always keep our eyes open for special items close to home as well.
Every Thursday night during June, July and August, the Town’s charming main street, Beacon Avenue, is closed to traffic and transformed into one of the most spectacular, festive street markets in British Columbia.With over 150 vendors offering everything from locally grown produce, handmade jewellery by local artisans, one of a kind clothing, toys, flowers, handmade soaps, home-made breads, jams, fudge and so much more; there is something for everyone in the family! The Sidney Street Market attracts up to 5,000 people a night who all come to savour the flavours, see the sights and listen to the sounds of a myriad of musical performers. The Sidney Street Market is a must see and do event for everyone’s summer activities list. Market hours are 5:30 to 8:30 pm.
A unique vintage, antique, gift and specialty store located in a heritage building in the heart of historic downtown Merritt. Featuring a wide variety of merchandise, as well as displays of original stock from the store’s early days as a general store beginning in 1928.
Art Galleries, Shopping, Indigenous Culture, Hotels
Art, Culture, and Exceptional Hospitality Canada’s first Aboriginal arts hotel, Skwachays Lodge, combines art and culture with exceptional hospitality. Eighteen one-of-a-kind guest suites, designed by local Aboriginal artists and Vancouver interior designers, tell stunning visual stories about First Nations culture and feature original artwork created by the participating artists. Centrally located in Vancouver’s historic Gastown district, Skwachays Lodge is surrounded by acclaimed restaurants and popular attractions, making it an ideal location from which to explore the rest of the city. Offering the highest level of personalized service and premium in-suite amenities, Skwachays Lodge ensures guests enjoy a comfortable and memorable stay.
Art Galleries, Shopping, Indigenous Culture
Local jewelry, Haida Art & Crystals from Haida Gwaii and around the world. Home of the Tlell Stone Circle! Visit us year-round in Tlell, Haida Gwaii. Shop our collection on our website at crystalcabingallery.com.
Authentic hand made Native Art, hand carved cedar wall panels, Native jewelry, Authentic Cowichans, Dreamcatchers, and a wide selection of clothing. A variety of Native Art from across the Americas Turtle Island.
Shopping, Indigenous Culture
The Cheam Trading Post offers a unique experience for all. Our promise is to offer only products that are wild, local, and fair trade.
Posh is Vancouver’s only luxury guided shopping tour company. We promote local boutiques & designers exposing our guests to Vancouver’s iconic neighbourhoods en route. We provide personalized fashion advice, tips on current trends as well as Posh Perks along the way; swag bags, coffee runs and the transportation is included. Our guests experience a stress free pampered VIP day out on the town.
Canada’s first precious opal mine is operated by Opal Resources Canada Inc. Arrange a day trip to go opal digging to unearth your own treasure. Advanced booking required for digging trips.