Park Royal Shopping Centre, West Vancouver

Park Royal Shopping Centre, opened in 1950, is a shopping mall located in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Park Royal is officially Canada's first covered shopping mall. Park Royal currently markets itself as five star shopping and has undergone significant changes to attain this. The shopping centre was originally anchored by Woodward's.The Centre was started alongside the Guinness family's British Properties developments nearby, and was named after the London suburb of Park Royal where a Guinness brewery stood. The Guinnesses sold it in 1986.The mall is physically divided into two locations by Marine Drive, a major thoroughfare on the North Shore. The two sides are aptly named North Mall and South Mall, and are connected by 2 main intersections: Main St - Marine Drive, and Taylor Way - Marine Drive, as well as an overpass next to Shoppers Drug Mart. The North Mall is the original part of the mall, and had the anchor store Woodward's (on the East end) and Woodward's Food Floors (on the West end). Expansion to the South Mall occurred in the 1962 with a further development in the mid-1970s. The expansion in the 1960s added SuperValu and Eaton's as the anchor stores on the South Mall. Further expansion in the mid-1970s added a second floor to the mall and the Hudson's Bay store.
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  • I remember when the Park Royal was a bona fide indoor mall. It was aged, and typical of what you would find in malls across Canada. However, You have to give credit to shopping center's management, as...  more »
  • I was very disappointed in the last two years and especially this year to see that there were virtually NO Christmas decorations in the mall on either side. Santa was certainly not anywhere to be seen...  more »
  • Park Royal North, the original mall, and once the jewel of West Vancouver. Now, not a mall at all, but a confusing array of single box stores. Completely lacking any semblance of good energy, as compa...  more »
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  • A high end retail location in the heart of West Vancouver. Primarily focused on catering to the ultra rich, but blue collar people will still find items within financial reach here. Just avoid the big name fashion shops. Not really worth the effort to travel to this location if you don't need to. Always congested with foot and vehicle traffic.
  • Well liked, especially for the still surviving Hudson's Bay Company anchor, the mall is spacious and sprawling with abundance of quality retail. The outdoor high street area on the South mall and to the West is a particularly pleasant experience even for simply strolling along or enjoying coffee or a meal.
  • A couple of gems here like Osaka market but the mall layout is a bit weird. Better than before with a bit of a reorganization, but best to check online for which side of the mall your store of choice is on if you are in a rush, otherwise the may find yourself crossing the main street between the halves of the mall. Prices in stores here often tend to be on the high end because of the proximity to wealthy areas in North and West Vancouver
  • This is now a good place to shop. The renovations are shopper friendly. There's a large free parking area, and buses frequent as well as a taxi stand. Don't try to get a taxi after 3pm because the drivers just won't pick you up as it's too close to the end of their shift (but that's another review). Between Park Royal North and South and The Village everything is available .
  • Great selection of stores. Love the outdoor layout to get to different shops. The only thing to worry about is they are now incorporating a limit on parking. 4 hrs max. Totally sucks as it has to be free all day long.

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