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Park Royal Shopping Centre, West Vancouver

Categories: Gift & Specialty Shops, Shopping
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3.8/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
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 overhead vehicle overpasses spanning over Marine Drive. 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-70's added a second floor to the mall and the Hudson's Bay store.In the 1980s when Woodward's closed, The Bay moved into the location previously held by Woodward's, and the Food Floor was converted into a Government Liquor Store, London Drugs and Rogers Video (now closed).
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  • Located in West Vancouver this mall is an attraction itself. With The Bay & several boutique stores it's a definite must. 
  • This large, upscale shopping centre is perfect in any weather. easy to get to by car or public transit (buses stop right in front of the mall). It has outdoor shopping for beautiful sunny days and ind...  read more »
  • How are the stores surging on the north side? I avoid the bay and London drugs. It is horrible to find parking and if you go into the mall the noise and dust is awful. How is staff able to work on tha...  read more »
  • Great selection of stores, great coffee shops. Not a huge fan of the new food court. The food quality has decreased. The Vietnamese wraps burley had any veggies and were filled with mostly noodles. I had a stomach ache afterwards. Love opa's great food. The pizza place smells good but the pizza itself is tasteless. The Japanese food place is also good. Unfortunately around 4 to 6 the traffic gets really bad and it can get hard to get out of the mall parking area but that is pretty much the story of Vancouver everywhere.
  • Be careful about parking here! I parked here overnight and it cost me a grand total of $270 dollars. $100 in parking tickets. I didn't see any signs posted saying its 4 hour parking.
  • This was a great place to locally shop while we stayed in West Vancouver. The Whole Foods offered great variety and quality of goods, and the local shops in the square of walking around was just great. Something for everyone. And I loved walking outside from store to store, rather than being inside.
  • Awesome shopping!! Loving all the rennovations! Simons is the best store I have ever been to I wish there was more of them around!
  • Love this mall. There's indoor and outdoor. On a sunny day you could head on outside for a stroll around the stores. It's a very pleasant atmosphere and people are generally very friendly. The mall itself has the newer opened Simon, which is on the south side, very good store with lots of selection and brands.
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