Your ticket to Vancouver’s best luxury brands at discount prices AND great restaurants and much more await at McArthurGlen Deisgner Outlet. A trip to Vancouver isn’t complete without a visit to Vancouver’s premier award-winning shopping centre, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet. This fashion Mecca is the perfect stopover on your travel itinerary to shop, unwind and even relax. Only 30 minutes north of the border, this glamorous shopping centre offers amazing deals and stylish shops with more offerings and exclusive brands at discounts that you won’t find anywhere else in Vancouver. McArthurGlen is home to more than 80 shops, both internationally acclaimed upscale boutiques alongside chic Canadian boutiques, featuring some of the world’s most prestigious brands in high fashion apparel. For those who love to wear the latest trends, there’s Herschel, Aritzia, Sandro, Maje, L’Occitane, Matt & Nat - just a few of the shops that will make it hard to close your suitcase. That’s not all. There is a wonderful curated selection of boutiques offering a fashionista those “must-have”pieces, such as Oak + Fort, Icebreaker, Ted Baker and Versace. Shop in unrivaled luxury while taking in stunning views of this European village-style centre, with picturesque piazzas, public art installations, brick-paved streets flanked by trees and oversized potted plants, and pedestrian-friendly boulevards and as well as covered seating areas. McArthurGlen offers a unique way of experiencing beauty in all its shapes and forms: fashion, food and art. Dining: After all that shopping excitement, you’re probably feeling hungry. Whether you are in the mood for light fare or a fully-licensed restaurant, McArthurGlen has something for everyone’s taste buds. If you need a caffeine boost, grab one of the best Italian artisan coffee beverages and a sinfully delicious baked good to go from Café Artigiano. For lunch or dinner, you have a choice of both local and international flavours; whether you are seeking Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, Italian or West coast, McArthurGlen offers a number of fabulous restaurants. Bite into an authentic taste of Italy’s famous Neapolitan pizza at BIBO Pizzeria’s, or to Japadog for the famed Japanese twist on the hotdog, or for some amazing Chinese food go to Neptune Wonton Noodle. P.S. Best of all, if you enjoy eating al fresco, all of the restaurants offer great outdoor patios. Or for a quick bite, go to Food Folks Eatery hall for great food options for everyone in the family. Don’t forget to reserve some room for dessert because Soft Peaks serves up the tastiest handcrafted organic soft serve, one that promises to put smiles on both young and old. Art Installations: Don’t leave without taking a “selfie” in front of the outlet’s showstopping centerpiece - a large public art sculpture called SEI. This is a Musqueam First Nation rendition of a breaching whale made from marble, granite, copper, and shiny stainless steel. It truly will take your breath away. And you won’t want to miss The Musqueam First Nation installation, which pays tribute to the Musqueam’s traditional ownership of the area. Through interesting information panels, you’ll discover the rich history of the land and its original people, alongside colourful artworks depicting ancient scenes. Entertainment: Wind down your tour by sitting back in one of the comfy outdoor seating areas and let some great local talent entertain you with a different musician during our summer Weekend Live Music Series: The Sounds of The Weekend, which goes on until the Labour Day weekend. Don’t leave without letting your little ones expand a little energy at the Children’s Playground. Lined with slides and climbing equipment, this area is a highly popular covered play area for kids. The holiday season begin at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet: At McArthurGlen, the magic of Christmas never ends! This holiday season is filled with live entertainment, Christmas crafts for the little ones; setting the stage for the amazing Black Friday and Christmas sales that are sure to be on your list of must-attend events for the season. Don’t miss the stunning displays and décor throughout the shopping centre, including an incredible, Instagram-worthy 52-foot Christmas tree draped in twinkling lights and giant nutcrackers. Find the perfect gifts for the ones on your list and enjoy special bargains from designer brands. McArthurGlen Designer Outlet will be open from 9am to 9pm during the Black Friday week to give shoppers more time to shop for the perfect gifts. Mark your calendar: The Christmas Sale starts from mid-November to early January, with a week-long Black Friday promotion. That’s not all: Additional amenities and shopping incentives include FREE parking and Wi-Fi, cell phone chargers and the Passport to Savings. Present this itinerary at Guest Services to receive your Fashion Passport for an extra 10-per cent off at selected stores on the day of your visit. For up-to-date information about McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, head to our website at www.mcarthurglen.com/outlets/en/ca/designer-outlet-vancouver/.