Posted on December 6, 2010
Giveaway: Kick-Start Christmas Shopping With $250 From Tourism Richmond
While growing up on Vancouver Island, escaping to “the big city” was always a huge deal – especially when those trips involved shopping for the kind of stuff we couldn’t find at home. Most communities up and down the Island offer day-trips to Richmond for shopping at a to-be-unnamed Swedish furniture store, but there is so, so much more to Richmond than just spatulas and sofas.
Split into three distinct shopping districts, one could say that Richmond is a flawless trifecta of shopping. In the southern-most region is Steveston. Once a hub for canning salmon, it’s now home to the quaint and the curious with unique gifts that can’t be found elsewhere.
Traveling north you’ll find Central Richmond, helmed by the sprawling Richmond Centre mall and co-captained by Lansdowne Centre mall. Accessible by the Canada Line and offering oodles of free parking, this area is home to no less than The Bay, Home Outfitters, Zellers, Old Navy and Winners. Soon Richmond Centre will also welcome the highly sought-after Sephora and Forever XXI.
Finally, and perhaps what Richmond is most famous for, is Asia West. Dozens upon dozens of malls, stripmalls and blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shops, Asia West is an enticing blend of traditional Asian culture with contemporary style all found in one extremely exciting place. Make sure you check out Yaohan Centre and also Aberdeen Centre where you’ll find the popular Japanese Daiso store.
Tourism Richmond wants to get your holiday shopping season started off right and give you the chance to explore all that this distinct city has to offer. One lucky winner will win a $250 Visa gift card to peruse the seaside boutiques of Steveston, fill your shopping bags in Central Richmond or indulge in a cultural experience in Asia West – or do all three! There are two ways to enter:
- 1. Leave a comment below telling me which area of Richmond you’d be most interested in exploring. (1 entry)
2. Post the following on Twitter. (1 entry)
I’ll draw one winner on Monday, December 13th.