Although travel is not recommended at this time, those in each of the communities along BC’s Scenic Route 7 have the opportunity to shop locally through the holiday season. With many wonderful shops from Coquitlam through Hope, it was tough to narrow down – however, here’s seven of those shops that we love along the Holiday Highway!
Located on the west end of Mission’s historic First Avenue is a charming little shop that you’ll wish you found sooner! Pressland General carries a wide array of goods, from apparel to apothecary. You’d be sure to find something for just about anyone on your list, and if you’d like to get custom, they have a print shop at the back of their store!
Right in the heart of Hope’s downtown, this delightful shop features the beautiful high-quality wares of local Artisans, as well as a large variety of other fine gifts. They are also known for their delicious homemade fudge, in a wide variety of flavours. Grab some for your loved ones, and maybe a little extra for yourself!
Located on 224th Street – otherwise known as Maple Ridge Town Centre – Lotus & Lemongrass is a one-stop-shop for those sweet and thoughtful gifts. Filled with treasures, from bath & body to home décor, they’ll have you covered for those last-minute gifts, even for “the one who has everything”!
From gifts for the littlest ones, to women’s fashion, to games that the whole family can enjoy – Blue Dandelion is filled with unique gifts and items to keep entertained over the holidays. With convenient locations in two of BC Route 7’s communities, the locals will happily enjoy this shop’s offerings.
The Back Porch is known for their roasted blends of rich, organic coffee; however, they also sell incredible hand-woven baskets and handcrafted pottery. For those that feel the love through their tastebuds, their delicious chocolate-covered coffee beans make a delightful gift!
Full of locally-made items and the sweetest décor pieces, Rosemarie’s Treasures is true to its name. This shop is one of Coquitlam’s gems, and greatly loved by many. Pet-lovers to garden-gurus, baby gifts to bath & body – there’s a little something for everyone.
Unique, Canadian-made gifts and home décor can be found at Little Cricket Gift Gallery. The work by a variation of artists featured in their shop ranges in material from glass, to textiles, wood to metal, and everything in between. Find them at their brick & mortar shop in Maple Ridge or make your purchases from the comfort of your home at their online shop.
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