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11 of the best places to buy sports apparel in Vancouver

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DH Vancouver Staff Oct 12, 2016 5:03 am

The Toronto Blue Jays are on a winning streak, and the Vancouver Canucks are set for their season opener this weekend – so it’s time to show your support.

Vancouver has a whole host of stores selling everything from custom team jerseys to fan scarves and toques. Here’s our roundup to get you going.

Lids

  • What: Lids, also known as Jersey City or Game On, has stores all over Metro Vancouver, specializing in sports headwear, jerseys, accessories, and novelties. Most stores also offer custom embroidery of your favourite player name.
  • Where: 681 Robson Street in downtown Vancouver, or head out to Metrotown in Burnaby, Tsawwassen Mills in Delta, or the Richmond Centre, for starters
  • When: Opening times vary according to location

Sport Chek

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  • What: Sport Chek is the largest national retailer of sporting goods, footwear and apparel in Canada and it shows. You can pick up pretty much any jersey, fan wear or other gear in their stores, or order online.
  • Where: 788 Robson Street in downtown Vancouver, 18 West Broadway in Mount Pleasant, or try Park Royal on the North Shore
  • When: Opening times vary according to location

Canucks Team Store

  • What: This store’s tagline has long been “Where the players shop!” We doubt that, but with two levels and 3,800 square feet, it does have everything on your Canucks fan must have list. Custom jersey names and numbers available.
  • Where: Gate 6 at Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: Monday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm

VancitySports

  • What: VancitySports has been serving the local Vancouver and Lower Mainland market for the past 20 years, and you’ll be able to find a huge range of Canucks and Blue Jays gear here for sure. Custom jersey names and numbers available.
  • Where: 646 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, closed Sunday and holidays

Granville Sports Corner

  • What: Granville Sports Corner is another downtown store worth hitting up if you’re in the area. It may be tiny, but the owner is helpful and it’s crammed full of jerseys. The store doesn’t have a website, but you can contact them on 604-681-0511.
  • Where: 925 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 5:30 pm, Sunday from noon to 4:30 pm

Robson Sports

  • What: For such a small store, Robson Sports has a huge collection of apparel, sports jerseys and hats for NHL, NFL, CFL, MLB, NBA and MLS, including much desired Vancouver Millionaires caps and of course, post season Blue Jays caps.
  • Where: 856 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday from noon to 5 pm

Town & City Enterprises

  • What: It’s easy to miss this small sporting goods store nestled along Hornby Street, which is well known for its cheap prices and friendly staff. The store has no website, but you can contact them at 604-684-1835.
  • Where: 849 Hornby St, Vancouver
  • When: Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm, closed on Sunday

The Sport Gallery

  • What: This sports store is a little different, aimed at “those who love the art of sport.” A great place to go if you’re looking for vintage-inspired apparel, such as a Blue Jays skyline jacket or a Vancouver Millionaires heritage backstop cap.
  • Where: 105-1551, Johnston Street, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday to Tuesday from 11 am to 6 pm, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm

Cyclone Taylor Sports

Legendary hockey player Fred "Cyclone" Taylor (Cyclone Taylor Sports)

Legendary hockey player Fred “Cyclone” Taylor (Cyclone Taylor Sports)

  • What: This family-owned store was opened in 1957 by the son of hockey legend, Fred “Cyclone” Taylor, who won two Stanley Cups, once with the Vancouver Millionaires. Cyclone Taylor has a huge range of hockey apparel and offers a low price guarantee.
  • Where: 6575 Oak St, Vancouver (more locations around the Lower Mainland)
  • When: Monday to Thursday and Saturday from 9:30 am to 6 pm, Friday from 9:30 am to 8 pm, Sunday and holidays from 11 am to 5 pm

The Sports Exchange

  • What: This large Vancouver store describes itself as Hockey Heaven – your one-stop shop for the best hockey and baseball equipment in town. As you would expect, it has plenty of Blue Jays shirts and Canucks jerseys on offer.
  • Where: 2151 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm, holidays from noon to 5 pm

Whitecaps FC Official Store 

  • What: Your one stop shop for everything Whitecaps, the club’s official store in Gastown has everything from jerseys to scarves and just about everything in-between.
  • Where: 375 Water Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday to Friday 10 am to 5:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 6 pm

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