More Vancouver retailers than ever before are hosting Black Friday sales and are gearing up for shoppers to flood their stores this weekend.
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More Vancouver retailers than ever before are hosting Black Friday sales and are gearing up for shoppers to flood their stores this weekend.

Stay close to home this Black Friday and still score some awesome shopping deals

Back when financial records were written by hand, red ink was used to show a loss and black ink was used to show a profit, hence the start of the phrase “Black Friday.”

These days, it’s the biggest sale day of the year in the U.S., with stores opening in the wee hours of the morning to hordes of die-hard shoppers hoping to snag a great deal.

This year Vancouver retailers want a piece of the action and are offering city-wide deals to entice shoppers to come out for one of the biggest Black Friday events north of the border. And best of all? There’s no need to bring your passport or pay duty on any of your purchases.

City-wide Business Improvement Associations

Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, various hours

In the biggest event of the weekend, 12 neighbourhoods across Vancouver are coming together to encourage local shopping for a Black Friday extravaganza, running from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1st.

Last year, the West 4th business improvement association was one of the first in B.C. to encourage its retailers to compete with the American sale day, and this year their CEO Russ Davies has come up with a bigger plan that includes 11 other shopping districts. Details of the promotions happening at individual stores will be posted on Nov. 27 at 12:01am at blackfridayvancouver.com.

Each BIA will keep you in the loop via their own Twitter feed, and will showcase deals in the area. As an added bonus, the Vancouver Trolley Company will be offering a free shuttle service stopping in the West End, Yaletown, Gastown, South Granville and West 4th.

There will be big sales in the following neighbourhoods:

  • Cambie Village
  • Chinatown
  • Commercial Drive
  • Downtown Vancouver
  • Gastown
  • Kerrisdale Village
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Robson
  • South Granville
  • West 4th
  • West End
  • Yaletown

Find more details at Blackfridayvancouver.ca

Holt Renfrew

Nov.28 & 29: 7am - 10pm

The high-end retailer will be open extra long hours Thursday and Friday, and shoppers can expect to find up to 40 per cent off men and women's fall designer fashions, accessories, and shoes. Thursday at Holt's between 7am-10am Links of London sterling silver bracelets and cufflinks will be 40 percent off, and cashmere sweaters will be 50 percent off.  

737 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver

Metrotown

Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, from 7 am to 7 pm

For the first year ever, Metrotown is having a Black Friday sales event with over 100 participating retailers. On top of that, the mall is offering chances to win shopping spree prizes: the first 250 people in the Atrium Court on Friday will receive a Metropolis gift card worth up to $500, and throughout the weekend you can enter to win a $1000 gift card by using the touch-screen kiosks in the same area.

While there will be discounts happening all weekend, the best store deals will be on Friday Nov. 29. We've listed a few of the best deals below, but for a full list vist the Metrotown website.

Banana Republic: Nov. 29, from 7 am to 1 pm: 50% off one regular-priced item and 40% off the remaining purchase. Nov. 29, after 1 pm: 40% off the purchase. From Nov. 30 to Dec. 2: 40% off the purchase.

Change Lingerie: 40% off everything in-store all weekend.

Gap and Gap Kids: Nov. 29:  50% off your purchase. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1: 40% off your purchase.

Old Navy: Nov. 29: 50% off everything in-store and the first 500 people in line will have a chance to win $1 million. More contest details in-store; Nov. 30: Entire store 40% off;  Dec. 1: Entire store 30% off. Dec 2: entire store 30% off.

RW&CO: Buy one item, get the second item 50% off all weekend.

4700 Kingsway
, Burnaby

Oakridge Centre

Nov. 29, from 7 am to 9 am

Oakridge Centre is also encouraging shoppers to visit the mall on Black Friday. Opening at 7 am, the first 200 people to get to the concierge desk will receive a complimentary gift card ranging from $10 to $100. Prizes will also be drawn on the hour for shoppers who show the concierge desk receipts totaling over $50. At 8 am, you could win a Tiffany necklace; at 9 am a Michael Kors tote bag; at 10 am an iPad Air; and at 11 am a pair of diamond earrings is up for grabs.  

650 W 41st Ave, Vancouver

Pacific Centre

Nov. 29, from 7 am to 9 pm

The first 100 people to visit Pacific Centre guest services will receive a $10 gift card, and there will be more contests and giveaways happening all day long. To get in the shopping spirit early, follow @pacificcentre on twitter to be entered to win a $200 Black Friday shopping spree.

701 West Georgia St., Vancouver

Richmond Centre

Nov. 29, from  7 am to 9 pm

The Richmond Centre offers 240 stores and services, and many of them will be hosting black friday promotions on the Friday. A full list of participating retailers and sales will be available on the mall's website Nov. 28 at 9 pm.

6551 No. 3 Road, Richmond

Guildford Town Centre

Nov. 29,  from 7 am to 9 pm

The first 200 customers to spend $200 or more on Nov 29 at the newly renovated mall will get a $20 gift card. The first 200 shoppers to line up at Centre Court  will also receive a free gift that includes a mystery gift card valued anywhere from $5 to $100. A full list of deals can be found on the Guildford Town Centre website.

10355 152 Street, Surrey