5 reasons to visit McArthurGlen Designer Outlet this summer

Summer is just around the corner, and with plenty of activities to choose from, Vancouverites are faced with the difficult task of deciding how to spend their well-earned days off.

For those staying in town and looking for help on what to do, here’s a hint: visiting McArthurGlen Designer Outlet is a great way to spend the day.

Located next to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) just 20 minutes from downtown, the outdoor designer outlet provides visitors with one of the most unique shopping experiences in North America. Not only does it house some of the world’s leading designer brands, it’s also the only European-style shopping village in North America, complete with a variety of dining options, outdoor patios, a dancing fountain, a children’s adventure play area and a varied calendar of events with something for everyone. In other words, it’s much more than a typical shopping centre.

So if you are still unsure about what to do on your next day off, here are five reasons why you should visit McArthurGlen Designer Outlet this summer:

1. You’ve probably never seen anything like it before

As the first European-style shopping village, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet provides visitors with a unique shopping experience. As they stroll through the winding cobblestone streets, enjoy cozy restaurant patios and shop from over 70 of their favourite designers, visitors will be immersed in a truly unique atmosphere with architecture reminiscent of Italy, Germany or Greece.

This open layout concept differentiates McArthurGlen Designer Outlet from any other shopping centre in the region, providing a great opportunity for anyone looking to spend some time outdoors while still enjoying a world-class shopping experience.

2. It has the best shopping in town

Fashion lovers will love McArthurGlen Designer Outlet. Some of the world’s most desirable brands, like Hugo Boss, Armani, Ted Baker, Michael Kors, Coach and Nike, already have stores at the designer outlet, and even more are set to open throughout the summer, including Kate Spade New York and Lipault Paris, a luxury luggage label out of France.

If the selection weren’t enough, visitors will also enjoy significant savings at the end of the day, with stores offering up to 70% less compared with full-price retail stores.

3. It’s fun for the whole family

For those looking to do more than shop, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet provides a wide range of entertainment options that appeal to the whole family; it has a variety of dining alternatives, including local restaurants, relaxing cafés and outdoor patios along with a covered adventure play area for the little ones.

The designer outlet is also known for hosting special events that span from music festivals to fashion shows. This Canada Day, for instance, the designer outlet will go all out to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, kicking off a huge summer sale with an outdoor yoga event, live music, a free kids zone complete with glitter tattoos, arts and crafts and a performance by the Vancouver Orchestra Club.

4. Incredible food and amazing patios

The food alone is a good reason to visit McArthurGlen Vancouver. The designer outlet offers an incredible culinary variety that ranges from cafés to sushi to award-winning pizzerias, which can all be enjoyed on intimate outdoor patios.

5. Proximity to the airport

The designer outlet is ideally situated for those heading out of Vancouver on holiday or business, or in town with a long layover.

Located just two train stops away from the airport, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet is a perfect place to buy last-minute gifts on the way to and from the airport. The designer outlet is equipped with flight display screens, a multilingual guest services team, luggage lockers, cellphone charging stations and complimentary Wi-Fi. Travel between the designer outlet and YVR airport is also free by train, and it takes just minutes to get there.