I am heading off today to BC, to visit with family and to conduct some research for my major paper at school (only four months to go! yikes!). So I won't be posting regularly for the next week, but may pop my head in to say hi when I get a spare moment or two. I get a lot of requests for recommendation for good places to visit, both in Toronto and Vancouver, so I thought it would be good to put together a list on the site. I'll do this for Toronto when I get back, but for now, here are the places I'm looking forward to seeing in Vancouver: Dressew (see my post here), 337 W Hastings button button, 422 w cordova Front & Co, 3772 Main St Regional Assembley of Text 3934 Main St Smoking Lily, 3634 Main St Urban Source 3126 Main St Zulu Records (unrelated to crafting, but I swear it's the most amazing record store on the planet), 1974 W 4th Other good places in Vancouver: The Birkeland Bros. Wool Ltd, 3573 Main St. Textile Clearance Warehouse, 5550 Fraser St boutiques and vintage stores all along main, like Burqu's Angels, the Barefoot Contessa, eugene choo, motherland, my orange bag. paper ya Net Loft, Granville Island ming wo, various locations Willox Graphic Supplies, 3104 South East Marine Drive Iâ€™m Impressed, 1494 Carwright St., Granville Island Punjabi Market area around Main and 50th, for many southeast asian fabric stores Beadmania Beads, 1011 Commercial Dr. Beadworks, Net Loft, Granville Island Douglas Trading Post, 991 Granville St Fabricland, 1678 South East Marine Dr Loomis, 1629 Main St Maiwa, Net Loft, Granville Island Opus, 1360 Johnston St Another great resource for Vancouver crafty places is the very thorough seamripper's diy guide to Vancouver in Discorder magazine. Also check out the vancouver modern urban guides for more great places to visit. They're a great resource, I wish there was something like this for toronto too! Another good vancouver resource is the beyond robson blog. Feel free to add your own recommendations in the comments if you are from vancouver!