If you haven't discovered Ladner, what are you waiting for?
Historic Ladner Village is a great spot to spend the day meandering locally owned shops, many with old-fashioned storefronts reminiscent of old towns. The Village is often used as a film set for this very reason! This itinerary gives you an afternoon in Ladner, shopping, and eating - what a great combo!
When you first turn onto 48th Avenue and enter historic Ladner Village, you'll be hard-pressed to miss Stir Coffee House, proudly pouring 49th Parallel Coffee. Fuel up with a specialty coffee or steeped tea. Their baristas are top-notch, so feel free to macchiato, almond milk it up. Fun fact - the owner, Robert, is the son of Johnny Lowe, who operated Ladner Grocery in this very spot decades ago.
Head down 48th Street towards a boulevard of picturesque storefronts home to locally owned & managed shops. Hygge Bath will help you curate a cozy lifestyle with their bath bombs, organic skincare, and zen-inspired household items and a growing session at Vinca's Kitchen will inspire cooks of all levels, from toast burners to culinary creators, with their colorful tableware, cookbooks, linens, and kitchen gadgets.
Turn on to Delta Street and continue to Angela's for a West Coast vibe catering to our casual style, featuring BC brands like Herschel and Corksicle, as well as surf favs Billabong and Body Glove. Get your summer staples here with board shorts, suits, flip flops & more.
You've now entered culinary row with amazing local options like Lara's Cuisine Cafe, featuring Turkish platters to enjoy at the Bistro, or dips & desserts to pack for home. Or drop into Ladner's newest Ale Trail destination, Britannia Brewing, a great spot to enjoy a patio pint and their famous fish & chips. Il Posto, a casual Italian Eatery with a vibe second to none, is right across the street if a pizza, pasta, and wine combo are more in line with your palate. There's no wrong choice here!
Before you wrap your shopping day in Ladner, around the corner is one of the most unique shops - Dragonfly Antique & Salvage. If you're a lover of vintage goods and spectacular finds, allow browsing time for this gem of a store chock-full of collectibles and pieces. And finally, around the corner yet is West Coast Seeds flagship store. For green thumb gardeners, it's pure magic.
Photo Credits to @hyggebath, @Vincas-Kitchen, @Laracuisinecafebistro, @Il-Posto-Casual-Italian-Eatery, @britanniabrewingco, @Dragonfly.Antique.Salvage, and@westcoastseeds.