Local handicrafts and artisanal items to pick up on your trip

Cowichan Sweaters
Members of the Cowichan tribe on Vancouver Island traditionally knit these heavy wool sweaters with animal and geometric patterns. You can buy them in Gastown at any store selling aboriginal souvenirs, such as Hill’s Native Art, 165 Water Street; tel. 1 604 685 4249. www.hillsnativeart.com

First Nations Art
Don’t leave Vancouver without picking up some aboriginal art. Gastown is loaded with shops selling souvenirs or museum-quality goods, including small totems, ceremonial bowls, drums, Brentwood boxes, and paintings. Check out the Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, 206 Cambie Street; tel. 1 604 688 7323. www.inuit.com

Granville Island Lager
Granville Island Brewery began pouring its first lager in 1984 and hasn’t looked back, growing its line of award-winning brews—all worthy souvenirs and named after local neighborhoods—to include English Bay Pale Ale, Kitsilano Maple Cream Ale, and Gastown Amber Ale. You can buy the brews at any liquor store, or from the brewery’s shop on Granville Island. 1441 Cartwright Street; tel. 1 604 687 2739. www.gib.ca

Smoked Salmon
Delicious, wild salmon in all forms—jerked, smoked, spiced, raw, candied—is available all over Vancouver, especially on Granville Island and around Robson Street. Try Salmon Village, 779 Thurlow St.; tel. 1 604 685 3378. www.salmonvillage.com

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