Coffee in British Columbia
For those of you who really enjoy Starbucks Coffee, you'll love
British Columbia. BC has a total of 377 retail locations throughout
the province. You'll find that most of the Starbucks are generally
located through out the Lower Mainland.
The City of Vancouver has the biggest concentrations of Starbucks
outlets in BC near 100 stores including the a large number of kiosks
in Safeway's. The majority of these happen to be located in the
downtown core and in the neighbourhoods of Kerrisdale, Kitsilano
and the West End. Robson Street alone has six outlets.
Outside of Vancouver the other municipalities of the Lower Mainland
there is a large number of Starbucks outlets. The breakdown of outlets
is Burnaby 17, Coquitlam 8, Delta 4, New
Westminster 6, District
of North Vancouver 6, City
of North Vancouver 8, Port Coquitlam 3, Coquitlam 8, Richmond
17, Surrey 17, Tsawwassen 2, West
Vancouver 6, Whistler 4, Gibsons
each having one outlet.
If you happen to be on Vancouver Island, the other big concentrations
of Starbucks are located in the nearby municipalities around Victoria
where there are 21 outlets. The rest of Vancouver Island has Starbucks
located in Sidney, Langford, Duncan,
Courtenay and Campbell
If you are travelling east from the Lower Mainland towards the Fraser
Valley there is another 23 outlets. The breakdown is Abbotsford
4, Chilliwack 3, Clearbrook, Langley 9, Maple Ridge 4, Mission and
Once you're travelling in the heartland of British Columbia there
are locations located in the Okanagan Lake communities of Penticton,
towards the north-west has the greatest concentration outside of
Calgary, Alberta with 6 outlets.
The option of having a Starbucks in the northern portion of British
Columbia starts becoming scarce if you're travelling north. Past
the only two options for a Starbucks are Prince
George with 2 outlets and Fort St. John which is on the Alaska
Travelling east of Osoyoos
into the Kootenays, the only outlet is in the City of Nelson.
After that, before Alberta and Washington State, the only other
outlet is in Cranbrook
in the south-west portion of the province.
The most unique Starbucks choice of locations has to be the two
outlets on Robson Street in Vancouver. Diagonally across from each
other at the corner of Robson and Thurlow Streets at 1099 Robson
and 1100 Robson you only have to walk across two crosswalks for
another Starbucks coffee experience.
Starbucks has also partnered with a number of businesses throughout
BC offering fine coffee in a number of non-Starbucks outlets. A
few that come to mind are BC Ferries through the Coastal Café
Express and Seawest Lounge, Grouse Mountain Skyride, UBC and Victoria
to Work Week
Starbucks has a long tradition with supporting civic events and
local causes. An example of this is at the annual Bike to Work Week
in Victoria held on Vancouver Island. Located at the Celebration
Stations Starbucks supplied the early morning cyclists a very nice
treat along the routes.
- N. Vancouver
Yates - Victoria
Thurlow - Vancouver
Thurlow - Vancouver
Bike to Work
Week - Victoria