At first glance, our neighbourhood appears to be a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Wind funnels down a canyon of condos and whips across dusty rubble while giant machines demolish sidewalks, traffic lanes, and the peace. Look deeper though, and beneath the desolate moonscape you’ll find a vibrant community, brimming with delicious food, fun activities, and great deals! When you visit our store, you’ll find the same selection of books, charts, and calendars as on our site (in pleasantly browsable, physical form) as well as special store-only bargains, magazines, DVD rentals, and a puppy! You’ll also be able to swap yarns and expertise with our staff of Arctic tug crew, tall ship sailors, and seasoned yachties.
When you’re done with us, load up on rugged gear for you, your boat, and your family at Genco Marine next to the Beer Store, or Tilley Endurables in the nearby Queen’s Quay Terminal. QQT’s a fun boutique mall, home to a games store, fudge shop, food court, and more. Apart from the food court, there are plenty of tasty and unique restaurants nearby like Grill 4 U Shawarma, Indian Roti House, and Shoeless Joe’s. Special mention must go to Spice Thai Cafe, whose hot and sour soup is the best in the city, and the unfortunately-named Lick It Gelato whose coffee is molto béne.
Activities and entertainment also abound, including one of the best skating rinks in the city, tall ship watching (now with extra “tall” thanks to the arrival of Caledonia), the Power Plant Gallery, the Music Garden, and of course, beholding the engineering marvel of major enhancements to municipal infrastructure.
* Parking can be challenging, especially if there’s an event at the Sky Dome/Rogers Centre, but there’s metered parking and several lots in the neighbourhood (including beneath the Radisson). The nearby police station is the Marine Unit, and so generally more interested in fining you for missing paper navigation charts than giving parking tickets. There’s a 509 bus running from the similarly devastated Union Station.