Here's what's open in Vancouver during COVID-19 pandemic

We’re compiling an ever-growing list of businesses, restaurants and services here to help while you're self isolating

Much our news feeds in the past month have been filled with stories about the closure of everything from stores to restaurants to government offices, and more, as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With this comprehensive list we're doing the exact opposite and, with it, hope to provide Vancouver residents with a one-stop resource detailing which businesses and services are still in operation.

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Bear in mind, with federal, provincial and municipal regulations changing daily, it’s not exactly business as usual so we’ll be updating this list as regularly as possible.

We also broken this list into categories to make it easier to find information.

Essential services

Public transit, some day cares, hospitals and even liquor stores have been deemed essential services, but the list is vast and our sister newspaper the Times Colonist has compiled those services here.

Liquor stores

Government liquor stores remain open, but there has been a reduction in hours.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday

Closed Sundays

Private liquor stores

Private liquor stores are able to remain open at their own discretion, but it’s best to call ahead or check their websites for updated hours of operation.

Health clinics

While some clinics are temporarily closed others remain open, but ask that if you’re concerned that you’ve contracted COVID-19 to call 811 and do not visit a clinic.

As well, hours at some clinics have become fluid so If you need to see a doctor, call their office or closest medical clinic to see if they’re open and their hours of operation.

Grocery stores

Save-On-Foods: all locations

Seniors hours: 7 to 8 a.m.

Regular hours have been reduced to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Bottle returns have been temporarily suspended

Delivery is available, but management is asking anyone who can shop in person to do so and leave that service for people who aren’t able to get to the store.

Your Independent Grocer

Champlain Square, Killarney

Seniors hour: 7 to 8 a.m.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In-store shopping

Online shopping and pick-up option

Davie Street

1255 Davie St.

Seniors hour: 7 to 8 a.m.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In-store shopping only

No Frills

Because No Frills stores are independently owned, its best to check with your local store for hours of operation. For the most part, they appear to be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and offer online shopping and pick-up.

Safeway and Sobeys

All locations

Seniors hour: 7 to 8 a.m.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In-store shopping

Online shopping and pick-up option

Some delivery in parts of Metro Vancouver

T & T Supermarket

179 Keefer Place

8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
In-store shopping

Online shopping

Delivery

100-2800 East First Ave.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

In-store shopping

Online shopping

Delivery

2206 Kingsway
Hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

In-store shopping

Online shopping

Delivery

Marine Gateway

458 SW Marine Dr.
Hours: 8 a.m. to midnight

Choices Markets

At the time this list was compiled, Choices had temporarily stopped delivery service, but online and in-store shopping is available.

1045 Commercial Dr.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

1202 Richards St.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

3493 Cambie St.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

2627 West 16th Ave.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

1888 West 57th Ave.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Costco

Two-day delivery within Vancouver

605 Expo Blvd.

Seniors hour: 7 to 8 a.m. weekdays only
Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Seniors hour: 7 to 8 a.m. weekdays only

Fresh St. Market

1423 Continental St.
Seniors hour: 7 to 8 a.m. Wednesday and Friday
8 a.mm to 7 p.m.

IGA

All locations

Seniors hour: 7 to 8 a.m. Wednesday and Friday

Shop in person and online for pick-up

3515 West 4th Ave.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

2286 West Broadway
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Address: 489 Robson St.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

110–909 Burrard St.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Nesters

All locations

Seniors hour: Monday to Friday 8 to 9 a.m., Sunday 10 a.m.

333 Abbott St.
Hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

288 East Broadway
Hours: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

990 Seymour St.
Hours: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

4475 Main St.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Real Canadian Superstore

All locations

Seniors hour: 7 to 8 a.m.

In person and online shopping for pick-up

3185 Grandview Highway
Hours: 8 am to 8 pm

In person and online shopping for pick-up

350 SE Marine Dr.
Hours: 8 am to 8 pm

In person and online shopping for pick-up

Walmart

Seniors hour: 7 to 8 a.m.

3585 Grandview Hwy.

Hours 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In store and online shopping

Instacart

Instacart isn’t a grocery store, but will deliver from Loblaws, Walmart, Shopper’s Drug Mart and Staples, which by the way, sells toilet paper

Breweries

Here’s a list of Vancouver craft breweries and specialty shops that deliver or allow pickups. For a full list of B.C. offerings, click HERE.

33 Acres Brewing Co.

15 West Eighth Ave., Vancouver

Link to Skip the Dishes site

Andina Brewing

1507 Powell St., Vancouver

Link to Skip the Dishes site

Bomber Brewing

1488 Adanac St., Vancouver

Link to Foodora site

BREWHALL

97 East Second Ave., Vancouver

Link to online store

Coal Harbour Liquor Store

1218 West Pender St., Vancouver

Link to Skip the Dishes site

Container Brewing

1216 Franklin St., Vancouver

Link to online store

East Van Brewing Co.

1675 Venables St., Vancouver

Link to Foodora site

Electric Bicycle Brewing Co.

20 East Fourht Ave., Vancouver

Link to Skip the Dishes site

Faculty Brewing Co.

1830 Ontario St., Vancouver

Link to online store

Luppolo Brewing

1123 Venables St., Vancouver

Link to website

Main Street Brewing

261 East Seventh Ave., Vancouver

Link to Skip the Dishes site

Off The Rail Brewing

1351 Adanac St.,Vancouver

Link to online store

Parallel 49 Brewing

1950 Triumph St., Vancouver

Call 604-558-2739 to place an order

Postmark Brewing

55 Dunlevy Ave., Vancouver

Link to Skip the Dishes site

Red Racer Taphouse

871 Beatty St., Vancouver

Link to Skip the Dishes site

Slow Hand Beer Co.

1830 Powell St, Vancouver

Link to Beer Van online store

Strange Fellows Brewing

1345 Clark Dr.

Link to online store

Strathcona Beer Co. / Superflux Beer Co.

895 East Hastings St., Vancouver

Link to online store

The Bottle Shop Liquor Store

1489 East Hastings St., Vancouver

Link to Skip the Dishes site

Food delivery services

Door Dash

Uber Eats

Foodora

GrubHub

Seamless

Postmates

goPuff snack delivery

City of Vancouver

Garbage and green bin collection

There is no change to curbside garbage and green bin collection.

How to properly dispose of items

Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect waste collection staff dispose of all the following in the garbage in plastic garbage bags:

  • Personal hygiene products
  • Used tissues
  • Cleaning cloths
  • Face masks
  • Gloves
  • Sanitary wipes, even those listed as flushable or compostable and all similar items

Securely tie garbage bags shut and set out in your bin in your regular collection area

If you’re sick or caring for someone who is sick double bag all personal waste in plastic garbage bags

Securely tie all bags shut and dispose of as regular residential garbage  

Important information: Unbagged or loose items will not be collected.

Recycling collection

Curbside recycling collection is provided by Recycle B.C. There is no change to curbside recycling collection.

Vancouver Zero Waste Centre: Open — vehicle drop-off only, no walk-ins

Vancouver South Transfer Station: Open — vehicle drop-off only, no walk-ins

Vancouver Landfill and Recycling Depot: Open — vehicle drop-off only, no walk-ins

To ensure health and safety and support the continued functioning of these operations, you should: 

Visit these facilities ONLY if absolutely necessary. If you are unwell stay home.

Wash your hands before and after your visit and keep a distance of two metres (six feet) from staff and other guests

Defer spring cleaning to help prevent overloading residential waste collection and depot facilities  

Follow disposal guidelines for garbage and organic waste

Store bulky and recyclable items at home until the pandemic is over

Revenue Services at city hall: Open for appointments only, call 604-673-8216

Development and Buildings Services Centre (Vancity Building): Open for appointments only, call 604-873-7611 

Engineering Services Centre (Crossroads): Open for appointments only, call 604-871-6730 

Inspections

Development, building, trades, fire, and licensing inspections are continuing as normal.

Parking enforcement

The city is temporarily suspending enforcement of the following:

Metered parking

Rush-hour zones

Residential permit-parking zones

Parking time limits, including the three-hour parking restriction

Pet adoption: Open daily, noon to 6 p.m., but by appointment only by calling 311

Pet redemption: Open daily, noon to 6 p.m., but by appointment only by calling 311

Dog licensing: Online only

Council meetings: Open to the public but’s it’s strongly advised that you watch online

Marinas

Burrard Civic Marina: open

Heather Civic Marina: open

New emergency response centres

The new emergency response centres are temporary, referral-only, and staffed 24/7. Vancouver Coastal Health will provide ongoing public health guidance and B.C. Housing has appointed non-profit operators to manage the emergency response centres.

Coal Harbour: Capacity 21 beds can expand to 64

Roundhouse Community Centre: 21 beds can expand to 79 beds

Restaurants

When it comes to Vancouver restaurants offering take out and delivery, our sister publication Vancouver is Awesome has created a comprehensive list called Take Home Vancouver, which is updated regularly.

Transit and transportation

B.C. Ferries

In line with directions provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada and other leading health authorities, B.C. Ferries is advising customers to avoid non-essential travel at this time.

In keeping with that, B.C. Ferries has reduced service across the province. It’s new schedule can be found here.

TransLink

Suspended fares on buses

SeaBus sails every 15-minutes during weekday rush hours, instead of every 10.

Bus routes which have excess capacity, including those with empty buses, have reduced some trips

Expo and Millennium Lines service has been reduced, with first and last train schedules remaining in place.

Private transportation services

All taxis

Uber

Lyft

Kabu

Daycare

YMCA of Greater Vancouver

As of April 1, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver will continue its child care services in a new and expanded format. The YMCA Essential Child Care program will include care continuing at more than 19 YMCA Early Years Child Care locations, while 39 YMCA before and after school child care programs will expand to offer full-day care.

Current YMCA Child Care families who choose to keep their children at home or who cannot attend YMCA Child Care due to COVID-19will have their spots reserved. If a child cannot participate due to illness, the YMCA will credit their account.

 

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