Back to School Guide for Kitsilano



Oh, those thought-provoking three little words: back to school. Do they agitate or alleviate your stress levels? Either way, next week Tuesday, September 3, 2013 is another start to the school year in Vancouver. For those of you with kids going to elementary and high school in Kitsilano, here are a few shopping ideas, tips, and important links to help with last minute back to school preparations.

Where to Shop for Back to School Supplies in Kitsilano and Metro Vancouver

Need to stock back up on school supplies? Pencils, paper…uh, I mean tablets, smartphones, and also traditional school supplies and clothing can be found at the following shops in Kitsilano and Metro Vancouver.

Kitsilano School Supplies

Avalon Stationery (nice quality pens, pencils, paper, and other stationery items)
Hip Baby (for the little ones, find eco clothes, lunch boxes, backpacks, and reusable sandwich bags here)
Kitchen Corner
 (super budget school supplies including pencils, pens, paper, and binders)
NCIX (tablets, smartphones, and other tech items)
Pebble (clothes, backpacks, lunch kits, reusable snack bags)
Shoppers Drug Mart (last minute items can usually be found in their seasonal aisle)

Metro Vancouver School Supplies

Chapters (stationery, e-readers, and of course, books)
(budget, but highly fashionable clothing can be found at this Swedish clothing store)
IKEA (budget study furnishings at another Swedish icon)
MEC (great backpacks, clothes, bike accessories)
Opus (cool art supplies for all ages)
Real Canadian Superstore (tablets, clothes, stationery, and food, lots of it)
Walmart (inexpensive madhouse with everything–watch out for falling prices 😉
Target Canada (newly-opened in Canada with clothes, backpacks, electronics and stationery)
(tablets, smartphones, plus a wide choice of pens, pencils, and paper, many of them eco-friendly)

Back to School Tips

– If you haven’t been already, set an example and start reading books regularly to encourage your child to read too.
– To prepare your child for the inevitable first essay, discuss the summer events, and in particular the highlights.
– Shop together for nourishing ingredients to make snacks and lunches. You may be surprised at the healthy choices your child will make, or not…
– Get back to a consistent and early bedtime, starting this weekend!

Important Links

School calendar dates from the Vancouver School Board
School directory from the Vancouver School Board


Last modified: September 2, 2013

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