Apple opens new Pacific Centre Apple Store in Vancouver
Apple has opened Apple Pacific Centre, a new Apple Store in Vancouver, Canada, doubling the size of the previous store and offering a two-level shopping experience with a Forum and video wall.
Located at the intersection of West Georgia and Howe streets, Apple Pacific Centre features 32-foot floor-to-ceiling glass panels at the front, with product Avenues throughout the store showcasing iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, AirPods, and more.
Inside, the store boasts a 45-foot grand staircase — one of the tallest in any Apple Store — and 10 magnolia trees sourced from the Pacific Northwest, and a living wall spanning more than 40 feet and featuring 144 species of locally sourced plants.
“We couldn’t be more excited to build on our longstanding history in Canada and welcome customers to the beautiful Apple Pacific Centre in Vancouver, a community filled with creativity and deep culture,” said Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail + People in a press release shared online. “Facing the Vancouver Art Gallery and its bustling public plaza, the new Apple Pacific Centre was designed to be a hub for community, a place that brings people together with the expert care and support from our fantastic team.”
Like all Apple facilities, Apple Pacific Centre is powered by 100 percent renewable energy.
Staffed by a team of 230 store employees collectively speaking 36 languages, Apple Pacific Centre is one of 28 of the iPhone maker’s retail stores in Canada, with Apple touting that the two-level store will off “a communal space to unwind and enjoy the large plaza at the center of creative expression in the city.”