It’s that time of year again – glimmering lights, beautiful window displays, and excitement in the cool wintry air. Yes, it’s Christmas shopping season! Living in Barrhaven properties like the Woodroffe Lofts means that you have streamlined, convenient access to a wide array of shops, boutiques, and popular chain stores just beyond your door. But which are the best places for Christmas shopping in Barrhaven? Here are our top picks, chosen according to their convenience, affordability, and location near the Woodroffe Lofts.
Barrhaven Town Centre
Situated in the heart of the neighbourhood, Barrhaven Town Centre is easily accessible by car and public transportation. The sheer number of stores available make it a one-stop shop for your entire gift list! Head over to the LCBO for fine wines, stop in at Loblaws or Independent to stock up on ingredients for Christmas Day dinner, pop into EB Games or Best Buy for the latest tech and entertainment gifts, and much more! You can even stop to fill up at Petro-Canada and bank at CIBC or BMO before capping off a busy day of shopping with dinner at Swiss Chalet. Located along Greenbank Road and Strandherd Drive, Barrhaven Town Centre is over 290,000 square feet of prime retail outlets with ample parking space.
Chapman Mills Market Place
Looking for great deals? Chapman Mills Market Place is the spot to be. Located directly beside Barrhaven Town Centre, this shopping arcade includes plenty of retailers known for their affordable deals and holiday specials. Staples and The Source are great places for last-minute tech deals, while Indigo always has highly competitive specials on for the bookworm in your life. The biggest draw of Chapman Mills Market Place in our opinion, however, is Winners. Full of clearance-price fashions for men, women, and children, you’ll surely be able to stretch your Christmas budget further even with one visit. With many other retailers (including Edible for amazing fruit bouquets) as well as plenty of parking space, this is a conveniently located and easy-to-navigate shopping area.
Walmart Barrhaven Supercentre
While technically located within Barrhaven Town Centre, the Walmart Barrhaven Supercentre stands out as a particularly convenient and affordable spot for reading your list and checking it twice. Easily accessible by bus, the store is full of every possible category of item and all sorts of deals that change daily. Frequented by many a Barrhaven resident and visitors alike, it includes a Vision Center, Photo Center, and McDonald’s as well as other common features of Supercentre locations such as an Automotive Center. Essentially, you could complete all your shopping and errands in one location with relative ease and great savings.
Barrhaven is full of outlet malls, but Village Square is a particularly welcoming and convenient stop. Barrhaven Source for Sports is the highlight of this spot, full of all sorts of sporting goods, accessories, and equipment for all of your winter wonderland needs! Also onsite is a Sobeys location, so you can stop in and fill up on groceries and perhaps the odd gift basket or two. Also located here is a Canadian Tire, which is perfect for everything from Christmas trees to lights, decorations, and all sorts of kitchen and interior décor gift ideas. There’s also a Wine Rack and M&M Food Market for planning the perfect Christmas Day meal and appropriate pairings, and the local Pet Valu can ensure every member of the household is checked off the gift list!
Located in the North of Barrhaven, this is a large collection of unique specialty shops and services, from tattoos to orthotics and jewelry. The Clubhouse is a fantastic sportswear store full of great brands and managed by friendly staff, while Taing Jewelers provides the finest bracelets, chains, pendants, and rings at a wonderful value. True Home Theatre is another unique store, specializing in premium quality home theatre systems and entertainment experiences. Also found in this area are an array of grocery stores, fast food outlets, wellness services, and the Barrhaven Auto Centre.
Follow Woodroffe Avenue South from Woodroffe Lofts, and you’ll find Strandherd Crossing, an outlet shopping arcade full of all sorts of convenient deals and plenty of parking spaces. Whether you’re looking for Starbucks gift cards for stocking stuffers, a beautiful new appliance at AHAM Canada, or even freshly baked bread at COBS Bread Bakery, there’s a little something for everyone. This is a great place to find affordable and thoughtful gifts for those on your list who are hardest to buy for!
Clearly, Barrhaven is ripe with fantastic Christmas shopping locations, all of which are easily accessible from Woodroffe Lofts and other nearby residential properties. Regardless of whether you have a sprawling or concise list of loved ones to find that perfect gift for, this neighbourhood is highly convenient, friendly, and full of holiday spirit. Discover the benefits of living in Barrhaven today, and contact Valecraft to learn more about Woodroffe Lofts!