Pacific Centre

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Pacific Centre
Location Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Opening date 1971
Management Cadillac Fairview
Owner Cadillac Fairview
No. of stores and services 100
No. of anchor tenants 2
Total retail floor area 1,575,333 ft²
No. of floors 3
Parking 1758
Website Pacific Centre

The Pacific Centre is a shopping mall located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, operated by Cadillac Fairview (CF) Corporation. Based on the number of stores, most of which are underground, it is the largest mall in Downtown Vancouver with over 100 stores and shops. Anchor stores include Holt Renfrew, Harry Rosen, H&M, and Nordstrom. The mall is directly connected to the Hudson's Bay department store, Vancouver Centre Mall, two SkyTrain subway stations, and the Four Seasons Hotel.


Built between 1971 and 1973, it was an unofficial Eaton Centre. The Pacific Centre was home to an Eaton's department store, succeeded by Sears Canada after 2002 and vacated in the fall of 2012.[1] A Nordstrom store opened in its former space in 2015.

The City of Vancouver approved an 578,000 sq ft. expansion of Pacific Centre, including retail premises that will extend to the street on both sides of West Georgia Street, and a direct link connecting the shopping centre with the new Vancouver City Centre SkyTrain station on Granville Street. The link opened in the summer of 2009 in conjunction with the opening of the Canada Line.


In 2012, an incident at Pacific Centre Mall sparked an investigation by the Ministry of Justice and the Vancouver police.[2] A security guard was shown on videotape striking a disabled man suspected of shoplifting, throwing him from his wheelchair on the floor and yelling profane language.[3] The guard in question — Ali Rahnumah, 30, an employee of Genesis Security — was fired over the incident and criminally charged.[4][5] He is suing Genesis Security for wrongful dismissal.[4] The investigation itself ultimately concluded that the guard acted with unnecessary force and had used profanity contrary to the Security Services Regulation of that province.[6]

Anchor tenants[edit]

(square footage is approximate)

Former anchors[edit]

  • Sears (600,000 sq ft. over 7 levels) – closed; replaced by Nordstrom in 2015
  • Eaton's - closed 2002; was replaced by Sears in 2003

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ Wheelchair-bound man’s handling by mall guards investigated. (2012-11-02). Retrieved on 2013-07-26.
  3. ^ B.C. Wheelchair Takedown Under Investigation. Retrieved on 2013-07-26.
  4. ^ a b Vancouver mall cop allegedly knocked wheelchair-bound man to ground. (2013-03-29). Retrieved on 2013-07-26.
  5. ^ B.C. wheelchair takedown under investigation - British Columbia - CBC News. (2012-11-01). Retrieved on 2013-07-26.
  6. ^ Crawford, Tiffany. (2013-01-18) Vancouver security guard used ‘unnecessary force’ on man in wheelchair. Retrieved on 2013-07-26.

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Coordinates: 49°17′00″N 123°07′04″W / 49.28339°N 123.117911°W / 49.28339; -123.117911