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Sensory-Friendly Shopping Time

August 3rd, 2020


Did you know that many grocery and retail stores across the province have stepped up to provide “Sensory-Friendly Shopping?”  

During these times, stores work to limit the sensory stimuli within the store environment. Changes vary from store-to-store, but often include: 

  • Reduced lighting 
  • Reduced announcements and altered music level
  • No cart collection 
  • Lower department noise 
  • Staff support throughout the store 

We will do our best to keep this post as updated as possible, but we know things can change. We encourage you to contact the stores directly for any further details and to please contact us here if you know of a store we are missing from our list. 

Dimmed grocery store

Photo source: Global TV

Currently, these are the stores that have sensory-friendly shopping times:

Safeway Extra Willowbrook
6153 200 St, Langley City
Every other Friday starting March 29th, from 4 PM to 5 PM

Save On Foods Kerrisdale
6455 West Blvd, Vancouver
Thursday, 3 PM – 5 PM

Thrifty Foods Central Saanich
7860 Wallace Drive, Saanichton
Every other Wednesday, 6 PM – 8 PM

Thrifty Foods Tsawwassen
1207 56 St, Delta
Every Sunday from 6 PM to 7 PM

Best Buy Victoria
200-3450 Uptown Blvd, Victoria
Every other Thursday from 9AM to 10AM

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