Sensory Friendly Shopping Time

  • Visits to the grocery store may be overwhelming for some who are sensitive to noise and lights. That’s why AutismBC and several grocery stores have partnered to create a “Sensory Friendly Shopping Time!” By limiting the amount of sensory stimuli in the shopping environment, stores are creating inclusive spaces in their communities.

    Sensory Friendly Shopping Times often include (may vary from store to store):

    • Reduced lighting
    • No announcements made during the time
    • No cart collection
    • Lower department noise
    • Staff support throughout the store

    Please contact the store for any further details, provided below.

    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
    604-533-3291

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    Thrifty Foods Tsawwassen

    1207 56 St, Delta
    Every Sunday from 6 PM to 7 PM
    ☎ 604-948-9210

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    Save on Foods Kerrisdale

    6455 West Blvd, Vancouver
    Every other Thursday starting June 20th, 6 PM – 8 PM
    ☎ 604 264 0214


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    Thrifty Foods Central Saanich

    7860 Wallace Drive, Saanichton
    Every other Wednesday, 6 PM – 8 PM
    ☎ 250-544-0980