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OK Google. Give me directions to Best Buy

At the beginning of October, we gave Canadians (and the world) a first glimpse into our new family of hardware, made by Google. And now we’re bringing a whole new way for shoppers to experience our products, courtesy of Google shops.

Today, Google Canada is thrilled to open four flagship Google shops in Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton and Mississauga Best Buy locations.

At our new locations, guests will encounter everything they love about Google, all in one place -- from personalized tech help to hands-on workshops with YouTube stars and, most importantly, immersive and interactive experiences with the latest Google products like Pixel, Daydream View & Chromecast Ultra!

Best Buy

Earlier in October, we announced 10 smaller shops in Best Buy locations across the country - click here for locations. At the four new flagship shops opening today, we’ll offer:

  • One-on-one Help: Book 1:1 appointments with Google guides who can help you get the most out of your Google products & apps.
  • Product Workshops: Participate in ongoing workshops, from planning your holiday travel  to getting personalized tech tips for the whole family.
  • Holidays Events (new!): Sign up for unique and fun holiday-themed events at our four larger shops, led by YouTube creators, popular tech experts, artists and more.

Comprised of nearly 700 square feet, our new shops focus on every detail. From the use of large open spaces with curved edges to the hand-picked colour palette, each design element evokes a warm playful feel.

When you visit our four new shops, make sure to try some of our one-of-a-kind experiences like Portal, a super-sized display that lets you ‘fly’ through Google Earth, explore what people around the world are searching for, and play with other fun Google apps. You’ll also get to go hands-on with our new hardware like Pixel, Daydream View and Chromecast Ultra in our ‘Experience Bays’, which are fully programmable spaces that will evolve and change as our products do.

With the holidays around the corner, timing couldn’t be more perfect to sign up for our first Holiday Event  with The Sorry Girls, Canada’s DIY sweethearts. Hosted at our Google shops in Mississauga (December 3) and Vancouver (December 4), The Sorry Girls will teach you how to create fun holiday DIYs gifts for your loved ones, like customized ugly holiday sweaters, using Google tech. We’ll be announcing more workshops soon with other special guests -- see the full calendar of activities here.

So, stop by the Google shop and check out a few new things made by Google.

Now open in Mississauga (Heartland Town Centre, 6075 Mavis Rd), Calgary (Deerfoot Meadows, 8180 11 St. SE), Edmonton (South Edmonton Common, 9931 19 Ave NW), and Vancouver (2220 Cambie St.).

Follow the conversation with @GoogleCanada and #googleshop.

Happy holiday shopping!