Welcome to the Empourium! We're a hybridcafé, gift shop, art gallery and performance space. Enjoy our superb coffee and food offerings and browse our unique collection of gift and kitchen ware, local art, decor, apparel & accessories, jewellery, cards & more. Relax with a glass of wine or a local craft beer, or treat yourself to an old-fashioned ice cream soda or retro milkshake!
Where to Find us: We're located in beautiful downtown Brentwood Bay in the Brentwood Crossing Shopping Centre: 7103 West Saanich Road.
When it come to your holiday preparations, instead of battling traffic, fighting for parking, roaming the malls and desperately looking for inspiration in big box stores, why not take a much more relaxed route? At Empourium, you can sit back, slow down, enjoy a hot drink or glass of wine and gather your thoughts. Take time over lunch while you make your lists and get inspired for the holidays. Visit with friends and then browse the amazing array of unique gifts, decor, greeting cards and gift wrap in our beautifully appointed retail shop. Select cards from a gorgeous selection, write them out over breakfast and pop next door to the Post Office: TA DA! Done! Enjoy live music on Friday evenings, sip a glass of wine and cross things off your to-do list, or savor a Sunday morning latte and then get all the stockings stuffed. So easy. So nice. Suddenly Christmas seems like a holiday -- instead of a chore. What a gift.
Arts & Entertainment We're pleased to present a constantly changing forum for both visual and performing arts. We feature new works from local artists each month and from September through June we present live music every Friday evening. Click on our Newsletter tab to read previous issues or select the Subscribe tab to stay abreast all our events, activities and promotions.
A GREAT GIFT IDEA FOR A HISTORY/MUSIC BUFF! This engaging one-man show written and performed by John Gogo revisits the gritty mining and logging towns of Vancouver Island on Canada’s rugged western coast.
Haunting folk tales told by four generations of a Nanaimo pioneer family offer a fascinating look beneath the surface of history unfolded from 1895 to 1995. Their songs explore the unique and layered lives of heroes and villains: the visionary Finns of Sointula, the notorious Dunsmuirs, labour martyr Ginger Goodwin, the ghost of Clarence Ballance and the infamous Brother XII.
One performance only! Tickets are $20 in advance and available at the cafe or by phone during business hours: 778-351-0178.
Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday 7am - 5pm Fridays until 9:30pm for LIVE MUSIC and evening browsing Sundays 9am - 4pm We're closed on statutory holidays