Vinyl Record Stores in Vancouver

Vinyl record collectors have a selection of record stores in Vancouver that buy and sell vinyl records and used turntables.

Vancouver has some of Canada’s best vinyl record stores and music shops.

Each Vancouver neighbourhood is host to its own selection of independent record stores – each with different types of vinyl records for sale.

Vancouver is also home to a vibrant commmunity of independent vinyl record dealers who sell at record sales and vinyl fairs.

Here is where to buy and sell vinyl records and used turntables in Vancouver, Canada.

The Main Street Vinyl Fair
Noize to Go Records
Madhouse Records
Scrape Records
Neptoon Records
Highlife World Music
Red Cat Records
Zulu Records
Dandelion Records and Emporium
Vinyl Records
Beat Street Records
The Beat Merchant
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The Main Street Vinyl Record Fair

Vinyl Record Fair

Address : Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
Neighbourhood : Mount Pleasant
Next Fair :
SUNDAY, MAY 10th, 201
11 AM – 5 PM
Phone : (604) 288-2698
Email : info@vinylrecordfair.com
Facebook : www.facebook.com/VinylRecordFair
Website : www.VinylRecordFair.com

Buy, sell, trade – new and used vinyl records for sale. Discover rare vinyl and stock up on cheap classics!

Thousands and thousands and thousands of vinyl records… plus a selection of turntables and gear. Over 50 dealers with a number of personal collections up for sale!

Only one table is permitted per vendor. That means only the best stuff at the best prices!

Featuring vinyl-spinning genius by the Knights of the Turntable!

Free with Admission – THE VANCOUVER VINYL DISCOUNT CARD – 10% Off at 10 Vancouver Record Stores – Including Neptoon Records, Highlife Records, Red Cat Records, Zulu Records, Dandelion Records, Zoo Zhop, The Beat Merchant, Scrape Records, Beat Street Records and Vinyl Records.

Also Free with Admission – THE MAIN STREET MEAL TICKET – Dine Out on Main Street and Let Us Help with the Bill – Participating restaurants include The Reef, Cray, Mr. Brownstone, Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. and The Main.

The Main Street Vinyl Record Fair also supports charities like CiTR Student Radio, Girls Rock Camp and The Safe Amplification Society through our vinyl record donation program. Records are donated from local collectors who want to see their collection spread throughout the community and shared with new generations of music fans. The records are sold at the fair with 100% of the money raised given to music-related charities in Vancouver. You never know what you’ll find. There’s always gems to be had!

Come out the Main Street Vinyl Record Fair and support music culture in BC!

Noize to Go Records

Noize to GO Records Store Picture
Address : 243 Union Street, Vancouver, BC
(Half a block East of Main Street)
Neighbourhood : Chinatown / Strathcona
Store Hours :
Mon – Sat: 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Phone : (604) 428-7887
Facebook : www.facebook.com/noizetogo
Buys Used Records? : Yes
Takes Special Orders? : Yes

Noize-to-Go Records was first established in 1986 and has recently reopened after a brief hiatus to the joy of record collectors across Vancouver.

The record shop is situated one block East of Main Street along the Union Street bike route – a quick walk from Gastown, Mount Pleasant or Commercial Drive.

Noize-to-Go is a cozy little record shop but rigorous connoisseurship by veteran record enthusiast and shop owner Dale Wiese ensures that music fans will always find a few records on their ‘must-have’ list.

The shop primarily stocks used LPs and 45s but you can also find cassettes, CDs, imports and bootlegs that are sure to appeal to the knowledgeable music collector.

Owner Dale Wiese has been an integral part of record culture in Vancouver for over 30 years. His past projects include Quintessence, Collectors RPM, Track and Noize.

Dale is also an active participant in community events and local record fairs such as the Main Street Vinyl Record Fair.

Stop by the shop, check out what’s in stock this week and have a chat. You’ll leave knowing more about records than you did when you went in. And, chances are, you’ll leave with a few fine finds in hand as well.

Scrape Records

Scrape Records Store Picture
Address : 323 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Neighbourhood : Mount Pleasant
Store Hours :
Mon – Thu: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Holidays: Noon – 6:00 pm
Phone : (604) 877-1676
Email : orders@scraperecords.com
Facebook : www.facebook.com/SCRAPErecords
Website : www.scraperecords.com

SCRAPE Records opened its doors on November 1, 1997, and has never looked back since. Proud to be the only metal and hard rock specialty store in the Pacific northwest, SCRAPE Records quickly became known as THE place to visit for metal pilgrims from all over the world. An online presence was established in 1998, and the store’s reputation grew stronger. Visiting bands often hold in-store signings at SCRAPE Records, and we’ve had more than our share of visits from metal and non-metal celebrities. Some highlights over the years include:

  • In-store signings by Opeth, Testament, Amon Amarth, Strapping Young Lad, Arch Enemy, In Flames, Cradle of Filth, Cannibal Corpse, Meshuggah, Cryptopsy, Soilwork, and more
  • Releasing a compilation of Vancouver metal and hard rock bands, garnering world-wide attention for some our city’s finest acts
  • Performances by local bands in the store
  • An ever-expanding collection of metal and hard rock vinyl, we try to get our hands on EVERYTHING!
  • Coverage by local and national news media, including CBC Radio 3, the Vancouver Sun, the Georgia Straight, and more
  • Oft-used interview location for Vancouver’s own Nardwuar the Human Serviette on MuchMusic

SCRAPE Records is proud to serve the Vancouver metal community for over 10 years. In addition to stocking everything metal, we have lots of new and used rare items for the discerning metal collector. Need tickets for an upcoming show? We’ve got them! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to help you out with metal recommendations, special orders, and for those non-metal-loving folks we’ll help you find that super-cool present for your metal-loving friend. SCRAPE Records… your true source for metal!

Red Cat Records

Red Cat Record Store Picture

Address : 4332 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
Neighbourhood : South Main
Store Hours :
Mon – Thu: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Phone : (604) 708-9422
Email : redcatrecords@gmail.com
Facebook : www.facebook.com/redcatrecords
Website : www.redcat.ca

Red Cat Records is an indie neighbourhood record store in Vancouver, voted one of the top ten indie stores in Canada by our customers (CBC 3 Searchlight, 2008.)

We’re known for our customer service, music knowledge, and eclectic selection of current releases, new & used classic catalogue, and vinyl re-issues.

Dave Gowans and Lasse Lutick, both former members of Vancouver-based indie band the Buttless Chaps, co-own the store. They bought the store from original owners Andrew Pearson and Amy Honey in February 2007.

Red Cat takes it name from Buddy the cat, an enormous and cantankerous feline that ruled the store with an iron paw until his demise in ‘06. Though the store smells better now, he’s missed by many (though not by the children he attacked). He even inspired a full concept album by Ry Cooder: My Name Is Buddy.

Neptoon Records

Neptoon Record Store Picture

Address : 3561 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
Neighbourhood : South Main
Store Hours :
Mon – Sat: 11:00 am – 6:30 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Phone : (604) 324-1229
Email : ben@neptoon.com
Facebook : www.facebook.com/neptoon
Website : www.neptoon.com

Vancouver’s Oldest Independent Record Store – since 1981!

Zulu Records

Zulu Record Store Picture

Address : 1972 West 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC
Neighbourhood : Kitsilano (West Side)
Store Hours :
Mon – Wed: 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
Thur – Fri: 10:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sat: 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Sun: 12:00 am – 6:00 pm

Phone : (604) 738-3232
Email : info@zulurecords.com
Facebook : www.facebook.com/zulurecords.store
Website : www.zulurecords.com

Zulu Records is one of Canada’s leading shops for new and used CDs and vinyl. Our shop has been serving Kitsilano and Vancouver for over 30 years!

Dandelion Records and Emporium

Dandelion Records - Record Store Picture - Vancouver, BC

Address : 2442 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
Neighbourhood : South Main
Store Hours :

Mon – Fri: Noon – 7:00 pm
Sat – Sun: Noon – 6:00 pm

Phone : (778) 737-7367
Email : dandelionrecords@gmail.com
Facebook : Click Here
Website : dandelionemporium.blogspot.com

From the owner: “Great little record store on Main Street plus an eclectic selection of gifts and stationery”

Highlife World Music

Highlife World Music Record Store Picture

Address : 1317 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC
Neighbourhood : Commercial Drive
Store Hours :
Mon – Sat: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phone : (604) 251-6964
Facebook : Click Here
Website : www.highlifeworld.com

Highlife Records has been in business on Commercial Drive for 30 years. We sell Vinyl, CDs, DVDs, books, concert tickets and musical instruments.

Highlife World Music was founded in 1982 and is run by Dennis Nella and Kevin Finseth. It is situated in Vancouver’s vibrant Commercial Drive district amid Italian coffee bars, Chinese green grocers and a wide variety of funky bars and eateries.

The shop is home to a distinctive hand-picked selection of great music from around the world. Our goal is to keep on finding the jewels in the rough.

MadHouse Records

MadHouse Record Store Picture

Address : 9304 Salish Court, Burnaby, BC
Neighbourhood : Loughheed
Store Hours :
Weekends and By Appointment
Phone : (778) 868-0847
Email : RobSnopek@shaw.ca
Facebook : Click Here
Buys Used Records? : Yes
Buys Used Audio Equipment? : Yes

MadHouse Records is a private record store hidden away in the burbs of Burnaby about 20 minutes from Downtown Vancouver. But while a little off the beaten path, a drive out to MadHouse Records with friends has indeed become a Saturday afternoon tradition for many a Vancouver record aficionado.

MadHouse is open most weekends but a quick call to owner Rob Snopek and you can set up a private shopping appointment any ol’ day of the week.

As the only record store servicing the Burnaby area and away from the high concentration of record stores in Vancouver proper, MadHouse Records makes for a unique shopping experience. It’s an absolute must for any serious collector in the Lower Mainland as you are bound to find some choice records that don’t grace record store shelves very often… or for very long.

Owner Rob Snopek is very knowledgeable and keeps a robust collection. The store is about 99% used records (LPs and 45s) and mostly 60s/70s classic rock but also offers an impressive selection of punk rock and metal records.

On top of records, you can pick up vintage audio equipment, turntables and all sorts of music memorabilia such as t-shirts, posters, etc – all at good prices.

Rob does purchase used record collections and will travel to take a look if you’ve got the goods.

MadHouse often hosts events and in-store concerts for local artists. Check out their Facebook page for updates, concert announcements and a great feed of music history/trivia.

To book an appointment, call owner Rob Snopek at 778-868-0847.

Vinyl Records

Vinyl Records Record Store Picture

Address : 319 W. Hastings St.,
Vancouver, BC
Neighbourhood : Gastown
Store Hours :
Mon – Sat: Noon – 6:00 pm
Sun: Occasionally
Phone : (604) 488-1234
Website : www.vinylrecords.ca
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OWNER David Jones moved to the West Hastings location 7 years ago.

We were established in 1998 as a small USED RECORD SHOP @ 76 W CORDOVA by Don Vincent and Jess Conn Potegal and David Jones.

In our new location we have well over 50,000 pieces of Vinyl in Stock
We have the largest selection of Used Hip Hop Soul, Funk, Reggae, Rock, Punk, New Wave, Spoken Word, Jazz, House, Disco, Future Jazz, Breaks, Electronica, Trance, Brazilian, Latin, Blues and Early Electronic in Vancouver. On 12″ and LP`s. We also carry some and quite a lot of 80`s .
We are very organized. With every Category, Artist has sections for easy reference.
We are also stocking NEW RELEASES.

Mainly we just stock Vinyl 12″, LP and some 45 RPM`s.
We buy sell and trade Vinyl but not CD`s.
Please call ahead with records you intend to sell.
Please feel free to E-mail us lists of stuff you want to sell contact us or just stop by during business hours.

Beat Street Records

Beat Street Records Store Picture

Address : 439 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC
Neighbourhood : Downtown / Gastown
Store Hours :
Sun – Tues: Noon – 6:00 pm
Wed – Thurs: Noon – 7:oo pm
Fri – Sat: Noon – 8:oo pm
Phone : (604) 683-3344
Website : www.beatstreet.ca
Facebook : www.facebook.com/BeatStreetRecords

Beat Street Records was established in 1996 by cofounders Avi Shack & Wes Kuitenbrouwer. Originally a Skateboard/Clothing/Lifestyle store, Beat Street quickly evolved into a record store. A record mecca for DJs in the 90s/2000s, Beat Street moved locations 4 times, landing in the current location on Hastings Street in 2004. Beatstreet.ca went online in 2002, and has undergone 4 major changes, the most recent in March 2012.

Beat Street carries all sorts of vinyl records- 12″, LP, 7″ – New and Used – All styles. We have approx 50,000 records in stock in our store, and more in our back room warehouse. Beat Street also carries all sorts of urban lifestyle items- Shirts, Hats, Books, Magazines, Graffiti Art Supplies, DJ Equipment, Toys and Collectibles and more.

Beat Street is located in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, on Hastings Street between Richards and Homer. We are 1 block from Harbour Center, and just down the street from the Waterfront Sky Train Station. Gastown is just down the street. Meter parking is available on Homer Street and Richards Street.

The Beat Merchant Record Store

Beat Merchant Record Store Picture

Address : 160 / 12240 2nd Ave,
Steveston Village, Richmond, BC
Neighbourhood : Steveston Village
Store Hours :
Mon – Sun: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Phone : (604) 204-0044
Website : www.beatmerchant.com
Email : frankie@beatmerchant.com

We stock : New & Used Vinyl, CDs, DVDs, Posters & T Shirts
with a British feel.

The Beatmerchant Record Store is situated in the heart of the beautiful fishing village Steveston in Richmond, twenty five minutes from downtown.

See you soon!