|Store Type |||Hobbies, Toys/Games|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||Vancouver Lower Mainland|
|Getting There |||Bus 17, 84, 98, 491, 469|
|Cross Street |||Old Bridge Street|
Profile Last Updated: April 21, 2009
Kids love to pull pranks and make jokes, so naturally Clownin Around Magic Shop is a popular stop in Granville Island’s Kids Market. Since 1999, Clownin Around has been providing children, professional magicians and big kids with all kinds of magical and humorous goodies. The shop is run by a bunch of clowns, who often try to pull harmless parks on their customers, making the experience that much more memorable. The pros are also always willing to offer aspiring magicians some tips. And if you’re in luck, you may even catch a free live magic show!
Superior selection for pros and pranksters
Clownin Around boasts Vancouver’s most complete collection of magic products and visual props for magicians, clowns and entertainers. From appearing flower bouquets to dancing canes, you’re sure to have your audience in stitches. For amateurs, there are tons of packet tricks, gaff decks, trick decks and regular cards. In the prank department, you’ll find timeless tricks like squirting rings, hand buzzers and fake doggie doo-doo. The shop even has a unique selection of gospel magic, which is recommended for catechists working with children or those suffering from addiction. There’s something for all ages and levels, and if you can’t find what you need, the shop will happily order it in.
If you want to learn the tricks of the magic trade, Clownin Around is the place for you. The shop boasts an extensive collection of books, with more than 50 best-selling titles. For visual learners, there are more than 60 instructional DVDs covering a diverse range of disciplines, such as coin and card tricks, metal bending and illusions. Once you have your tricks down, you're sure to be a hit at the next party!