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Five Stores to Check Out on Star Wars Day in Ottawa’s Original Downtown

May 4, 2024

We’re feeling a great disturbance in The Force this month in Ottawa’s Original Downtown – almost as if millions of shoppers in the nation’s capital are gearing up for Star Wars Day on May the 4th! If you consider yourself to be a Star Wars devotee, then you know of three undeniable tenets that all Star Wars fans abide by:

  1. Han shot Greedo first, not the other way around,
  2. Never confuse Star Wars with Star Trek, and
  3. Ottawa’s Original Downtown is the place to be on Star Wars Day!

Looking to go on a shopping spree to commemorate the day devoted to your favourite franchise? We’ve put together a list of seven spots selling some of the hottest Star Wars memorabilia available right now. There’s no doubt that these are the stores you’re looking for – and if you’re not convinced, we find your lack of faith disturbing!

Imaginaire

Hop in your X-Wing Fighter (or the O-Train if you don’t have one) and make a landing at Imaginaire’s Ottawa location in the Rideau Centre! This colourful hobby store is a haven for all things geeky, including everyone’s favourite space saga! With two floors packed to the brim with boards games, puzzles, toys and more, you’re sure to find the perfect May 4th memento! (Check out our Spotlight blog featuring owner Dave Doyon!)

📍 50 Rideau Street, 3rd floor

⏰ Monday – Thursday, Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

⏰ Friday: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

⏰ Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

📞 (613) 903-5849

🖱️ imaginaire.com

This Grogu plush is the cutest and cuddliest way to bring everyone’s favourite character from The Mandalorian into your home!

Lego Store

Luke Skywalker may have thought the “real” Millenium Falcon was a piece of junk, but the massive Millenium Falcon Lego set is anything but! Stop in at the Lego Store and browse their awe-inspiring selection of Lego sets that recreate set pieces from all of your favourite pop culture phenomena, including Star Wars!

📍 50 Rideau Street, 1st floor

⏰ Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

⏰ Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

📞 (613) 241-4173

🖱️ lego.com

Several shelves of the Lego Store are dedicated exclusively to Star Wars Lego sets. Pick one up for yourself and make an evening out of building Lego!

GameStop

For those looking to get their game on, GameStop has a sizable selection of Star Wars video games available for sale! Whether you play on Xbox, PlayStation or Nintendo, find new and used copies of games that’ll afford you the opportunity to really feel like you’re fighting and flying on the surface of Tatooine! Just be careful of the sand when you play – it’s coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere!

📍 50 Rideau Street, 1st floor

⏰ Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

⏰ Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

📞 (613) 567-9299

🖱️ gamestop.ca

IGN calls Star Wars Jedi: Survivor “a sequel that does virtually everything better than the original” and awards it a 9/10. Grab a copy and play it yourself!

Indigo

Bookworms who are looking to be one with The Force can visit Indigo in the Rideau Centre and browse their selection of Star Wars novelizations, character encyclopedias and more! Check out the works of authors like Zoraida Cordova and Tessa Gratton, whose novels tell gripping stories that expand upon the ever-growing Star Wars universe and have delighted fans of the saga throughout the world.

📍 50 Rideau Street, 1st floor

⏰ Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

⏰ Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

📞 (613) 690-8549

🖱️ indigo.ca

Lose yourself in Zoraida Córdova’s “The High Republic: Convergence,” which tells the story of Chancellors of the Republic and Jedi Knights exploring the Outer Rim. Available now at Indigo!

Sunrise Records

While Sunrise Records is always fully stocked with the most pleasant rhythms and melodies in the galaxy, they also carry several of your favourite films and TV series on physical media! There’s no better way to host a Star Wars movie watching night with your friends than by watching your favourite entries from the Skywalker Saga in glorious 4K Ultra HD! You’ll feel like your eyes are deceiving you, but don’t worry – you can trust them!

📍 50 Rideau Street, 3rd floor

⏰ Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

⏰ Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

📞 (613) 421-4450

🖱️ sunriserecords.com

Watch the defeat of Darth Vader and the destruction of the Empire in 4K Ultra HD by buying yourself a copy of “Return of the Jedi” on Blu-Ray at Sunrise Records!

Are you worried about where you are going to park? Check out our Parking Guide to help you find all the parking options and rates downtown. Please be responsible and have a designated driver!

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