08/28/2014 05:02 EDT | Updated 08/28/2014 05:59 EDT

Aritzia Warehouse Sale 2014 Lineups Are Crazy (PHOTOS)

The sight of hundreds of (mostly) women lined up outside the Vancouver Convention Centre is competing with the view of the harbour and cruise ships.

It's so remarkable that a European tourist asked us what was going on.

No, it wasn't a movie star or really good ice cream — it's the highly anticipated Aritzia warehouse sale.

The annual event consistently draws huge crowds of shoppers eager for major markdowns on their favourite brands from the Vancouver-based women's retailer. Many line up as the sun rises, and this year was no exception.


And it's getting hectic inside, too:

The sale is on at the Vancouver Convention Centre East until Monday:

Friday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Monday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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