The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year but they’re also the most hectic! The greatest stress for me is shopping with crowds and long check-out lines.

I visited the RBC Avion Holiday Boutique at Yorkdale Mall for a preview of what Avioners can enjoy while holiday shopping – VIP holiday shopping in style!

The RBC Avion Holiday Boutique offers many services, free to Avioners, including:

  • Valet parking
  • Coat and parcel check
  • VIP lounge and café
  • Concierge services
  • Gift wrapping service


RBC Avion Holiday Boutique at Yorkdale Mall

VIP Holiday Shopping in Style

You know how crazy it is to find parking during holiday shopping hours so valet parking is a definite bonus! I find it cumbersome to shop comfortably wearing a heavy coat so the coat and parcel check takes a real load off. Shoppers can sit down in the swanky VIP lounge area with a cup of coffee, while the kids take a break from walking the mall. Visit again later once shopping is all done and get your gifts wrapped with the free gift wrapping service!

RBC Avion Holiday Boutique

RBC Avion Holiday Boutique

If you don’t own one of the Avion credit cards or Avioner Passes, you can still access the gift wrapping and coat/parcel check services, provided they pay the set fee established by the mall for these services which goes to charity anyway, so win win!

Halifax Shopping Centre, Nova Scotia
December 1 to 24th

Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Toronto
November 22nd to December 31st

Square One Shopping Centre, Mississauga
November 22nd to December 31st

Coquitlam Shopping Centre, B.C.
November 22nd to December 31st.

New to the Avion Holiday Boutique this year is the RBC Rewards display which features some of the most popular items from the RBC Rewards catalogue. Visitors to the Boutique can nominate someone to win one of the items from the display in the “Not-so-secret Santa” Twitter contest. To do this, they take a photo of a product featured in the display, themselves in front of the display or of the Boutique and use the #AvionVIP hashtag along with the product hashtag and post to Twitter.

RBC Avion Holiday Boutique

What a nice way for RBC to thank Avioners for their loyalty and to help turn their shopping visit to a VIP holiday shopping experience!

Disclosure: I am part of the RBC Avion Holiday Boutique Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.


Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of, a leading lifestyle blog for women.

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