Great Canadian Dollar Store

Great Canadian Dollar Store
Industry Variety store
Founded 1993 (1993) in Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Bud Walker
Vivian Walker

Sold 2015 to Kevin & Jane Kane, Quispamsis, NB
Headquarters Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Number of locations
Area served
Key people
Kevin Kane (Owner)
Products Party, Stationery, Housewares, Hardware, Confectionery, Toys, Crafts, Giftware, Cleaning and School Supplies
Great Canadian Dollar Store storefront

Great Canadian Dollar Store (abbreviated "GCDS") is a privately owned Canadian franchise dollar store. The discount merchandiser was founded in 1993 by Bud and Vivian Walker, with the set-up of a head office in Victoria, British Columbia and opening of the first BC store in Kamloops.[1] There are currently over 100 franchised stores spanning across Canada, including the Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. In 2015 Great Canadian Dollar Store was purchased by Kevin & Jane Kane of Quispamsis, NB.[2]


Founded in 1993 by Bud & Vivian Walker, Great Canadian Dollar Store initially sold products with a retail price of $1.00. As the company grew and product lines expanded, the retail price moved between $1 to $3. Now with the greater access to product, Great Canadian Dollar Store has moved their retail prices to $1 to $20 for the majority of the product. With the purchase of Great Canadian Dollar Store by Kevin Kane,[3] the emphasis is to grow the brand in smaller rural communities.

Awards and recognition

Individual franchise members and the company have gained awards and recognition throughout the years.


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