Also known as The Hudson Bay Company, The Bay played a vital role in establishing the fur trade in early colonial days and was certainly one of the strongest influences on Canada's development as a country. How many other stores can say they've been in business since 1670? Today, The Bay is a department store overflowing with articles of every kind. You might start by awakening your sense of smell by visiting the perfume and cosmetics department on the ground floor. Once stimulated, your senses will guide you to other floors where you will find designer clothing boutiques as well as many departments: home decor, kitchenware, toys, electronics, household appliances, and furniture, to name a few. In addition to offering services such as fur storage, home carpet and furniture cleaning, The Bay also features restaurants, travel agencies and much more. The Bay has a fantastic gift registry service for all occasions.