Yesterday I happened upon some information via the Real Techniques Facebook page that made it *seem* like the brushes are now sold in a few select stores in Canada! What what what?! I know, I know. I'm as excited as you are! Word on the FB street (plus some internet searching I did last night) is that they are available at Walmarts (which I will *not* step foot into). But! Evidently they are also available at select London Drugs locations! Hooray!
I just checked out two London Drugs locations (1650 Davie and 1187 Robson). Neither of these locations had any of the Real Technique brushes. I am going to check out the Granville and Georgia location this evening and I am thinking that it will be my best shot. If they're not there, I think I'll also check out the one on Hastings and Abbott (a location I have never visited so I'm not sure how good my chances are).
Basically this blog serves the purpose to chronicle my search! That way...if any fellow Vancouverites are looking for the brushes...hopefully this post will come in handy!
More on this all...later!
Edit: 8:19pm. Well darn! They did not have the brushes at the Granville/Georgia location OR the Hastings/Abbott location! Clearly I need to get my butt to the ones on Broadway to check those next!
Edit: 9:43pm (May 5, 2013): I *finally* found them!!! They are available at the London Drugs on Cambie and Broadway! Woo hoo! I bought myself the Travel Essentials kit this evening!