Vancouver, the most beautiful city in Canada (or even the world) is at its prime in the summer. As the rain jackets get stored away and the sunglasses find a cozy home on the top of your head, everybody is looking for ways to stay outside.
What’s the best way to enjoy this amazing summery vibe whilst also shopping and eating the delicious delicacies of the world? MARKETS! Whether it’s gourmet ingredients or unique antiques that you’re looking for, Vancity has a place for everything.
Here are 12 cool markets to explore this summer in Vancouver:
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Richmond Night Market // 8351 River Road
Spend the evening at the biggest night market in North America! Enjoy the international food stalls and mouth watering asian fusion dishes, all whilst in the company of some Jurassic park-esque dinosaurs.
Photo cred- @vancouverfleamarket
Vancouver Flea Market // 703 Terminal Avenue
"Find your treasure." Search for unique finds or sell your own spring-cleaning-castaways for $25 a table!
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Granville Island Public Market // 1661 Duranleau St
Located on Granville Island, head to the market to enjoy a world of endless food favourites. From specialty macaroons to home made perfume, Granville Island Public Market has the most intricate delicacies the city has to offer.
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Buy farm fresh ingredients for a gourmet dinner this week at any of these locations all around the city:
Main St Station // 1100 Station Street
Open: June 1st - October 5th
Wednesday- 2pm- 6pm
Yaletown // 1200 Mainland Street
Open: May 5th - October 27th
Trout Lake // Lakewood Drive and 13th Avenue
Open: May 7th- 22nd
West End // Comox Street
Open: May 28th- October 22nd
Kitsilano // Kitsilano Community Centre
Open: May 8th- October 23rd
Mt. Pleasant // 2300 Guelph Street
Open: June- October 11th
Photo cred- @surreynightmarket
Surrey Night Market // Cloverdale Fairgrounds
Taste a variety of ethnic foods while also enjoying live music and performances. There are tons of attractions for children as well to make this the perfect 'fair-like' atmosphere.
Open: June 3rd-August 14th
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Eastside Flea Market // 1024 Main St
Add something vintage to your wardrobe or home. Come out to the East Side Flea Market to discover artisan artifacts while also enjoying music and the company of delicious food trucks!
Open: 3rd week of every month
Photo cred- @etsyvancouver
Etsy Made in Canada // 115 Victory Ship Way
At this amazing event, interact with the amazingly unique creations of Canadian Etsy craftsmen and craftswomen.
Open: September 24th
Photo cred- @pandamarketbc
Panda Market // 12631 Vulcan Way
Previously called the International Summer Night Market, the Panda Market offers a fun night out with food, knick-knack shopping and no entrance fee! Named one of the four best night markets in the world, it is definitely a must this summer.
Open: April 29th-September 11th
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Vancouver Mini Maker Faire // PNE Forum
Join hundreds of artist for a limited time as they build community and showcase their unique talents. With interactive projects like t-shirt modification and a paint party, it is bound to be an artistic experience for every attendee.
Open: June 11th- June 12th
Photo cred- @shipyardsnightmarket
North Vancouver Shipyards Night Market // 138 Victory Ship Way
Full of food trucks and live music, enjoy the natural beauty of Vancouver while immersing yourself in all the market has to offer.
Open: May 6th- September 30th
Friday- 5pm- 10pm
Photo cred- @portobellowest
Portobello West // Creekside Community Center
With the reputation of Vancouver's own art and fashion market, trends are set here. Don't miss their summer market for an enlightening experience.
Open: May 28-29
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Plaza of Nations Saturday Night Market // 750 Pacific Blvd.
This exciting market is a new addition to the city. With promise of a buzzing, summer night experience, it is a place every Vancouverite must visit this season.
Open: June 20th- September 12th
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