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30 Jan

Unveiling the Best Street Markets in Vancouver

Are you planning a visit to Vancouver this season? Great choice! Enjoy a unique shopping experience in the incredible city with a touch of Canadian culture as you explore the city’s best street markets! Take in the earthy smells, meet friendly vendors, taste fresh food, and buy vintage goods and other delights for a differentiated and memorable experience. Escape the commercial feel of large shopping malls and explore everything from Vancouver’s best flea markets to farmers’ markets with this guide! Make the most of your much-awaited Vancouver vacation with an impeccable stay at a luxurious Vancouver hotel with a pool and other plush amenities, perfect for all types of travelers!

Granville Island Public Market

Grandville Market

The iconic Granville Island Public Market is a Vancouver jewel. The popular indoor market offers a fascinating assortment of vibrant food stores, handcrafted products, and out-of-the-ordinary gifts. Open all days of the week, the market is home to over 50 merchants, with a mix of vendors that changes every week! Explore the amazing diversity of handmade products and delectable international food offerings (don’t forget to indulge in free food tastings!)

If you’re travelling with family and kids, reserve your stay at one of the exquisite hotels with pool in Vancouver and explore the special ‘kids’ market’, on the opposite side of the island, boasting cute candy stalls and a wide collection of toys and crafts for a great experience!

P.S. Add to your experience of exploring the buzzing Granville Island Public Market as you explore the island’s immersive art galleries, theatre, and pub scene!

Riley Park Farmers Market – Winter

farmer's market

Formerly known as the Nat Bailey Farmers Market, the Riley Park Farmers Market is one of the most loved street markets in Vancouver. During the winter months (November to March), the market is organized at Riley Park and takes place on all Saturdays. Explore this buzzing market with dozens of artisan vendors and tantalize your taste buds with aromatic seasonal food at the famous food trucks here! The Riley Park Farmers Winter Market is one of the biggest winter markets in the region and a superb addition to your Vancouver itinerary to soak in the city’s vibrant culture. Look out for homemade preserves, fresh fruits, handmade goods, arts and crafts, craft-distilled spirits, and wines!

Vancouver Flea Market

flea market

Lower Mainland’s Vancouver Flea Market is one of the best street markets to explore if you’re looking for collector’s items, toys and more at a great bargain. Look out for the impressive yard sales here, perfect to invest in Knick Knack bargains and homewares. The Vancouver Flea Market is one of the most interesting places in the city for bargains and has been running since 2002! The fabulous venue also hosts special events on most weekends of the year and is one of the biggest flea markets of its kind in the region. Also known as the ‘Big Red Barn’, buy everything from vintage clothes, antique jewellery, unique art pieces, and music at unmissable prices here!

Lonsdale Quay Public Market

lonsdale quay public market

Opened in the year 1986, the Lonsdale Quay Public Market enjoys an incredible North Vancouver, waterfront location. Explore this fantastic market as you enjoy stunning views of the city skyline during the day and evening time! As one of the city’s most popular artisan markets, it is home to about 60 locally owned business ventures with a must-see carnival-style market, retaining its original architecture to date! Browse stalls selling cool apparel, jewellery, wine and beer, seasonal flowers, and freshly baked goods. There are also boutique candy stores and speciality tea stores that you can explore for a fulfilling shopping experience!

Be it exploring Vancouver’s best street markets or other family-friendly experiences, plan and secure your stay at one of the opulent Vancouver hotels with outdoor pools, comfort-filled rooms, and other rich amenities to make the most of your time in the city!