The Lonsdale Quay opened its doors for the first time April 12, 1986. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Quay (including the market, shops, bus loop and Sea Bus terminal) they’re hosting two days of free family-friendly events this weekend.
Activities include a bouncy castle, face-painting, a BBQ (by donation to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation), entertainment (Ben Sigston, VOC Sweet Soul Choir, Adam Woodall Band) and more. Festivities run from 12:00pm – 4:00pm, April 16th and 17th, 2011.
The Lonsdale Quay hosts market stalls, artisans, butchers, bakers, cheesemongers, florists, eateries, gift shops, boutiques, and restaurants. Its market is great for finding local ingredients for dinner or grabbing an ice cream (during the warmer months) and sitting outside enjoying the view of Vancouver from across the water.