Shop These Spring Markets in Vancouver

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A new season of market shopping is upon us and whether you’re looking for local produce, artisanal goodies, or hand-crafted gems, you’ll love browsing, and filling your baskets, at these upcoming events:


Spring Markets in Vancouver

Portobello West

Where: Creekside Community Recreation Centre
When: Saturday, March 19 & Sunday March 20, 2016 11:00am to 5:00pm
Details: Shop Portobello West for a wide variety of local goods ranging from men & women’s fashion, jewelry, home accessories, art, gourmet treats, baby & kids items, and more. Live music and food trucks. Admission is a minimum $2 entry and children under 12 free.

Blim Market

Where: Heritage Hall at 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
When: Sunday, March 20, 2016 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Details: The Blim Market will feature 50 local artisans—jewellery, vintage, original apparel, baked goods, handmade goods, accessories; door prizes & raffle draw for Blim gift certificates at 2:00pm and 4:00pm; admission is by donation.

Fall For Local

Where: Pipe Shop Building (115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver)
When: Sunday, April 10, 2016 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Details: Shop a wide range of high quality local goods in an upbeat environment at Fall for Local. First 50 guests get a local goodie canvas tote. Admission is $5 cash only. Kids are free. Buy online in advance for $3.

Make It

Where: The PNE Forum (2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver)
When: Friday, April 22, 2016 11:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday, April 23, 2016 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, April 24, 2016 11:00am to 5:00pm
Details: Make It‘s spring show has one-of-a-kind handmade items from over 150 of Canada’s best makers, designers, and crafters. Now with food carts and a beer garden. Pay once, shop 3 days. $5 at the door, kids 12 and under are free.

The Oddfellows Market

Where: 5425 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta
When: Saturday, March 26, 2016 11:00am to 5:00pm
Details: The Oddfellows Market brings artisans, makers, creatives and vintage collectors together under one roof. Plus a few food trucks thrown in the mix. Admission by donations. Kids free. Door prizes.

Nifty for Fifty

Where: Heritage Hall at 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
When: Sunday, April 10, 2016 11:00am to 8:00pm
Details: At Nifty for Fifty, 30 local designers and artists will gather under one roof for the 9th annual Nifty for Fifty shopping sale. Find everything from accessories to clothing and trinkets, all for $50 or less. Admission for entrance is $2 at the door.

Crafty Affaire Spring Market

Where: Crafty Affaire Spring Market (Elgin Hall, 14250 Crescent Rd, Surrey)
When: Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Details: A Little Handmade Market where you’ll find handmade creations, one-of-a-kind treasures and delicious treats for all! $2 Admission. Kids free. Door prizes.

Vancouver Farmers Markets

Where: Nat Bailey Farmers Market (4601 Ontario St, Vancouver)
When: Saturdays until April 23, 2016 10:00am to 2:00pm
Details: The best place to be on a rainy Saturday! Each week you can look forward to finding locally grown vegetables and fruit, meat and seafood from local ranchers and fishermen, artisan cheese and bread, herbs and seasonal nursery items, baked goods, prepared foods and artisanal crafts.

Where: Hastings Park Farmers Market (Hastings Skate Park, Renfrew, Vancouver)
When: Sundays until May 1, 2016 10:00am to 2:00pm
Details: Find the market between the Forum and the Agrodome and stroll down tree-lined pathways, wander through the Italian garden and stop by the sanctuary pond, bring the kids bundled up and play in the playground, or drop into the skateboard park. The Hastings Park Farmers Market features a great selection of local produce; nursery items, fish, meat & dairy; artisan prepared foods, baking and treats; the best in local crafts, and of course, hot food trucks.

Got Craft? Spring Edition

Where: Pipe Shop Building (115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver)
When: Saturday, May 7 & Sunday, May 8, 2016 10:00am to 5:00pm
Details: Got Craft? is a curated boutique event created to showcase favourite handmade designers. Shop for one of a kind goods, meet local makers, and talk about their creative processes. Join one of the D.I.Y. workshops and craft your own take home project. $5 at the door or $3 postcard coupon.

East Van Bazaar

Where: Wise Hall (1882 Adanac St, Vancouver)
When: Sunday, May 8, 2016 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Details: The East Van Bazaar: Mother’s Day Edition is more than a market, it’s a manifestation of creativity! Celebrate and explore a thriving community of local artists, artisans, makers, shakers, doers and dreamers. Tickle your fancy with a distinct selection of hand-crafted jewelry, local woodwork, new gadgets, oddities, trinkets, collectibles, cool handmade items, vintage reworks, and heaps more. Over 35 curated vendors, food & drink offerings, live music.


Just outside Vancouver and up the Sea to Sky Highway, the Refresh Market takes place at West Coast Railway Heritage Park on April 23rd.

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