Metro Vancouver has long been known as a popular place for a variety of night markets and this year is no different. Here’s our guide on where to get your hands on some of the best food, entertainment and cheap merchandise around.
The “new kid on the block”, the Shipyards Night Market features products from local farmers and artisans, a wide variety of food, plus live entertainment in the picturesque setting of the historic Wallace Shipyard.
The location of the market – the Shipyards Plaza – makes this a perfect destination to bike, walk or rollerblade.
The Richmond Night Market features over 80 food stalls and over 200 vendors, and is well known for its amusement park rides and a zip line. $10 and $20 “Zoom Passes” are available for purchase for those making repeat visits.
The International Summer Night Market is a foodie favourite, featuring everything from “sno-cones” to “hurricane” potatoes. Plus, belgian waffles! Make sure to come on an empty stomach.
The inaugural Surrey Night Market will be held at the Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds as an multicultural event that celebrates community inclusion.
Unfortunately, it seems the Chinatown Night Market will not be returning this summer. Keefer Street will sorely miss the music and stories that the festivities usually bring. Hopefully the Chinatown Night Market is able to make its return in 2015.
Featured Image: Richmond Night Market