Plaza of nations night market

2015 Top 5 Vancouver, Canada Night Markets

Exploring Vancouver Night Markets is a perfect way to spend a weekend evening during the summer. The markets are fun for the whole family, offering everything from food trucks, to live music, shopping and games for the kids. The markets are popular with tourists and locals alike, and they’re a great way to find unique gifts, sample different foods and join in the community celebrations. Here are five Vancouver Night Markets to visit this summer, courtesy of the staff at the British Columbia Visitor Centre @ Peace Arch.----------------- 1. North Vancouver’s Shipyards Night Market North Vancouver’s Shipyards Night Market focuses on local artisans and farmers. Each week, they have an assortment of local food trucks, live music, and a beer garden (19+). Products for sale include: jewelry, clothing, kids wear, soaps, organic meats, honey, plants, chocolate, and other handmade products. This market is a great excuse to get out and visit beautiful North Vancouver. Location: 138 Victory Ship Way at Shipbuilders’ Square, North Vancouver Date: May 1-September 25, 2015. Time: Friday from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Admission: Free ---------------2. Plaza of Nations Saturday Night Market The Plaza of Nations Saturday Night Market in Vancouver is the newest night market to come on the scene. This is the first year for the market and it’s run by the creators of the North Vancouver Shipyards Night Market, so they’re pulling out all the stops to make it fantastic! The market offers local food trucks, local products, live entertainment, and an outdoor beer garden (19+). For all you craft beer lovers, they also feature local craft beer, wine and ciders. Location: 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver Date: June 20-September 12, 2015 Time: Daily from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm Admission: Free ------------3. Surrey Night Market The Surrey Night Market is a great market to sample global cuisine and see local bands, singers and dancers perform, without having to cross a bridge into Vancouver. This market is ideal for families, as along with the unique food and product offerings, there are rides and games for kids to enjoy. There are also door prizes to be won, and if you bring a non-perishable food item, admission is free! Location: Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds (17762-62 Avenue, Surrey) Date: May 29-September 20, 2015 Time: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm Admission: $2 (free parking) ---------------4. International Summer Night Market The International Summer Night Market in Richmond is all about entertainment – fashion shows, eating contests, a Kids Zone and more. Vendors showcase diverse ethnicity and culture, and the market brings visitors from Vancouver, surrounding areas of the Lower Mainland and the Pacific Northwest. It was voted as “One of the Top Four Night Markets in the World” by Travel & Leisure Magazine! Location: 12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond Date: May 8-September 27, 2015 Time: Friday and Saturday from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm and Sunday from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Admission: Free (complimentary shuttle buses from Bridgeport sky train station are available) ------------5. Richmond Night Market- The Richmond Night Market is the largest night market in North America. If you’re not a fan of crowds, be sure to show up early. This international market showcases flavours from around the world, so bring your appetite. The best part? You can eat a lot for cheap, as food and products are offered at “street” prices. As with the other markets, the Richmond Night Market features live entertainment, so be prepared to stay a few hours so that you have time to take it all in. Location: Next to the Bridgeport sky train station at 8351 River Road, Richmond Date: May 15-October 12, 2015 Time: Friday and Saturday from 7:00 pm to 12:00 am and Sunday and holiday Mondays from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm Admission: $2.75 for adults/free for kids 10 and under and seniors 60+ Insider Tip: Make sure to bring Canadian cash, as most vendors accept cash only.----------source:



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