Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island Markets
FLEA MARKETS & SWAP MEET
Held at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive @ 16th) in Vancouver, this flea market holds a little something for everyone. There are over 185 tables set up with a terrific array of items including vintage housewares, toys, furniture, tools, antiques, collectibles, jewellery, books, and so much more. Local appraiser Gale Pirie is also on site for all shows offering appraisals. Next flea market is scheduled for May 15, 2016. Admission is $5 and doors open from 10am to 3pm. Early birds can come in from 7am to 10am for $20. See Web site for more details http://www.21cpromotions.com/flea_market/index.html
DreamGroup Productions presents The Original Bridal Swap Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the Croatian Cultural Centre. Attention brides to be…are you looking for unique vases for your centerpieces and/or candy stations, overlays, chair sashes, a veil, or even a great deal on a sample bridesmaid or wedding dress? Then this is the place you want to be. Past brides, and bridesmaids, can also come and sell their dresses…tables for as low as $25 up to $50. Check out their Web site for more information www.bridalswap.ca
Vancouver’s only spring cleaning fashion re-sale where you can sell the clothes you never wear and update your wardrobe at deep discounts. Sellers can get space (table\racks) for $80 and shoppers can get in for $5. Check their Web site for more information http://refashionvancouver.com
Vancouver Flea Market A landmark in Vancouver since the early 1900s, the long red building was converted 1983 into the Vancouver Flea Market (703 Terminal Ave.). Every weekend, throughout the year, you can find everything from old tools, fine china, steamer trunks, toys, vintage jewellery and accessories, to new everyday household items. They also host regular Antique and Collectible Shows and Sales, the next one is set for May 8, 2016. For more information on upcoming shows call (604) 685-8843 or check out their Web site http://vancouverfleamarket.com
Cloverdale Flea Market 604 837-1676
Located on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds (60 Avenue & 176 Street), this eclectic market is held every Sunday (except special events and holidays) from 6am to 4pm. With stalls both inside and out, you can find an array of both new and secondhand items, as well as plants and produce from local farms. Check out their Web site for more information http://www.cloverdalemarket.ca
This old fashioned car boot sale in Langley (260th Street & Fraser Highway) is a wonderful excuse to hit the road on a sunny Sunday. Located about 45 minutes outside of Vancouver, this sale is held from mid-April to Mid-October from 7am to 4pm, weather permitting. Check out their Web site for more information http://members.shaw.ca/twilightdrivein
Fun Promotions: Computer Swap Meets and Collectible SalesFun Promotions offers both Collectible Shows and Computer Swap Meets throughout the year. These sales occur on a regular basis. Check their Web site for more information on the various dates or call 604-521-6304 for more information. http://www.fun-promo.com
Vancouver Camera Show and Swap Meet – (604) 941-0300
Held at the Cameron Recreation Centre (9523 Cameron St.) in Burnaby, this show features antique, vintage, new, used, digital and optics, and everything else for photography. Check their Web site for upcoming show dates. General admission is $5. http://www.wcpha.com
With a variety of shows scheduled, skiers & boarders will find a full assortment of places to go, equipment and apparel. The Canadian Ski Patrol’s Winter Extreme Ski & Board Swap is BC’s largest equipment swap and is clearly the best place in town to find deals on all of your equipment needs. Check their Web site for more dates and locations. http://www.winterextreme.com
Held twice a year at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive @ 16th) this swap meet is home to more than 80 tables of records, CD’s, and music memorabilia. Contact Neptoon Records in Vancouver, for more information (604) 324-1229.
Western Canada’s Largest Indoor Automotive Swap Meet featuring 569 Indoor, 380 Outdoor and 77 Car Corral stalls, Concessions & Lounge. The Coastal Swap Meet is open to all Automotive Parts, Cars, Services and Supplies, Antiques and Collectibles. Check their Web site for upcoming show dates. http://coastalswapmeet.com Next swap meet is May 27 and 28, 2016 and will be held at the Tradex Convention Centre in Abbotsford.
Held at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive @ 16th) in Vancouver, these shows feature 175 tables of classic antiques mixed in with funky vintage finds. There is something to be found for everyone from seasoned collectors to everyday secondhand shopping enthusiasts. Gale Pirie is also on site for all shows offering appraisals. Admission is $5 and doors open from 10am to 3pm. Early birds can come in from 7am to 10am for $20. Next antique show is scheduled for June 12, 2016. Check out their Web site for more information http://www.21cpromotions.com/antiques_fair/index.html
Held at the Tradex in Abbotsford, this show will feature more than 250 tables with vendors from across Canada. Admission is $7. There will also be an antiques identification clinic held on site, $12 per item. Check their Web site for more details and for other show dates. http://www.antiquesbydesignshows.com
Every spring, and now also in September, this antique show is held at the Kerrisdale Arena (5670 East Boulevard at 41st Ave) in Vancouver. This show features 60 specialty vendors with over 250 tables of 18th, 19th and 20th century antiques and vintage collectibles. heck their Web site for more information. Admission is $7. You can access $2 coupon for Sunday from their Web site and some local papers. Their next show is April 9 and 10, 2016 and then September 3 and 4, 2016. Check their Web site for more information http://www.21cpromotions.com/kerrisdale/index.html
Presented by the Fraser Valley Antique and Collectible Club, this annual show will feature over 200 tables with a fine selection of collectibles, toys, postcards, Coco Cola, Signs, Tins, Bottles, Railroad, China, General Store Items, and so much more. For more information and show dates contact Pat (604) 939-4874 during the day or refer to their Web site https://sites.google.com/site/fvaccsite/shows
29th Annual New Westminster Hyack Antique Fair (604) 522-6894 This antique fair is just one of many fun events occurring onsite during the Hyack Festival during Victoria Day weekend. Held at the Queens Park Arenex in New Westminster (one-half mile north of Pattulo Bridge) this show will feature fine antiques and collectibles.
**NEW** 6th Annual Valley Antiques Collectables Sale
Cowichan Exhibition Park, 7380 Trans Canada Hwy, North of Duncan, BC @ Mays Road
August 19th and 20th, 2016
Fri 5-9 pm Sat 10-3 pm. Admission $5
Over 200 tables. Concession – Air Conditioned – Free Parking. For more information contact: C to Sea Lions Club firstname.lastname@example.org
Vancouver Antiquarian Book Fair (604) 879-3234
Held at the Vancouver Public Library (350 West Georgia), this show will feature over 75 tables with dealers from across Canada showcasing everything from Americana to art books to ephemera. Next show TBA.
West Coast Collectors (250) 752-7118
Considered one of Vancouver Island’s best antique shows and held at the Beban Park Social Centre in Nanaimo. Here you can find bottles, stonewear, breweriana, calendars, signs, advertising, postcards and so much more. Call them for upcoming show dates.
Seen as one of the biggest toy shows in Western Canada, this show is held at the Mary Winspear Centre (2243 Beacon Ave) in Sidney BC. Here you will find antique and collectible toys, dolls, tin toys, Dinky toys, robots, planes, trains, games books Barbies, Beanies and so much more. Check their Web site for more details and show dates: http://victoriatoyshow.ca
ARTISAN AND CRAFT MARKETS
One of Vancouver’s most unique shows highlighting artists and artisans from a variety of disciplines. This three day show is held in studios and warehouses located throughout the East Side of Vancouver. Includes work by emerging artists as well as those of International fame. Check their Web site for the next show and information.
Celebrating 20 years in the community, Artists in Our Midst showcases local artists in Vancouver. For more information and next year’s dates, check out their Web site.
This showcase features gifts and handmade objects from more than 200 contemporary creators, designers and artists. Here you can find everything from homemade fudge to designer clothing and accessories.
Held once a year, this annual Christmas fundraiser features an Artisan’s Village, Charity Boutiques, Children’s Centre, Christmas Shoppe, Culinary Creations, Entertainment, a Silent Auction, and much more. Check their Web site for more details and upcoming show dates.
Dunbar Community Centre Holiday Craft Fair
With over 140 local vendors, the juried craft fair is one of the best in the city featuring handmade crafts ranging from jewelry to woodwork. Admission is $3.00, children under 12 are free. Childminding, refreshments, and free children’s crafts will be available.
SEASONAL FARMER’S MARKETS
Vancouver Farmer’s Markets
(Kitsilano, West End, Trout Lake, Main Street Station, Gastown)
SEASONAL ETHNIC MARKETS