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The Best Vancouver Area Flea Markets and Craft Shows

The Ultimate in Safety, Service and Satisfaction

Instead of hitting the high-end stores in some of the country’s finest shopping malls, many people prefer to look for unique items and real bargains by going to flea markets and craft shows. Even the rich and famous find this type of shopping a type of adventure that often yields some surprising finds.

What Are Flea Markets and Craft Shows?

A flea market, also referred to as a swap meet, is a type of bazaar where space is rented to vendors who sell merchandise. Although most merchandise sold is second-hand, some vendors also sell new items. Regardless, vendors are more than willing to barter on price and offer a wide range of items, including include clothing, home décor, tools, furniture, and even fresh produce.

A craft show, also called an art festival, is usually an annual event in which vendors set up booths to sell handmade merchandise. Based on the type of items sold, some craft shows have a very loyal following of buyers. Exhibitors who sell at craft shows often make the items themselves, although some bring beautiful things from local artisans where they live and others offer new merchandise.

Unlike a flea market, where there is some risk when it comes to quality, most craft shows have a solid reputation for being high quality. However, both provide fun and exciting experiences.

Visiting the Best

Because flea markets and craft shows are extremely popular, they crop up across North America all the time. With tens of thousands of options, it can be hard to know which ones are worth your time. Here are some of the best options in the Vancouver area.

  • The Vancouver Flea Market – Located on Terminal Avenue, this flea market is easily accessible. Having a reputation for being the perfect bargain-hunting paradise, you can find almost anything, including shoes, sunglasses, tools, clothing, decorations, and much more. This flea market first opened for business in 1983. Today, it is considered one of the biggest and best.


  • Jack’s Flea Market – Although not as large as The Vancouver Flea Market, Jack’s is still impressive. This flea market is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During your time there, you will have no trouble uncovering something you simply cannot live without.

  • Gold Digger’s Flea Market – People come from near and far to experience this British Columbia flea market, and for good reason. You will find unique furniture, jewelry, rugs, and just about everything in between.

  • Annual Craft & Gift Maker – When it comes to craft shows in British Columbia, this is one of the best. This craft show offers one-of-a-kind gifts while providing every visitor with hospitable service.

  • Circle Craft Christmas Market – At this craft show, you will have the opportunity to meet literally hundreds of artisans from all over Canada who proudly display their wares. Some of these wares include jewelry, metal, clay work, glass, and many other beautifully handcrafted items.

For the ultimate experience, hire a limousine driver from Griffin Transportation to take you and a group of friends to visit multiple Vancouver flea markets and craft shows while riding in a stylish mini-coach, bus, or SUV.

Posted on Jul 22 2015

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