365 Vendors at the Vancouver Flea Market

By AlyseInWonderland, USA, May 2011

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Although there are several markets around the city, the Vancouver Flea Market is the biggest and best place to pick up some collectibles, knick-knacks and curiosities of all types. Covering more than 30,000 square feet and with 365 vendor tables, it’s like getting to visit 365 different garage sales all in one convenient indoor area!
Buyers come in the thousands every Saturday and Sunday between 9am and 5pm to sift through tables and tables of other peoples’ offal, hoping to find some unique treasure to call their own. The Market also features fine antiques dealers and, in September, opened the Food Bazaar, a farmer’s market filled with fresh fruit, vegetables, and home made food products.

Vendors sling furniture, handicrafts, electronics, jewelry, clothing, and all sorts of fun miscellany. As with any flea market, the good stuff goes quick; so I recommend that you arrive early, if you have your heart set on nabbing that 1972 Munich Summer Olympics Snoopy doll clothed in the American team’s sweat suit!

The Market is conveniently located just a few blocks from the Main Street SkyTrain Station. Quite endearingly, they charge a 75-cent entrance fee that goes toward general maintenance and operations. But you will certainly earn that back and more with the amazing deals to be had! 

If you’ve been searching high and low for a collection of LIFE magazines from 1954-1961 or an Edwardian chair in purple and yellow hound’s-tooth print to reupholster, the Vancouver Flea Market may be a your best bet.

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