Metro Vancouver Spring & Summer Night Markets for 2018

Night Market Vendor Stands

Night markets are back in Metro Vancouver for the 2018 spring and summer season.  Metro Vancouver will have three night markets return for another year.  

Night Markets are a favourite summer activity for locals and a must-do activity.  They are inexpensive to attend, with some even offering free admission!  Overall, night markets are an affordable, low-cost night of fun where you can enjoy a night of delicious food (seriously, mouth-watering), great deals on merchandise and great entertainment, all in one place.  But that’s not all that you’ll find at the night markets, some of them offer kids games, beer gardens (19+),  organic foods including produce and meat, and so much more! 

If you haven’t been before, be prepared with cash, good shoes (because you’ll want to spend all night there), and an empty stomach.  Each and every market differs from the next, so make sure to check them all out this summer!

Here is Penny Lavish’s guide the spring and summer 2018 night markets in Metro Vancouver!

Shipyards Night Market 

The Shipyards Night Market believes in local lifestyles, showcasing BC artisans, bakers, farmers, and talent.  While there, you can enjoy live music, delicious food, entertainment, art, and shopping!  At the market, you can shop for products such as, jewelry, clothing, kids wear, bakers, produce, preserves, soaps, organic meats, honey, plants, chocolates, and much more!  You can also bring your dog as dogs are allowed on a leash at the Shipyards Night Market.  The market also has a beer garden (must be 19+) that features local craft beer, ciders, vodka and gin.  Visit the Shipyards Night Market for more information.

Where: 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC

Admission: Free

When: Fridays 5 pm-10 pm; May 4 – September 28

Richmond Night Market 

At the market you can enjoy delicious food from around the world, enjoy games, visit the Magical Dino Park, enjoy nightly entertainment performances, and shop for merchandise from over 200 vendors!  Pick up a “Coupon Book” at the info visitor info booth for coupons.  They also offer free admission and a t-shirt if your birthday is in May or June and show up on the day of your birthday with I.D.  Visit the Richmond Night Market website for more information.

Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond, BC

Admission: $4.25 for general admission, free admission for children 10 & under and seniors 60 & up.

When: Fridays & Saturdays 7 pm-12 am, Sundays & Stat Holidays 7 pm-11 pm; May 11 – October 8

Fridays on Front

The market will feature artisan vendors from New West Craft, live music from the New Westminster Arts Council, strength from Strong Side Conditioning, and food trucks from the Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest.  Visit the Downtown New Westminster website for more information.

Where: 600 Block of Front St., New Westminster, BC

Admission: Free

When: Fridays 5 pm-9 pm; July 6 – August 24

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Free Ice Cream at Milkcow on Saturday March 17, 2018 & Sunday March 18, 2018

soft serve ice cream

Milkcow Cafe is a popular Korean desert cafe that has opened in Canada with its first location in Richmond, BC.  To celebrate the grand opening, Milkcow is offering a sweet deal for its customers this weekend.

On Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18, the first 100 customers will receive a free ice cream of the day.  After 100 customers, there will still be a sweet deal with a buy one ice cream and get the second ice cream of the day for free.  The ice cream of the day will be Milk Honey on Saturday, March 17 and Black Pearl will be served on Sunday, March 18.  The grand opening takes place at Milkcow, 1-5 – 5669 Hollybridge Way in Richmond.  Milkcow Cafe is open on Saturday and Sunday from 2 pm-11 pm.

Milkcow is known for its unique milk soft ice cream and amazing toppings.  It is one of the fastest growing ice cream chains in Asia.  If you’d like to see what ice cream treats they have on their menu, visit the Milkcow menu page.  This is a great chance to try the tasty treat.

For information about this event, visit the Milkcow Instagram page.

What: Free ice cream of the day for first 100 customers
Where: 105 – 5668 Hollybridge Way, Richmond, BC at Milkcow
Price: Free
When: Saturday, March 17 & Sunday, March 18

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Please note, the picture above is not ice cream from Milkcow.

Enjoy Any Size Coffee for $1 at McDonald’s from February 5 to March 4 2018

McDonald's

The cold weather is about to get a little warmer this month.  McDonald’s is offering $1 coffee’s for the next month.

You can enjoy any sized hot premium roast coffee at McDonald’s for a $1 plus tax.  This promotion began on February 5, 2018 and will run until March 4, 2018.  The offer is valid at only participating McDonald’s restaurants in Canada.

The McCafe Premium Roast brewed coffee is made from 100% Arabica beans.  It’s a delicious coffee and for a $1, it’s worth every penny!

For more information, visit the McDonald’s website.  Before you go though, please comment below and share your favourite cheap eats in Vancouver.

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Where: McDonald’s Canada participating restaurants

Price: $1 plus tax

When: February 5, 2018 – March 4, 2018

Cheap Eats: Free and Inexpensive Food and Drinks on Halloween Day 2017 in Vancouver

doughnut

Halloween is here.  It brings spooky times, jack o’lanterns, and trick or treating.  And for those of us that don’t trick or treat anymore, I’ve found some great cheap and free eats for Halloween.  This Halloween, you can celebrate with a free tea, a free doughnut, $1.50 scoops of ice cream, and $3 burritos.  The four offers come from Krispy Kreme, DAVIDsTEA, Chipotle, and Baskin Robbins.  Be sure to read on for all the details about these offers.

Today, October 31, you can get a free doughnut at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts simply by showing up in your Halloween costume at a participating Krispy Kreme location in Canada and the United States.  You’ll get one delicious free doughnut of your choice during store hours while supplies last.  The nearest Krispy Kreme location in Vancouver is in Delta, but it’s definitely worth the drive for these delicious doughnuts.

You can also snag a free tea today.  DAVIDsTEA will be giving away a free tea of the day when you wear your costume to the store on October 31.  They’ll have three tea’s on tap for the tea of the day, including, magic potion, organic stormy night, and pumpkin chai.  There are lots of DAVIDsTEA locations throughout Metro Vancouver, so you should be able to find one close by.

Another great offer is from Chipotle, where you can grab a $3 burrito.  All you have to do is show up in your costume from 3 pm to close and you can buy a $3 burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos.  You’re limited to one per customer and there may be additional taxes, but I’d say that’s one great deal.  To find a location near you, visit the Chipotle website.

Baskin-Robbins is another place that will be offering a sweet treat at a great price.  Today, during store hours, you can get scoops of ice cream for $1.50 on all ice cream flavours.  Waffle cones and toppings are at an additional cost though.  The offer is valid at participating stores, and this is one where you don’t have to show up in costume as it’s a tribute to their original 31 flavours every 31st day of the month, which happens seven times a year.  To find a location near you, visit the Baskin-Robbins website.

That sums up these four great offers on one awesome day, Halloween.  Be sure to visit the stores website for more information, complete details and participating locations.  Happy Halloween!

Did we forget a free or inexpensive cheap eats for Halloween?  Let us know by commenting below.  Don’t forget to stay up to date with all of your favourite offers, free events and deals, subscribe to Penny Lavish by RSS feed, e-mail, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Free Ice Cream Sandwhiches on Saturday June 3 for the Grand Opening of 720 Sweets Kingsway Vancouver

 

Another sweet treat offer for free is happening this weekend.  This time it’s ice cream sandwiches.  And with sunny weather in the forecast, the timing is perfect!

On Saturday, June 3, 720 Sweets Kingsway will be offering free sandwiches for the grand opening of this new store location.  Beginning at 3pm, they will be giving away the ice cream sandwiches for the first 100 customers that show them that they have either done one of the following:

  1. Followed them on Instagram (@720sweets) and made an Instagram post about our ice cream sandwiches/grand opening
  2. OR have “Liked” them on Facebook and have checked-in to our store

I’d say that’s a pretty easy way to get a tasty treat on a nice spring day!

For more information about this event, visit the 720 Sweets Facebook event page.

What: Grand Opening of 720 Sweets Kingsway – Free ice cream sandwich for first 100 customers
Where: 2675 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC
Price: Free
When: Saturday, June 3, 2017 beginning at 3 pm

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Please note, the picture above is not an ice cream sandwich from 720 Sweets.

Free Doughnut at Krispy Kreme on Friday, June 2 2017 in Delta, BC

Doughnuts

Whether you’re a doughnut lover or not, Krispy Kreme will sure make you be one once you try their delicious doughnuts.  And now you can try or have one of their doughnuts for free this week!

On Friday, June 2 from 5:30 am-11:00 pm, Krispy Kreme locations are celebrating National Doughnut Day in Canada and the United States.  Luckily, we have a Krispy Kreme location in the Lower Mainland, located in Delta on Scott Road.  Each person will receive one free doughnut of their choice.  There’s lots of mouth-watering doughnuts to choose from, including the original glazed.

Please note, this offer is valid while supplies, I mean, doughnuts last.  The doughnuts pictured above may not be available at Krispy Kreme at this time.

 

 

For more information, visit the Krispy Kreme website.

What: National Doughnut Day – Free Doughnut
Where: 7153 120 St, Delta, BC at Krispy Kreme
Price: Free
When: Friday, June 2, 2017 from 5:30 am-11:00 pm

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Metro Vancouver Spring & Summer Night Markets for 2017

Free and Inexpensive Summer Night Markets in Metro Vancouver

Night markets are back in Metro Vancouver for the 2017 Spring and Summer season.  Night markets run on weekends at night and are a favourite activity for locals.  They are inexpensive to attend, with some even offering free admission!  Overall, night markets are an affordable, low cost night of fun where you can enjoy a night of delicious food (seriously, mouth-watering), great deals on merchandise and great entertainment, all in one place.  But that’s not all you’ll find at the night markets, some of them offer kids games and rides, beer gardens (19+),  organic foods including produce and meat, light shows, and so much more! 

If you haven’t been before, be prepared with cash, good shoes (because you’ll want to spend all night there), and an empty stomach.  Each and every market differs from the next, so make sure to check them all out this summer!

Here is Penny Lavish’s guide the spring and summer 2017 night markets in Metro Vancouver!

Shipyards Night Market 

The Shipyards Night Market believes in local lifestyles, showcasing BC artisans, bakers, farmers, and talent.  While there, you can enjoy live music, delicious food, entertainment, art, and shopping!  At the market, you can shop for products such as, jewelry, clothing, kids wear, bakers, produce, preserves, soaps, organic meats, honey, plants, chocolates, and much more!  You can also bring your dog as dogs are allowed at the Shipyards Night Market.  The market also has a beer garden (must be 19+) that features local craft beer, ciders, vodka and gin.  Visit the Shipyards Night Market for more information.

Where: 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC

Admission: Free

When: Fridays 5 pm-10 pm; May 5 – September 29

Illumination Summer Night Market 

The market holds more than 200 food and merchandise booths and hosts more than 20 performance shows.  You can also enjoy North America’s first and largest summer light show with nine different themes.  There is also free parking in the parking lot. Visit the Illumination Summer Night Market for more information.

Where: 12631 River Road, Richmond, BC

Admission: $3 general admission; Children under 5 years old and Seniors over 65 years old are free

When: Fridays & Saturdays 7 pm-12 am, Sundays 7 pm-11 pm (Long weekend: 7 pm – 12 am); May 5 – September 10

Richmond Night Market 

At the market you can enjoy delicious food from from around the world, enjoy carnival games and rides, visit the Magical Dino Park, enjoy nightly entertainment performances, and shop for merchandise from over 200 vendors!  Pick up a “Coupon Book” at the entrance or at the info booth area for coupons offering over $250 in savings!  Visit the Richmond Night Market website for more information.

Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond, BC

Admission: $3.75 for general admission, free admission for children 10 & under and seniors 60 & up.

When: Fridays & Saturdays 7 pm-12 am, Sundays & Stat Holidays 7 pm-11 pm; May 12 – October 9

Fridays on Front

The market will feature artisan vendors from the New West Farmers Market and New West Craft, live music from the New Westminster Arts Council, and of course, our favourite Food Trucks form the Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest.  Visit the Downtown New Westminster website for more information.

Where: 600 Block of Front St., New Westminster, BC

Admission: Free

When: Fridays 5 pm-8 pm; July 7 – August 25

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Metro Vancouver Farmers Markets for Spring & Summer 2016

strawberries and vegetables on table

It’s that time of year when farmers markets are in full force.  Metro Vancouver has tons of farmers markets for the spring and summer season that happen every day of the week, except Monday.  You’ll be sure to find one in your city too as each city seems to have at least one farmers market.

Farmers markets are a great outdoor activity to spend a few hours at or even your whole day at!  It’s a great place to find fresh B.C. conventional and organic grown food products.  You may also find meats, seafood, cheese, eggs, jams, salsas, baked goods, and more.  Your entire dinner awaits you at one convenient location!

But farmers markets aren’t just great for fresh foods, they’re also a great place to find handmade crafts like jewellery, fine art, and other great goodies.  Sometimes you’ll even find great live entertainment, food trucks, and fun activities for everyone.  The best part is that they’re all free to attend and run all summer long! 

Let’s get started!  Here is Penny Lavish’s guide to the spring and summer 2016 farmers markets in Metro Vancouver.

UBC Farm

An assortment of fresh UBC farm produce and flowers.  Click here for more info.

Where: 3461 Ross Dr., Vancouver, BC

Admission: Free

When: Tuesdays 4 pm-6:30 pm; June 14 – October/November

Kwantlen Street Market

Farm fresh produce, prepared foods, crafts, entertainment, and more!  Click here for more info.

Where: Kwantlen St. and Lansdowne Rd., Richmond, BC at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Admission: Free

When: Tuesdays 3 pm-7 pm; May 31 – October 18

UBC Farm

An assortment of fresh UBC farm produce and flowers.  Click here for more info.

Where: 3461 Ross Dr., Vancouver, BC

Admission: Free

When: Wednesdays 11:30 am-1:30 pm June 1 – October/November

Surrey Urban Farmers Market 

A vibrant, multi-cultural market, promoting small-scale farmers, food producers, and artisans.  There is also food carts, live entertainment, kids zone, and more!  Click here or more info.

Where: 10275 City Parkway, Surrey, BC at North Surrey Rec Centre.  

Admission: Free

When: Wednesdays 12 pm-5 pm; June 8 – October 5

Main St. Station Farmers Market 

The market will include produce, meat, cheese, baking, hot food trucks, and more!  Click here for more info.

Where: 1100 Station St., Vancouver, BC

Admission: Free

When: Wednesdays 2 pm-6 pm; June 1 – October 5

Langley Community Farmers Market 

Over 40 vendors that “Make it, Bake it or Grow it”.  Click here for more info.

Where: 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley, BC at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Admission: Free

When: Wednesdays 12 pm-4:30 pm; May 18 – October 12

Oak Street Farmers’ Market

The only farmers market in Vancouver with all certified organic fresh produce, meat & eggs.  They also have a variety of prepared foods, crafts and unique services like chair massage and sewing services.  Click here for more info.

Where: 949 W 49th Ave., Vancouver, BC at Unitarian Church of Vancouver

Admission: Free

When: Wednesdays 3 pm-7 pm; June 3 – October 14 

Port Coquitlam Farmers Market 

The market has fresh produce picked that morning, fruits, seafood, sausage, pickles, jams, fresh-baked bread and cookies, fine art, fibre art, and so much more!  There are children’s crafts and live entertainment.  Click here for more info.

Where: 2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam, BC

Admission: Free

When: Thursdays 3 pm-7 pm; June 2 – September 29

Royal City Farmers Market 

The market offers fresh local produce, prepared foods and handmade crafts, live music, and more!  Click here for more info.

Where: 4th St. and Royal Ave., New Westminster, BC at Tipperary Park.

Admission: Free

When: Thursdays 3 pm-7 pm; starts May 12 and runs through the summer

Yaletown Farmers Market 

A European-style market that brings a bit of country to the city.  Click here for more info.

Where: 1200 Mainland St., Vancouver, BC (outside of the Yaletown-Roundhouse Skytrain station).

Admission: Free

When: Thursdays 2 pm-6 pm; May 5 – October 27

Granville Island Farmers Market

The market celebrates over 30 years of all things fresh straight from the farm.  The market includes plants and flowers, fruit and vegetables, and liquor vendors.  Click here for more info.

Where: 1680 Johnson St., Vancouver, BC

Admission: Free

When: Thursdays 10 am-3 pm; June 2 – September (late)

Mercato: Italian Market 

Vancouver’s first Farmer and Italian Night Market that brings together the tastes of Italy and locally grown produce.  The market features artisanal products, Italian gourmet foods, and fresh fruits and vegetables.  Enjoy live Italian music, and children’s activities that are provided by Italian School teachers.  Click here for more info.

Where: 3075 Slocan St., Vancouver, BC at the Italian Cultural Centre.

Admission: Free

When: Third Friday of each month, 4 pm-8 pm; June 17, July 15, August 19

Burnaby Artisan Farmers’ Market 

Locally grown conventional and organic produce, prepared foods, and crafts!  There is also live music, a used book exchange, a children’s play tent, games table, and more!  Click here for more info.

Where: 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC at Burnaby City Hall’s North parking lot.

Admission: Free

When: Saturdays 9 am-2 pm; May – October

Lonsdale Artisan Farmers’ Market 

Locally grown conventional and organic produce, baked goods, jam makers, honey gathers, salsa makers, crafts, and much more.  There is also live music, a used book exchange, a newspaper reading area, and more!  Click here for more info.

Where: 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver, BC at Lonsdale Quay East Plaza. 

Admission: Free

When: Saturdays 10 am-3 pm; May – October

UBC Farm Market

The on-site farm market has provided a unique venue for experiential education and student research, including everything from agricultural business management and marketing to nutritional analysis.  You’ll find farm fresh veggies, fruits, herbs, flowers and free-range eggs, as well as, baked goods, crafts, prepared foods, and live music.  Click here for more info.

Where: 3461 Ross Dr., Vancouver, BC

Admission: Free

When: Saturdays 9 am-1 pm; June 4 – October 29

Trout Lake Farmers Market 

Vancouver’s most well-known and beloved market that features artisan breads and preserves, free-range and organic eggs and meats, vegetables, Okanagan fruit, and more!  Click here for more info.

Where: Lakewood Dr. and 13th Ave., Vancouver, BC

Admission: Free

When: Saturdays 9 am-2 pm; May 7 – October 22

West End Farmers Market 

The market features local produce, prepared foods, crafts, hot food, and coffee.  Click here for more info.

Where: Comox St. (between Bute St. and Thurlow St.), Vancouver, BC

Admission: Free

When: Saturdays 9 am-2 pm; May 28 – October 22

Fort Langley Village Farmers Market

The market features fresh seasonal local B.C. farm vegetables and field greens, other produce, seasonal fresh B.C. fruits and flowers from the Fraser Valley and the Okanagan Valley, BC arts and crafts, and more!  Limited free parking on-site.  Click here for more info.

Where: 9025 Glover Rd., Fort Langley, BC at St. Andrews Historic Church.

Admission: Free

When: Saturdays 10 am-3 pm; May 7 – October 29

Abbotsford Farm & Country Market

You’ll find a variety of fresh local produce, jams, and a wide range of food products that are not available in stores.  There is also fresh cut flowers, handmade jewellery, handcrafted soaps, and more.  Click here for more info.

Where: Montrose Ave. at George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, BC

Admission: Free

When: Saturdays 9 am-1 pm; April 16 – December 17

Mission City Farmers Market

Seasonal local produce, farm fresh eggs, bread, honey, preserves, baking, plants, seeds, natural skin care products, and many other handcrafted items.  Click here for more info.

Where: 33247 2nd Ave., Mission, BC

Admission: Free

When: Saturdays 9 am-1 pm; May 7 – October 8

Haney Farmers Market 

This market features fresh farm produce and fruit, eggs, salmon, beef, lamb, pork, sausage, preserves, jams, jellies, home baking, artisan crafts, lotions, and more!  There’s also children’s crafts, a giant chess set, and lively entertainment.  Free one hour parking underground (please get a ticket from the machine).  Click here for more info.

Where: 11925 Haney Pl., Maple Ridge, BC at Memorial Peace Park.

Admission: Free

When: Saturdays 9 am-2 pm; May 7 – October 8

Ambleside Artisan Farmers’ Market 

Locally grown conventional and organic produce, baked goods, jams and jellies, honey gathers, salsa makers, anti pastas, crafts, and much more.  There is also live music, a used book exchange, a newspaper reading area, kids play area, games table, and more!  Click here for more info.

Where: 1500 Block of Bellevue Ave., West Vancouver, BC between 15th St. and 16th St..

Admission: Free

When: Sundays 10 am-4 pm; May – October

Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market 

The Market includes produce, meats, seafood, baked goods, and more!  Click here for more info.

Where: 2300 Guelph St., Vancouver, BC

Admission: Free

When: Sundays 10 am-2 pm; June 12 – October 9

Poirier Street Farmers Market 

The success of the market focuses on what’s “made, baked, grown, & raised”.  There is also kids crafts, local entertainment, and more!  Click here for more info.

Where: 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam, BC

Admission: Free

When: Sundays 9 am-1 pm; May 8 – October 16

Ladner Village Market 

Western Canada’s largest open air market is 3-blocks that runs rain or shine and has over 160 vendors that vary each Sunday.  Featuring farm fresh produce, meats, fish, plants, garden art and accessories, jewellery, fabric and beauty products, and lots more!  Click here for more info.

Where: 5028 48th Ave., Delta, BC

Admission: Free

When: Sundays 10 am-4 pm; June 12 & 26, July 10 & 24, August 14 & 28, September 11

White Rock Farmers Market 

The market includes fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods, preserves, garden products, local seafood, gourmet dog biscuits, crafts, and much more!  Enjoy live entertainment and other activities at the market.  Click here for more info.

Where: 15154 Russell Ave., White Rock, BC

Admission: Free

When: Sundays 10 am-2 pm; May 29 – October 9

Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market 

A great mix of vendors, including some new vendors and returning customer favourites, who are proud to “Make It, Bake It, Grow It or Catch It”!  Click here for more info.

Where: 4111 Moncton St., Richmond, BC 

Admission: Free

When: Sundays 10 am-3 pm; May 8 & 22, June 19 & 26, July 17 & 31, August 7 & 28, September 4 & 18, October 2 & 16

Kitsilano Farmers Market 

The market includes Organic and conventional produce, meat, cheese, seafood, and plants.  There will also be crafts, baked goods, hot food trucks, coffee, musical entertainment by local musicians, and more!  Click here for more info.

Where: 2690 Larch St., Vancouver, BC at Kitsilano Community Centre

Admission: Free

When: Sundays 10 am-2 pm; May 8 – October 23

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Metro Vancouver Spring & Summer Night Markets for 2016

night market

When the warmer weather comes, it brings lots of free and affordable fun to Metro Vancouver.  A favourite activity of the locals, are night markets.  Night markets are a once-in-a-lifetime experience!  A big draw to the night markets is the affordability to enjoy a night of delicious food (seriously, mouth-watering), great deals on merchandise and great entertainment, all in one place.  But that’s not all you’ll find at the night markets, some of them offer kids games and rides, beer gardens (19+),  organic foods including produce and meat, psychic readings, and so much more! 

If you haven’t been before, be prepared with cash, good shoes (because you’ll want to spend all night there), and an empty stomach.  Each and every market differs from the next, so make sure to check them all out this summer!

Here is Penny Lavish’s guide the spring and summer 2016 night markets in Metro Vancouver!

Shipyards Night Market 

The Shipyards Night Market believes in local lifestyles, showcasing BC artisans, bakers, farmers, and talent.  While there, you can enjoy live music, delicious food, entertainment, art, and shopping!  At the market, you can shop for products such as, jewelry, clothing, kids wear, bakers, produce, preserves, soaps, organic meats, honey, plants, chocolates, and much more!  The market also has a beer garden (must be 19+) that features local craft beer, ciders, wines, and organic Betty’s Vodka Iced Tea.  Click here for more info.

Where: 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC at Shipbuilders’ Square.

Admission: Free

When: Fridays 5 pm-10 pm; May 6 – September 30

Panda Market (formerly International Summer Night Market) 

Named one of the top 4 night markets in the world by Travel & Leisure Magazine.  The market has lots of merchandise booths, food and beverage vendors, and diverse entertainment every night!  Free street parking. Click here for more info.

Where: 12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond, BC

Admission: Free

When: Fridays & Saturdays 7 pm-12 am, Sundays 7 pm-11 pm; April 29 – September 11

Richmond Night Market 

At the market you can sample delicious food from food trucks, play carnival games, enjoy nightly entertainment performances, and shop for merchandise from a variety of vendors!  Pick up a “Sweet Deals Coupon Book” at the entrance or at the info booth area for coupons offering over $250 in savings!  Click here for more info.

Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond, BC

Admission: $2.75 for regular admission, free admission for children 10 & under and seniors 60 & up.

When: Fridays & Saturdays 7 pm-12 am, Sundays & Stat Holidays 7 pm-11 p; May 15 – October 12

Surrey Night Market  

Enjoy performances by local bands, singers and dancers, sample a wide variety of foods, and shop!  The market will also have numerous rides and arcade games for children and youth, costume competitions on Saturdays, wellness shows, spiritual hour on Sundays, local celebrities and authors, and so much more.  The market will have free parking.  Click here for more info.

Where: 17726 62 Avenue, Surrey, BC at Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds

Admission: $2 for Adults.  Free Admission for: families of all Canadian Forces personnel and Veterans, children less than 48″ in height when accompanied by their families, wheelchair borne persons and their attendants, seniors over 65 years with proper ID, and anyone who brings a non-perishable food item or a new toy (to be donated to local food banks or charities).

When: Fridays & Saturdays 6 pm-11 pm, Sundays 5 pm-10 pm; June 3 – August 14

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Free Classic Donut at Participating Canadian Tim Hortons for November 2015

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A sweet deal is going on for the month of November!  A sweet deal that is the food type aka deep-fried “cake” goodness.  In other words, donuts, and they’re free for one whole month!

When you use your Interac debit card at a participating Canadian full service Tim Hortons Restaurant (ones that offer baked goods), you’ll receive a coupon for a free donut!  The coupon is for one free classic donut and no minimum purchase is required.  The offer runs until the stores run out of coupons and coupons can be redeemed from November 4 2015 – December 1 2015.  Some of the classic donuts include: Apple Fritter, Vanilla Dip, Honey Dip, Sour Cream Glazed, Canadian Maple, Honey Cruller, and so many more!  Mmm….my mouth is watering now!  Hurry quick, because time is running out for this great FREE offer.

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Where: Participating Tim Hortons Restaurant locations

Price: Free

When: November 4 2015 – December 1 2015