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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Bassjackers Performing Free on Saturday March 31, 2018 in Vancouver

DJ Equipment

Easter long weekend is coming up quick.  To celebrate the long weekend, Solid Events are hosting a free show on the long weekend.

The free show will be performed by the Dutch mega duo, Bassjackers.  Bassjackers will perform at the Harbour Event Centre on Saturday, March 31 at 10 pm.  Limited tickets are completely free, but you must RSVP online beforehand.  You must be 19+ to attend the show and bring I.D. that matches your RSVP.  On another side note, RSVP’s can’t be transferred so make sure to get all of your friends to commit beforehand.

Bassjackers have chart-topping hits and collaborations with Martin Garrix, Afrojack, KSHMR, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, R3hab, and Showtek, as well as remixes for A-list artists including Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias, Moby, and Ne-Yo.  To listen to some of Bassjcakers music, visit the Bassjackers music page.  They’ve got some great music, so this is a must-see show.

For more information, visit the Solid Events website.

Where: 750 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, BC at Harbour Event Centre

Admission: Free

When: Saturday, March 31 at 10 pm

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Climb the Urban Grind at Vancouver’s Harbour Centre this March 2018

Climbing steps

Don’t let the Grouse Grind seasonal close get you down this March.  The Vancouver Harbour Centre is offering another great alternative for fitness enthusiasts.  The Urban Grind is back for another year.

Every Tuesday in March from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm, Vancouverites can take the trek up 633 steps to the top of Vancouver’s Harbour Centre.  The 28 flight of stairs might sound intimidating, but the reward is priceless. Once you reach the top, you’ll have 360º aerial view of Vancouver.  But that’s not the only reward, you’ll also get a free beer and a $5 voucher for the Harbour Centre food court with a $5 entry fee.  That means it’ll be pretty much free if you take advantage of the food and beer.  Day admission to the top for adults is $17.50, so this is one heck of a deal if you’re up for a challenge!

For more information, visit the Harbour Centre website.

Where: 555 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC at the Harbour Centre

Admission: $5 includes free beer and a $5 voucher for the Harbour Centre Food Court

When: Tuesdays in March from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm

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Vancouver Expands WiFi Network to Over 500 Locations Across the City

False Creek Vancouver

Phone bills these days can be quite expensive.  With the popularity of wanting to stay connected through social media, web browsing and email, we can quickly use up our data on our phones before the months up.  The City of Vancouver has just made a big announcement that will help eliminate those overage data usage charges.  The city has just activated over 500 free public WiFi spots in Vancouver.

The project #VanWIFI currently has 550 free public wifi locations throughout Vancouver.  They’ll be adding more locations to the list as well.  This will make Vancouver one of the largest free public WiFi providers in North America.

These 550 WiFi locations are at Vancouver Public Library locations, city administration buildings, and #VanWiFi locations.

For more information on WiFi locations or how to connect, visit the City of Vancouver website.

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Ladies can Ski and Snowboard for $15 at Mt Seymour Every Monday From January 22, 2018 until March 26, 2018

skiing

The 2017/2018 ski and snowboard season is in full swing.  And deals for skiing and snowboarding are popping up everywhere around the Lower Mainland.  This time, Mt Seymour has their annual ski and snowboard deal for ladies returning.  Shred for the Cause “Locals Edition returns Monday, January 22.

From Monday, January 22 until March 26, 2018, Mt Seymour will host Shred for the Cause every Monday night, where ladies can enjoy skiing or snowboarding for $15.  The cause donates $7.50 of every ticket to a local, community-based charity called The Bloom Group.  You are welcome to donate more to The Bloom Group if you wish.  Men are also welcome to come and enjoy the event, however, lift tickets will be at full price for them at $33.  You can pick up your lift tickets for the event at the ticket booths at Guest Services and it’s important to bring cash for faster processing.

Every Monday night, the event happens from 6 pm-10 pm.  At 9pm, the Apres Ski in the Rock Chute starts, with trivia and games for prizes and giveaways.  The prizes and giveaways come from Mt Seymour’s sponsors, including, Rip Curl, Thirty Two, Dragon, Sandbox, Helly Hansen, Comor Sports and Pacific Boarder.

For more information, visit the official website.  Before you go though, please comment below and tell us your favourite ski hill in the Lower Mainland.  If you’d like to know all of the latest deals and free events first, subscribe to Penny Lavish by email, RSS feed, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Where: 1700 Mt Seymour Rd., North Vancouver, BC at Mt Seymour

Admission: $15 for women and girls

When: January 22, 2018 until March 26, 2018 every Monday night from 6 pm-10 pm

Ski and Board Deals at Sasquatch Mountain Resort From January 8 2018 Until End of Season

Sasquatch Mountain Resort

Skiing and snowboarding can be quite the expensive sport.  It’s a favourite for many locals, so that’s why it’s great when mountains in and near Metro Vancouver offer deals.  One mountain near Metro Vancouver is offering deals from Monday to Friday and it’s only about a 2 hour drive from Vancouver.  The mountain with five weekly specials is, Sasquatch Mountain Resort.

Starting today, January 8 2018, Sasquatch Mountain Resort will offer five different ski/board deals until the end of the season.  Mondays will be Men’s Day, where all guys will only pay $20 to ski or ride all day.  Men’s Day will also offer special giveaways at 3:30pm at Molly’s Pub on the mountain.

Tuesdays at Sasquatch Mountain are 2 for 1 Day, where if you purchase 1 regular priced lift ticket, lesson or rental, you’ll receive the second lift ticket, lesson or rental free.  This deal does not apply to the tube park or snowshoeing.

Wednesdays will be the University/College Students and First Responders Day.  This day is for students in college or university and first responders (including police, fire, ambulance/paramedics, search & rescue, 911 dispatchers, doctors, nurses, and corrections), where they can ski and ride for $20 all day.  Must show valid ID or pay stub.

Thursdays is Ladies Day.  All ladies can ski or ride for $20 all day.  At 3:30pm at Molly’s Pub at the mountain, there will be special giveaways for the ladies.

Fridays at Sasquatch Mountain Resort is Family Fun Fridays.  A family of 4 can night ski for $20 from 4 pm-8 pm.  A family consists of 2 parents/legal guardians and up to 2 legal dependent children (under 18 yrs) living at the same address. Additional dependents must meet the same criteria.

Please note, some chairlifts may not be open on these special offer days, as well as there could be changes to the schedule due to weather, so be sure to visit the Sasquatch Mountain Resort website for full details.

These are some really great deals to enjoy skiing and boarding for less.  If you haven’t been to Sasquatch Mountain Resort, it’s a beautiful and fun ski resort and the drive from Mission to the mountain is absolutely stunning, so even if you have a long trek from your home, it’s a great little road trip.

For full details about the mountain, visit the Sasquatch Mountain Resort website.  Before you go though, please comment below and tell us your favourite ski deals in BC.  If you’d like to know all of the latest deals and free events first, subscribe to Penny Lavish by email, RSS feed, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Free Ice Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink in Downtown Vancouver from December 1 2017 – February 2018

ice skates skating on outdoor rink

Vancouver’s one and only outdoor skating rink is officially open for the season.  The popular ice skating event is back at Robson Square in Downtown Vancouver.

The rink officially opened on December 1 and will stay open until the end of February 2018.  The rink is open 7 days a week including Christmas and New Year’s with varying hours.  You can enjoy the rink Sunday to Thursday from 9 am-9 pm and on Friday’s and Saturday’s from 9 am-11 pm.  Holiday hours will differ from normal operating hours so be sure to visit the Robson Square website for complete hour details.

Admission to skate at the outdoor rink this season is completely free, but if you need skates, you can rent a pair at cost, just be sure to bring cash.  If you haven’t been before, this free event is truly magical on a cold winters night!

For more information, visit the Robson Square website.  If you like free & frugal events like this, check out 78 Free & Cheap Holiday Events in Vancouver and Free & Cheap Craft Fairs & Markets in Vancouver.  Before you go though, please comment below and share your favourite free Downtown Vancouver event!

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Where: 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC at Robson Square.

Price: Free

When: December 1 2018 until end of February 2018; Sundays – Thursdays 9 am-9 pm, Fridays & Saturdays 9 am-11 pm.  For holiday hours, see the Robson Square website.

78 Free And Cheap Holiday Events Happening in Vancouver for Winter 2017 and 2018

Lighted Christmas Tree

The holidays are fast approaching.  Vancouver goes all out for the holidays by celebrating with free and inexpensive events beginning in November and going until the beginning of January.  There’s everything from the classic Santa parades to tree lighting festivals to Christmas trains and so much more.  There’s definitely something fun for everyone to help them get in the holiday spirit.  Be sure to visit this post again as I’ll be updating this list regularly with more events.  If you’re looking for more events, be sure to visit free & cheap craft fairs & markets in Vancouver.

Please note: Some events may have age restrictions and may require pre-registration.  Some events may have additional costs or fees.

Below is the list of events for November and December 2017 and January 2018 around Metro Vancouver.

St. Paul’s Lights of Hope Display
Admission: Free/When: November 16 – January 8/Where: Vancouver

Holiday Shows at Highstreet
Admission: Free/When: November 18, 25 & December 2, 9 and 16/Where: Abbotsford

Vancouver Christmas Market
Admission:
$5 – $10, children 5 & under are free/When: November 22 – December 24/Where: Vancouver

Christmas at Canada Place
Admission: Free/When: November 23 – December 31/Where: Vancouver

Toys for Tots Christmas Breakfast
Admission:
By donation (toy or money) incl. free buffet breakfast/When: November 24/Where: Abbotsford

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival
Admission: Free/When:
November 25/Where: Surrey

CandyTown – A Yaletown Holiday Festival
Admission: Free/When: November 25/Where: Vancouver

Christmas on the Peninsula
Admission: Free (some activities may be at cost)/When: November 25/Where: White Rock

Edmonds Festival of Lights
Admission: Free/When: November 25/Where: Burnaby

Lighting of Leigh Square
Admission: Free/When: 
November 25/Where: Port Coquitlam

Wish Upon A Star Christmas Light Display Reveal Night
Admission:
By donation/When: November 25/Where: Langley

Lights at Lafarge Opening Night
Admission: Free/When:
November 25/Where: Coquitlam

Edmonds Festival of Lights
Admission: Free/When:
November 25/Where: Burnaby

Deck the Halls Christmas Artisan Market
Admission: 
food donation for the Deltassist Christmas Hamper Program/When: November 25/Where: Delta

Maan Farms Christmas Market
Admission: Free/When:
November 25 – 26 and December 2 – 3/Where: Langley

Wish Upon A Star Christmas Light Display
Admission: Free/
By donation/When: November 25 – December 31/Where: Langley

5th Annual Christmas Tree Festival
Admission: Free/When: November 25 – December 31/Where: Port Coquitlam

Heritage Christmas
Admission:
Free/When: 
November 25 – January 5 (closed Dec. 24 & 25)/Where: Burnaby

Lights at Lafarge
Admission: Free/When:
November 25 – January 21/Where: Coquitlam

Goh Ballet’s the Nutcracker at Park Royal
Admission: Free/When: November 26/Where: West Vancouver

Children’s Wish Breakfast
Admission: 
Bring a new unwrapped toy to donate/When: November 28/Where: Langley

Festival of Trees
Admission: Free/
a min. $5 donation to vote/When: November 30 – January 1/Where: Vancouver

Bright Nights in Stanley Park
Admission:
By donation ($4 suggested)/When: November 30 – January 6 (closed December 25)/Where: Vancouver

Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park
Admission:
$6 – $12 plus fees, free 2 & under/When: November 30 – January 6 (closed December 25)/Where: Vancouver

Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting
Admission: Free/When: December 1/Where: Vancouver

27th Annual Christmas in Williams Park
Admission: Free/
donations gratefully accepted/When: December 1 – 15/Where: Langley

Caroling In McBurney Plaza
Admission: Free/When:
December 1, 9, 15, 23/Where: Langley

29th Annual Holiday Hi-Light Festival
Admission:
By donation/When: December 1 – 31/Where: North Vancouver

Van Dusen Botanical Garden Festival of Lights
Admission:
$11 – $18.50 online, free for children 3 & under/When: December 1 – January 7 (closed December 25)/Where: Vancouver

The Robson Square Ice Rink and Plaza
Admission: Free
(plus skate rentals if needed)/When: December 1 – February 28/Where: Vancouver

City Christmas Festival
Admission: Free/When:
December 2/Where: North Vancouver

Dundarave Christmas Fair
Admission: Free/When:
December 2/Where: West Vancouver

Breakfast with Santa
Admission: 
$10/When: December 2/Where: Langley

Magic of Christmas
Admission: Free/When:
December 2/Where: Langley

Breakfast with Santa
Admission: $5.50/When: December 2/Where: Vancouver

The Shipyards Christmas Festival
Admission: Free,
donations welcomed/When: December 2/Where: North Vancouver

Gingerbread Man Party – French Christmas in Richmond
Admission: Free/When:
December 2/Where: Richmond

Brunch with Santa at Hamilton Community Centre
Admission: $10/When: December 2/Where: Richmond

Santa’s Workshop at Kerrisdale CC
Admission:
$6 Child/When: December 2/Where: Vancouver

A Morning with Santa
Admission: 
$10.50/When: December 2 & 9/Where: North Delta & South Delta

Breakfast with Santa
Admission: 
$8 Child, $4 Adult, Children 2 & under are free/When: December 2, 9, 16/Where: Surrey

Christmas in Kerrisdale – Free Horse & Carriage Rides
Admission: Free/When:
December 2, 9, 16 & 23/Where: Vancouver

Lumière Vancouver
Admission: Free/When: December 2 – January 7/Where: Vancouver

Santa at the Cannery
Admission: Free/When:
December 3/Where: Richmond

Rogers Santa Claus Parade
Admission: Free/When:
December 3/Where: Vancouver

Breakfast with Santa
Admission:
$10/When: December 3/Where: Richmond

Breakfast with Santa at Sunset CC
Admission: 
$6/When: December 3/Where: Vancouver

Christmas Concert at Ladner Community Centre
Admission: 
By donation to the food bank/When: December 5/Where: Delta

Community Tree Decorating
Admission:
Free/Bring a donation to the Vancouver Food Bank/When: December 6/Where: Vancouver

Yule Duel 2017
Admission: Free/by donation/When: December 7/Where: Vancouver

Visit with Santa
Admission: 
$11.35 ages 1- 10/When: December 7/Where: Burnaby

Winter Hayrides
Admission:
$7/When: December 7 & 8/Where: Richmond

Holiday Turkey Dinner
Admission:
$5 Adult, $3 Youth/When: December 8/Where: Port Coquitlam

Christmas Train
Admission: $11/When: December 8 – January 7 (closed December 25)/Where: Surrey

Seasonal Celebration
Admission: Free/When:
December 9/Where: Burnaby

Breakfast with Santa
Admission:
$6/When: December 9/Where: Vancouver

Seasonal Decorations & Holiday Art Workshop
Admission: Free/When:
December 9/Where: Vancouver

Breakfast with Santa
Admission: 
$10, children under 1 are free/When: December 9/Where: Richmond

Dundarave Nativity & Paddle Songs
Admission: Free/When:
December 9/Where: West Vancouver

Pioneer Christmas
Admission:
Free/When: December 9/Where: Surrey

Breakfast with Santa
Admission:
$10, free for children under 3/When: December 9/Where: Port Coquitlam

Evening Carol Sing
Admission: 
$5/When: December 9/Where: South Surrey

Skate with Santa
Admission:
Regular admission applies/When: December 9 & 10/Where: Surrey

Rogers Hometown Hockey
Admission: Free/When:
December 9 – 10/Where: Surrey

National Skating Day – Free Skating
Admission: Free/When:
December 10/Where: Vancouver

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol
Admission: 
$15/When: December 13/Where: Surrey

Deck the Hall
Admission: Free/When:
December 14/Where: North Vancouver

Holiday Heights at Bloedel – Arctic Oasis
Admission: 
$3.15 – $6.50, Vancouver Gardens Association members and children under 4 are free/When: December 15 – January 7/Where: Vancouver

World Christmas
Admission: Free/When:
December 16/Where: Vancouver

Breakfast with Santa
Admission: 
$8/When: December 16/Where: Vancouver

Winter Fest 2017
Admission: 
Free/When: December 16/Where: Surrey

CP Holiday Train
Admission: Free/When: December 16 – 17/Where: Agassiz, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam

Winter Solstice Coffee House
Admission: Free/When:
December 17/Where: Vancouver

Christmas in Kerrisdale – Gliding on Ice Free Skate
Admission: Free/When: December 17/Where: Vancouver

Winter Ice Palace
Admission: 
$4.50 plus skate and helmet rentals if needed, free for recreation pass holders/When: December 22 – January 7/Where: Surrey

Christmas Wassail & Bonfire Night
Admission: Free/When: December 23/Where: West Vancouver

Ugly Christmas Sweater Toonie Skate
Admission: 
$2 with skate and helmet included, free for children 3 & under/When: December 23/Where: Burnaby

Winter Wonderland Skates
Admission: 
Regular drop-in fees apply/When: December 23 & 27 -31, January 1 – 5/Where: North Delta & South Delta

Did we forget a fun holiday event happening in Vancouver this season?  Tell us by commenting below.

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Free & Cheap Craft Fairs and Markets for Fall and Winter 2017 in Vancouver

display of shopping items at a market

Metro Vancouver is a great place to shop.  Not only do we have a lot of malls, but the area has tons of craft fairs and markets, especially for the holiday season.  Craft fairs and markets are a great place to find unique and handmade gifts.  You can find everything from jewellery to baked goods to beauty products to tree ornaments to home décor and so much more.  So whether you want to get a jump-start on your holiday shopping or you are just looking to buy some homemade and vintage items for yourself, I’ve made a list of markets happening in November and December.  All of the markets have a low admission cost of under $15 per person and some admission fees will even get you in for numerous days. 

Please note: Some craft fairs and markets may charge for parking and may only accept cash for admission fee, so be sure to check their website for complete details.

Below are the 2017 Free & Cheap Fall & Winter Craft Fairs & Markets in Metro Vancouver:

Glenda’s Christmas Cottage

Admission: Free
When: Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am-5 pm, Fridays 10 am-7:30 pm and Sundays from 12 pm-5 pm; November 1 – December 23
Where: 4557 Mt. Lehman Rd., Abbotsford, BC

Circle Craft Christmas Market

Admission: $7.50 2 for 1 after 5 pm, $9 – $15 (see website); purchase tickets in advance for savings
When:
Wednesday – Friday from 10 am-9 pm, Saturday from 10 am-7 pm, and Sunday from 10 am-5 pm; November 8 – November 12
Where: 1055 Canada Pl., Vancouver, BC at Vancouver Convention Centre West

Christmas at Hycroft

Admission: $15, Free for children 13 & under
When: November 16 – 19 from 11 am-9 pm and Sunday from 11 am-6 pm
Where: 1489 McRae Ave., Vancouver

Refresh Market: Winter Market

Admission: $3 online, $5 at door; free for kids under 12
When:
 Friday, November 17 from 4 pm-10 pm and Saturday, November 18 from 10 am-4 pm
Where: 39645 Government Road, Squamish, BC at Westcoast Railway Heritage Park

Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market

Admission: $4; children 10 & under are free
When: Friday, November 17 from 12 pm-8 pm, Saturday, November 18 from 10 am-6 pm & Sunday, November 19 from 10 am-4 pm
Where: 44140 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack, BC at Chilliwack Heritage Park

West Coast Christmas Show & Artisan Marketplace

Admission: Online: $7 Adult, $6 Senior for all 3 days; children 16 & under are free; Gate: $1 more for adult & senior
When: Friday, November 17 from 2 pm-9 pm, Saturday, November 18 from 10 am-6 pm & Sunday, November 19 from 10 am-5 pm
Where: 1190 Cornell St., Abbotsford, BC at TRADEX

Murrayville Holiday Market

Admission: Free
When:
Friday, November 17 from 4 pm-9 pm & Saturday, November 18 from 11 am-6 pm; Friday, December 8 from 4 pm-9 pm & Saturday, December 9 from 11 am- 6 pm
Where: 21677 48 Ave., Langley, BC at Murrayville Hall

Crafty Affaire: Holiday Market – Surrey

Admission: $2 – $5
When: 
Saturday, November 18 from 10 am-5 pm
Where: Ocean Park Community Hall

2017 North Vancouver Holiday Market

Admission: $3; free for the first 100 people daily
When:
Saturday, November 18 – Sunday, November 19 and Saturday, December 2 – Sunday, December 3; 10 am-4 pm
Where:
2145 Jones Ave., North Vancouver, BC at Carson Graham Secondary School

Krafted Market

Admission: $3; children 10 and under are free
When: 
Sunday, November 19 from 10 am- 5 pm
Where: 1720 56th St., Tsawwassen, BC at South Delta Recreation Centre

The 2017 Vancouver Christmas Market

Admission: $10 Adult (13+), $9 Senior (65+), $5 Youth (age 7 – 12); all include a complimentary season pass; 
When: 
November 22 – December 23 from 11 am-9 pm & December 24 from 11 am-6 pm
Where: 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC at Jack Poole Plaza

Mercato: Italian Market – Indoor Christmas Themed Market

Admission: Free
When: Friday, November 24 from 5 pm-9 pm
Where: 3075 Slocan St. Vancouver, BC at Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre

Deer Lake Craft Festival

Admission: Free
When:
Friday, November 24 from 11 am- 7 pm, Saturday, November 25 & Sunday, November 26 from 10 am-4 pm 
Where:
6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby, BC at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

Charity Craft Fair Vancouver

Admission: $4 online, $6 door
When: Saturday, November 25 from 10 am-4 pm
Where: 128 West Cordova St., Vancouver, BC at Woodward’s Building

Christmas Craft Fair

Admission: By donation – cash or non-perishable food donation
When: Saturday, November 25 from 10 am-4 pm
Where: 4111 Moncton St., Richmond, BC at Steveston Community Society

CandyTown – A Yaletown Holiday Festival

Admission: Free
When: Saturday, November 25 from 12 pm-7 pm
Where: 1152 Mainland St., Vancouver, BC

Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair 2017

Admission: $4 advance/online, $5 at door; 12 & under are free
When: 
Saturday, November 25 from 10 am-5 pm
Where: 4747 Dunbar St., Vancouver, BC at Dunbar Community Centre

Christmas on the Peninsula

Admission: See website
When: Saturday, November 25 from 10 am-6 pm
Where: White Rock, BC at White Rock Community Centre and other locations around uptown White Rock

Portobello West Holiday Market 2017

Admission: $2; children under 12 are free
When: 
Saturday, November 25 – Sunday, November 26 from 11 am-5 pm
Where: 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC at Creekside Community Recreation Centre

The Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market

Admission: $6 one day or $8 for two days
When: 
Saturday, November 25 from 9 am-4 pm & Sunday, November 26 from 10 am-4 pm
Where: 1190 Cornell St., Abbotsford, BC at The Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre

Bloom Winter Market: Fort Langley’s Handmade Christmas Market

Admission: $2; children 12 & under are free
When: 
Saturday, November 25 – Sunday, November 26; 10 am-4 pm
Where: 9167 Glover Rd., Langley, BC at Fort Langley Community Hall

Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair

Admission: $3 – Adult, $2 – Senior, Free for children 12 & under
When: 
Friday, December 1 from 5 pm-9 pm, Saturday, December 2 – Sunday, December 3 from 10 am-4 pm
Where: 618 Poirier St., Coquitlam, BC at Poirier Forum

the SHIFT Holiday Remix 2.0

Admission: $3; children 12 & under are free
When: Saturday, December 2 from 10 am-5 pm
Where: 9400 208 St., Langley, BC at West Langley Hall

Wesbrook Holiday Craft Fair

Admission: See website
When:
Saturday, December 2 from 10:30 am-3:30 pm
Where: 3335 Webber Lane, Vancouver, BC at Wesbrook Community Centre

Kensington Holiday Craft Fair

Admission: Free
When:
Saturday, December 2 from 10 am-4 pm
Where: 5175 Dumfries St., Vancouver, BC at Kensington Community Centre

4th Annual Burnaby Christmas Craft Fair

Admission: By donation
When: Saturday, December 2 – Sunday, December 3; 10 am-4 pm
Where: 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby, BC at Bonsor Recreation Complex

Thornhill Artisan Fair

Admission: See website
When: Saturday, December 2 – Sunday, December 3 from 10 am-4 pm
Where: 9730 Spilsbury Rd., Maple Ridge, BC

Make it!

Admission: $8 at door for all 4 days, save $2 off admission or buy online in advance to save; children 12 & under are free
When: 
Thursday December 7 & Friday, December 8 from 11 am-9 pm, Saturday, December 9 from 10 am-6 pm & Sunday, December 10 from 11 am-5 pm
Where: 2901 E Hastings St., Vancouver, BC at the PNE Forum

Port Moody Christmas Craft Fair

Admission: Free/by donation with proceeds going to Share Family and Community Services Society
When: 
Saturday, December 9 from 10 am-4 pm
Where: 100 Newport Dr., Port Moody, BC at Port Moody City Hall Galleria

Coquitlam Christmas Farmers Market

Admission: Free
When: 
Sunday, December 9 from 9 am-4 pm
Where: 633 Poirier St., Coquitlam, BC at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy

Admission: $3
When: Saturday, December 9 from 11 am-7 pm & Sunday, December 10 from 10 am-6 pm
Where: 3102 Main St., Vancouver, BC at Heritage Hall

Got Craft? Holiday Edition

Admission: $5 at door or $3 online
When: 
Saturday, December 9 – Sunday, December 10 from 10 am-5 pm
Where: 1880 Triumph St., Vancouver, BC at Maritime Labour Centre

Crafty Affaire Market: Holiday Market – Vancouver

Admission: $2 – $5
When: Saturday, December 16 from 10 am-5 pm
Where: 3250 Commercial Dr., Vancouver, BC at Croatian Cultural Centre

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Free Firework Shows on Halloween Night 2017 in Vancouver and Richmond

Fireworks in the sky

Halloween in Metro Vancouver brings lots of fun frugal activities.  This year, there will be free firework shows happening on Halloween night around Metro Vancouver.  All firework shows are free to attend, and some of the shows will include activities before the event.  There are a total of five firework shows happening around Metro Vancouver, with four of them in Richmond and one in Vancouver.  If you loved this post, you might also enjoy reading Penny Lavish’s posts on other free and inexpensive Halloween events happening, including, corn mazes, haunted attractions, pumpkin patches, family-friendly Halloween events and Halloween attractions.

Below are the free firework shows for Halloween 2017 in Metro Vancouver:

Halloween Fireworks Show – Hamilton

What: A fantastic 15 minute firework display with trick or treats and activities.
Where:
22500 McLean Ave., Richmond, BC at McLean Neighbourhood Park
Admission:
Free
When:
October 31 at 8:15 pm

Halloween Fireworks Show – South Arm

What: A 15 minute firework display.
Where:
8880 Williams Rd., Richmond, BC at South Arm Community Centre
Admission:
Free
When:
October 31 at 8:15 pm

Halloween Fireworks Show – West Richmond

What: A 15 minute firework display.
Where:
9180 No. 1 Rd., Richmond, BC at West Richmond Community Centre
Admission:
Free
When:
October 31 at 8:15 pm

Halloween Fireworks Show – Minoru Park

What: They’ll have a firework finale to celebrate the spooky holiday.  Before the fireworks, there will be live music, dance demonstrations, a magician, roving entertainers, children’s activities, an inflatable corn maze, trick-or-treating, fire juggling, and fireworks.
Where:
7191 Granville Ave., Richmond, BC at Minoru Park
Admission:
Free
When:
October 31 from 6:30 pm-8:45 pm

 

Halloween on the Drive 2017

What: Enjoy a firework show with spooky Halloween music.  They’ll also have other events happening throughout the day on Commercial Drive.  Before the firework show, they’ll have a kids fun zone with fun activities.  Be sure to check the website for complete details on event times, locations and more.
Where:
1657 Charles St., Vancouver, BC at Grandview Park
Admission:
Free
When:
October 31 from 7:30 pm-8 pm

Let us know if we missed a firework show for Halloween by commenting below!

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