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Treasure Hunting in Vancouver: A List of the Best Flea Markets in the City

Treasure Hunting in Vancouver A List of the Best Flea Markets in the City

Ahoy! Today, we’re setting sail on a treasure hunt. 

While it’s not your run-of-the-mill search for buried treasure, we promise you that only hidden treasures and timeless pieces await, alongside delectable eats and equally delicious espressos to fuel us up for our adventure. 

And of course, we’re talking about none other than the best flea markets in Vancouver, offering a tapestry of stories and history just waiting to be unveiled. 

Whether you leave with unique furniture pieces to adorn your space or vintage clothing to add pizzazz to your wardrobe, the possibilities are endless in these markets. 

1. Vancouver Flea Market 


Address: 703 Terminal Ave, Vancouver, BC V6A 2M2, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-685-0666

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Friday – closed
  • Saturday and Sunday – 9 AM to 4:30 PM 

Looking to adorn your space with a broad range of unique finds that stood the test of time? Among Vancouverites, the Vancouver Flea Market is a hotspot for great deals on collectibles. 

Spanning across almost 40,000 square feet, one can only imagine the insane amount of goods that await. In fact, a lot of people say that you’ll never know what you’ll find here and we agree; there’s a lovely surprise on every visit. 

A few of the items that are possible to snag are porcelain dolls (that may or may not be haunted), vinyl records, furniture, and a lot more.  

By the way, there’s a CA$2 entrance fee, which is next to nothing compared to the world of cool vintage finds that are about to unfold when you enter! 

2. Lonsdale Quay Market 


Address: 123 Carrie Cates Ct, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3K7, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-985-6261

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 9 AM to 7 PM 

Lonsdale Quay Market is a renowned attraction known for its rich myriad of vendors that sell an assortment of goods. In fact, there are more than 60 stalls here offering food, wine, kitchenware, books, souvenirs, coffee, and clothing. 

Because of its broad selections, it attracts a delightful mix of folks, especially those on the hunt for a good, quality find. 

Oh, and make sure to keep on the lookout for their exciting events on their website. There’s an exciting Brazilian gourmet kitchen pop-up coming up! 

3. Shipyards Night Market 


Address: 19 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver, BC V7L 0B2, Canada

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday – closed
  • Friday – 3 PM to 10 PM 

Open only during spring, summer, and fall (we know you’re singing the song!) Shipyards Night Market offers an exciting blend of crafts, food, and live music. 

Every night feels like a party on this side of town, thanks to the buzz of the food trucks and market stalls. 

During our previous visit, we were able to purchase a lot of great finds including indoor plants, a nice set of swimwear, and a whole lot of delectable eats. 

If you’re looking for a well-rounded experience, don’t miss out on the Shipyards Night Market! 

4. Eastside Flea 


Address: 1101 Union St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2C7, Canada

Eastside Flea offers an energetic atmosphere where shoppers are offered rows and rows of good finds, most of which are clothing. 

The second-hand clothes and footwear options were definitely the highlight of our visit. However, their selections aren’t limited to that. 

In fact, they also have handcrafted items, candles, baked goods, and such. 

Since most vendors offer considerably heftier priced items, don’t expect to spend as much as you would in an ordinary thrift store. 

Another thing worth noting is that their operating hours depend on the season so it’s best to check their website in advance. 

5. Granville Island Public Market 


Address: Public Market, 1689 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-666-6655

Operating hours: 

  • Monday – closed
  • Tuesday to Sunday – 9 AM to 6 PM

Granville Island Public Market is a buzzing hub that serves a delightful array of goods ranging from food, clothing, and more. We consider this one of our favorite spots to scour for local art. 

You can expect to come across Indigenous art, jewelry, glasswork, and the like. 

Inside the market, there are also a number of bars, cafes, and restaurants, so you don’t have to go very far to have a delicious meal or a warm cup of coffee. 

In case you didn’t know, Granville Island is also a popular destination not just for its public market. This artsy neighborhood also boasts a lot of different experiences like cultural festivals, notable breweries, hip eateries, and many more. 

6. Mintage


Address: 1714 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4A3, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-646-8243

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Saturday – 11 AM to 7 PM 
  • Sunday – 11 AM to 6 PM 

Mintage is a gathering place for people who have a penchant for second-hand clothing. Expect to see bags, shoes, dresses, band shirts, and even jewelry while perusing their store. 

Despite the pieces being well-curated and high quality in nature, they’re surprisingly well-priced, which is rare in such establishments. With this in mind, we appreciate their reasonable pricing. 

While you can expect different selections every visit, we’ve noticed that the pieces cater usually to people who like dressing a little outside the box. However, you can also expect to find basic pieces here and there.