Despite having arrived on Boxing Day, I was thrilled to hear that there was a German-inspired Christmas Market happening at Canada Place, right behind the Olympic Cauldron. Of course, this girl put her boots and mitts on and walked her way over.
The Vancouver Christmas Market happens annually.
Official Website: Vancouver Christmas Market
Venue: Jack Poole Plaza (1055 Canada Place)
Tickets: Buy online and get a free season pass to return anytime.
$8.00 admission; $3.00 for a carousel ride once inside
Times: Ran from morning til 10pm with performances
*Cash is advised, as not all vendors had debit/credit machines.
Vendors on Vendors on Vendors!
I’m a sucker for outdoor markets and Christmas lights – imagine when they combine the two! This Christmas Market even had a carousel to entertain your little ones (and/or partners) if you were taking longer than expected. If shopping makes you work up an appetite, there are a variety of food vendors including the popular bratwurst kiosk and the chimney cakes. You can find handmade soaps, eco-friendly items, fair trade coffees and products, and local artisans’ specialties. A live band or musician rounds out the entertainment as you find yourself humming along while checking out the different vendors. Perusing the venue made for a lovely post-Christmas stroll on my 2nd night in Vancouver.
Have you gone to the Vancouver Christmas Market? What was your favourite part?