If you are looking for a vacation that combines lush
landscape, amazing views and world-class food, then Vancouver, British Columbia
is the perfect place. Vancouver is a melting pot of cultures, including the
Canadian Pacific Northwest, European settlers, First Nation communities, and
Asian immigrants, and all of these groups are reflected in many downtown
farmers markets. Fall is the perfect time of year to enjoy Vancouver's
cornucopia of farmers markets.
With cheap tickets to Vancouver, this fall you can enjoy all of the harvest
delights of an international city and get a jump on your holiday shopping, too!
Trout Lake Farmers Market
Downtown Vancouver is home to John Hendry Park where in the
center sits Trout Lake. Since 1995, farmers and vendors have been selling their
produce and wares to residents and visitors passing through Vancouver. Over the
years, the market has grown from a place to shop to a community institution.
The "Trout Lake" farmers' market is best known for a wide variety of
organic- and conventionally-grown produce as well as greenhouse items, meats,
cheese, seafood, and prepared foods. Local craftsman also sell handmade items
there, making this market a great place to purchase a special souvenir. This
market is very family-friendly with balloon artists, face-painters, and
performing musicians. Vehicle parking at the park is limited, and community
organizers recommend biking or taking public transportation to get to John
Hendry Park. The market is open Saturdays until October 19.
Every Sunday at 10th Avenue and Larch Street at the Kits
Community Centre in downtown Vancouver, the corner of this street fills up with
fresh food and people. The Kitsilano market also sells a massive range of
organic and conventional produce as well as baked goods, preserves, ethnic
foods, beauty products, flowers, crafts, jewelry, fresh cider, homemade pies
and granola—you name it, someone at Kitsilano has made it. Hot coffee and hot
food are for sale every weekend, so grab a cup and plate and take a stroll
around the market or sit and relax to enjoy the day. The market is open until
Sunday, October 20.
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During the season of ghosts and goblins, many folks are
already preparing for the winter holidays. Vancouver has adapted the popular
German Christmas Market and turned into a must-see event. Running from November
22 through December 24 of this year, this authentic German Christmas Market
gives travelers and families from all around the world to experience the winter
holidays as many in Vancouver like to enjoy them. Filled with lights, music,
food, and crafts, the Vancouver's
German Christmas Market is unique cultural experience and a great
opportunity to stock up on souvenirs and gifts for friends and loved ones back
home. How about sampling some German
Bratwurst, a type of sausage, or suckling pig and Swiss Raclette, traditional
Christmas cookies, Lebkuchen, roasted chestnuts, baked apples and spiced cake? Vancouver's
chilly weather is an ideal setting to enjoy hot spiced red wine or a range of
German beers. There is also a Kids Market where children can make their
own crafts. Come hungry and be prepared to stay all day.
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