The LEVEL Low Down: Vancouver Night Markets

June 15, 2017

Longer days and warmer nights call for good friends and good food! Check these both off at one of Vancouver’s night markets, now open for summer. With several vendors selling diverse foods, locally made products, and handcrafted goods, you won’t leave empty handed – or hungry. A short drive from LEVEL Furnished Apartments in Vancouver, we recommend checking out these three night markets during your stay.


Richmond Night Market

Source: Vancouver Magazine


As the largest night market in North America, the Richmond Night Market offers over 200 retail booths and 500 food choices from around the world. Last year, the market hosted over one million visitors. Entertainment includes dancing and martial arts performances, a Magical Dino Park, and exciting games and rides.

Dates: May 12 – Oct. 9
Times: Friday and Saturdays from 7 pm – 12 am
            Sundays and Holidays from 7 pm – 11 pm
Where: 8351 River Road Richmond
Admission: General: $3.75, Children/Seniors: Free


Illumination Summer Night Market

Source: Illumination Vancouver International Summer Night Market / Facebook


New this year, the Illumination Summer Night Market is coming to Richmond as the first ever, largest summer lighting show in North America. The lightshow will include a 17-metre-tall Eiffel Tower, as well as a world travel theme featuring other iconic landmarks. Replacing last year’s Panda Market, the Illumination market will provide over 200 merchandise vendors, over 60 food stalls, and a game zone.

Dates: May 5 – Sept. 10
Times: Friday and Saturdays from 7 pm – 12 am
            Sundays from 7 pm – 11 pm
Where: 12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond
Admission: $3


Shipyards Night Market

Source: Inside Vancouver


Feeling thirsty? Head to the North Shore for the Shipyards Night Market, fully equipped with a beer garden, food trucks, live music and retail booths. With everything from handmade goods such as jewelry, clothing, soaps, and art, to local produce and organic meats, this market is worth the trip over the bridge.

Dates: May 5 – Sept. 29
Times: Fridays from 5 pm – 10 pm
Where: Wallace Mews Road, North Vancouver
Admission: Free


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