Friday Night markets 5pm - 10pm May 2nd - Sep 26th, 2014
Shipyards Plaza 15 Wallace Mews , N.Van
Beautifully situated one block east of the Lonsdale Quay and the
Seabus terminal on North Vancouver's waterfront is the newly
developed Shipyards. Rich in history and risen from the ashes of the
great shipbuilders and times gone by, it's a wonderful homage to the
workers and elements that built this city, a history not to be
The great ships built here, brought workers and focused on
international trade. The Industry employed the people that made our
country all that it is, and continues to do so. It is only fitting
that in its new development the Shipyards hosts a high quality
market put on by North Shore Green Markets.
Beginning May 10th it comes to life every Friday night from 5-10 pm,
and then in June it expands to every Thursday and Friday.
The market fills the square with excitement and the delights of B.C.
made products to fulfill all of your needs and senses. Local
farmers, whom along with their fresh fruits and vegetables, will
impart you with a smile. Other offerings include meats such as
organic beef and lamb, for beautiful dinners or creating those great
summer bbq memories. It's easy to get all of your grocery shopping
done and more, such as load up on organic berries and veggies for
that summer canning. If you don't have the time to can there are
plenty of products to fill your pantry with, including preserves,
churned butters and amazing local honey. Chocolatiers, dessert
makers, and bakers offer the most gorgeous and tasty baked goods
that with a glance or bite can transport one to simpler time. Not to
be outdone, there are plenty of cosmopolitan choices and
combinations of offerings that will astound and please, especially
plenty of gluten free and delicious healthy options for everyone.
As your eyes roam the spectacular waterfront views, to the
beautifully decorated artisan booths full of beautiful creations by
local artists, from clothing designs, potters, painters, jewellers,
you may want to begin some of your Christmas shopping. There is
something beautiful for all budgets, and who doesn't love a unique
and wonderful gift from the market?
If you would rather eat, drink and be merry there are lots of
choices for that too. The sea air floats in; mixing some of the most
amazing scents from the best food trucks the lower mainland has to
offer. It leads you to a delectable dinner you will feel good about
eating, and a true foodies delight. You can try the 16 hour slow
roasted pork and chicken, fresh perogies, Mediterranean lamb and
tuna burgers, salads, and risotto balls. The list is nearly endless
and continues on with innovative Korean fusion, French cuisine,
Chilitank, kebobs, and simple or fancy grilled cheese sandwiches,
and many vegan and vegetarian choices. If you have room, move onto a
dessert of warm and wonderfully filled Slavic Rolls, a scoop of real
gelato, or the simple beauty of a cookie or tart. Then you may want
to head over the beer and wine garden and enjoy a refreshing drink
with friends or just relax and people watch.
From 5- 10pm the music rolls from the grand structure of the
Shipbuilders stage with wonderful varieties of local talent sure to
please all and keep a happy flow for the evening. Pick up a hula
hoop, kick up your heels to the tunes, or just enjoy the sunsets
from the Pier. One thing is certain, that every market is not only a
destination but a wonderful escape and journey in the present, and
such a great way to stop, relax and smell the flowers.
Make it a regular weekly event, bring your friends, family and
visitors show them how beautiful and fun our city is, a total feast
for the senses, see you there!