Holiday markets and craft fairs are some of the best parts of the holiday season each year. They build community, provide an outlet for local artisans and makers to share their wares, and leave shoppers feeling good about purchasing local and sustainable items from small shops. That’s why Gourmet Markets, presented by, are such popular events around Metro Vancouver! Groceries Canada is a company that proudly sells products only made and manufactured in Canada, which empowers small Canadian companies to succeed.  Customers can shop by province or by category through the online store for home delivery; or in-person at one of the many free markets and community-oriented events – where you can find everything from Canadian-made sauces and spices to gourmet maple syrups and honeys, and even home goods!

Regardless of what holiday or winter celebration you observe, all of our events are inclusive and safe. Gourmet Markets by has been featured on The Industry Times, Tri-City News, Vancouver Is Awesome  and even nominated for a Small Business BC award in 2022 for the category of Business Impact! Don’t miss one of the upcoming Gourmet Markets happening across Metro Vancouver in time to purchase all your holiday needs.

Holidays in the Shipyards

One of the most popular locations for holiday markets comes to life with Gourmet Groceries on December 1st! Stroll through the Shipyards and check out some of the most popular items sure to bring fun and memories to your holiday get-togethers. Take your kids to browse during the day, and then head back in the evening to pick up some holiday gifts!

Date: December 1, 2023
Time: 11am-3pm | 5pm-10pm
Location: The Pipe Shop Venue
Address: 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

Food Fair & Family Game Night

Grab your family and head down for an evening of family board games, artisan food, and craft alcohol! Admission is by donation and all game winners earn a FREE prize, donated by other small businesses around the GVA! Board games will be provided and all proceeds go to supporting Abby Cat Daddy: The Feline Advocate Society, a nonprofit cat rescue in Abbotsford. (If looking to shop or get a family portrait, they have an earlier event that day at the same location from 11am-4pm, which also supports Rabbitats and Loveabull Rescue.)

Date: December 2, 2023
Time: 6pm-9pm
Location: Alternatives Gallery and Studio
Address: 1659 Venables Street, Vancouver

Holiday Fair

Don’t miss an opportunity to spend valuable time with family & friends by making memories and creating opportunities for new ones for years to come! The whole weekend is December 8-10, but on December 8th, there will be an interactive scavenger hunt with opportunities to win prizes, both during the day and in the evening. Family friendly, and completely free!

Date: December 8, 2023
Time: 11am-3pm
Location: The Pipe Shop Venue
Address: 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

Winter Market and Community Event

You’ll be ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree’ at this lively winter market featuring live rock music by Barry Wilson, a live performance from famous and award-winning violinist Royce Rich, free hot chocolate, and oodles of treasures for your holidays! Sip free hot chocolate as you browse the stalls and be sure to pick up a market passport for a chance to win door prizes. With plenty of variety, nontoxic ingredients in all products, and no overcrowding on categories, you’ll be sure to find the best gifts for your family, treats for your own parties, and keepsakes for yourself!

Date: December 10, 2023
Time: 12pm-7pm
Location: The Pipe Shop Venue
Address: 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

Holiday Artisan Show Benefitting the Local Food Bank

Catch Gourmet Groceries and your favourite local artisans at this holiday market benefitting the local food bank. Market-goers can choose to shop during the daytime with their families in tow or have an evening out of the house at the Night Market portion of this event. The first 25 shoppers will receive a $10 Market Voucher, and *all* shoppers who bring a donation to the local food bank will receive a $5 Market Voucher. Get everything you need and help stock the shelves of the Food Bank to support families in Maple Ridge.

Date: December 16, 2023
Time: 11am-4pm | 6pm-10pm
Location: Ruskin Hall
Address: 28395 96 Ave., Maple Ridge

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