Chinatown Night Market, Vancouver
two blocks of Chinatown's Pender Street is transformed into an open air market on Fri., Sat., and Sun. nights. Lots of food kiosks as well as others that are selling lots of interesting and unusual stuff. Some great deals to be had.
Dress Code: none.
In the summer, between 6.30pm and 11.00pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays Chinatown closes down 2 blocks to cars and then merchants set up a series of stalls. Available for purchase are DVDs, computer accessories, clothing, toys, and a potpourri of other things. Some great deals can be found. For example, good quality Vancouver and Canada T-shirts can be found for just $5. These same shirts would be 3 to 4 times the price at any regular store.
One of the best features of the Night Market are the food stalls serving a delicious array of items including Bubble Tea, Dim Sum, pan fried dumplings, etc. The most delicious of all were slender Enoki mushrooms wrapped in thin slices of beef. Yum!!!
There was also a stage setup that had a demonstration of martial arts.
Chinatown Night Market is a must-see. June 2 - September 24. Friday to Sunday from 6:30pm to 11:00pm.
Explore the cultural richness of Historic Chinatown at the open-air night market. Strollers will find the area pedestrian-friendly as several blocks are closed to traffic, transforming the streetscape into a psychedelic neon-lit scene. With vendors selling everything from dried seafood to exotic fruits and vegetables to life-sized stuffed animals.
Dress Code: Casual