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The North Shore is home to grand hikes, stunning trails, and boasts beautiful scenery at every angle, making it known as Lower Mainland's natural treasure. It's the destination for enjoying the best of Vancouver's forestry and jaw-dropping waterfalls. Not only is it plush with greenery and offers a wealth of outdoor activities, but it also has a thriving community with fun events happening every weekend, such as the Shipyards Night Market.
Voted the Best Outdoor Event in Vancouver, the annual Shipyards Night Market takes place every Friday from May to September. Visitors and locals can try Vancouver's best food vendors, shop from local artisans, and enjoy live music at the historic Shipbuilders Commons located in Lower Lonsdale.
Still unconvinced you should make this a stop? Here are some reasons why you should make your way to the Shipyards Night Market this summer:
With a list of over 40 of Vancouver's favourite food trucks, the variety found at Shipyard's 'hot food alley' is sure to satisfy any craving. Joining the alley this year is Buddha-Full’s vegan double-decker bus, Truckin BBQ and the Chowdery. The usual suspects include Reel Mac & Cheese, Rolling Cashew, and Tacofino. You can also find deserts, baked goods, gelato and more.
Grab a friend or two or five for a night of drinks! The market boasts a 350-person outdoor beer garden, which serves local craft beer and cider as well as Betty’s Vodka Iced Tea, and Nude vodka and gin sodas.
Find live music at the Shipbuilders' Stage, showcasing local artists and up-and-coming BC talent. Discover your next favourite band while chowing down on some grub or with a drink in hand from the beer garden.
After enjoying a social night out, make a quick stop at the farmer's market to purchase fresh food and locally-made products from over 100 vendors. Instead of heading to a major supermarket, support a local business that will ensure your produce is of the highest quality.
Once you're ready to hit snooze, be sure to make the Capilano River RV Park your place to park it for the evening. The RV park is merely a 10-minute drive from Lower Lonsdale, conveniently located to popular North shore attractions and events. It's the perfect anchor spot for all of your west coast excursions!