The Highlands United Church Flea Market is a massive market featuring second-hand goods in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village in mid-October each year.
After taking a year off in 2020, the market returned in 2021. It took place that year on Saturday, October 16th. In 2022 the event happens on Saturday, October 15th.
Another event happening on the same weekend is the Winter Extreme Ski & Board Swap which takes place at the PNE Forum on both October 15th and the 16th. If you visit both events you’ll find so many great deals!
Highlands United Church Flea Market
In 2022 the Highlands United Church Flea Market takes place on Saturday, October 15th, from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. It’s a gigantic event and people come from all across the Lower Mainland to find bargains at the sale.
Product categories at the flea market include antiques & collectibles, used books, chinaware & silverware, Halloween & Christmas items, clothing, fabrics, hardware, jewelry, kitchenware, linens, pictures & art and shoes & handbags.
Tips & Advice
Below are some suggestions to help you make the most out of your experience at the flea market.
TIP #1: If you like flea markets, bargains and second-hand goods, you’ll love this event! It’s very much a flea market – you’ll find every kind of previously-used product at the event – and it’s a big one.
TIP #2: Payment is cash only (or at least that is the case in 2022).
TIP #3: They normally provide plastic bags if you need one, but encourage people to take their own reusable bags if they can.
TIP #4: You’ll find fabulous deals at the Highlands United Church Flea Market. They usually have a “no price bargaining” policy as everything is priced to sell in support of the extensive range of community work the church does on the North Shore. So you’ll get great deals and benefit a worthwhile cause at the same time.
TIP #5: For the best selection of items, go at the very beginning of the event. For the best prices though, go at the end (because there might be deals to be had later in the day).
TIP #6: There is usually food at the event, so go with an appetite. In previous years the youth of the church put on a café with coffee and sweets. BBQ favourites like burgers were also available. This may or may not be the case again in 2022.
TIP #7: Unless you already live on the North Shore, combine your trip to the flea market with a visit to other places of interest in the area. The Capilano River Regional Park and the Cleveland Dam are both close by, for example, and North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Quay is another interesting place to shop.
For more details about the event see the Highlands Church website.
Another amazing event you might want to check out is the Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market which takes place in Abbotsford in November and then again in the spring. It features high quality vintage goods. Or, for just basic flea market-style sales, check out any of the following (which take place weekly throughout the year):
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Vancouver on a Budget
- Vancouver’s October Calendar
- Free Events in October
- Best Autumn Places in the Lower Mainland
- Vancouver Christmas Craft Fairs