This weekend-long arts, crafts and fashion market runs four times a year – one for each season – in the cavernous Creekside Community Centre in the Olympic Village. Expect to find an eclectic blend of handmade, one-of-a-kind goodies and locally designed togs to take back home, or just enjoy the live music and fresh-made bakery and lunch treats. There are typically more than 50 stalls to peruse.

Be sure to ask the locals and vendors about other craft fairs in the city: Vancouver is packed with them, so long as you know where to look.