Lonsdale Quay Market

Market in North Shore

A SeaBus hop from downtown Vancouver, this is the region's second most popular public market (after Granville Island). Look for BC wines and fresh fish plus trinkets and clothing one floor up. There's also a microbrewery bar; sober up at the nearby C41 Coffee stand. Finish with an ice cream and linger over the boardwalk views of Vancouver's glass-towered skyline.

If you're still hungry, the market has a food court plus several other tasty options, including a legendary local soup stand. But if you're really starving, Sharky's is the way to go: $9.95 for a heaping plate of meat and veggies that easily feeds two. There's also a Saturday farmers market on-site here from May to October.