Explore Squamish - November 01, 2021

An Insider's Guide to Refresh Market

Refresh Market Winter, Squamish BC
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An Insider's Guide to Refresh Market

Friday November 12 through Sunday November 14 marks the return of Refresh Market, one of BC’s leading indie markets and the largest market in the Sea to Sky Corridor for handmade and locally designed wares.

Held twice annually in Squamish at the historic Railway Museum of BC, the market features dozens of artists, makers and shops alongside food trucks, music and good vibes.

The event attract thousands of marketgoers committed to supporting the local economy. After a virtual market in 2020, we are thrilled to see the return of the market this year and congratulate them on offering 10 years of an incredible market experience!

Here’s what you should know if you’re planning to attend




























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What to find: A highly edited selection of clothing, ceramics, homewares, vintage, jewelry, dry goods and more from individual makers and shops, each bringing a range of their most sought-after items. 

What to taste: In addition to sampling the items from participating artisan food vendors ranging from plant-based crackers to artisan chocolate, there are food trucks set up outside to nourish you with tasty delicacies to fuel your retail shopping extravaganza.

What to bring: Comfortable shoes, a reusable shopping back and plenty of cash, although many vendors accept payment by credit card. An ATM is also available on site but it has been known to empty throughout the day. 

When to go: Market hours are Friday November 12 from 5 to 9 pm, Saturday November 13 from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday November 14 from 10 am to 4 pm. The vendor lineup remains the same throughout the weekend, but if you want your pick of the goods, your best bet is to get there early. To celebrate their 10 year anniverary and return to gathering in person after much time apart. the first guests to arrive on Friday will receive a gift bag, while quantities remain.

Safety Protocols: All market vendors and guests will need proof of full vaccination as per the provincial health mandate. There is mandatory mask-wearing inside the event at all times for everyone over the age of nine, and indoor event capacities will be monitored at all times.

What else: There is plenty of parking available and it is free! Also all children under 12 have free admittance.

Visit refreshmarket.ca for full event details including the list of participating vendors. Grab your tickets HERE.


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