Trade Shows

Vancouver Gift Expo Vancouver Gift Expo

SEPTEMBER 14 & 15, 2014

Sunday, September 14 9:30am – 6pm
Monday, September 15 10am – 5pm

Trade Only - Free to all Qualified Retail Buyers

Vancouver’s only wholesale gift trade show for retail buyers. Featuring over 150 of Canada’s top wholesale exhibitors with: gift, home décor, jeweler, novelty, accessories, Canadian and handmade products and more. Buyers are sure to find New and Unique products for their store setting them apart from the rest. This two day trade show is free to all qualified retail buyers.

To register and for more information visit or call 604.767.0400

Vancouver Gift Expo

Knit City Knit City

OCTOBER 4 & 5, 2014

10am – 6pm Daily

On Oct 4 & 5th 2014, Knit Social, a Vancouver-based knitting events company, is inviting all fibre craft enthusiasts to the 3rd annual Knit City at the PNE Forum. Knit City is a two-day modern fibre event featuring a marketplace, lectures, workshops, demonstrations and more.

Knit City will offer the public a first-hand look at the creations of the talented dyers, spinners, weavers and knitwear designers on the local scene, coupled with the opportunity to learn the craft from some of the best instructors in the industry.

The Knit City Marketplace admission is $10.00 per day. Children 12 and under are free.

To register for classes and to find out more, please visit

Vancouver Motorcycle Christmas Toy Run Vancouver Motorcycle Christmas Toy Run

OCTOBER 5, 2014

9:30am start time at Coquitlam Centre

Join the 36th Annual Vancouver Toy Run to benefit the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. All motorcyclists welcome. Bring a new toy wrapped in plastic, or a cash donation, as your entry "fee" for the ride. (Please do not donate stuffed animals.) Sports related or educational toys and gifts for teenagers are greatly appreciated. The ride starts at Coquitlam Centre on Sunday, October 5 at 9:30 AM and proceeds parade style to the Barnet Highway and Hastings Street to finish at the PNE grounds.

For more information visit

Vancouver Winter Extreme Ski & Board Swap Vancouver Winter Extreme Ski & Board Swap

OCTOBER 18 & 19, 2014

Saturday, October 18 from 9am – 6pm
Sunday, October 19 from 10am – 5pm

The Canadian Ski Patrol's Winter Extreme Ski & Board Swaps were started over 30 years ago. These primarily raise funds, but also enable winter enthusiasts to upgrade their gear. Our gear is safety inspected and is an economical way for a family to get into this exciting and healthy sport. We're considered the Ski & Board Swap experts. Members of the Canadian Ski Patrol manage many of the world's largest ski swaps!

100% of swap proceeds support local volunteer first aid and rescue services.

By participating in the Canadian Ski Patrol's Winter Extreme Ski & Board Swap, you are financially supporting the volunteers who are prepared to rescue you and your family if there is a need.

For more information visit

GFS – Fall Food Tabletop & Supplies Show 2014 GFS – Fall Food Tabletop & Supplies Show 2014

OCTOBER 21, 2014

Trade Only

Body, Soul & Spirit Expo

OCTOBER 24 – 26, 2014

Friday, October 24 3pm – 9pm
Saturday, October 25 10am – 7pm
Sunday, October 26 11am – 6pm

Considered one of Canada's most unique and inspiring events, the Body Soul & Spirit Expo is returning to Vancouver, where the event started 18 years ago in 1996! This years event will invite visitors from the Vancouver Lower Mainland, the surrounding region as wells visitors from across Canada, the United States and Beyond to gather for a truly life changing weekend including more workshops, lectures and a wider showcase exhibits.

Daily Admission for $20 or Weekend Pass for $45

For more information please visit

Hopscotch Festival Hopscotch Festival
Grand Tastings Hall

NOVEMBER 21 & 22, 2014

6pm – 10pm

For the last 19 years, The Grand Tasting Hall (GTH) has offered beer and whisky connoisseurs a chance to sip, sample, taste, and learn about the products they love. It has grown from a small group of people in a hotel ballroom to (fast forward 19 years) attracting 7500 people each year. The Grand Tasting Hall lives within the walls of the historic PNE Forum. On Friday November 21st and Saturday November 22th, the Grand Tasting Hall comes alive with 125+ exhibitors, 400+ products to sample, and many thousands of your peers. Not only is there Premium and Craft Beer, Scotch, and all other whiskies, but as well, there is vodka, gin, rum, tequila, liqueur, and so many more types of alcoholic drinks to taste.

See you in November!

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Make It Vancouver Make It Vancouver

DECEMBER 4-7, 2014

Vancouver's largest independent art, fashion & craft extravaganza is back for 4 days!! Mark your calendar for December 4 – 7!

Thursday, December 4 from 11am – 9pm
Friday, December 5 from 11am – 9pm
Saturday, December 6 from 10am – 7pm
Sunday, December 7 from 11am – 5pm

Shop for one-of-a-kind handmade items from over 250 of Canada’s hottest urban artisans, designers & crafters. Make It is the ultimate upbeat shopping experience! There will be something for everyone from fashion, accessories, art, jewelry, baby items , home decor and stuff for the guys.

$7 at the door – See website for special promotions

See you there!

Rona Rona Commercial Trade Show

FEBRUARY 10, 2015

Trade Only