The Best Flea Markets for Bargain Hunting in Calgary
Finding the right price on an item you want doesn't always mean paying full price. Sometimes a used item is just as good as new or even better. If you're searching for something old or you just want to save a little cash, here are a few of the best places for bargain hunting in Calgary.
Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Centre
When spring rolls around, the market at this community center opens up in the parking lot. This flea market provides all types of items and you can walk away with a bag full of goodies for under $10. Prices are almost always negotiable and the things you will find here may take you on a journey back to your youth.
Heritage Flea Market
Another great place for bargains is the Heritage Flea Market. This is an interesting market with plenty to offer from fine china to antiques and everything in between. You will find all types of unique items, along with some regular things at a low price. They even have a "liquidation" section where prices are so low you will feel special.
Crossroads Flea Market
Vendors are found by the dozen at the Crossroads Flea Market and cover over 35,000 square feet of space. Over 150 different booths are set up with antiques, crafts and so much more. This is the largest indoor-outdoor market in Calgary and its open year-round. Whether you're only bringing a $10 bill with your or you have a couple hundred to blow, you're sure to walk away with something interesting, special or unique from this flea market.
Calgary New Age Market
Those looking for items outside of the norm or for something unusual or particularly unique will appreciate the crafts and goods at the Calgary New Age Market. This fun flea market caters to odds and ends that are quirky, but they specialize in handcrafted Pagan goods and showcasing local artists. In fact, this market is the only store in Calgary where you can find such an array of goods.
The vendors at the Calgary New Age Market often feature other flea market vendors such as the Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers Market and Gaia Gathering for special events that are free to the public. Vendors here are highly accommodating, and they will help shoppers find specific items they are looking for that they cannot find at the market. So, go and check out what locals are calling the ‘greatest little shop on Earth.'
Bargains are found all throughout Calgary, but none are better than the deals you can get at the flea markets. All three of these markets provide plenty of unique items from a wide array of vendors. If your pockets are a little empty, but you crave a little shopping, just head to one of these markets.