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Whenever I travel, I’m always delighted to find out that there’s a market scheduled for wherever I’m staying.

Small town markets are the best, like the one I ran across last Wednesday in Banff. Unlike so many of the highly commercialized and cookie cutter businesses along Banff Avenue, the Banff market captures its grassroots culture. Locals meet each other and greet visitors like old friends. The aroma of roasting peanuts mingles with the wails of a guitar from a nearby park. Vendors of gin, beer, and hand cream offer samples. A fortune teller and a concerned-looking woman hunch over a table of tarot cards. And suddenly, I want to buy every locally produced bunch of carrots, bar of soap, and knitted cap, whether I need them or not.

The Banff market is held every Wednesday, May to October, from 10 am to 6 pm, right beside Banff Central Park, 110 Bear Street, on the beautiful Bow River.

6 thoughts on “To market, to market

  1. Deborah Begoray says:

    Such lovely things! John and I are heading to our local James Bay Market on Saturday where some friends of ours are providing the musical entertainment. A real community event.

    Deb

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    1. Pamela Young says:

      I think that’s why I like these little markets so much. They’re like a living community bulletin board!

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  2. Amy says:

    I love the photos in this article. The beautiful skeins of wool have me wanting to check out a summer market as well.

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    1. Pamela Young says:

      Thankfully, there are lots in the Edmonton area to check out!

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  3. artswriter1anderson2donovan says:

    Thanks Pam- great photos- enjoyed your markets post. Happy Trails to you! xo Ruth Did you know Bonnie Bishop when she was a part of our poetry group? He daughter Yolanda passed away, and there is a memorial service to be held for her in July- Bonnie asked me to let other poets she knew in our group know. I can send you the location date and time if you wish to know more. xo Ruth artswrite@gmail.com

    On Wed, 12 Jun 2019 at 11:20, wisewomantravel.com wrote:

    > Pamela Young posted: “Whenever I travel, I’m always delighted to find out > that there’s a market scheduled for wherever I’m staying. Small town > markets are the best, like the one I ran across last Wednesday in Banff. > Unlike so many of the highly commercialized and cookie cutte” >

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    1. Pamela Young says:

      Hi, Ruth. Thanks for the thumbs up! I didn’t know Bonnie Bishop personally – only by name. But thanks for thinking of me.

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