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Modo to Holiday Markets

Blog post written by Modo Member and Ambassador, Bradley aka Bradley on the Run. 


I’ve been a Modo member since moving to the Lower Mainland in 2004 – and in that time, I’ve never owned a car. Carsharing takes my family and me wherever we need to go – to choir practice, on Ikea shopping trips and, as a runner, to the start line of races!

It’s about freedom and flexibility, lowering my environmental impact and multi-modal transportation (combining Modo with other car sharing companies, cycling, and public transit). And now that the holiday season is here, Christmas market hopping is our destination of choice!

Some of the places we wanted to go were far-flung, not easily accessible by public transit – and then the rain started to fall. So, we hopped into a Modo and hit the road!

Pro-Tip: Add a bit of extra time at the end of your booking. Things happen, so it’s good to be prepared – and it’s easy to shorten if you get back early!

Holiday Craft Fair – Ridgeway Elementary 

This was a craft fair not to miss out on. Packed full of beautiful crafts and other offerings by local artisans, it was a gift-givers dream! We left with some yummy mixes from Raising John, but not before entering a draw for a giant gift basket. (We didn’t win.)


Lynn Valley Christmas Market

Also lots of local artisans, in addition to a ‘junior market’ by some of the students. We wanted so many things, but settled on a candle made by Lightwell and some herb salts and mulling spices from Bowen Island Herb Salts.


Elders’ Winter Bazaar 

Finally, we found ourselves at the Aboriginal Friendship Centre for the Elders’ Winter Bazaar. There was a wide range of indigenous crafts and stunning work by local artists – not to mention some delicious smoked salmon that came home with us. At Cedar Root Gallery – an onsite shop – I picked up some Nass Valley (Nisga’a Lands) Antiviral Tea to help with my cold.

Without Modo, we would never have made it to all of these fantastic events in a single afternoon. We capped off the day by meeting my cousin – in town for work – for a scrumptious vegan meal at Chickpea on Main Street.


Book a Modo and visit one of the holiday markets below this holiday season!

Modo Co-operative
Vancouver604.685.1393
Victoria250.995.0265
Nanaimo250.741.4141
Kelowna250.469.6617
Modo Co-operative
Vancouver604.685.1393
Victoria250.995.0265
Nanaimo250.741.4141
Kelowna250.469.6617
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