This market is one of the reasons I fell in love with Vancouver. It is a true market with fresh food and flowers. All the sights and sounds . . . there's nothing like it. On the island, you can take in a live musical or magic performance, see theatre, tour a brewery, feed birds, feed yourself, clothe yourself, and pick up art . . .
It's a social kind of place where you can meet locals and make new friends. It's a great place to spend some time relaxing, and if the sun is shining, all the better.
The market is a must-see, especially for people travelling on a budget -- you can get good, cheap, FRESH food.