Whether you’re a seasoned thrifter or a passive admirer of oddities, an antique market is the perfect place to hunt for bargains and hidden treasures, including furniture, art, jewellery, and other relics from the past. Unlike antique stores, antique markets are unique because they feature the collections of multiple vendors. We’re lucky to have a wealth of markets just a short drive from Hamilton. With constantly replenished inventories, each is an eclectic space full of surprises.
You’ve probably spotted Prudhommes Antique Market just off the highway on the stretch between Hamilton and Niagara, but have you ever stopped to explore? Located in a restored Victorian mansion overlooking the shore of Lake Ontario, Prudhommes is surrounded by beautiful views. It’s the perfect place to explore on a spring or summer day. With 25 vendors each showcasing their unique collections, Prudhommes is an excellent place for a wide variety of antiques, including glass, china, vintage clothing, and jewellery.
3125 North Service Rd
Vineland Station, ON
Mizener’s Antiques & Flea Market
Open year-round on Sundays, Mizener’s Antiques & Flea Market is a combination of both indoor and outdoor space. Established in 1965 as Circle M, Mizener’s is one of Ontario’s oldest antique markets. With seven buildings, including a century-old barn, Mizeners has been a family tradition for decades.
367 Highway 5 West
Freelton Antique Mall
The indoor Freelton Antique Mall has more than 200 vendors, each bursting with its own unique charm. Created by the late Fred and Char Berrisford, the Freelton Antique Mall is still a family-run business. Open year-round, it’s the perfect place to find unique tchotkes for your own home or to give as gifts. It also has an on-site restaurant that specializes in both all-day breakfast and Thai food! How’s that for a combination?
7 Days a Week
Weekdays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Weekends 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
248 Freelton Road
St. Jacobs Antique Market
The St. Jacobs Antique Market is 22,000 square feet of space that houses around 110 unique vendors, including those that specialize in furniture, china, coins, books, and records. The best part is it’s right in the heart of the charming, quaint town of St. Jacobs.
10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
805 King Street North
St. Jacobs, ON
Aberfoyle Antique Market
With over 55 years in business, the Aberfoyle Antique Market is Canada’s largest outdoor antique market. Spend a day (Trust us, you’ll need a day to do it right!) wandering more than 100 vendors who sell collectables, folk art, furniture, and more. Aberfoyle prides itself on being reasonably priced and family friendly, giving customers the opportunity to interact with vendors. One thing that sets Aberfoyle apart is its restaurant with an indoor lounge and large patio. Stop by for some fresh and locally sourced grub.
Sundays (April 30 to October 29)
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
57 Brock Road South
Christie Antique and Vintage Show (Honourable Mention)
The Christie Antique and Vintage Show only happens twice each year — in the spring and fall — so we can’t call it a antique market, but it is amazing enough to deserve a special mention in this post. This year’s spring show takes place at Christie Conservation Area on May 27, 2017.