Edmonton City Market is one of the favorite places for the locals to shop at. During the summer it runs outdoors on 104th Street. While in the winter, the market moves indoors to Edmonton City Hall ( under the glass pyramid on the main floor) to make it more comfortable for customers and vendors.
City Market Downtown is a great place to hunt for locally raised meats, bread, fruit wines, pastry, and sweet treats. There are also vendors selling handcrafted jewelry, unique art, and clothing. Also, you can find home decor items, seasonal flowers, and bedding plants.
Every Saturday, tens of thousands of visitors flock to City Market in Edmonton looking for quality and healthy products made by locals. Its hip atmosphere adds a lot to Edmonton’s downtown appeal.
City Market Downtown dates back to 1903 when the city council established the Rice Street Market that is now the site of the Stanley A. Milner Library. Several years later, the market was renamed into the City Market. Visiting it has become a part of Saturday routine for many Edmontonians. In the 1960s, the City Market Downtown had to relocate to 97th Street, and in 2004 it moved to 104th Street, where it's been held there ever since the last move. This street has wider sidewalks, so it's very shopper-friendly.