Flea Market







Quebec Renowned

Ask anybody who is anybody and they will tell you Lachute is 1 of the best.

   From Newspaper articles to Radio interviews, to small clips on TV to an episode of the "Antique Hunter". Now the "Canadian Pickers" have "Picked" the market with the episode airing the week of March 19, 2012.  The Lachute Flea Market has done it all. Literally a mile or 2 of shopping with everything you ever wanted under the sun.

          Antiques in early morning to motors, nuts, bolts, clothes, shoes, hats, swin wear, lawn motors, pottery, bronze, copper, brass, glass, Anything and everything, if we don't have it you don't need it.  If we don't have, it we can get it. Jeans, belts, jewelry, music.

         The main day is Tuesday with a  smaller Sunday market.


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Five worth the drive  Flea markets for bargains, unusual gifts

Think of a church rummage sale on steroids, and you'll get the idea. Flea markets are a shopper's delight, a perfect source of unusual holiday gifts -- new and used, practical and puzzling. Though historians trace "flea market" to the unclean goods sold at an 18th-century bazaar near Paris, these five modern-day destinations are both closer and cleaner.

Lachute Farmers' Market Lachute, Que.

Why it's worth the drive: In the 1950s, farmers began selling produce and auctioning horses here. Others soon gathered to sell to the farmers. Over the years, the market has become the largest in western Quebec, but it retains its roots with wares ranging from horse saddles to live ducks. There's plenty of everything else, too: cotton pullovers, vinyl shower curtain liners, player piano rolls, even used "funeral -- do not park" signs ($100). Of the five markets listed here, Lachute's has the widest range of antique furniture.

Personal bargain: Four Italian leather belts, $10.

Where: 25 Main St. (Highway 148), Lachute.

When: Tuesdays, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

How to get there: Head east on Autoroute 50, south on Route 315 to Masson, then east on Route 148 to Lachute. On the west edge of town, just past the turnoff to Route 327, you'll find the market on your left.

Tip: Check out YouTube for a couple of videos of the flea market at its liveliest. On Tuesdays, plan to visit the auction barn.


Best markets in Canada

May's mild weather gives rise to a favourite pastime with market stalls across the country opening up to sell everything from jams to jewels!

Mega market: Lachute Farmers’ Market, flea market and horse auction
Lachute, Quebec

Scene: The market of all markets is abuzz with antiques, food, entertainment and horse bidding. Score: A fine filly, obviously. (And the chance to live out your Princess Bride fantasy!)
Scope: Up to 500 vendors, Tuesdays and Sundays, year-round.

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Lachute Farmers Market -- Part farmer’s market, part flea market, part horse auction, this year-round market offers some of the very best farm produce. Open Tuesdays and Sundays, the market is a one-stop shop for all your local produce needs for the week. Live music, horse auction viewing and a large antique mall are among the other reasons to visit.
By Bruce Deachman, OTTAWA CITIZEN 
July 10, 2013

Jesus and Fred Flintstone, at the Lachute flea market.

Photograph by: Bruce Deachman

It’s easy to scoff. What idiot, after all, would buy a used 2005 wall calendar featuring a dozen photos of Céline Dion? But the savvy shopper will recognize that this eight-year-old castoff, now lying on a garage sale table for a quarter, will be useful again in 2022, and 2033 and 2039, and 2050. Céline’s heart will, in fact, go on and on, ad infinitum.

We love buying and selling our junk, over and over like some frantic game of musical chairs. And while thrift stores may beckon us year round, summer is when we seem most anxious to sell our discarded and faded flotsam and use the proceeds to buy other people’s scratched and dented jetsam. Summer is the time for garage sales, auctions and flea markets, and of the latter, it’s difficult to imagine any more impressive than the one at the Lachute Farmers’ Market, a little more than an hour’s drive away, where each Tuesday more than a mile of vendors start setting up their tables of wares at three in the morning, and the serious pickers arrive by six.

To find what? You could fill the Internet listing everything there. Clothes? Well, sure, but that includes wedding dresses, cowboy boots, army surplus and priests’ vestments (There is, in fact, enough religious paraphernalia on hand to start your own church, including a pew, bibles, statues, holy water bottles and the outdoor sign from St. Henry Baptist Church, in case you’re looking for a name). Toys? Yes. And antlers, books, clown paintings, dolls, engines, football helmets, games, handkerchiefs, insect spray, jiggers, keys, lamps, mink stoles, nutcrackers, outboard motors, pith helmets, quails, raquets, skulls, toboggans, uniforms, violins, waffle irons, xylotomous tools, yardsticks and a zither, and that’s just one run through the alphabet.

Here, in no particular order, are a dozen odd finds from a recent visit, as well as their asking prices:

1. A five-foot long light-bulb sign that once lit up the front of a general store: $125.

2. Bags of dental tools: $5 each.

3. A suit of armour: $150.

4. A bearskin rug made from a cub: $200.

5. A 120-year-old painting depicting Jesus and the devil having a discussion: $35.

6. A children’s board-and-dice game called Boating In Contrary Winds: $5.

7. A toy metal riding horse from 1947: $450.

8. A live pheasant: $125.

9. A canvas stretcher: $20.

10. A box of Linguaphone record albums, with which to learn new languages: $35.

11. A 1927 General Electric Hotpoint stove and oven, working: $450.

12. A former marching band drum turned into a coffee table: $195.










Photo:Tara Kirkpatrick



Photo:Tara Kirkpatrick