Today I went to Fibres West. Part of Metro Vancouver (is that what they're calling the Greater Vancouver Regional District these days?) it was still a 45 minute drive from the eastern edge of Burnaby. At least there was free parking at the end of it. 8)

Friday, March 26th (10-8)
Saturday, March 27th (10-5), 2010
AgRec Building
Abbotsford Exhibition Park Grounds,
32470 Haida Drive, Abbotsford, BC

Now, there used to be a show called Fibrefest International that was held close to the same place (the Tradex, I think) and apparently there still will be (see I would point you at their website, but it looks like someone missed the domain name renewal and squatters got it. I thought that the two shows were related, maybe run by the same people, but now I'm not sure anymore. Certainly the same subject matter is being covered, although no live animals at this one to the disappointment of the offspring.

Show season here'bouts has just begun. The next 2 months has at least 6 craft-ish shows I'm very interested in seeing. In fact, I missed one 2 weeks ago which at least my wallet thinks was a good thing. (I'm sure I signed up for a mailing list, did you send me any email? No. *a dark cloud of disgruntlement hangs over my head*)

In any case, today I went to the Canadian Bead Oasis Show, Vancouver 2010
MARCH 26-28 2010
Empire Landmark Hotel
Lower Level, Coal Harbour Room
1400 Robson St.
Vancouver BC Canada

Friday noon - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm

Went Friday noon-ish. No problems finding street parking (meters).

Opus Framing and Art Supplies publishes a monthly newsletter which has local (Greater Vancouver, BC, Regional District) art happenings, including: call for entry, gallery openings & exhibitions, studio tours & festivals, workshops, etc.

Just a few things to add:

The Sewing and Crafts Show:
Victoria March 20th & 21st, 2009
Victoria Conference Center
720 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

Abbotsford April 3rd & 4th, 2009
Abbotsford Tradex
1190 Cornell Street
Abbotsford, BC

edit: Somehow I had the 2003 info, but I've found the 2009 info and fixed it.

The annual BC Gem show is happening:
April 17, 18 & 19, 2009
Ag-Rec Building, Central Fraser Valley Fairgrounds,
32470 - Haida Drive, Abbotsford, British Columbia.

Pretty rocks, beads and other shiny things.