Sell your stuff. Meet your neighbours. Buy their stuff


What is this event?

The Great Grandview Garage Sale is an enormous neighbourhood-wide garage sale, taking place throughout Grandview Woodland on Saturday June 15th 2024. It takes place annually on the 3rd Saturday in June, right before Father's Day. Think of it kind of like the East-Side Culture Crawl, but with Garage Sales. I know, we're excited too!

What happens if it rains?

The Great Grandview Garage Sale is happening rain or shine on Saturday June 15th, 2024.  We have it on good authority that it'll be really nice out that day.  But if there are a few raindrops (gasp), don't let them stop you.  We're Vancouverites after all.

Where can I sell?

Who can sell?

Everyone and anyone who lives in Grandview Woodland can have a garage sale. You don't even need a garage - a table in front of your home will do just fine.

Don't live in the neighbourhood but want to be a part of the fun?  Ask a friend if you can join their sale! Or come and find a bargain.

Is there a cost to sell?

The Great Grandview Garage Sale is a FREE* community event. There is no charge to sign up to have a garage sale, though we ask sellers to donate a few bucks to cover the costs of running the event (roughly $400/yr). Thanks to the Vancouver Foundation's Neighbourhood Small Grant's program for covering all costs for the 2023 event. Thanks to Niki Sharma, MLA for Vancouver-Hastings, for her generous support of the 2024 Great Grandview Garage Sale. We're just doing this because we love our community, and we love garage sales. 

*While it's free to have a sale, you will need to spend a bit of money if you want to buy anything at one of the garage sales.  Browsing is free :)

Can I close down my street and throw a block party?

All you need to have a garage sale is drag your items down to your front yard / laneway / sidewalk and start selling. You certainly don't need to close down the street.

But, if you want to turn your garage sale into a block party you should talk to your neighbours and make it happen!  This event is about community after all.  Head over to the City of Vancouver website for all the details about throwing a block party, including steps to get a permit, signup for free insurance, and get barricades to close off the street to traffic.

How is this connected to other multi-family sales in the neighbourhood?

There have been a number of multi-family garage sales in Grandview Woodland over the years. One of the biggest and longest running ones has taken place around Lakewood & William for fifteen years. The organizers of a few of those big sales joined forces in 2014 to begin putting on an annual Great Grandview Garage Sale. It's bigger, more fun, and all around greater this way.

I've never held a garage / yard sale before. Do you have any tips?

How do I spread the word and sign up my neighbours?

Yes, definitely spread the word. The more participants the better, for both sellers and shoppers.