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2019 Victoria Summer Market Guide

Posted on May 28, 2019

Between a dynamic growing environment on Vancouver Island and residents devoted to buying local product: we have some incredible makers, bakers and growers here in Greater Victoria. We’ve compiled a comprehensive guide so you can explore them all!

 

Bastion Square Public Market

Bastion Square
Thursday to Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this colourful open-air market brings vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts and entertainment. Watch artisans as they create or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.

 

Bastion Square Market
Photo by @viation_ca via Instagram

 

James Bay Market

Corner of Menzies and Superior 
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 

Whether you're a local in need of some fresh red peppers, or a visitor looking for that unique something from Victoria, James Bay Market has it. Along with a unique community shopping experience, enjoy live local music by some of the area’s most talented musicians who will entertain you throughout the day. There is also a children’s play area and plenty of room to sit and relax or have a bite to eat, while you take in the ambience of the market.

Moss Street Market


Ship Point Night Market

Ship Point (Below Wharf Street, under the Visitor Centre)
Find dates & times here.
 

Inspired artists, musicians, jugglers, and food vendors make this fantastic pedestrian market a great arts and entertainment experience.

 

Victoria Public Market

The Hudson (1701 Douglas Street)
Monday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Sundays and holidays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 

The Victoria Public Market is a destination for hungry travellers and local food lovers. Located on the ground floor of the iconic Hudson Building, the market highlights local food producers at every level: farmers, fishers, butchers, bakers, cheese makers, preserves, brewers, vintners, florists and restaurants.

Image by @tacostandvic

 

Esquimalt Farmers Market

Memorial Park (1230 Esquimalt Road)
Thursdays 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
 

In the heart of Esquimalt, discover a community hub of local farmers, produce, artisans, food trucks and more! 

Image provided by @esquimaltmarket

 

Moss Street Market

1330 Fairfield Road
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
 

Rain or shine visit over 25 local and organic farmers, amazing prepared and hot food vendors, and dozens of local artisans in the charming neighbourhood of Fairfield. 

Moss Street Market
Image by @oak_bay_news

 

Oak Bay Night Market

Oak Bay Avenue
Second Wednesday of the month 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  | June to September
 

Beginning in June, Oak Bay Village is transformed into a European style street market. A wide range of fresh and local produce and food is available. Artists and artisans showcase a variety of wares including wood turned bowls, hand made greeting cards, glass art, paper casting, fabric arts, jewellery, toys, fresh made soaps and cosmetics and preserves. Each market also offers local music, a magician, face painting and balloon animals. The stores of Oak Bay merchants are open with special pricing, tastings, demos, sampling and more.

 

Oaklands Community Sunset Market

Oaklands Community Centre (2827 Belmont Ave.)
Wednesdays 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. | July to September 
 

Oaklands Sunset Market showcases 50 local farmers and vendors selling bread, granolas, teas, baked goods and olive oils, as well as artisans displaying crafts, arts and designer jewelry. Food trucks offer a wide variety of local eats and drinks are available in the biweekly beer garden.

 

Sidney Street Market

Beacon Avenue (Downtown Sidney)
Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. | June to August 
 

Taking place in the picturesque town of Sidney-by-the-Sea, the market features local food, crafts and gifts just a 20-minute drive from downtown Victoria. With over 150 vendors, there's something for everyone.

 

Kgoodphoto Sidney Night Market
Image by @kgoodphoto

 

RURAL

 

Goldstream Farmers Market

Veterans' Memorial Park (Langford)
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
 

The Goldstream Station Market is a community market in the West Shore where all the vendors make, grow, bake or raise the products they sell. Everything is produced locally and as fresh as possible.

 

Metchosin Farmers Market

Metchosin Municipal Grounds (4450 Happy Valley Road)
Sundays from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

A great place to buy fresh vegetables, breads, jams, salsa, baked goods and gifts (or crafts) for your loved ones.

 

Peninsula Country Market

Saanich Fairground (1528 Stelly's Cross Road, Brentwood Bay)
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | June to October

This vibrant community market has more than 50 vendors weekly offering farm fresh products, jams and jellies, honey, homemade bread, cut flowers, assorted fresh meats, organic produce and a fine selection of arts and crafts.

 

Salt Spring Saturday Market

Centennial Park, Ganges (Salt Spring Island)
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

A fantastic day trip from Victoria, hop on a morning ferry and visit the Salt Spring market, running every Saturday with over 140 artisans and food producers. 

 

Salt Spring Tuesday Market

Centennial Park, Ganges (Salt Spring Island)
Tuesdays 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Want to beat the weekend crowd? The Salt Spring Tuesday market happens weekly and has the same lineup of makers, bakers and growers! 

 

Shirley Country Market

Shirley Community Hall's Pioneer Park (West Coast Road, 20km west of Sooke)
Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., July 1 | August 5 | September 2

A community-led market in the charming town of Shirley, B.C. Find Local artisans, crafts and farm fresh produce here during the three summer dates this year.

 

Sooke Country Market

Otter Point Road (across from Eustace Road)
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Featuring fresh local vegetables and fruit, baked treats and bread, plants, flowers and seeds, eggs, local arts and crafts including woodworking, leatherwork, sewing and jewelry.

 

 

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