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Visiting the local markets is one of our favourite things to do this time of the year, so we have compiled a list of markets happening over the next several months.

Bastion Square Market

DATE: April 30 – September 26 (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays) | 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Bastion Square (between Government and Wharf Streets and Yates and Fort Streets)

FOR MORE INFO: 250.885.1387 | bastionsquaremarket@gmail.com

The Bastion Square Public Market turns 19 this year! Stretching from Victoria’s waterfront along Wharf Street to Government Street, this eclectic outdoor market brings liveliness to historic Bastion Square with its brilliant array of locally-produced arts, crafts, and entertainment.


Sunday Market at Bastion Square

DATE: May 3 – September 27 | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

LOCATION: Bastion Square (between Government and Wharf Streets and Yates and Fort Streets)

FOR MORE INFO:250.885.1387 | bastionsquaremarket@gmail.com

This well-known Sunday market features an eclectic mix of arts, crafts, imports, and entertainment. The arts and crafts section features wood workers, potters, jewelers, leather workers, and many more fine artisans. Every Sunday, the market spotlights a local “Artist of the Day” and includes farmers selling their locally-grown produce and fruits, homemade breads, pastries, honey, preserves, chutneys, and relishes, free range eggs, and much more.


James Bay Community Market

DATE: May 2 – October 10 (Saturdays) | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

LOCATION: Corner of Menzies and Superior Streets

FOR MORE INFO:250.381.5323 | www.jamesbaymarket.com

You will be amazed at the variety of products available at the James Bay Market. Whether you’re a local in need of some fresh red peppers, or a visitor looking for that unique something from Victoria, they’ve got it. Located two minutes from Victoria’s Inner Harbour, the James Bay Community Market features produce, arts, food and live music with an emphasis on products that are homemade, handmade and homegrown.


 

Moss Street Market

DATE: Regular Season Full Markets: May – October (Saturdays) |10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Winter Markets: November – April (Saturdays) | 10 a.m. – noon

LOCATION: Sir James Douglas Elementary School grounds, Moss Street and Fairfield Road

FOR MORE INFO: www.mossstreetmarket.com

Moss Street Market is your local organic farmers’ market. Celebrating its 23rd year, this vibrant community market features Victoria’s largest selection of local and organic produce with over 25 farmers vending. Additionally, there are over 70 vendors offering handmade crafts, cards, clothing, jewelry, purses, toys, glass works, pottery, bath products, preserves, chocolates, baked goods, pesto, salsa, honey, and much much more. There is also a kids’ activity tent and two acts of live music each week.


 

Oaklands Sunset Market

DATE: June 10 to September 2 (Wednesdays) | 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (no marked July 1)

LOCATION: Oaklands Community Centre, 1 – 2827 Belmont Avenue

FOR MORE INFO:250.370.9103 | www.oaklandscommunitycentre.com/market

Every Wednesday during the summer, the Oaklands Sunset Market is in full swing! Enjoy food trucks and delicious hot food from around the city. Browse vendor tables for your weekly veggies, breads, granola, teas, canned and baked goods or treat yourself to a local handmade bag, wallet, jewelry and more! Local artists host live entertainment and Hoyne Brewing Company brewed beer is available for purchase. The market includes kids’ bouncy castle, face-painting and information on food security.


 

Ship Point Night Market

DATE: June 19 – September 19 (Weekends) | 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Ship Point Pier, Inner Harbour

FOR MORE INFO: 250.516.1769 | vicharbourfest@gmail.com

The Night Market’s eclectic mix of vendors and entertainment takes place this summer at Ship Point at Victoria’s Inner Harbour. This season, close to 75 vendors will be selling their crafts on the pier only a few steps from the streets of downtown. The market showcases original art, high-quality handcrafted jewelry, soaps, souvenirs and more. Live music keeps the evening gently rolling, with musicians playing everything from classical to heavy rock in an acoustic setting. The Ship Point Night Market is a must when visiting Victoria.


Esquimalt Farmers Market
May 21 – September 3, 2015- open from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm on Thursdays
A community farmers market committed to healthy & local living, relationship building, and environmental sustainability in Esquimalt, Victoria, BC.

http://www.esquimaltmarket.com/


 

North Saanich Farm Market

Every Saturday 9:30-12:30 from  June 6th to October 10th

North Saanich Farm Market is located at Saint John’s United Church, 10990 West Saanich Road http://www.northsaanichfarmmarket.ca/


 

Sidney Street Market
May 14 to August 27 every Thursday from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Beacon Avenue, Sidney
http://www.sidneystreetmarket.com

Every Thursday night over 150 vendors sell gifts, fresh produce, hand-made crafts, great food and much more at this popular market! There is also entertainment on every block! The market lines the main street of Beacon Avenue, between 1st and 5th Streets. Parking is available on side streets and public lots, and is permitted in municipal lots after 5:00 pm.


Peninsula Country Market

Every Saturdays  9am to 1pm from June 6 to October 10.

Our 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. Enjoy a country morning among friends live music, hot coffee, great munchies and children’s activities. Watch the short video below to get a picture of what the Peninsula Country Market is all about!

http://peninsulacountrymarket.ca/


 

Goldstream Station Market 

Saturdays, 10am – 2pm, May 23 – October 17
Wednesdays, 5pm – 8pm, July 8 – September 2

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. http://goldstreamstationmarket.ca


 

Sooke Country Market

Date: May 4 – October 25, 2015

Open Saturdays from 10 am till 2 pm rain or shine. You will find fresh local vegetables and fruit, fresh baked treats and bread, local crafts, plants and flowers, jams and jellies, and lots of smiles.

Otter Point Road across from Eustace

http://www.sookecountrymarket.com


Salt Spring Island Saturday Market
April 4 – Ocotober 31 from 8:30am – 4pm, rain or shine
Oceanside at Centennial Park in the heart of Ganges
http://www.saltspringmarket.com

The specialty of this market is that vendors must “make it, bake it, or grow it” themselves, and all products must be “vendor produced and sold”. These simple mandates are the essence of this market. Visitors are treated to local creations stemming from Salt Spring’s unique brand
of “island ingenuity”.


 

Victoria Public Market at The Hudson

DATE: Indoor Public Market: Year-round (Monday – Saturday) 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. |

(Sundays) 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Indoor Farmers’ Market: March – November (Wednesdays and Saturdays) | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

LOCATION: The Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

FOR MORE INFO: www.victoriapublicmarket.com

Going back to the old-world style of shopping where you know your butcher, your baker, the person who grows your vegetables and the chickens that lay your eggs is what the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson is all about. The 18,000 square-foot market is brimming with ingredients to match your kitchen and dining wish lists, meals made to order, picnics to go, a community kitchen featuring demonstrations, a changing line-up of farmers, producers and artisans, plus a seasonal farmers’ market every Wednesday and Saturday. Bring your appetite!


We are still working on this list and of course if we missed any please do let us know by commenting below or emailing us at info@victoriabuzz.com