Public Markets

Public markets in Victoria add colour and flavour to our local economy, attracting residents and visitors from April through October each year. There's even a winter market from November to April. Public markets provide artisans and local growers opportunities to promote and sell produce and handcrafted goods in a vibrant atmosphere.

2015 Victoria Public Markets

Bastion Square Market

DATE: April 28 – October 1 (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 20 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.

Breakwater Market

DATE: June 12 - August 14 (Sundays) | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
LOCATION: Ogden Point Breakwater (Dallas Road at Montreal Street)
FOR MORE INFO: 250.381.5323 | www.breakwatermarket.com
Join us Sundays, June to August at our seaside location. We offer Vancouver Island-grown food products and snacks including gluten-free baking. Enjoy food carts, arts and crafts, jewellery, artwork, locally produced beer and wine tastings, live music and free parking.

Sunday Market at Bastion Square

DATE: May 1 – October 2 | 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 7 – September 24 (Saturdays) | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
LOCATION: Corner of Menzies and Superior Streets
FOR MORE INFO: 250.381.5323 | www.jamesbaymarket.com
Just two minutes from the inner harbour and the parliament buildings our market features locally produced quality products from our award winning artisans. Our farmer's tents are brimming with local produce, fresh food and baking including gluten free, live music, wine, beer tastings and ample parking. All our products are handmade, homemade and homegrown on Vancouver Island.

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 24th 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 22 to August 24 (Wednesdays) | 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Oaklands Community Centre, 1 - 2827 Belmont Avenue
FOR MORE INFO: 250.370.9101 | www.oaklandscommunitycentre.com/markets
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 17 – September 17 (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.

Victoria Public Market at The Hudson

DATE: Indoor Public Market: Year-round (Monday - Saturday) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | (Sundays and Holidays) 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Day Vendors:  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!

 

Information about Victoria's public markets can also be found in the CITYVibe - Victoria's Guide to Festivals and Outdoor Events.