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.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Jud Ridout 

2018 Public Markets

James Bay Market

You'll be amazed at the variety of products available at the James Bay Market.  Whether you're a local in need of fresh peppers, or a visitor looking for that unique something from Victoria, we've got it. Handmade. Homemade. Homegrown.

Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., May 5 - September 29.
Corner of Menzies and Superior in James Bay
Web: www.jamesbaymarket.com  
Email: info@jamesbaymarket.com

Ship Point Night Market

The Ship Point Night Market features a variety of hand-made, high-quality goods and food vendors on Friday evenings and Saturdays all day until late.  On holiday long weekends throughout the summer, the market expands to include more than 100 different artisans, musicians, street performers, and food vendors at the all-day market, in conjunction with the signature events and festivals happening on those weekends in the Inner Harbour. 

Fridays, 6 - 10:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m., early July - September.

Holiday Weekends (visit the website for specific times):                            

  • Canada Day: June 29 - July 2                          
  • BC Day: August 3 - 6                                                  
  • Labour Day: August 31 - September 3

Ship Point Pier, Inner Harbour
Web:  www.gvha.ca/events/markets 
Email: tticha@gvha.ca

Photo credit: Joseph Gonyeau

The Breakwater Barge

Locals and visitors are finding their way down to the Breakwater Barge at Ogden Point on Friday evenings for live music, local beer, cider and wine, and food truck eats.  

Fridays, 5 - 9 p.m., May 25 - September 28
Ogden Point
Web: www.gvha.ca
Email: deannayoungpromotions@gmail.com

Market on the Pier

The Market on the Pier is a local artisan market for locals and cruise ship passengers alike. With 30 local Victoria vendors under a huge white tent with Edison bulbs and heaters, it makes for a fabulous place to shop local.

Thursdays, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, 6 - 11 p.m., May - September
Ogden Point, Pier B
Web: www.facebook.com/marketonthepier/
Email: deannayoungpromotions@gmail.com

Oaklands Sunset Market

This market is a free, weekly community celebration featuring over 50 local food growers and producers, artisans, crafters, live music, a bi-weekly beer garden and a space for the community to come together and meet their neighbours.

Wednesdays, 4:30 - 8:30 p.m., June 27 - August 29
Oaklands Community Centre, 2827 Belmont Avenue
Web: www.oaklandscommunitycentre.com
Email: markets@oaklandsca.com

Photo credit: Jud Ridout

Moss Street Market

2018 is Moss Street Market's 27th season of providing local and organic farm-fresh produce, local foods, handmade crafts, artisan clothing, inspiring services and community education to folks from the entire Victoria and surrounding region. 

Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., May - October
Corner of Moss and Fairfield in the Sir James Douglas school yard.
Web: www.mossstreetmarket.com
Email: info@mossstreetmarket.com

Bastion Square Public Market

The Bastion Square Public Market stretches from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street through Bastion Square.  This eclectic outdoor market brings liveliness to historic Bastion Square with its brilliant array of locally-produced arts, crafts and entertainment.  On Sundays, the market expands onto Langford Street to include farmers selling their locally-grown produce and fruits, homemade breads and pastries, honey, preserves, chutneys and relishes, free range eggs and much more. 

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., May 1 - September 30.
Bastion Square, from Wharf to Government
Web: www.bastionsquare.ca
Email: bastionsquareom@gmail.com