About Us

Connecting Buyers with Makers

Dear Vancouver Island Market Friends,
Since March 2018, we have connected buyers and sellers in the marketplace on Vancouver Island and surrounding area in BC in an effort to grow our Creative Economy to one that is built on passion and kindness. 
Based on our research and findings, when you support your local economy, up to 63 cents of each dollar you spend goes back into the community.  Furthermore local businesses contribute 24 times more back to local charities.
We're not going to lie, 2020 was a tough year and we are doing the best we can in 2021.  Our small business owners need us and we need your support now more than ever.
In aligned with health codes and to keep our small business running in a safe and calm manner, all patrons, guests and team members are required to wear a face mask or face shield inside our 65,000+ square feet of retail space. Entry to Vancouver Island Marketplace will only be granted to those wearing a face mask or face shield while children under the age of 2 are exempt.
If a member has a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask, they are required to wear a face shield while inside the marketplace..
Our goal to connect local buyers and sellers together has never been more important and purposeful.  As we continue to provide a safe shopping environment for our vendors, guests, and team members including our valued volunteers, we appreciate your cooperation in co-creating our vision with kindness, consideration and compassion.
Thank you for your support.
Mei Dunlop
Founder | Owner