We’re Back! In the mall…

This spring means new (and familiar) beginnings for Vancouver Island Market, and we will be hosting our Spring 2020 market in the main walkways of the Nanaimo North Town Centre. Those of you who have followed us from our humble starts will know that this is where the first market was held – and we…

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Thank you to our sponsors!

Here at VIM we are eternally grateful for all the support we have received from our community – the vendors, customers, and our sponsors! We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without you. Thank you! Here are a few of our sponsors this year! Tragedy comes out of nowhere! Do you have the…

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Live Performances at VIM

We are happy to announce the full list of live music we will have at the Vancouver Island Market next month! Maverick Cinema will be performing at the VI Winter Market on Saturday, December 14th at 2:30PM in the Beer Garden. Maverick Cinema is a Vancouver Island Folk-inspired Indie-Rock quartet consisting of Marshal Dillabough, Spencer Hiemstra,…

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Giveaway Alert!

102.3 The Wave has teamed up with the Vancouver Island Winter Market to give you a chance to win admission for 2, plus a prize from one of their vendors! The Winter Market will be open at the Nanaimo North Town Centre in the Old Sears Building from December 12th – 15th. Head down to check out over 200 vendors.…

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Beer Garden & Live Concert

Did you hear the news? Maverick Cinema will be playing in the Beer Garden at the VI Winter Market – #itsaVIMterfullife on Saturday, December 14th at 2:30PM! This concert is included with admission to the VI Winter Market. Tickets are available for purchase online and you can grab your early bird passes now for only $2! We have a…

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VIM welcomes Island Savings as our presenting sponsor

VIM is excited to announce our Presenting Sponsor, Island Savings! “Island Savings is proud to have worked with and supported Mei as she has grown the Vancouver Island Market into something amazing,” says Jenna Sutherland, Branch Manager of Island Savings Cedar location. “We love how the market offers something unique to the Island, as well as…

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Top 7 Reasons for being a VIM Vendor

There are so many craft markets on Vancouver Island of which many are being held at similar times. This got us wondering… why should you participate at one (or more) of our Markets? Here are the top 7 reasons that make VIM the premium choice for vendors in the greater Vancouver Island area. We are…

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Blankets for Babes

I would see a woman all dolled up with a rounded belly paying someone to take pictures of them and their unborn child. Sometimes I thought “That’s nice but I would never do that.” Years went by struggling with Infertility and eventually my mind shifted and I thought “I would do that because it’s taken…

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