Frequently Asked Questions - Vancouver Island Market - FAQ

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

When is the next Market?

Friday, April 10, 11-5pm (Good Friday), and Saturday, April 11, 10-6pm

Where is the Market held?

We're back at Nanaimo North Town Centre, 4750 Rutherford Road, Nanaimo, BC inside the walkways.

How much is admission?

This is a free event!  We are no longer inside the Old Sears building which means all 4 entrances to mall access will be available to you.  Over 20,000 square feet including some designated outdoor space for food trucks and makers will be there.  Follow us on our event page for more details!


What's happening at the market?

There's a cribbage tournament!

Live Entertainment

Cody Nyman from Decode Music will be playing at our event.

Is there food available?

Yes, we have food trucks as well as food sampling and sales at the market.

How does VIM jury applications?

We emphasize on bringing handmade goods found in greater Vancouver Island. (including Gulf Islands and local BC wares) Our goal is to curate the best of the best who wish to grow their small business and be well established on the Island. The craftsmanship of the products marketed, a vendor's willingness to become a better brand through working with other local creative professionals, and social media presence will all play a key role.

We love working with all passionate creative professionals so even if you’re new at it please apply here.

Cancellation Policy:

In our terms and conditions, we have a non-refundable clause to ensure we are staffed from the moment you sign up and paid your deposit.  That said, we know life events happen.

If you cancel your booking 90 days or more before market day, you will receive a 75% refund.  If you cancel your booking 60-89 days before the show, you'll receive a 50% refund.  50 days or less are non-refundable.

Have anymore questions? please contact us.