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Mid-Island Entrepreneurs are applying their passion and inspiration to all things including a Market

Mei Dunlop shares her story of creating the Vancouver Island Market Ltd (VIM). Vancouver Island Market Ltd (VIM) was born out of the need to house creative talent on Vancouver Island (VI) and surround islands under one roof.

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Mei Dunlop and Vancouver Island Spring Market as the Voyager cover story this March

By Amaluna | March 12, 2020

Vancouver Island Market Returns to Nanaimo North Town Centre

By Amaluna | March 12, 2020

Vancouver Island Market Returns to Nanaimo North Town Centre

Shout Out to CHLY!

By Mei Dunlop | March 2, 2020

Farmer Brown and I share our passion for supporting creative entrepreneurs! Last Thursday, Farmer Brown invited me onto his radio talk show, Tuning Fork on CHLY, to talk about the upcoming Vancouver Island Market. Scroll down to give it a listen! Tuning Fork dives into important topics surrounding the support of the creative economy on…

Voyager Magazine Feature

By Mei Dunlop | November 30, 2019

VIM welcomes Island Savings as our presenting sponsor

By Mei Dunlop | November 23, 2019

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…

Top 7 Reasons for being a VIM Vendor

By Mei Dunlop | October 24, 2019

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…

What to Expect at VI Market

By Mei Dunlop | May 3, 2019

VI Market promotes local creatives all under one roof. We are the largest market on Vancouver Island with over 200+ vendors in food, visual arts and handmade crafts as well as local talent in music, media and production. We are more than just a craft market because the vision behind growing a creative economy is…

It’s time to give thanks to our Moms and Vendors!

By Mei Dunlop | April 29, 2019

#MothersDayatVIM NANAIMO—May 10th, 2019 — Vancouver Island Market is back just in time for Mother’s Day at former Sears building inside Nanaimo North Town Centre featuring over 100 vendors, local businesses such as Exit Nanaimo, Wild Play Nanaimo, food trucks and more.    10 Free workshops, Guest Speaker in Health and Wellness and live entertainment…

Local News Spotlight

By Mei Dunlop | April 22, 2019

We are proud to receive a success story spotlight from Mid Island Business Initiative. They are completely funded by businesses and organizations within the Mid Island region of Vancouver Island, BC and our proud to receive such recognition.

VI Spring Market 2019

By Mei Dunlop | April 6, 2019

Our spring market kick off on March 30-31st at Nanaimo North Town Centre was a huge success with Saturday being one of the busiest day to date for attendance. Nanaimo News Bulletin came to snap a few pictures on Saturday and shared it on their social media Facebook Page which we always appreciate. They also…

VIM Media Kit


Vancouver Island Market (VIM) is a full-time market planning small business that supports local creative entrepreneurs from greater Vancouver Island (Gulf Islands and Lower Mainland)

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