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Check out our Winter Market Vendors

By vim | August 13, 2018

We are so excited to announce our Winter Market vendors.  Applications are still open but don’t delay!  At Vancouver Island Market we are committed to bringing the best of Vancouver Island’s growers, bakers, and makers to our local community. Want to join our amazing group of vendors – Apply today! Looking for more information please…

Sunfest Country Music Festival 2018

By vim | July 24, 2018

WIN Sunfest Country Music Festival Kick-Off Party Passes Who:  Presented by Sunfest Country Music Festival (Sponsored by Island Savings) What: GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS (2 PASSES + 2 FULL CUPBOARD BUTTONS) When: Thursday Kickoff Party, August 2, 2018 Where: Laketown Ranch Music and Recreation Park (648-8811 YOUBOU RD, LAKE COWICHAN, BC) Vancouver Island Market in partnership…

Updated FAQ

By vim | June 14, 2018

We’ve been working hard on answering all your questions about our upcoming market. We just updated our frequently asked questions page, to view it, click here. Have a question that isn’t on the form, contact us!

Apply Now for our Winter Market

By vim | June 12, 2018

Our application for our Winter Market is now LIVE! We have now posted our Winter Market Application on our Events Page. Join us for this three day event with over 200+ vendors, live entertainment, beer garden, workshops and wine, craft beer and liquor sales held December 14 – 16th 2018 at the beautiful Nanaimo North…

Vancouver Island Market – Inaugural Spring Grow, Bake, and Handmade Show

By Mei Dunlop | April 20, 2018

On March 30th, 2018 and March 31st, 2018, Vancouver Island Market hosted its first 100% local #growbakemakeshow. Our Spring Kick Off event was a huge success with over 18,000 shoppers visited our show. We hosted over 70 plus vendors throughout the mall and in our POP UP Shop.  Our market took place at Nanaimo North…

Our Vendors

By vim | February 5, 2018

  We’ve added more vendors to our Spring Kick Off Event 

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"Being a guest speaker at the Vancouver Island Market was an incredibly fun and positive experience! Mei and her team went way above and beyond my expectations to make it an outstanding event to be a part of. Mei and her team made me feel so supported throughout the entire process, starting with the exposure they gave me through their website and social media platforms before the event, at the the event they promoted me incredibly well, after the event they continued to promote me and my business which generated a lot of interest in what I offer. It couldn’t have gone any better! It was also a fabulous learning experience for me because it showed me ways I can improve what I am doing in my business. Even months later, I continue to reap the rewards from being a guest speaker at the Vancouver Island Market. Thank you so much Team VIM!"

Kirstin McKinnon, Motivational Health Coach

"Thank you to Vancouver Island Market for providing a venue, promotion, and support to the local crafting industry. Part of adapting to climate change means rebuilding our local economy around sustainable, locally grown, and handcrafted small businesses. I would encourage all Nanaimo folk to CHOOSE to support the VIM community instead of an impersonal import economy. I look forward to every event they hold because each one has exceeded expectations so far.
I am especially grateful to VIM as they provided me with a bursary to pursue an international practicum to India to teach in a rural community and partake in a two week internship at an internationally renown seed bank. I am empowered as an agricultural activist and educator to support the next generation of farmers in our community. The bursary VIM offered is a concrete way they are giving back to the community. Thank you Vancouver Island Market!"


Farmer Brown, Farmship Growers Cooperative

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