We're Back! In the mall... | Vancouver Island Market

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 are thrilled to be back in this space.

We are aware this is a big change from the last few markets, so here are a few notes on the move.

As we knew, using the old Sears building was always a temporary location for VIM. We loved utilizing the space and the energy all vendors and shoppers brought was amazing. We know we will never be able to replace that space, but we are ready to move forward into a bright future. The time has come for VIM to embrace change, and we are excited to share this with you!

What does this mean for the market? This spring will bring a fresh new perspective. Most of all, holding the market in the mall will mean free entry for all your current and potential customers, which will equal more brand awareness and overall sales. There will be more limited space, which will mean less vendors but also more innovation! We will have a more creative approach to how we set up this season – stay tuned to find out more!

We really appreciate all your support and are delighted to bring together all our amazing vendors and shoppers again for the Spring market. We know this will be one of the best events yet!

Find out more information on our Facebook event by clicking here.


  1. Nancy Smeltzer on February 7, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    I liked it way better in the mall, the Sears bldg was too big, ugly and impersonal. I wasn’t going to go again, but I’ll come and see the changes in April.

    • Mei Dunlop on February 23, 2020 at 7:17 pm

      Thanks for your feedback! Looking forward to seeing you there in April.

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