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VIM is More Than Just a Craft Market

Vancouver Island Market (VIM) is a full-time market planning organization that supports not only local creatives, but other small Vancouver Island businesses as well. It takes a lot of hard work, research, and planning, to put together the largest market on Vancouver Island.

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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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Benefits of Being a VIM Vendor

By Mei Dunlop | May 27, 2019

Why should you participate at one (or more) of our Markets? Here are just a few reasons that make VIM the premium choice for vendors in the greater Vancouver Island area. We are Vancouver Island’s largest curated market. We have a selective jury process and limit the number of Makers in certain categories. This is…

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…

Thank you Vancouver Island!

By Mei Dunlop | December 17, 2018

We did it Vancouver Island! We broke our record of 30,000 + expected over 3 days at VIM’s first winter market at Nanaimo North Town Centre (formerly Sears building).

VIM Media Kit

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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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