There are an eclectic variety of local markets in the Oceanside area, some open in summer and some open throughout the year. Offering visitors a chance to sample local produce, baking or that perfect artisan souvenir of your trip, Oceanside markets are a wonderful way to get to know this beautiful part of British Columbia.
COOMBS OLD COUNTRY MARKET
Located in the nearby town of Coombs on Alberni Highway 4, the Coombs Market is open year-round with a variety of unique shops to browse and many tasty dining choices. Visit the Old Country Market and see the famous ‘Goats on the Roof’ who dine on the grass covered roof of the market. Inside, discover a plethora of international imported food items, an extensive deli, fresh baking and desserts and, of course… ice cream! The on-site restaurant serves home cooking with indoor and outdoor seating.
Visit: Coombs Old Country Market
THE ERRINGTON FARMERS MARKET
Featuring local artisans, crafts, baking and produce in a peaceful forest environment. Try one of their popular cinnamon buns as you browse the vendor tables or sit back and enjoy the live entertainment at the bandstand.
Visit: The Errington Farmers Market
THE QUALICUM BEACH FARMERS MARKET
A wonderful way to begin a day of exploring Qualicum Beach, the Qualicum Beach Farmers Market features local artisans, crafts, baking and produce right in the heart of the town.
Visit: The Qualicum Beach Farmers Market
PARKSVILLE FOOD FORETHOUGHT FARMERS MARKET
The newest farmer’s market in the Oceanside area takes place on Sundays in summer months at the Coastal Credit Union in Parksville. Vendors feature fresh produce and support the 100 Mile Diet movement.
Visit: Parksville Food Forethought Farmers Market
SUMMER BY THE SEA MARKET
Explore local artists and vendors while enjoying live entertainment at the Summer by the Sea Street Market on Craig Street, just 2 minute’s walk south from The Beach Club Resort. Taking place every Tuesday in July and August from 6 to 9 pm, the open air market features artisans and crafts, local produce and baking, all accompanied by musical entertainment.
Visit: Summer by the Sea Market