Located at the Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, the Nanaimo Quay Market is a great place for a bite to eat and a browse while waiting to board the ferry. The market is home to Starbucks, Roger's Chocolate & Ice Cream, Frankie's Gourmet Pizza, Casa Italia Pizza & Pasta, Scuttlebutt Gifts & souvenirs, as well as various retail carts.
Nanaimo Downtown Farmers Market
Featuring farm-fresh produce from Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands producers, as well as the works of local artisans and crafters. Open 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., every Friday from mid-April to early October.
Shady Mile Farm Market
Stop by the Shady Mile Farm Market for delicious ice cream or purchase locally grown fresh produce and eggs. Young and old alike will enjoy petting the rabbits and sheep.
Cedar Farmers' Market
Located on the fields of the Crow & Gate Pub, this market has 27 vendors selling a variety of goods including art, crafts, baking, bath products, candy, eggs, dairy, flowers, fruit, meat, fish, preserves and the like. This community market takes place every Sunday from Mother's Day through to Thanksgiving, 10am to 2pm.