street market in VictoriMORE SHOPPING IDEAS FOR THE CRAFTERS, BARGAIN HUNTERS & SEEKERS OF LOCAL WARES IN VICTORIA, BC!

THRIFT SHOPS, 2ND HAND, CONSIGNMENT STORES

If you love shopping, but don’t love the high prices these days,  or perhaps you just love the idea of re-use and re-cycle.  Whatever your reasons, Victoria has a lot of great options for ‘less than new’ clothing/merchandise.  Here are some ideas:

  • Thrift Stores, 2nd hand stores in Victoria, BC

THRIFT STORES RUN FOR – BY CHARITIES

1.  Value Village 1810 Store Street. Hours:  ?? Hard to track down!  Week days from 9am – 10pm All types of merchandise & clothing 2.  Salvation Army 6 locations:  3948 Quadra, #2-990 Hillside, 1551 Cedar

  • used clothing

THRIFT STORES PRIVATELY OWNED/RUN

1.  My Sister’s Closet – #5 – 1516 Fairfield Rd. Hours:  Mon – Sat 10 – 5:30, Sun 12-5 Clothing 2.  The Patch – 719 Yates Hours:  Mon – Sat 10-8, Sun 10-6 Clothing/Vintage 3. 

  • dvd's, Visitor in Victoria

USED DVD’S AND CD’S

If you're looking for cheap entertainment, something to consider is used DVD's or used CD's. When we travel for extended periods in our RV, we always have a big stack of DVD's as we don't

CRAFT SUPPLIES

Do you have any hobbies that you’d like to keep up with while visiting in Victoria?  Here’s some ideas for buying supplies.

  • Beads in Victoria, BC

BEADS AND JEWELRY MAKING

If you love making jewelry and beads are your passion ... it's always fun to check out the merchandise in a new city that you're visiting.  Check out where to find beads in Victoria! BEADWORLD

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YARN SHOPS

If you love to while away the time knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching or embrodering ... here are some places you might find more/new/unique yarns or threads: (Also check out our post on Fabric Stores ... some

  • Sewing in Victoria

FABRICS, SEWING, QUILTING SHOPS

If you like to sew ... or simply need to replace a zipper or repair a rip in your shirt, here's some places that supply all the necessary items you might need: Fabricland - 3170

STREET MARKETS, FLEA MARKETS AND CRAFT SALES

Vancouver Island and Victoria in particular have no end of talented artists and artisans.  A good way to find locally made products and locally grown produce is to visit the many street markets, flea markets and craft sales which can be found all over town!

  • Market

ISLAND MAVINS HANDMADE AND VINTAGE MARKET

JULY 27 - 28, 2019 2734 Island View Road, Saanich, BC Featuring over 45 vendors all bringing an array of antique, vintage, up cycled, repurposed and/or handmade goods. Food Truck, live music and lots of

  • Sidney Street FestivalSidney Street Festival

SIDEWALK SALE & STREET FESTIVAL

JUNE 30, 2019 Sun, Jun 30, 2019  |  10:00 am - 5:00 pm SIDNEY, BC Visit Sidney on Sunday, June 30 for Sidney's Annual Sidewalk Sale & Street Festival! The biggest sale of the year

  • Sidney Street Market

SIDNEY STREET MARKET

JUNE 6 - AUGUST 29 EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT - 5:30 - 8:30 About the Market Sidney’s Street Market has been a holiday highlight on Vancouver Island since 1999. Every Thursday night from June to August, the

  • Saltspring Island Saturday Market, Shopping for crafts, Victoria, BC, Where to shop for local crafts in Victoria, Visitor in Victoria

SALTSPRING ISLAND SATURDAY MARKET

APRIL THROUGH OCTOBER 2019 When:  Each Saturday, from either the first weekend in April or Easter weekend (whichever comes first) through the last Saturday in October. From approximately 9:00am - 4:00pm, rain or shine. During summer months,

  • Swap & Shop Western Speedway Victoria, BC Visitor in Victoria

SWAP AND SHOP

April 7, 2019 OPENING DAY FOR 2019! WESTERN SPEEDWAY Sundays: April 1 – September 30 Hours: 6:30am – 12:00pm Weather Permitting Prices Shoppers: $2.00, 14 & under free Vancouver Island’s largest Swap & Shop is

  • Metchosin Farmer's Market

METCHOSIN FARMER’S MARKET

May (Mother's Day) to the last Sunday in October 2019 Sundays from 11 am to 2 pm Metchosin Municipal Grounds 4450 Happy Valley Road metchosinfarmersmarket@gmail.com Metchosin Farmers' Market is open on Sundays from 11am to 2 pm from

  • Peninsula Country Market, Saanichton, BC

PENINSULA COUNTRY MARKET

June 1st - October 12th, 2019 Saturdays 9 - 1 Saanich Fairgrounds, 1528 Stelly's Cross Road, Saanichton This year’s market opens June 2 in Pioneer Park, part of the Brentwood Bay Festival organized by the

BREAKWATER MARKET

Unfortunately, the Breakwater Market is no longer in operation!  ??

  • Oak Bay night market, Victoria, BC

OAK BAY NIGHT MARKET

Stay tuned for the 2019 dates .... From 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Beginning in June and continuing to September, between 4 and 8 pm on the second Wednesday of the month, Oak Bay Village

  • Sidney Street Market, Sidney, BC

SIDNEY STREET MARKET

June 6th to August 29th, 2019! Every Thursday night 5:30 to 8:30 pm Sidney’s Street Market has been a holiday highlight on Vancouver Island for over 17 years. Every Thursday night from May - August, the

  • Esquimalt Farmer's Market

ESQUIMALT FARMERS MARKET

2019 Winter – Spring Indoor dates: Markets are on Thursdays 4:30-7:30pm, inside Esquimalt Rec Centre, 527 Fraser Street: January 24 February 7 & 21 March 7 & 21 April 4, 11, 18 & 25 May

PUBLIC MARKET AT BASTION SQUARE

Stay tuned for the 2019 schedule! A unique and exciting place to shop for some local crafts and food items is the Public Market at Bastion Square. Bastion Square is located in the heart of

JAMES BAY COMMUNITY MARKET

May 4th – September 28th, 2019 Every Saturday rain or shine Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM The Grassy area on the Corner of Menzies and Superior between the Parliament buildings and the James Bay

VICTORIA PUBLIC MARKET AT THE HUDSON

Public Market at the Hudson The Victoria Public Market at the Hudson (#6 – 1701 Douglas Street) Public Market Hours of Operation MONDAY – SATURDAY – 10am – 6pm SUNDAY – 11am – 5pm

  • Moss Street Market, Victoria, BC

MOSS STREET MARKET

Regular Season Markets: May through October, every Saturday, 10am to 2pm , rain or shine. Winter Markets: November through April, every Saturday, 10am to noon. Indoors, in the Garry Oak Room (1335 Thurlow St) through March. Outdoors