FINISHED FOR 2017
APRIL 1 – OCTOBER 28, 2017
When: Each Saturday, from approximately 9:00am – 4:00pm, rain or shine. During summer months, watch for vendors setting up closer to 8am.
Where: Oceanside at Centennial Park in the heart of Ganges on Salt Spring Island, in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia on Canada’s west coast.
Why: For a fabulous day out! Browse internationally acclaimed arts and crafts from Canada’s “Island of the Arts” including world class potters, jewellers, fibre artists, woodworkers, fine art & photography, body care, clothing and accessories, island tours and more. Enjoy live music and entertainment. And of course check out what started the market all those years ago – organic produce, farmstead cheeses, organic and delicious homemade snacks and food. Meet over 140 artisans and food producers who all contribute to Salt Spring’s international reputation as a hotbed of world-class artists and organic farmers.
What’s so special about this market? The homespun guarantee of course! Vendors must “make it, bake it, or grow it” themselves, and all products must be “vendor produced and sold”. These simple mandates are the essence of our market. Visitors are treated to local creations stemming from Salt Spring’s unique brand of “island ingenuity”. The highest calibre of creativity and production standards make Salt Spring Island home to the greatest collection of artists in Canada.
Note: Dogs are NOT allowed in the Saturday Market. The SPCA provides an awesome first-come, first served volunteer-driven one-on-one dog sitting service. Because we can only help as many dogs as there are volunteers, it’s impossible to guarantee anyone a spot. You might want to make alternative arrangements for Fido if you are heading to the Market.
Where is Saltspring Island?
How do I get there?
Drive (or take a bus/cab etc.) to Sidney and catch a ferry to Saltspring. There are many sailings each day … click HERE for schedule and fares (please note that the schedule has 2 sides … one side is Saltspring to Victoria – the other is Victoria to Saltspring!) It’s a MOST beautiful ride through some of the most spectacular scenery you’ll find anywhere. It’s only about a 1/2 hour ride and you can either drive on or walk on or bike on … but be aware that Ganges is a fair distance from the ferry terminal.