Island Roots Market Co-op


The Island Roots Market Co-op is Nanaimo’s only year round market, operating Wednesdays at Beban Park from May to October at 4:00pm to 6:30pm, and at Pleasant Valley Hall from October to May from 3:00 to 6:00pm. Island Roots is a food-centric market that also welcomes local artisans and not-for-profit organizations. The summer market is alive with local music, community, sharing, eating, and shopping. Friends and families gather under the tree and around tables to visit and listen to music.

This market participates in the BC Farmers' Market Nutrition Coupon Program.

Getting There

Beban Park
2300 Bowen Rd.
Nanaimo, BC
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  • Bike Lockup
  • Close to Public Transit
  • Designated Accessible Parking Space
  • Parking Within 5-minute Walk
  • Plenty of On-Site Parking



Market Products

  • Alcohol - Beer, Wine, Cider, Liquor
  • Artisans / Crafters
  • Baking
  • Dairy
  • Food Trucks + Beverage
  • Fruits / Vegetables
  • Honey
  • Meat
  • Plants
  • Preserves + Prepared Foods
  • Seafood


  • Dog-Friendly
  • Live Music
  • Seating Area
  • ATM Within 5-minute Walk
  • Market Money or Cash
  • Some Vendors Accept Credit Card