Nanaimo Downtown Farmers’ Market


The Nanaimo Downtown Farmers’ Market is located right on the waterfront in the heart of downtown Nanaimo with spectacular views of the Strait of Georgia, Gabriola Island and the Mainland.

Every Friday the Pioneer Plaza is full of life and buzz over local products and live music, as well as several special events.

Our vendors range from farmers and bakers, to crafters and locally grown, made or baked in between. Every week we have fantastic local music talent on stage to entertain shoppers of all ages. You can experience all this while watching soaring eagles, trickling boats in the harbour, incoming seaplanes, the occasional cruise ship.

Getting There

Pioneer Waterfront Plaza
90 Front St.
Nanaimo, BC
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  • Close to Public Transit
  • Designated Accessible Parking Space
  • Some On-Site Parking
  • Street Parking



Market Products

  • Artisans / Crafters
  • Baking
  • Food Trucks + Beverage
  • Fruits / Vegetables
  • Meat
  • Preserves + Prepared Foods


  • Dog-Friendly
  • Live Music
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • ATM Within 5-minute Walk
  • Some Vendors Accept Credit Card