Outdoor Vendor Program



The Outdoor Weekend Vendor Program is a cost-effective way for first-time retailers, crafters, or small business owners to sell their products or promote their services in a high-traffic location, without committing to a long-term lease. Nanaimo Quay Market is located at Departure Bay, the junction point for passengers traveling to and from Nanaimo, mid and northern Vancouver Island, and the Lower Mainland via Horseshoe Bay. Nanaimo Quay Market aims to suit the needs of tourists and locals alike, by providing a memorable West Coast experience. The Market enhances passenger experiences, not only by providing the convenience of food and retail offerings, but by providing a comfortable place to spend their time whole waiting for their ferry.


The Weekend Vendor Program will run on the following dates from 10:00am-3:00pm

Friday, May 18 - Monday, May 21, 2018

Friday, June 29 - Monday, July 2, 2018

Friday, August 3 - Monday, August 6, 2018

Friday, August 31 - Monday, September 3, 2018

Extended dates are available to book


Each vendor will be provided with a 10'x10' stall (space) with a tent or umbrella. Vendors are responsible for their own tables and chairs. Spaces will be held only after payment has been received. Once paid, date changes are not allowed and no refunds are given for cancellations.


Product Approval/Permitted Use

All products must be submitted for approval by Market Management before they can be sold in Nanaimo Quay Market. Nanaimo Quay Market is looking for local, handmade or locally designed products. For product approval, please send photos of your product with a brief description to Depending on your product, Market Management may request further detail before the product has been approved.


Vendor are required to obtain and maintain a busness license, as per municipal bylaws. Vendors are also required to carry at all times, and provide evidence of $1,000,000 general liability insureance, naming Nanaimo Quay Market Corporation as additional insured. General liability insurance covers claims arising from an insured's liability due to damage or injury (caused by negligence or acts of omission).


2018 Rates (Rates do not include GST and are subject to change)

May 1 - Sepember 3 

Day $26.00

Week $156.00

Month $687.00

Percent Rent 15%

Monthly Break Point $4576.00


For more information email Deborah Le Patourel, Property Management Assistant

Tel: (604) 685-2391ext 207 or

You can also visit the Nanaimo Quay website 



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