Shopping in Nanaimo gives you the best of all worlds, from major big name retailers to funky one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques. Nanaimo boasts more than a dozen indoor and outdoor malls, including the largest shopping centre on Vancouver Island.

It's for good reason that Nanaimo has been named the Island's "shopping mecca." Many of the major brand name retailers you know and love are located along the old Island Highway 19A in one of the city's many fine quality shopping centres including: Port Place Shopping Centre, Country Club Centre, Nanaimo North Town Centre, and Woodgrove Centre, the largest shopping centre on Vancouver Island.

Downtown Nanaimo features three distinct shopping districts: The Arts District in the city core, the Old City Quarter up the hill, and the Waterfront District along the Harbourfront Walkway, each offering distinctive shops and services.

Lantzville Farmers' Market
Open Sunday from 1:30pm - 4:00pm May - October
Located in the parking lot of St. Philips Church, 7113 Lantzville Road
Fresh, local and friendly. The Lantzville Farmers Market is dedicated to bringing you the very best in West Coast products and services.

Cedar Farmers' Market
Open Sundays 10am - 2pm from May - October
Located in the field of the Crow and Gate Pub, 2313 Yellowpoint Road, Nanaimo, B.C.
Take a Sunday drive out into the country, park in the fields of the Crow and Gate Neighbourhood Pub, feel grassy field below your feet and talk with the farmer that grows your food.


Yellow Point Cranberries

Follow the Yellow Point Road to our family-run cranberry farm, located just outside of Ladysmith.

Old City Quarter Association

Shop, dine and relax in Nanaimo’s historic Old City Quarter featuring a mix of unique retail shops, restaurants and services. Here the pace of life...

Fredrich's Honey

Fredrich's Honey has been producing honey, pollen & propolis on Vancouver Island since 1966. Theo Sr. started the farm with his brother Erwin. Now Th...

Woodgrove Centre

Visit Vancouver Island's largest shopping centre for the largest selection of fashion retailers! Featuring over 140 stores and services including Huds...

Hazelwood Herb Farm

Enjoy herb gardens, plant nursery and boutique offering distinctive culinary, bath and body products.

Flying Fish

6400 sq ft of cooking, living and giving! Located in the heart of Downtown Nanaimo, Flying Fish offers the best, the funkiest, the most fun and th...

Artzi Stuff

A gallery/shop selling locally hand made work by over 60 artists including owner Tanya Streeter. We sell silk scarves, hand printed Ts, prints, painti...


Visit our 50,000 sq foot North Nanaimo location - best Nanaimo Bar Fudge in Nanaimo! for more info.

Cedar Farmers' Market

Shopping in a pastoral environment on the field of Crow & Gate Pub. Fresh veggies, meats, flowers, & baked goods.

Cherub Chocolate

Cherub Chocolate is a small batch chocolatier in Downtown Nanaimo, Vencouver island. We pride ourselves in using the finest ingredients and hand c...

Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut

Proudly Calgarian and owned by Cococo Chocolatiers, we handcraft all of our delicious chocolates in our factory located right here in Calgary. Everyth...

Honeysuckle Gift Cottage

Set in English gardens. We make vintage styled jewelry, scarves, stained glass & more. Also bat, bee & bird houses


"Island-ish" is about a wonderful blend of beauty, quality and comfort, in our homes, wardrobes, & time. Stop in!

JoVic Pottery

Gorgeous award-winning quality stoneware and functional pottery by master potters Jo and Vic Duffhues of Ladysmith, BC. Come visit us!

Kleijn Nurseries / Garden Centre

Family run, fully stocked with all your favourites! Happy plants, happy people!

Kool & Child: Kool Toys & Teaching Tools!

Visit Vancouver Island's largest specialty toy store! Over 6,000 sq ft of toys, games, puppets, puzzles, science kits, craft kits, beach toys, kites,...

Lobelia's Lair Metaphysical Treasures

A magical shoppe in the Old City Quarter, offering local art, amazing jewelery and fair trade imports. Enchanting!

Lohmann Gallery

Original Paintings and painted Furniture and Gifts in an original style by award winning artist Claudia Lohm

McLean's Specialty Foods

Vancouver Island's premier CHEESE SHOP & SPECIALTY FOODS store. Over 150 kinds of cheese.

Monika's Quilt & Craft Shop

Quilts of different sizes, quilted items, doll quilts, clothes, miniature room boxes and more!

My Undies

We are a full service lingerie boutique providing exceptional customer service and catering to women of all shapes and sizes. We aim to vow, inspire...

Nanaimo Downtown Farmers Market

The Nanaimo Downtown Farmers' Market is one of the youngest markets on the island, being only in it's eleventh year. From a beginning of only a few ve...

Nanaimo North Town Centre

Nanaimo North Town Centre is your one stop shopping centre. When you visit us you will enjoy great shops and services including Canadian Tire, Sears,...

Newfoundland to Nanaimo Canadian Gift & Souvenir Store

A must see little shop on Nanaimo's waterfront offering a selection of gifts, souvenirs, jewelry and other things.

NYLA Fresh Thread

Owner principal, Leon, was born and raised on Vancouver Island and over the last few years has seen the lack of locally owned menswear. NYLA Fresh Thr...

Serge & Sew

Visit our one stop quilting shop and buy our no-calorie Nanaimo Bar Kit! Sew up your own souvenir of Nanaimo.

Tea Desire

Tea Desire opened their first tea store in May 2005. Tony and Heidi Aupers the founders of Tea Desire are experienced entrepreneurs. They bring Europe...

The Jolda Gallery

Featuring the work of Glass Artist Ted Jolda, Jewelry by Emily Ferris, Mixed Media by Carolyn Lutz & more.

The Shoppes at Gallery Row

A delight for tourists and local art enthusiasts, ‚ÄúGallery Row‚ÄĚ has been an attraction since the year 2000. An outdoor venue where local artists'...

Van Isle Soaps

A little home-grown Island based soap company that started in a small kitchen. 100% natural & organic.

Yellow Point Alpacas

Experience a natural elegance with the luxury of fine yarn & Alpaca garments & take home a little bit of heaven.

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