Salt Spring Island Saturday Market

The Salt Spring Island Saturday Market in the Park (the Market) has been operating in Centennial Park since the 1970s. Since then it has grown considerably and attracts visitors from all around the world and acts as a key economic driver and crucial pillar of island life for the community on Salt Spring Island.

The Saturday Market operates as a local producer based market. Salt Spring Island Residents are offered permits for vending in the Market on a point rating system.

The philosophy of the Market is:

“Make it, Bake it, Grow it”
“Vendor Produced and Sold”

Salt Spring Island Saturday Market Society

The Saturday Market has been operating in its current inception since 1993 with the CRD (Capital Regional District) managing the market. The Salt Spring Island Saturday Market Society was formed in response to the CRD looking to outsource the management and operation of the Saturday Market; it is a not-for-profit, community based society with a volunteer board. SSISMS has been awarded the licence for five years by the CRD.

As of 1 January 2024 it is the operator of the Saturday Market in the Park.

The SSISMS Board

Aaron Bouchard (Market Vendor)

Alvaro Sanchez (Market Vendor)

Carin Perrins (Business Owner)

Cheyenne Goh (Market Vendor)

Jennifer Lannan Emekoba (Business Owner)

Rob Pingle (Member at large)

Susanna Kong (Market Vendor)

Sue Earle (Farmer)

Member at Large (Vacant)

For more information about being a vendor and to register.