The Saturday Market

The daffodils have sprung from the ground, the trees are blossoming, and Ganges burst into life over Easter weekend, with the first Saturday market of the year.

A few minutes walk from Mariner’s Loft, the famous Salt Spring Market boasts an array of artisan products and delectable goods. You’ll find everything from jewellery to kale chips, from goats cheese to glassware, from clothing to wooden toys, and the list goes on. Expect a high standard of quality, specialty items, all produced on Salt Spring. That’s right, the market is composed entirely of locally made products:

“Vendors must “make it, bake it, or grow it” themselves, and all products must be “vendor produced and sold”.
These simple mandates are the essence of our market.”

Salt Spring Market


A stroll around the market is an experience for the senses, with flavours and styles to suit every taste. Over 140 islanders will greet you with a smile, and tempt you with the fruits of their love and expertise. Prepare to be inspired: This weekly happening is a quite the display of health, vitality and joy.

Located in the centre of Ganges, the market is also a social hub; a wonderful opportunity to connect with Salt Spring, as well as to find that perfect gift or souvenir.

Salt Spring Market

When and Where

The market will run every Saturday until the end of October. approximate 8:00 / 9:00am start, and 4:00pm close. Downtown Ganges, nested between the Centennial park and the water.

Special Events

Coincide your trip to the Market with on of these special events this April, all just a short stroll away Mariners Loft!

The 6th Annual Blossom Picnic

On Saturday April 9th, the Japanese Garden Society of Salt Spring Island will host their 6th annual blossom picnic:
“Join us for music, martial art presentations, Japanese home-style sushi lunches, calligraphy and tea ceremony demos, and many more activities.”

Earth Day Celebrations

On Friday April 22nd, International Earth Day, Salt Spring Islanders will come together to offer a day of celebration in Centennial Park
“Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn, connect, dance, sing, and celebrate this beautiful planet!”

2016 Community Energy Conference

Opening with a film night on Friday, 22nd, this very special event offers keynotes, workshops and networking. “Learn the latest on the Community Solar movement as well as energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions for home, business and transportation in over 15 presentations and workshops”

More inspiration

Need more temptation? Check out the Salt Spring Market website for a list of vendors.

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