A Guide to Holiday Markets
The holidays are fast approaching. November and December in Campbell River are chock-full of holiday cheer, craft markets, and locally owned and operated shops who have carefully curated the best goods for you to discover. These are some great opportunities coming your way, so get out and see the amazing makers that call Vancouver Island home.
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Mistletoe Market at the Anchor Inn Nov. 2 & 3
The craft fair season kicks off early this year with the Mistletoe Market at the Anchor Inn. Featuring local art, craft makers and baking, this market is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. TIP: There is a Santa Brunch which takes place before the market, two birds, one stone.
Christmas Market Place Nov.2 & 3
After you’ve finished perusing the vendors at the Anchor Inn, head over to the community centre for the Christmas Market Place and get a full sweep of the weekend markets.
Black Creek Winter Market Nov. 30
Black Creek is one of our neighbouring communities located about a half-hour south of downtown Campbell River. This annual market is always a highlight of the season featuring over 30 unique vendors. Shoppers can expect one of a kind handcrafted gifts, baking and a relaxed rustic atmosphere.
Pier Street Winter Market
Another Annual tradition is the Pier Street Christmas Market hosted at the Maritime Heritage Centre. Happening over a 3 weekend period leading up to Christmas this is the perfect spot to revisit old favourites from the summer market and treat visiting guests to a taste of Campbell River. Dates are TBA
Artisan Craft Market at the CRAG Nov.29 – Dec. 24
The Artisan Craft Market at the Campbell River Art Gallery is always a local favourite. This curated event features Vancouver Island artisans. In addition to great finds, the gallery is decorated for the holidays, great for some quick pictures to get you into the holiday spirit. The market runs from the 29th of November until the 24th of December giving you lots of time to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
Light the Fire Nov. 9
This specialty market features potters from all over the Island. Featuring a wide variety of pottery, this is the perfect spot to pick up a gift for the ceramics lover in your life or scout for your own personal collection.
Christmas Gift Tour Nov. 15,16 and 17th
A different take on the traditional craft fair, the Christmas gift tour takes place all throughout the city. People can register their homes to show off their crafts.
If you missed out on the craft fairs no worries, there are plenty of shops in Campbell River that feature BC-based artisans that you can visit year-round, check out our shopping page for more!