Breakwater Market targets locals, tourists

Live musicians will entertain visitors and special events are scheduled throughout the season

  • Jul. 2, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Victorians can now browse a brand-new open-air market during their Sunday waterfront stroll.

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority and the James Bay Market Society will host the Breakwater Market at Ogden Point each Sunday this summer.

Starting this weekend (July 5), the market will operate on the lawn adjacent to the Breakwater Café and Bistro and will feature homemade, handmade and homegrown products such as local specialty foods and artisan crafts.

Live musicians will entertain visitors and special events are scheduled throughout the season, including craft beer and wine tastings.

“Ogden Point is both an important maritime gateway as well as a vibrant staging ground for community events and festivities,” says GVHA CEO Ian Robertson. “As part of our mandate to continue to improve this iconic port property, we are pleased to welcome the new Breakwater Market and hope that it will become a favourite haunt for both locals and tourists during the summer.”

The Breakwater Market will be the perfect place to pick up a unique gift and sample delicious local food while watching the comings and goings of the more than 200 cruise ships calling at Ogden Point this season.

“The market will be able to take advantage of a unique landmark setting that is visited regularly by locals as well as by tourists,” says Carole Elliott, Chair of the James Bay Market Society.

The Breakwater Market will open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays through to Aug. 30, except Aug. 9.

Ample parking is available in the lot next to the market. For more information and vendor application forms visit breakwatermarket.com

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