A new indoor market in downtown Victoria, Canada, will open in the spring, making Vancouver Island’s abundant produce available year-round. The Victoria Public Market at the Hudson will be home to goods produced by bakers, butchers, fishermen and florists, among others.
Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is at the southern tip of Vancouver Island. It's about 60 miles from Vancouver and about a three-hour (or less) ferry ride from Seattle.
The new market will be in what was once the Hudson’s Bay department store. It will offer a retail outlet for even the smallest producers, who can rent tables by the day to sell their wares.
On any given day, items for sale could include the beer, wine, bread and cheese needed for a picnic along one of the city’s many hiking trails.