Welcome to The Westshore Swap, Shop, and Market! Come check out our great selection of local sellers every Sunday morning at the Juan De Fuca Recreation Centre.
- Sundays: April 9 thru September 3, 2023
- Hours: 8am – 12pm; Vendors may arrive at 7am and stay until 1pm for setup/take down
- Location: Juan De Fuca Recreation Center – Public Library Parking Lot
- General Admission: $2.00 each – Kids under 12 are always free
- Vendor Booth: $30 pre-registered or $40 drop-in, per Sunday
- Optional Rentals: Folding Tables – $10 each, Pop-up Tents – $15 each
- Tax: All prices include applicable taxes
WSSM combines a Community Swap Meet and Local Farmers Market into a single event that’s fun for all ages!
It’s just $30 per Sunday to sell at the Westshore Swap and Shop – Check out the “Book a Booth” page for more info! Each vendors booth covers 10′ x 10′ market space, per week. We aren’t too strict about that as long as there is enough room for everyone! Contact us for more options if you need a bigger space. 8-foot folding tables and 10′ x 10′ tents are available for rent at an additional cost. Sellers are encouraged to register in advance to confirm your booth, however drop-ins are also welcome.
All sellers at the Westshore Swap Shop and Market (WSSM) are solely responsible for their products, selling area, and any rented tents/tables and attend at their own risk. Sellers must set up and take down their displays within an hour before and after the market starting/finishing – including removal of any garbage, product packaging, recycling, waste etc. WSSM, Juan De Fuca Recreation Center, and Westshore Parks and Recreation are not responsible for any loss, damage, or injuries resulting from the use or misuse of the site, products, rented equipment, or premises.
Vehicles are permitted in the shopping area while setting up and taking down displays, merchandise, etc. Please move your vehicles out of the shopping area as soon as you can, to an adjacent parking lot, so other vendors can get in too – we’re all in this together!
NOTE – Food and beverage vendors are welcome to attend the market but please note there may be additional requirements in some cases. Depending on the items offered for sale, requirements could include VIHA inspections/documentation, liability insurance, garbage/waste fees, etc. Just let us know what you’re up to and we’ll be glad to work with you to sort out the details. If in doubt – send us an email to email@example.com
If you’ve been thinking, “It’s time for a garage sale – to pass along all those great household items to a new home,” then pack your stuff up and bring it down to the Swappers section! Here you’ll find all sorts of household items, lawn and garden, antiques, and collectibles. Lots of tools, boating and fishing gear too!
If you have a little side hustle (or main hustle!) creating or making something this is the spot for you. Come check out the Shops section for everything from locally made wood products, preserves and crafts. There’s sure to be everything here from knitted toques, jams, art/crafts and more!
This is our Farmers Market section featuring a great selection of locally grown produce, plants, flowers, and yummy baked treats! You might even find a local winery or distillery with offerings available to enjoy off site!
Yes – we love these too. We’re offering space for a number of rotating food trucks with all sorts of items like breakfast burritos, muffins, coffee, doughnuts, and more.
Community Clubs, Services, and Charities
Local clubs and charitable organizations wishing to co-ordinate promotional activities please contact WSSM.
WSSM offers 8′ folding tables and 10×10 pop-up tents for rent. All rented equipment must be checked for any damage and serviceability prior to use by the Vendor/Renter. All rented equipment must be returned to WSSM in the same condition it was originally given, clean, and dry. Please notify a WSSM team member of any damage or issues prior to taking possession and setting up.
All sellers at the Westshore Swap Shop and Market (WSSM) are solely responsible for their products, selling area, and any rented tents/tables and attend at their own risk. WSSM and Westshore Parks and Recreation are not responsible for any loss, damage, or injuries resulting from the use or misuse of the site, products, rented equipment, or premises.
We’re very pleased to be introducing Kids Korner to the Westshore Swap Shop! If your little one has an entrepreneurial spirit, fund raising ideas, or toys/crafts to sell – this is the place for them! We’re offering complementary vendors space for kids and a great flat rental fee for a tent and/or table if they need it. Check-in and check-out times are flexible too if they can’t stay for the full 4-hour market! If you’re interested in arranging a spot at Kids Korner please contact WSSM.
WSSM reserves the right to refuse service/entry to anyone at their discretion. Basically, no jerks allowed!
Please note the swap shop and market is a family-oriented event which is open to everyone – all ages, ethnicities, genders, religions, backgrounds etc. are welcome and encouraged to participate. There is absolutely zero tolerance for bullying, harassment, taunting, threatening behaviour, discrimination, violence, etc. Please bring any concerns to the attention of WSSM management. Any violations will be met with immediate ejection.
The following items are prohibited as directed by WSSM management:
Weapons: No firearms of any kind – including ammunition. Military style edged weapons and switch blades etc. are NOT allowed. Utility blades, kitchen knives, axes, etc. are OK as long as they are displayed in a safe manner. There’s kids around!
Animals: No sale of animals allowed. Well-behaved dogs are permitted in the shopping area – leashes are required
Dangerous Goods: i.e. explosives/fireworks
Commercially available/produced items
Questions? Contact WSSM
Well-behaved dogs are permitted in the shopping area while on a leash however any aggressive or unruly behaviour will be addressed by the management team and offenders may be asked to wait outside. (Humans too – haha!) Say hello to our friendly greeters at the front on your way in/out – they’re usually packing treats for our furry friends and can help with a poop bag too if you need it.
No smoking or vaping in the shopping area for the comfort of other shoppers and sellers
No alcohol consumption on-site.