Victoria Public Market, Victoria, British Columbia

After a five-month delay (originally slated to open in April 2013, the space wasn’t completed until last September) Victoria Public Market is now the epicentre of the city’s culinary culture. A mix of permanent vendors and weekly markets draw Vancouver Island foodies to the historic Hudson’s Bay building to fill up their bags with Lockwood Farms’ fresh snap peas, crusty loaves of Italian bread from Il Forno di Claudio and jars of Cottlestone Apiary’s sweet golden wildflower honey. WL