Coombs Market on Vancouver Island

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

We stopped off at the Coombs Market this morning before we said goodbye to Vancouver Island.

Coombs is just 37 kms north of Nanaimo and the market is a great place to stop during an Island day trip, weekend, or getaway. For those who have heard of, or been to, Coombs you’ll probably associate it with the goats that graze on the grassy roof of the market- becoming a local staple over the last 30 years. Unfortunately the goats don’t come out until May but we had a nice time exploring regardless.

Coombs, BC

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Coombs, BC

Coombs, BC

Coombs, BC

In the market and each of us tried a different type of delicious flatbread for lunch and to go along with the great-tasting coffee, I topped off my meal with a fresh raspberry and white chocolate muffin. I purchased some Comox Valley Brie, a loaf of rosemary & cheese bread and a helping of chili smoked salmon jerky to bring home.

Coombs Market

White Chocolate & Raspberry

Coombs Market

Rosemary & Cheese Bread

Coombs Market

Coombs Market

…. And of course I couldn’t resist the selection of brightly-coloured toys and knickknacks for kids.

Coombs Market

Coombs Market

Coombs Market

Coombs Market

Coombs Market

Coombs Market

Coombs Market

Thank to Keira, her mom, and her aunt for hosting me this weekend and I was certainly glad to come along to welcome Jordy to Vancouver (even though my post about the “pet area” on BC Ferries is forthcoming).

Keira and Jordy

The rest of my photos from the weekend are available in my Flickr set.

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  1. Derek K. MillerSunday, April 19th, 2009 — 7:28pm PDT

    No goats yet? We were there in February, and none then either:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/penmachine/3308034635/in/set-72157614364384312/

  2. Miss604Sunday, April 19th, 2009 — 7:31pm PDT

    Nope ๐Ÿ™ A friend of Keira’s mother said they don’t bring them out til about May.

  3. DarrenSunday, April 19th, 2009 — 9:29pm PDT

    I, too, came here to complain about a thorough lack of goats.

  4. MsMTGMonday, April 20th, 2009 — 7:58am PDT

    No trip to the Nanaimo/Parksville/Qualicum area is complete without a visit to Coombs Market. It has grown and improved in a very nice way over the years, but it’s always disappointing when the goats are missing.

  5. SophiaMonday, April 20th, 2009 — 4:20pm PDT

    Your dog is sooooo cute! What breed is he/she?

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