About us

Established in 2009, Ecossentials has been an ongoing eco market store serving the community of Powell River, B.C., Canada for many years.

We take pride in our organic, ethical, fair trade and sustainably sourced products varying from fresh produce, bulk foods, herbs and spices, to clothing and toys to natural cleaners.  

With this in mind, we do our best to reduce as much packaging as we can by having you as customers bring in your own containers to make for perfect reusable packing material. In store, you simply tare, fill, label, weigh then pay with any product from our varied bulk and soaps section! It's the best way for you to buy organic food and environmentally friendly products for you, your family and your home.

In addition to our own merchandise, Ecossentials Local Market houses several other local businesses including:

  • Wild Scoop Ice Cream, an in-house artisanal Ice Cream shop with homemade waffle cones and a variety of dairy, plus non-dairy flavours!

  • Birch Tree Café and Bistro. Ethnic inspired dishes and beverages utilizing fresh, local and ethically sourced ingredients, prepared by inspired VIU Culinary Arts Students. Open Tuesday-Friday, 11:30am-1:30pm.
  • Picked: A Collective. Inspired by markets and a love for beauty, Picked is a collective of lovely, useful and inspiring things.

  • Raincoast Kombucha, celebrates the insatiable beauty & abundance of life on the west coast, or anywhere you may find yourself. This celebration expresses itself in the form of a nourishing raw elixir. This restorative tonic is crafted in small batches from the wisdom of tea, medicine of herbs, vibration of crystal essences & Love.

You can have a bite to eat, grab your bulk food and an ice cream all in one go! It makes for the perfect locally sourced market for our community.  

Our Market is located right on the corner of Marine Ave and Alberni Street, in the heart of Powell Rivers finest commercial center.

We are proud to be your local eco-market and refillery store!