What is Makerspace?

Makerspace is a member-operated shared space where people come together and collaborate while sharing tools, resources and knowledge. Members come from all different backgrounds and collectively bring vast amounts of knowledge and experience to the space. To keep Makerspace functioning, all members share a responsibility to keep the space safe, tidy, and welcoming. Makerspace members benefit from 24-hour access to a large assortment of equipment and tools.

How do I get involved?

The best way to start is to come to one of our open-house events on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, at 7pm.

Victoria Makerspace Assocation
Unit 4A – 4476 Markham Street,
Vancouver Island Technology Park,
Saanich, BC
V8Z 7X8

Shop features

See our full list of tools and equipment for more detail.


Meters, oscilloscope, function generator, soldering stations, breadboards and prototyping tools, and bins full of hackable parts.


24"×60" CNC router, laser cutter/engravers, and 3D printers.


Table saw, jointer, thickness planar, track saw, routers and router table, lathe, band saw, mitre saw, drill press, spindle sander, bench sander, and hand tools.

Machining and welding

Mill, lathe, MIG welder, flux-core welder, band saw, chop saw, bench grinders, drill press, oxy-acetylene, 4' press brake/shear, and sand-blaster.

Molecular biology lab

Makerspace was Canada's first community molecular biology lab. In consultation with Health Canada, we make cutting edge scientific facilities to the general public. Kids as young as 5 have created their own synthetic organisms in our lab!