Vancouver

Farmer's Market Guide

It could be the moderate climate or the do-it-yourself culture, but Vancouver is filled with farmers markets year-round, promising a breadth of locally sourced foods and crafts. Meet growers, bakers, farmers and craftsmen who bring their wares straight from their fields and workshops to your shopping bag. Most neighbourhoods have a market, held on different days to maintain a steady supply of delicious, local produce throughout the week. You can view this map to find farmers markets throughout Metro Vancouver, but here are six top pick for visitors.

West End Farmers Market

Comox Street between Bute and Thurlow
Saturdays, May - October 
Located in the heart of the West End neighbourhood, this laid-back Saturday market is walking distance from most downtown hotels, making it a great way to start your weekend in Vancouver. Grab a coffee and browse the stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as pickles, preserves, baked goods and cheeses, and plan a picnic!

Granville Island Farmers Market

Next to the Granville Island Public Market
Thursdays, June - October
Most visitors will head over to Granville Island at some point, so plan your visit for a Thursday and check out this farmers market—the most established and oldest of its kind in Vancouver. Once you’ve finished shopping the market, head inside to the public market to continue exploring the city’s culinary offerings.

Trout Lake Park Farmers Market

North end of Trout Lake, in John Hendry Park
Saturdays, May - October
The biggest of Vancouver’s farmers markets, the Trout Lake market is just off the popular Commercial Drive neighbourhood and an easy walk from the SkyTrain. Along with seasonal produce and culinary offerings, you’ll also have your pick of food trucks to grab a quick breakfast or lunch. And keep an eye out for chef-types… you’re likely to see some of Vancouver’s best chefs picking up ingredients at this market!

Yaletown Farmers Market 

At the corner of Mainland and Davie streets
Thursdays, May - October 
Nestled right in the heart of the Yaletown neighbourhood, this market springs up between the historic brick buildings every Thursday afternoon during the summer. Shop the stalls for a picnic dinner to enjoy at nearby David Lam Park, or grab some culinary souvenirs before retiring to one of Yaletown’s patios for dinner.

Winter Market 

Nat Bailey Stadium, at Ontario and East 30th Ave
Saturdays, November - April 25 
Farmers markets aren’t just for summer! This market is open over the winter and spring, and while there’s less produce than during the sunnier months, the market makes up for it with plenty of pickles, preserves and other handmade goods—all of which make better souvenirs than a bag of tomatoes! Close to Queen Elizabeth Park, if it’s a sunny day, plan for a post-shop stroll.

Lonsdale Quay Farmers Market

East plaza at Lonsdale Quay Market, North Vancouver
Saturdays, May - October
This is the market to go to if you want to combine fresh, seasonal produce with seaside views. With an amazing view back to downtown, browse the stall, grab a bite and enjoy the atmosphere. This market is also known to have a good number of local crafts available along with all the delicious edibles.