The Whistler Farmers Market is a large farmers and artisan market that takes usually place in Whistler‘s Upper Village at the base of Blackcomb Mountain.
2020 wasn’t a “usual’ year, however, due to COVID-19. As a result, the market took place in a new location this past summer and with modified procedures and reduced days.
Instead of in the heart of the Upper Village along the pedestrian-only street where it normally takes place, in 2020 the market happened outside the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (so just a couple of blocks from the regular site).
Whistler Village Market
With as many as 90 vendors on busy weekends in the summer, in typical years at least, the Whistler Farmers Market is one of the largest markets of its kind within a couple of hours’ drive from Vancouver.
At the market there are a small number of vendors selling organic vegetables and other farm-fresh produce. There are also numerous artisans selling everything from pottery to clothing to gourmet chocolate and other treats.
When and Where
In 2020, the Whistler Farmers Market was originally scheduled to take place on Sundays from June 21st until October 11th as well as on select Wednesdays in July and August. Because of concerns about COVID-19, however, the market didn’t start up in the end until July 5th. The market also had a smaller number of vendors than in regular years.
2020 opening hours were from 11 am to 4 pm on Sundays. There was also no market on Wednesdays this past year due to COVID-19. In normal years, a second market would have taken place on Wednesdays from 2 pm until 7 pm.
In addition to the regular Wednesday and Sunday events most years, the Whistler Farmers Market also happens on the Saturdays of select holiday weekends from 11 am to 4 pm.
For 2020, additional Saturday and other holiday markets were scheduled for Canada Day (July 1st), the BC Day Long Weekend (August 1st), Labour Day Weekend (September 5th) and Thanksgiving Weekend (October 6th).
In years when there isn’t a global pandemic, the markets usually take place around 4545 Blackcomb Way in Whistler’s Upper Village not far from the gondola to Blackcomb Mountain. In 2020, however, they happened in the parking lot outside the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre which is located at 4584 Blackcomb Way (so just a couple of blocks further down the street).
For further details about the resort town’s summer markets, click Whistler Farmers Market.
For information about the resort town and its events throughout the year, click Whistler Village.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Whistler-Blackcomb Ski Resort
- Lower Mainland Ski Hills
- Sea to Sky Region
- Lower Mainland Farmers Markets