The Whistler Farmers Market is a large farmers and artisan market. It usually takes place in Whistler‘s Upper Village at the base of Blackcomb Mountain.
In 2021 it took place at a new venue. The first day of the season was on May 23rd (so on the May Long Weekend). The 2022 season began on May 22nd and ends on October 9th.
Whistler Village Market
With as many as 90 vendors on busy weekends in the summer during normal years, the Whistler Farmers Market is one of the largest markets of its kind within a couple of hours’ drive from Vancouver. (Note: In 2021, because of COVID-19, only 40 to 50 or so vendors planned to participate each week.)
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, gourmet chocolate and other treats.
When and Where
The 2021 market ran between 10 am and 3 pm on Sundays from May 23rd until October 10th.
The market’s new venue last year the parking lot outside the Whistler Racket Club. In 2022 it returns to its former venue, on the Upper Village Stroll at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. The market opened on May 22nd and runs until October 9th. The hours of operation in 2022 are from 11 am until 4 pm.
About the 2022 Market
Each week about 60 or so vendors are on-site in 2022. This is more than last year but still fewer than in pre-pandemic times when 100 or so vendors participated in total over the course of the season.
Merchants each week include ones selling farm products and others selling both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. There are also vendors serving hot foods, sweets and other treats, as well as specialty food products. There are a couple of pet-related vendors most weeks, as well as a dozen or so artisans selling everything from jewellery to knitted goods to handmade soaps.
What Happened in the Past?
In 2020 the Whistler Farmers Market took place on Sundays from July 5th onwards. The market had a smaller number of vendors than in regular years due to COVID-19 (which was the same again in 2021).
In 2020, because of COVID-19, the market happened in the parking lot outside the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. The centre’s address is 4584 Blackcomb Way (so just a couple of blocks from where the market was in previous years). In 2021 the market was held in the parking lot outside the Whistler Racket Club.
In more normal years, a second market takes 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 further details about the resort town’s summer markets, see the Whistler Farmers Market website.
To learn more 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
To learn more about the area see the website WhatToDoInWhistler.ca.