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West Vancouver’s Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market

Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market

The Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market is a medium-sized market. It features food vendors and artisan products on Sundays at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver.

The market is one of three operated by the Artisan Farmers Market Society. Also on the North Shore, there is also the Lonsdale Quay Artisan Farmers’ Market. It takes place at Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver on Saturdays. There is also the Burnaby Artisan Farmers Market which takes place on Saturdays outside Burnaby City Hall near Deer Lake. All three are great markets that run from May until late October.


For full details about all three markets, visit the artisanmarkets.ca website.


Ambleside Farmers Market

The Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market runs on Sundays from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm between the beginning of May and the end of October. In 2023 the market runs from May 7th until October 29th.

The market takes place in the parking lot at West Vancouver’s Ambleside Park, which is at the foot of 13th Street just a block or so south of Marine Drive.


Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market


About the Farmers Market

The Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market is a fabulous medium-sized market with about forty vendors in a typical week.

Vendors at the market sell everything from fresh baked goods to salsas, jewellery, clothing, honey, crepes, chocolate, jams and preserves, dried foods and spirits (of the alcoholic kind). Typically there are also vendors selling specialty pet food, mini donuts, plants and flowers, and organic butcher meats.

The market at Ambleside is an “artisan farmers market,” which explains all the handcrafted food and artistic products. There are also usually a good number of vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables.

What’s especially nice about the Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market is its selection of vendor products and lack of crowds. It’s also right by Ambleside Beach which is arguably one of the most beautiful places in the Lower Mainland!

With up to forty or so vendors, it’s large enough to have a bit of everything, as well as the energy of a good market. Despite its exceptional venue, however, the Ambleside market doesn’t attract huge crowds as some of the Lower Mainland’s other top markets do. Sometimes it gets pretty busy, but usually only comfortably so (or at least that’s been the case when we’ve been). We really like this market!


Click artisanmarkets.ca for the market’s official website.


Perfectly Nuts at the Farmers Market


Market Venue & Location

The address for the Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market is 1000 Argyle Avenue, which puts it at the west entrance to Ambleside Park in West Vancouver.

The market’s venue is one of the nicest of all markets in the Lower Mainland. The parking lot setting isn’t so spectacular, but the beach, park, ocean views and walking trails close by certainly are.

Within a two-minute walk from the market are a sandy beach, children’s playground and skate park. There is also a walking trail that’ll take you to the Park Royal Shopping Centre in one direction and John Lawson Park and Dundarave Village in the other. Ambleside is certainly one of the Lower Mainland’s nicest places to spend the day!


Ambleside Beach
Ambleside Beach


Other Information

To learn more about the market, check out the Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market website.

For ideas on other things to do in the area, see our articles about Ambleside or West Vancouver.

For a list of other markets in Metro Vancouver on different days of the week click Vancouver Farmers Markets.

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