The Ambleside Farmers Market is a medium-sized market featuring food vendors and artisan products on Sundays at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver.
Ambleside Farmers Market
The Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market usually runs on Sundays from 10 am until 3 pm between the beginning of May and the beginning of November.
The 2020 season ran from Sunday, May 3rd, until Sunday, November 1st. Exact dates for the 2021 season are to be confirmed.
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. This is a new venue for the market. Until a couple of years ago it was in the middle of a street about three blocks away.
About the Market
The Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market is a medium-sized market with at least 40 vendors most weeks, but sometimes as many as 70.
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 at least a couple of vendors selling fruits and vegetables, but farm produce isn’t the main focus.
What’s especially nice about the Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market is its selection of vendor products and lack of crowds.
40 to 70 vendors make it 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.
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 2-minute walk from the market are a sandy beach, children’s playground, skate park, and 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 part of the day!
For more information about the market, check out the Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market website.
For a list of other markets in Metro Vancouver on different days of the week click Vancouver Farmers Markets.