The Burnaby Artisan Farmers Market takes place in the parking lot at Burnaby City Hall not far from Deer Lake Park on Saturdays.
In 2019 it ran all year, including in the winter. It doesn’t plan to run over the 2020/21 winter season though, because of COVID-19. It does, however, plan to start back up again in the spring of 2021.
Burnaby Farmers Market
The Burnaby Artisan Farmers Market happens at 4949 Canada Way in Burnaby. The market occurs in the north parking lot outside Burnaby City Hall, which is accessed off Deer Lake Parkway just before it connects with Canada Way.
The summer market runs from April or May until the end of October on Saturdays, and usually between 9 am and 2 pm (so for one hour longer each time). In 2020, however, the summer market hours were just from 10 am until 2 pm. First day of the 2021 season is likely April 10th, although exact details are to be confirmed.
The winter market ran last year from November until April on Saturdays between 10 am and 2 pm. Because of COVID-19, it isn’t happening in the winter of 2020/21.
About the Burnaby Farmers Market
The Burnaby Farmers’ Market is a medium to large-sized market with 40 to 50 vendors each week in summer, but fewer in the winter. It’s not as busy as some of the Lower Mainland’s other main markets though, so parking is relatively convenient and there aren’t normally big crowds.
Vendors at the Burnaby market include the usual selection of local farmers with their fresh fruits and vegetables produce, small craft-brewed distillers, artisans, artists, bakers, and makers of homemade goods and preserves. There is also usually some form of live entertainment.
A couple of the really nice things about the Burnaby Artisan Farmers Market are its size and location.
The market is large enough that you can find a great selection of quality goods to choose from, but it’s not so big that you have to fight through the crowds and live in fear of getting separated from your children.
Attractions in the Area
Deer Lake Park is one of the Lower Mainland’s best city parks, with its walking trails around the lake, sandy beach, beautiful gardens, historic Hart House and the Shadbolt Centre for the Performing Arts.
Burnaby Village is a great free outdoor museum that’s open seasonally with a selection of heritage buildings and a restored 1912 carousel.
Both Deer Lake Park and the Burnaby Village Museum are highly recommended and make great destinations to combine with a visit to the farmers market in the summer.
For more information on the Saturday market, see the Burnaby Artisan Farmers Market‘s website.
For details on other markets in Metro Vancouver, check out Lower Mainland Farmers Markets.
For other things to do in the City of Burnaby, including a list of events, click Burnaby.