The Burnaby Artisan Farmers Market takes place in the parking lot at Burnaby City Hall not far from Deer Lake Park on Saturdays.
In 2023 the market’s first day of the season was May 20th and its final day is October 28th.
The Burnaby Artisan Farmers Market is one of three operated by the Artisan Farmers Market Society. The other two take place on the North Shore. The Lonsdale Quay Artisan Farmers Market happens in North Vancouver at Lonsdale Quay on Saturdays. The third one, the Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market, is in West Vancouver on Sundays.
For full details about all three markets, visit the artisanmarkets.ca website.
Burnaby Farmers Market
The address for the Burnaby Artisan Farmers Market is 4949 Canada Way. The market occurs in the north parking lot outside Burnaby City Hall. The venue is accessed off Deer Lake Parkway just before it connects with Canada Way.
The summer market runs on Saturdays from May until the end of October. Regular hours of operation are between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. In 2023 the market runs from May 20th until October 28th, plus for two extra days on May 13th and 14th as part of a Burnaby Blooms event at Deer Lake Park.
About the Burnaby Farmers Market
The Burnaby Artisan Farmers Market is a medium to large-sized market. It has up to around 40 to 50 vendors each week in the summer. It’s not as busy as some of the Lower Mainland’s other main markets though. Consequently, parking is relatively convenient and there aren’t normally big crowds. It’s a really nice market!
Vendors at the Burnaby market include the usual selection of local farmers with their fruits and vegetables. There are also small craft-brewed distillers, artisans, artists, bakers, and makers of homemade goods and preserves. There is also usually a musician providing live entertainment.
What to Expect
The Burnaby Artisan Farmers Market is an exceptional market. There is a good variety of vendors and the quality of the products is high. It’s an “artisan farmers” market, so there are both artisan vendors and farmers. The artisan vendors though are mostly food-related, not art and crafts.
At the market there are a few artisan stalls with things like soaps and handmade art. Most of the artisans, however, sell things like jams, sauces, baked goods and ethnic foods. This makes the market a perfect place to pick up picnic ingredients before heading to the park. It’s also where you’ll find treats for yourself and unique gifts for friends.
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. It’s not too big though that you have to fight through the crowds and live in fear of getting separated from your children.
The location is also good as parking is available. A couple of Metro Vancouver’s top attractions are also close by – beautiful Deer Lake Park and the historic Burnaby Village Museum.
Click Burnaby Artisan Farmers Market for the market’s official website.
Attractions in the Area
Deer Lake Park is one of the Lower Mainland’s best city parks. It boasts walking trails around the lake, a 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 wonderful places to visit. We recommend them both. They make great destinations to combine with a visit to the farmers market. They are also both just a 10 to 15-minute walk from the market.
For more information about the Saturday market, see the Burnaby Artisan Farmers Market‘s website. To learn about the two other markets hosted by the same organization, see our articles about the Lonsdale Quay Artisan Farmers Market in North Vancouver or the Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market in West Vancouver.
To learn about other markets in Metro Vancouver, click Lower Mainland Farmers Markets.
For other things to do in Burnaby, including a list of events, see our article about the City of Burnaby.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Vancouver’s Calendar of Events
- Festivals & Events
- Vancouver on a Budget
- Best Places for Shopping
- Lower Mainland Parks & Nature
- Vancouver Summer Activities