Saturdays are the busiest days for farmers markets in the Lower Mainland with them occurring everywhere from the Fraser Valley to Vancouver and Squamish.
Lower Mainland Farmers Markets on Saturdays
Farmers markets on Saturdays in Vancouver take place at Riley Park, Trout Lake and the West End. In other parts of Metro Vancouver they happen in Burnaby, on the North Shore in Maple Ridge and in Surrey. In the Fraser Valley they occur in Abbotsford and Fort Langley, and in the Sea to Sky region they take place in Squamish.
No matter where you live in the Lower Mainland, chances are pretty good that there’s a farmers market near you on a Saturday. Check them out!
Note: Market details such as times, dates and venue addresses are subject to change. Check each market’s website for exact details.
Vancouver Saturday Farmers Markets
Saturday markets within the City of Vancouver include farmers markets at Riley Park, Trout Lake and the West End.
In Vancouver on a Saturday in the summer the Trout Lake Farmers Market is definitely the most impressive, although the others are good too. In colder months, Riley Park is the largest winter market in the entire province!
Riley Park Farmers Market
Operating on Saturdays between 10 am and 2 pm, the Riley Park Farmers Market is Vancouver’s newest summer market. In winter though, formerly known as the Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market, it is one of the region’s oldest and largest.
Riley Park was launched in 2017 as a summer market with just under three dozen vendors. Since then, every summer, it continues to operate as a smaller summer market. In 2021 it ran from May 1st until October 30th. The 2022 summer market runs from April 23rd until October 29th.
Since the fall of 2018, however, and running all winter, Riley Park becomes the renamed Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market and hosts over 60 vendors each week in the parking lot of Nat Bailey Stadium at 4601 Ontario Street. The winter market began on November 6th in 2021 and ran until April 23rd in 2022.
Click Riley Park Farmers Market for more details.
Trout Lake Farmers Market
The Trout Lake Farmers Market is a large and vibrant market that takes place between 9 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon from early May to late October at Vancouver’s John Hendry Park near the intersection of 13th Avenue and Lakeview Drive.
The Trout Lake Community Centre is located at 3360 Victoria Drive towards the southwest end of John Hendry Park, to the west of Trout Lake. The summer market happens at the north end of the park, just north of the lake.
The Trout Lake Farmers Market’s season ran from May 1st until October 30th in 2021. In 2022 the market runs from April 23rd until October 29th. It’s an impressive market on a busy day and one of our favourites.
West End Farmers Market
The West End Farmers Market occurs on Saturdays from 9 am until 2 pm between late May and around the third weekend in October. It’s located on Comox Street by Nelson Park between Bute Street and Thurlow.
In 2022 the market runs from May 21st until October 29th.
Other Metro Vancouver Saturday Farmers Markets
In addition to the City of Vancouver, other places with farmers markets in Metro Vancouver include Burnaby, North Vancouver and Maple Ridge, with all three offering a good selection of farm-fresh produce and homemade goods.
Burnaby Artisan Farmers Market
The Burnaby Artisan Farmers Market can usually be found year-round in the parking lot of Burnaby‘s City Hall at 4949 Canada Way every Saturday. It used to operate in just the late spring, summer and fall. Since 2019 though, it now operates in the winter too when it can.
This market is a medium-sized one. It ran from May to October in 2021. In 2022 the market runs from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays from May 7th until the end of October.
Lonsdale Quay Farmers Market
The Lonsdale Quay Farmers Market is a small market at Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver which takes place from May 7th until late October in 2022, with hours between 10 am and 3 pm.
Only about a dozen or so vendors participate usually at this North Vancouver market, but there is more to see and shop at inside the Lonsdale Quay Public Market which is open year-round right beside.
Haney (Maple Ridge) Farmers Market
The Haney Farmers Market took place between 9 am and 2 pm at 11900-224 Street in Maple Ridge‘s Memorial Peace Park from May 1st until October 30th in 2021. The 2022 market begins on May 7th and will likely run until the end of October.
Click Haney Farmers Market for more information.
Surrey Urban Farmers Market
The Surrey Urban Farmers Market used to take place on Wednesday afternoons in the North Surrey Rec Centre Plaza. In 2021, it took place on Saturdays from 10 am until 3 pm in Hawthorne Park. In 2022, the market opens on June 11th at Royal Kwantlen Park at 13035 104th Avenue. There is not yet a set closing date as of late May.
It’s a smaller market featuring close to 30 vendors and runs from June to October.
See the Surrey Urban Farmers Market website for more details.
Fraser Valley Saturday Farmers Markets
The Fraser Valley is the Lower Mainland’s premier agricultural region, so you can expect the produce to be exceptionally local and fresh at the markets in Abbotsford and Fort Langley.
Abbotsford Farm and Country Market
The Abbotsford Farm and Country Market usually takes place from mid-spring time until mid-December in Abbotsford from 9 am until 12 pm. (Note: winter opening times may vary.)
2022 dates are from May 7th until October 29th.
Important Note: As of the summer of 2020 the market has a new venue – Jubilee Park at 2552 McCallum Road which is at the edge of downtown Abbotsford.
Fort Langley Village Farmers Market
The Fort Langley Village Farmers Market is a great farmers market that takes place between 9 am and 3 pm at 9025 Glover Road in Fort Langley from early May until the very end of October most years.
In 2022 the market runs from April 23rd until December 17th, which is longer than some years.
Sea to Sky Saturday Farmers Markets
About a 50-minute drive from Vancouver along one of the world’s most scenic highways is the town of Squamish, home to a farmers market in one of the most beautiful parts of the Lower Mainland.
Squamish Farmers Market
The Squamish Farmers Market is the fairly large farmers market in the Sea to Sky region that takes place at the corner of Victoria Street and Cleveland Avenue in Squamish.
Shopping at the market starts at 10 in the morning and runs until 3 in the afternoon every Saturday from April until the very end of October.
In 2022 the market opens on April 23rd and runs until December 10th.
Weekend Night Markets
In addition to all the above farmers markets, in the summer on weekends, including Saturdays, a number of exceptional night markets take place throughout the region.
Night markets on Saturday evenings include the Richmond Night Market which has a distinctly Asian theme and very little in the way of organic produce and locally grow vegetables. For different reasons, though, it too is well worth visiting on Saturday evenings in Metro Vancouver.
Other Farmers Markets
For an extensive list of summer farmers markets throughout the week in other parts of the Lower Mainland, check out Metro Vancouver’s Farmers Markets. Or, for farmers markets on specific days, check out the following:
- Wednesday Farmers Markets: Downtown, Main Street and Whistler.
- Thursday Farmers Markets: False Creek and New Westminster.
- Friday Farmers Markets: North Vancouver’s Shipyard Night Market.
- Sunday Farmers Markets: Ambleside, Clayton Heights, Cloverdale (Flea Market), Coquitlam, Kitsilano, Ladner, Mt. Pleasant, Steveston Village, White Rock and Whistler.
Also, check out Lower Mainland Winter Markets for farmers markets taking place in the late fall, winter and early spring.