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, North Vancouver, Maple Ridge and 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.
Burnaby Artisan Farmers Market
This market is a medium-sized market and a really good one. It runs from May 20th to October 28th from 9 am to 2 pm in 2023.
Lonsdale Artisan Farmers Market
About twenty or so vendors usually participate at this North Vancouver market, which makes for a nice addition to the dozens of unique shops next door indoors at the Lonsdale Quay Public Market which is open year-round.
Haney (Maple Ridge) Farmers Market
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. Since 2022, however, the market happens on Saturdays at Royal Kwantlen Park at 13035 104th Avenue. In 2023 the market runs from 10 am until 3 pm from June 3rd until October 7th.
See the Surrey Urban Farmers Market website for more 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 2023 it runs on Saturdays from April 1st until October 28th.
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 most recent winter market began on November 5th in 2022 and ran until March 25th in 2023.
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 runs from April 1st until October 28th in 2023. 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 2023 the market runs from May 20th until October 28th.
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.)
2023 dates are from May 6th until October 28th.
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
In 2023 the market runs from April 15th until December 2nd, 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
Shopping at the market starts at 10 in the morning and remains open until 3 in the afternoon every Saturday from April until near the end of the year.
In 2023 the market runs from April 1st until December 9th.
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.