Sunday farmers markets with fresh produce and artisan products include ones in West Vancouver, Coquitlam, Kitsilano, Mt. Pleasant, Richmond and White Rock.
Further afield but just as interesting, and perhaps even more exotic, is the Sunday farmers market up at Whistler.
Farmers Markets on Sundays
All seven of the following farmers markets go from morning until afternoon on Sundays and offer a wide variety of local produce, fresh organic fruits and vegetables, handmade art and homemade goodies. Many of the markets also take place in some of the Lower Mainland’s most beautiful and interesting places.
Note: Market details such as dates, times and locations are subject to change. Check each market’s website for exact details.
Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market
The Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market takes place at Ambleside Park at the foot of 13th Street in West Vancouver between 10 and 3 o’clock from the beginning of May until the end of October. The venue is just a block from the water, beautiful Ambleside Park and stunning views of the entrance to Burrard Inlet and Stanley Park across the inlet.
Coquitlam Farmers Market
The Coquitlam Farmers Market, also known as the Poirier Street Farmers Market, operates from 9 am to 1 pm between early May and the end of October at 624 Poirier Street in Coquitlam. It’s a large market with usually more than 60 vendors.
Hastings Park Farmers Market (Winter)
The Hastings Park Farmers Market runs from 10 am to 2 pm at Hastings Skatepark by the PNE (at Renfrew Street and Pandora, just a couple of blocks from Hastings Street) from early November until the first day or so of May. Free parking is available at the Gate 2 entrance.
Kitsilano Farmers Market
The Kitsilano Farmers Market runs on Sundays from the middle of May until mid to late October from 10 to 2 pm at 2690 Larch Street in Vancouver. It’s a fairly large market, with up to about 50 vendors on busy weeks.
Ladner Village Market
Taking place on the second and fourth Sundays of the month between mid-June and mid-September on the three block stretch of 48th Avenue between Delta Street and Elliott Street, the Ladner Village Market is one of Western Canada’s largest farmers markets, and one of our favourites.
From 10 am to 4 pm each time as many as 150 vendors sell everything from fresh produce to baked goods to all kinds of handcrafted art. If you’re looking for an amazingly massive farmers market, this is where you’ll find it. Many consider it the best. The first market of the year starts in mid-June.
While in the area …, if the weather is good, consider visiting the Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Delta on Westham Island just west of Ladner.
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Between mid-June and early-October the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market takes place from 10 am until 2 pm at 2300 Guelph Street in Vancouver. It usually has slightly more than two dozen vendors.
Steveston Village Farmers Market
The Steveston Farmers and Artisan Market takes place every second Sunday from May until early fall in Steveston Village in Richmond in the parking lot of the Steveston Community Centre at 4111 Moncton Street from 10:30 am until 3:30 pm.
While in the area … definitely explore Steveston Village and go for a walk along the waterfront, but also consider taking your bike for a cycle along the dykes. For a bit of history, check out the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in town, or Britannia Heritage Shipyard a pleasant walk down the way.
White Rock Farmers Market
While in the area … stroll along the waterfront at White Rock and check out the beach, especially if it’s at low tide. Also, just a short drive away, there is Crescent Beach, plus historic Stewart Farm in Elgin Heritage Park along the way.
Whistler Farmers Market
The Whistler Farmers Market takes place in Whistler’s Upper Village on Sundays between 11 am and 4 pm between late May and early October, as well as from 2 pm to 7 pm on Wednesdays in July and August.
While in the area … explore Whistler, obviously. Walk around the village, take a gondola up the hill or go for a drive to Alta Lake.
Weekend Night Markets
In addition to the above farmers markets, a number of exceptional night markets also take place on Sundays in the summer, including both of Richmond’s two night markets.
Richmond’s two Asian-themed markets aren’t farmers markets with local farmers and piles of farm fresh produce, but they are still very interesting and well worth checking out. Thousands of people every weekend do!
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: Main Street, Surrey and Whistler.
- Thursday Farmers Markets: New Westminster, Granville Island and Downtown.
- Friday Farmers Markets: the Mercato: Italian Market (once a month) and North Vancouver’s Shipyard Night Market.
- Saturday Farmers Markets: Abbotsford, Burnaby, Fort Langley, Maple Ridge, Squamish, Trout Lake and the West End.
Also, check out Lower Mainland Winter Markets for farmers markets taking place in the late fall, winter and early spring.