There is also the Surrey Urban Farmers Market as well as the Cloverdale Market (which is more flea market-style but with farm produce too). Further afield is the Sunday farmers market up at Whistler.
Note: Due to COVID-19, the opening status of some markets has changed. Check the links to each specific venue for more information. As of early June, 2020, the market in Cloverdale was still closed, for example, and the one in Steveston Village has been completely cancelled for the season. Most, (but not all) others are operating, although with extra safety measures in place.
Click any of the following to jump to a specific market venue:
Ambleside (in West Vancouver) | Cloverdale | Coquitlam | Hastings Park (in winter) | Kitsilano | Ladner | Mount Pleasant | Steveston Village | White Rock | Whistler | Richmond (Night Market) | Other Farmers Markets
Vancouver Farmers Markets on Sundays
All seven of the following farmers markets go from morning until afternoon on Sundays. They offer a wide variety of local produce, fresh organic fruits and vegetables, handmade art and homemade goodies.
Many of the Lower Mainland’s Sunday markets also take place in some of the region’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 market’s 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.
In 2020 the market ran from May 3rd until November 1st.
Cloverdale Flea Market
The Cloverdale Market is a flea market and not actually a farmers market. A small percentage of its vendors though do sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, homemade goods and artisan products, which is why we include it in this list.
Given that the Cloverdale event features over 200 stalls, even though the majority of vendors are selling second-hand goods, there are often more farmers market-style vendors here than at some of the Lower Mainland’s smaller and even medium-sized farmers markets.
The Cloverdale Flea Market runs year-round from 6 am until 3 pm on Sundays. It takes place at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds and admission is $1.50 for folk ages 13+.
Click Cloverdale Flea Market for details.
Coquitlam Farmers Market
The Coquitlam Farmers Market, officially called 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.
The Coquitlam market is a large one with usually more than 60 vendors. The exact dates for 2020 have not been released yet.
Click Poirier Street Farmers Market for more details.
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 for market shoppers.
In 2020 the market ran until April 26th before shutting down for the summer. It starts back up again in November.
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.
In 2020 the dates for the Kitsilano Farmers Market are between May 3rd and October 25th.
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.
Market dates in 2020 were June 14th and 28th, July 12th and 26th, August 9th and 23rd, and September 13th.
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.
In 2020 the market’s season went from May 24th to October 25th.
Steveston Village Farmers Market
The Steveston Farmers and Artisan Market usually takes place every second Sunday from May until early fall in Richmond’s Steveston Village in the parking lot of the Steveston Community Centre at 4111 Moncton Street from 10:30 am until 3:30 pm.
Market days in 2020 were going to be May 10th and 24th, June 7th and 21st, July 5th and 19th, August 16th and 30th, and September 6th and 20th. Due to concerns about the Coronavirus, however, the market has been completely cancelled until 2021.
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
In 2020 the market ran from May 3rd until October 25th.
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.
In 2020 the market happened on Sundays between June 21st and October 11th (so starting one month later than usual) and on select 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.
Click Whistler Farmers Market for further details.
Richmond Night Market
In addition to the above farmers markets, the Richmond Night Market also takes place on Sunday evenings in the summer (as well as on Fridays and Saturdays). In 2020 it was scheduled to go from May 10th until sometime in October (likely around the Thanksgiving Weekend).
Richmond’s Asian-themed market isn’t a farmers market with local farmers and piles of farm fresh produce, but it is 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 and Whistler.
- Thursday Farmers Markets: New Westminster, Granville Island and Downtown.
- Friday Farmers Markets: North Vancouver’s Shipyard Night Market.
- Saturday Farmers Markets: Abbotsford, Burnaby, Fort Langley, Maple Ridge, Squamish, Surrey, 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.