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. 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 2018 the market runs from May 6th until October 28th.
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.
The Coquitlam market is a large one with usually more than 60 vendors. In 2018 it runs from May 6th to October 28th.
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 2018 the market runs until April 28th 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 2018 the dates for the Kitsilano Farmers Market are between May 6th and October 21st.
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 2018 are June 10th and 24th, July 8th and 22nd, August 12th and 26th and September 9th.
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 2018 the market’s season goes from May 27th to October 7th.
Steveston Village Farmers Market
The Steveston Farmers and Artisan Market 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 2018 are May 6th and 20th, June 3rd and 17th, July 15th and 29th, August 5th and 19th, and September 2nd and 16th.
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 2018 the market runs from May 6th until October 28th.
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 the Richmond Night Market.
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, 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.