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 may change. Check the links to each specific venue for more information.
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Ambleside (in West Vancouver) | Clayton Heights | 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 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. The 2021 season began on May 2nd and ran until October 31st. The 2022 market began on May 1st and will likely continue until the end of October.
Clayton Community Farmers Market
The Clayton Community Farmers Market, despite its name, is more like an artisanal market than a farmers market. There’s a wide variety of different products on offer from food to plants to pet supplies to different crafts.
The market runs bi-weekly from June to October, more or less every other Sunday. It’s located in the parking lot of Clayton Heights Secondary School in Surrey and is open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
In non-pandemic years there can be up to around 100 vendors at the market. In 2021 there were around 70 or so. The dates for 2022 are from May 1st to October 16th.
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 usually 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 market opened on May 2nd for the 2021 season and ran until October 31st. 2022 dates are from May 1st until October 30th.
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 2021 the market ran until April 25th before shutting down for the summer. It started back up on November 7th and ran until April 24th in 2022.
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 2021 the dates for the Kitsilano Farmers Market were between May 2nd and October 31st. In 2022 the market opened on May 7th and runs until October 30th.
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 2022 are June 12th and 26th, July 10th and 24th, August 14th and 28th, and September 11th.
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 2022 the market’s season runs from May 22nd to October 30th.
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 2022 are May 8th and 22nd, June 5th and 19th, July 3rd and 17th, August 7th and 21st, and September 4th and 18th.
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 2021 the market ran from May 2nd until October 24th. In 2022 the market runs from April 24th until October 16th.
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 usually 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 2022 it’s only on Saturdays from 11 am to 4 pm, beginning on May 22nd and ending on October 9th.
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). The market ran from July 23rd until September in 2021.
The 2022 market opened for the season on April 29th.
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: Downtown, Main Street and Whistler.
- Thursday Farmers Markets: False Creek, New Westminster and Granville Island
- 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.