Vancouver Farmers Markets on Thursdays
Looking for a great way to buy fresh produce and support local farmers? Then take your shopping bags and check out the following markets.
New West Farmers Market
The New West Farmers Market is a fair-sized market, with up to 50 vendors on a busy day. In the summer it can be found at Tipperary Park at the corner of Royal Avenue and Fourth Street (or 315 Queens Avenue) in New Westminster between 3 and 7 pm.
In 2020 it went from April 2nd until early October. In 2021 it ran a little longer, from April 1st to November 4th. The 2022 market opened on March 31st and runs until November 3rd.
In addition to the summer farmers market, there is also a smaller winter market which takes place on the first and third Saturdays during the colder months from 11 am to 3 pm in the 600 block of Belmont Street. The winter version of the market usually runs from the beginning of November until the middle of April.
False Creek Farmers Market
A new market for 2021, the False Creek Farmers Market runs in Concord Community Park every Thursday from June until early October.
It’s not one of the largest markets, as there are around a couple dozen vendors. However, the False Creek Market is a great place to get fresh fruits and other produce as well as more pre-prepared meals.
In 2022, the market is open from 3:00 to 7:00 pm every Thursday from July 14th to October 6th.
Granville Island Farmers Market
The Granville Island Farmers Market has operated from 11 am to 4 pm from early June until late September on Granville Island in recent years. It’s a tiny market that usually features live music. For various reasons, but primarily COVID-19, it did not happen in 2020 or 2021 and isn’t going to happen in 2022 either.
The market used to happen just outside the Granville Island Public Market in Triangle Square at 1680 Johnston Street. It had a new location as of 2019, however. In that year it took place in the Chain & Forge which is located at 1404 Anderson Street under the Granville Street Bridge.
In 2019 the weekly Granville Island Farmers Market ran from June 6th until September 26th.
Note: Market details are subject to change. To avoid disappointment, check each market’s website for exact times, dates and locations.
Other Markets on Different Days
For an extensive list of 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.
- 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.
- Sunday Farmers Markets: Ambleside, Clayton Heights, Cloverdale (Flea Market), Coquitlam, Kitsilano, Ladner (bi-weekly), 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.