There also used to be a Downtown Vancouver Farmers Market and one on Granville Island on Thursdays too. The downtown one now takes place on Wednesdays, however, and the one on Granville Island hasn’t happened for a number of years.
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 ran until November 3rd.
In 2023 the New West Farmers Market runs from March 30th until November 2nd.
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.
Port Coquitlam Farmers Market
The Port Coquitlam Farmers Market offers lots of fresh produce. There are also artisan goods on sale most of the time. The market is held at Terry Fox Hometown Square, which is just outside the Port Coquitlam Community Centre at 2150 Wilson Avenue in Port Coquitlam.
The market runs from 3 to 7 pm on Thursdays from June until September. Exact dates for the 2023 season are to be confirmed.
For the latest information visit the Farmers and More website.
False Creek Farmers Market
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 was open from 3:00 to 7:00 pm every Thursday from July 14th to October 6th.
As of mid-January, 2023 market dates and details are to be confirmed.
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.