Vancouver’s Saturday Trout Lake Farmers Market at John Hendry Park is one of the largest and most interesting weekly summer markets in the Lower Mainland.
It’s definitely one of our favourites.
Market at John Hendry Park
If you’re looking for a great selection of farm fresh produce and homemade products in a beautiful park, then the Trout Lake Farmers Market is a “best place to be” on Saturdays in the summer.
Trout Lake Times & Location
The Trout Lake Farmers Market takes place at the northeast tip of Vancouver’s John Hendry Park not far from the corner of 13th Avenue and Lakeview Drive and runs from early May until around the third week of October every Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm.
In 2018 the market goes from May 5th until October 20th.
About the Trout Lake Market
The farmers’ market at John Hendry Park has been a Vancouver favourite for over 20 years.
What makes it so special? First, it’s one of the Lower Mainland’s biggest markets, which means lots of things to see, buy and sample. There are multiple fresh fruit and vegetable vendors, folk selling baked goods, artisans selling local crafts and people selling homemade preserves, among other items.
On a busy day in the summer there can be over 70 vendors and a couple of thousand shoppers.
Second, the Trout Lake Farmers Market is at a great venue. From late spring to early fall, John Hendry Park is a beautiful place to be. The tiny lake is great for walking around and there is a small sandy beach that’s perfect for children and sunbathers. There is also an off-leash area for dogs and a great playground for kids. In short, the market is at a great location.
Parking at the Farmers Market
Parking at the Trout Lake Farmers Market isn’t great. If you can, do your part to be environmentally responsible and take public transit. Otherwise, for parking, try to find a spot at the Trout Lake Community Centre towards the southwest end of the park and walk down to the market. There is also street parking along Lakeview Drive and other nearby roads, although be sure not to park in a “residential parking only” area.
For more details check out the Trout Lake Farmers Market’s official website.