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.
Trout Lake Market at John Hendry Park
If you’re looking for a great selection of fresh farm produce and homemade products in a beautiful park, then the Trout Lake Farmers Market is one of the best places to be on a Saturday 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 Lakewood Drive. It runs from early May until around the third week of October most years.
In 2022 the market ran from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturdays between April 23rd and October 29th. Opening dates and times for the 2023 season haven’t been released yet, but they will likely be similar, if not almost exactly the same.
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 60 vendors and a couple of thousand shoppers.
The Trout Lake Farmers Market is also 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 in a great location.
The Trout Lake Farmers Market is full of awesome friendly vendors selling fresh produce and handmade products. Farmers come in from the Fraser Valley and other regions with fresh-picked fruits, berries and vegetables, and artisans sell their own products. The market is a great place to chat with vendors and learn about their stories!
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.
To learn more about the area see our articles about Trout Lake and John Hendry Park.
For information about other summer farmers markets on different days of the week in other communities, check out Metro Vancouver’s Farmers Markets. Or, for markets on specific days, check out the following:
- Wednesday Farmers Markets: Downtown, Main Street and Whistler.
- Thursday Farmers Markets: False Creek and New Westminster.
- 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, Mt. Pleasant, Steveston Village, White Rock and Whistler.