Best spring and summer farmers' markets to shop in Metro Vancouver

Mar 16 2023, 6:54 pm

With winter’s cold slowly starting to dwindle and an influx of proper spring weather expected within the coming weeks, the return of farmers’ markets in Metro Vancouver will be coming faster than you know.

It doesn’t matter if you want freshly made meals, BC-grown produce, handmade arts and crafts, or just a bustling atmosphere and lively entertainment, the markets in Metro Vancouver have everything you’re looking for.

Here is our guide to Metro Vancouver farmers’ markets to check out in spring and summer.


Granville Island Public Market

Granville Island Public Market is open year-round and boasts stalls of fresh, colourful produce, homemade products, and tasty eats from the ocean, oven, and field. Grab items to go or order some grub from one of the many established food vendors at this indoor market to enjoy by the water.

When: Year-round
Time: 9 am to 6 pm. Holiday hours may vary
Where: 1661 Duranleau Street, Granville Island, Vancouver

Trout Lake Farmers’ Market

Trout Lake Farmers' Market

Trout Lake Farmers’ Market/

This farmers’ market began back in 1995 and became the cornerstone of the Vancouver Farmers’ Market collective of markets. One of the most popular of the markets, Trout Lake has food trucks on-site and a variety of vendors selling fresh local produce, locally made goods, and all things food.

When: Every Saturday From April 1 until October 28, 2023
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: Lakewood Drive and East 13th Avenue, Vancouver

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market

What: Find fresh groceries, locally sourced produce, as well as artisanal food offerings at the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market, held weekly at Dude Chilling Park in Mount Pleasant

When: Every Sunday from May 21 to October 29, 2023
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Dude Chilling Park – 2300 Guelph Street, Vancouver

False Creek Farmers’ Market

See, taste, and indulge at this bustling weekday market. This market, which takes place at the Concord Community Park by the Telus World of Science, has replaced the former Main Street Farmers’ Market.

When: Every Thursday from June 1 to October 5, 2023
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: Concord Community Park – 50 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver

Kitsilano Farmers’ Market

What: Kitsilano Farmers’ Market takes place on Sundays in the parking lot of the Community Centre and offers a good selection of fresh local produce and gourmet treats to stock up on the week. There are also a number of artisan vendors and food trucks to check out at the market.

When: Every Sunday from May 7 until October 29, 2023
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Kitsilano Community Centre – 2690 Larch Street, Vancouver

West End Farmers’ Market

West End Farmers' Market

Vancouver Farmers’ Market/Facebook

The West End’s charming, community-minded farmers’ market is open Saturdays. Grab a coffee, peek at the adjacent community garden, and stock up on a vast array of locally grown foods.

When: Every Saturday from May 20 until October 28, 2023
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: Comox Street (between Bute and Thurlow), Vancouver

Downtown Farmers’ Market

What: The pedestrian-friendly setting of the šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza) welcomes visitors to check out more than 25 vendors and farmers every Wednesday afternoon. Shop for produce, artisan goods, and more.

When: Every Wednesday from May 31 until November 29, 2023
Time: 2 to 6 pm
Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza) – 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver

Riley Park Farmers’ Market – Summer

This large farmers’ market takes place in both winter and summer right by Nat Bailey Stadium. Expect stalls of fresh produce, food trucks, and other local goodies.

When: Every Saturday from April 1 to October 28, 2023
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: 50 East 30th Avenue and Ontario Street, Vancouver

North Vancouver & West Vancouver

Lonsdale Quay Farmers’ Market

Lonsdale Artisan Farmers Market

Lonsdale Artisan Farmers’ Market/Facebook

Run by the same organization behind the Ambleside Market in nearby West Van, the Lonsdale Quay Farmers’ Market brings local farmers, artisans, and other vendors to North Vancouver for a weekly Saturday market.

When: Every Saturday from May 6 until October 2023
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: East Plaza – 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver

Ambleside Farmers’ Market

The Ambleside Farmers’ Market takes place in Ambleside Park, at the foot of 13th Street, from May through October. This market offers West Vancouver a gathering spot for picking up fresh local food and goods from crafters and food artisans.

When: Every Sunday from May 7 until October 2023
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: Ambleside Park – 1000 Argyle Avenue (the end of 13th Street), West Vancouver

North Vancouver’s Shipyards Night Market

What: North Vancouver’s Shipyards Night Market (SYNM) is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Lower Lonsdale in 2023. The popular free event takes place every Friday and features a beer garden, live music, market vendors and food trucks.

The Shipyards Night Market will also be honouring Ingrid Doerr, the founder of the beloved event, this year.

When: Every Friday from May 12 to September 15, 2023
Time: 3 to 10 pm
Where: The Shipyards — 125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

New Westminster

New West Farmers’ Market

What: New West Farmers’ Market showcases dozens of vendors and food trucks each week. Shop for farm-fresh produce, local artisan items, gourmet prepared foods, and more while enjoying live entertainment.

When: Every Thursday from March 30 until November 2, 2023
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: Tipperary Park next to New West City Hall – 315 Queens Avenue, New Westminster


Steveston Farmers’ and Artisans Market

Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market

Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market/Facebook

The Steveston Farmers’ and Artisans Market will be operating on select Sundays in the parking lot of the Steveston Community Centre. The events will feature a mix of stalls, including food vendors, artists, and craftspeople.

When: May 7 and 21; June 4 and 18; July 16 and 30; August 6 and 20; September 3 and 17, 2023
Time: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Steveston Community Centre parking lot – 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond

Richmond Country Farms

Family-owned and operated for over 40 years, Richmond Country Farms is the farm stand adjacent to Highway 99 off Steveston. Open from spring to just ahead of Christmas, the market has a bounty of fresh local produce and prepared goods.

When: Reopening daily in spring 2023
Time: 9 am to 7 pm
Where: 12900 Steveston Highway, Richmond

Kwantlen St. Farmers’ Market

The market is proud to highlight produce grown by student farmers in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Sustainable Agriculture and Farm Schools in Richmond and Delta. The students learn ecologically sensitive agriculture practices.

When: Every Tuesday from May 16 until November 14, 2023
12 pm to 4 pm
Where: Minoru Plaza in front of Richmond Library and Cultural Centre – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond

Richmond Night Market 2023

Richmond Night Market

Courtesy Richmond Night Market

Richmond Night Market is gearing up for another season filled with epic eats and live entertainment. This market draws crowds from across the province who travel to check out the rows on rows of vibrant cuisine and unique shopping along with the diverse lineup of nightly performances on the 50-foot stage.

When: Fridays to Sundays from April 28 to October 9, 2023, plus some holiday Mondays
Time: Friday from 7 pm to 12 am; Saturday from 6 pm to 12 am; Sunday from 7 pm to 11 pm (Holiday hours may vary)
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond (near Bridgeport Station)


Burnaby Artisan Farmers’ Market

What: Launched in June 2008, this open-air market offers visitors an assortment of food and craft stalls to peruse. Shop for fresh fruits and veggies as well as artisan goods while you listen to live entertainers.

When: Every Saturday from May 13 until October 2023 (plus Sunday, May 14)
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: North Parking Lot of Burnaby City Hall – 4949 Canada Way at Deer Lake Parkway, Burnaby (except for May 13 and 14, where the market is located at Burnaby Blooms Festival at Deer Lake Park)


Southlands Tsawwassen Farmers’ Market

What: This Delta farmers’ market features local produce, sweet treats, blooms, bevvies, artisans, live music, food trucks and more. There will also be themed celebrations on select dates throughout the season.

When: Every other Saturday from June 10 until November 11, 2023
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Market Square, Southlands – 6313 Market Avenue, Delta

Ladner Village Market

Ladner Village Market

Ladner Village Market/Facebook

What: The Ladner Village Market takes over the heart of Ladner Village on select Sundays in the summertime. Head down to enjoy live music, tons of vendors, and much to see and taste.

When: June 11 and 25; July 9 and 23; August 13 and 27; September 10, 2023
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: 5028 48th Avenue (between Delta and Elliott Streets) in Ladner Village, Delta

Surrey and White Rock

Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market

What: Located just steps away from the Surrey Central SkyTrain station and bus loop, Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market is a vibrant gathering place that aims to promote small-scale farmers, food producers, and artisans.

When: Every Saturday from June 3 until October 7, 2023
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Royal Kwantlen Park at the corner of 104th Street and Old Yale Road, Surrey

Clayton Community Farmers’ Market

Meet local farmers and handmade vendors at the Clayton Community Market. Each week also features food trucks and special events at Clayton Community Centre.

When: April until October 2023
Time: TBA
Where: The Clayton Community Centre – 7155 187A Street, Surrey

White Rock Farmers’ Market

Live music, over 80 vendors, and great local produce and food products make the White Rock Farmers’ Market a great community event for South Surrey and White Rock.

When: Every Sunday from spring until October 2023 (opening date TBA)
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: 15154 Russell Avenue, White Rock (Beside Whaling Wall)

Tri-Cities and Maple Ridge

Coquitlam Farmers’ Market

Coquitlam Farmers Market

Coquitlam Farmers’ Market

Started in 1996, the Poirier Street Farmers’ Market is the longest-running suburban farmers’ market in Metro Vancouver. At this market, you’ll find a variety of vendors showcasing their locally sourced products.

When: Every Sunday from May to October 2023 (opening date TBA)
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Where: Poirier Forum, 575 Poirier Street, Coquitlam

Port Moody Farmers’ Market

The Port Moody Farmers’ Market began in 2008 and is a great spot to pick up local BC produce, artisan crafts, and delicious baked goods during the summer months.

When: Every Wednesday from June until October 2023 (opening date TBA)
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: Port Moody Recreation Complex – 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody

Haney Farmers’ Market

Swing by Haney Farmers’ Market in the heart of downtown Maple Ridge to shop for fresh produce and items from local artisans.

When: Every Saturday from May until October 2023 (opening date TBA)
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge

Pitt Meadows Farmers’ Market

Pitt Meadows Farmers’ Market brings together local artisans and small-scale food producers at Spirit Square every Tuesday during the summertime.

When: Every Tuesday from June 13 until September 26, 2023
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: Spirit Square – 11985 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows

Port Coquitlam Farmers’ Market

Terry Fox Hometown Square, south of the Port Coquitlam Community Centre, hosts the Port Coquitlam Farmers’ Market every Thursday during the summer. Drop by to shop for fresh veggies, freshly-made food items, artisan products, and more.

When: Every Thursday from June until September 2023 (opening date TBA)
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: Port Moody Recreation Complex – 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody

Langley and Fort Langley

Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market

Fort Langley Village Farmers' Market

Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market/Facebook

What: Shop for fresh groceries (fresh foods picked from local farmers’ fields in the Fraser and Okanagan Valleys), along with plants, flowers, and other artisan goods, at this weekly market in Fort Langley.

When: Every Saturday from April 15 until December 2, 2023 (Then Christmas in the Village events from December 15 to 17, 2023)
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Where: St. Andrews Historic Church – 9025 Glover Road, Fort Langley

Langley Community Farmers’ Market

Discover local growers and makers and shop the finest food and artisan products from the Fraser Valley at Langley Community Farmers’ Market.

When: Wednesdays from June until October 2023 (opening date TBA)
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: Derek Double Day Arboretum – 21559 Fraser Highway, Langley

With files from Hanna McLean and Daryn Wright

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