60 FREE things to do in Vancouver this October

Oct 2 2019, 11:00 am

Keep your fall budget in check this October with our checklist of 60 FREE events happening in Vancouver this month. Check out Diwali Fest, Halloween events, and more.

For more things happening around town check out our events section.

Get outside

Heritage Apple Day

What: Sample a variety of apples, learn about pollinators, try your hand at old-fashioned chores and enjoy fiddlers, artists and historians. All ages.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Derby Reach Regional Park – Meet at Heritage Area on Allard Crescent, north of 96th Ave, 4 km west of Fort Langley
Admission: Free

Bowen Island Applefest

Apple Harvest Festival

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What: Taste crunchy heritage apples, buy a homemade apple pie and learn all about seeds and how they travel. It all takes place at Davies Orchard, a 100 m walk from the ferry terminal. Presented by Bowen Heritage.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Crippen Regional Park, Davies Orchard – Bowen Island
Admission: Free

Piper Spit Bird Count

What: Bring your binoculars and watch the seasonal changes in the birds at Burnaby Lake along with a park interpreter. For ages 15 and up.

When: October 8, 2019
Time: 9 am to 12 pm
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park – Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free

The Collective

What: Head to Grouse Mountain to watch Faction’s latest feature-length ski film, The Collective, celebrating all types of skiing expression. Screenings are free, though a valid mountain admission ticket or annual pass is required for Grouse Mountain.

When: October 11, 12 and 13, 2019
Time: 7 to 8 pm (Friday), 3 to 4 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Grouse Mountain – Theatre In The Sky
Admission: Free, must have though a valid mountain admission ticket or annual pass

​Scales, Talons and Claws

What: ​Look for salmon navigating home to spawn as well as the animals that catch them on their travels. Learn about these creatures and how to keep them wild and safe. Presented with Kanaka Education & Environmental Partnership Society, drop by anytime.

When: October 13, October 27, November 3, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park – meet at fish fence – 23900 Kanaka Creek Rd, Maple Ridge
Admission: Free

Flashlight Mysteries: The Park of Darkness

What:Attendees will harness nature’s powers and solve puzzles along lantern-lit trails. A dark artifact is removing all sunlight from the world. Go on the Flashlight Mysteries and save the day. Allow 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and bring a flashlight.

When: October 19, 2019
Time: Drop in any time before 8 pm
Where: Deas Island Regional Park, Delta
Admission: Free

Birding Walks in Surrey Parks

What: A local naturalist leads a birding walk through a Surrey park where you can see the various birds of the city. Learn about Surrey’s diverse habitats while exploring the park.

Walks are drop-in and will happen rain or shine, though may be cancelled due o high winds or extreme weather conditions. Wear appropriate footwear and clothing, and bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. Binoculars will be available to borrow as well.

When: October 19, November 16, December 21, 2019, January 18, February 15, March 21, April 18, May 16, 2010
Time: 9 am to 11 am
Where: Various parks in Surrey
Admission: Free

Return of the Salmon

wild salmon

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What: ​Returns of the Salmon features displays, games, and conversations with fisheries experts from the Bell-Irving Hatchery and other community organizations. Then witness the salmon returning home to spawn in Kanaka Creek. All ages, and presented with Kanaka Education & Environmental Partnership Society.

When: October 20, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park – meet at fish fence – 23900 Kanaka Creek Rd, Maple Ridge
Admission: Free

Explore the city

Burnaby Neighbourhood Series: Across the Pacific: Chinese Canadian Stories in Burnaby

What: Burnaby Village Museum co-curator Denise Fong will share stories and historical photographs about Burnaby’s Chinese Canadians and their past and present connections to Guangdong, China villages. Then the Hong family from Marine Drive’s Hop On Farm will talk about their multi-generational ties to Burnaby and farming in the Big Bend neighbourhood. Presented by Burnaby Village Museum and Burnaby Public Library.

When: October 2, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Public Library – Tommy Douglas Library – 7311 Kingsway, Burnaby
Register: Online, Free

Thursday Artist Talk: Ron Long, “The Art, Technique, and Challenge of Nature Photography”

What: Ron Long was a professional photographer at SFU for 36 years, with most of those years photographing exclusively for the Bio-Sciences Department. In his retirement Ron has traveled to many nature hot spots around the globe, including recent visits to southern Africa, South America, Australia, and across North America. Ron will share photos from his extensive portfolio, as well as share photography techniques that anyone can use.

Date: October 3, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Your Shoe My Shoe

What: Your Shoe My Shoe is a micro-epic play by Rebel Haunt Theatre, and is part of Port Moody Arts Centre Art 4 Life exhibition. The 30-minute song and dance performance explores themes of friendship, expressing and managing emotions, courage, and cooperation through music, songs, and movement.

When: October 5, October 10, and October 19, 2019
Time: 2 pm (Saturdays), 7 pm (Thursday)
Where: Port Moody Arts Centre – 2425 Saint Johns Street, Port Moody
Tickets: Online, Free

Diwali Festival 2019

Performers/Diwali Fest

What: A wide range of cultural events celebrating Diwali will be taking place at various locations in Vancouver and Surrey. This includes everything from a South Asian cooking class, a lunch and dance, and a massive performance at Vancouver Public Library.

When: October 5, October 9, October 13, October 15, October 20, October 26 and November 3, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations throughout Metro Vancouver
Price: Prices vary from Free to $20. More info online

Welcome to Coquitlam 2019

What: This annual Coquitlam event is geared to residents who are new to Coquitlam or Canada, as well as anyone interested in learning more about the city. The Mayor, City Council and staff will be available to provide information and answer questions.

When: October 9, 2019
Time: 2 to 8 pm
Where: Coquitlam City Hall – 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Fort Langley Cranberry Festival

What: The day-long event includes food, kids activities, entertainment, contests, over 70 vendors, and, of course, fresh cranberries. And while the festival officially starts at 10 am, early-risers can enjoy a pancake breakfast at 8:30 am.

When: October 12, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: 9167 Glover Rd – Fort Langley
Admission: Free

CommuniTEAtime: Tea with Richmond Neighbours

What: Enjoy tea with fellow Richmond residents on Thanksgiving Monday. There will be conversations, tea, light snacks, and making of new friends.

When: October 14, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: City Centre Community Centre – 5900 Minoru Blvd, Richmond
Admission: Free, reserve online

Surrey Art Gallery Exhibition Tour

Surrey Art Gallery

What: Surrey Art Gallery curator Jordan Strom leads an informal tour of the digital artworks in Garden in the Machine exhibit.

When: October 16, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Harvest Lantern Festival

What: Harvest Lantern Festival features various activities including lantern making, face painting,  drumming circle, a photo booth, and more. There will also be a lantern procession around the park.

When: October 17, 2019
Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
Where: West Richmond Community Centre – 9180 No. 1 Road, Richmond
Admission: Free

BC Genealogical Society Open House

What: British Columbia Genealogical Society and Walter Draycott Memorial Library and Resources welcomes the public, genealogists, and family history researchers to their open house. The BCGS Library has 20,000 books, around 10,000 journals and many online reference tools to help people research their family history. BCGS members will be there to answer any questions visitors may have.

When: October 18, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: BC Genealogical Society and Walter Draycott Memorial Library and Resource Centre – Unit 211, 12837 76 Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free

Artist Talk: Cindy Mochizuki with Makiko Hara

What: Richmond Art Gallery hosts an artist talk with Cindy Mochizuki and independent curator Makiko Hara. They will chat about Mochizuki’s latest work and explore the themes of “Cave to Dream.

When: October 19, 2019
Time: 2 to 3 pm
Where: Richmond Art Gallery – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Admission: Free

In the BAG Family Sundays

What: Visit Burnaby Art Gallery for a different family-friendly art project this fall. October’s project is Printing the Present, November’s project is Collecting Memories, and December’s project is Wayfinding with Water.

When: October 20, November 17, December 15, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm, beginning on the hour and half-hour mark with the last at 3:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Vancouver Public Library Book Sale

bearded man reading book with coffee

What: Vancouver Public Library is holding a huge book sale from October 24 to 26, in the Alice McKay Room, at the VPL’s main branch at 350 West Georgia Street. More than just books, however, the sale will also feature CDs and video games among the offerings. All sales are final, and attendees are asked to bring their own bags to carry their new finds home in. Prices start at just 50 cents for some items, and anything that remains unsold by Saturday will be half price.

When: October 24 to 26, 2019
Time: 10 am to 9 pm Oct. 24, 10 am to 6 pm on Oct. 25 and 26.
Where: Alice MacKay Room, Vancouver Public Library central branch – 350 West Georgia Street
Admission: Free

Japanese Book Sale and Halloween Fun

What: Browse and shop through thousands of Japanese and English books, CDs and DVD, and manga. There will also be food fair, trick or treating, and Halloween-themed Tea Ceremony conducted by Urasenke Tankokai Vancouver Association members on the Saturday.

When: October 25 and October 26, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
Admission: Free

The 12th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show

What: Oppenheimer Park and Gallery Gachet present The World As We Create It, an exhibition featuring artwork from the Oppenheimer Park community. Artwork from more than 30 artists includes drawings, paintings, sculpture, print, mosaic and mixed media works.

When: Tuesday to Saturday until October 26, 2019
Time: 12 to 6 pm
Where: Gallery Gachet 9 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free, donations accepted

ArtBreakers Illustration Market

What: The ArtBreakers Market is a weekend-long illustration and design exhibition. The market will feature a diverse roster of artists, including award-winning children’s book author and illustrators, art directors, and magazine illustrators.  Over the weekend, over 45 of these top-tier professionals will be gathered at Heritage Hall to showcase and share their personal projects and wares with the public.

When: October 26 and 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday) 10 am to 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

PechaKucha Night

What: PechaKucha Nights features creative people sharing their works, ideas, and stories with 20 images for 20 seconds each. Hosted by Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and Burnaby Neighbourhood House.

When: October 30, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, Free

Free Walking Tours with Tour Guys Vancouver

Tour Guys

What: Vancouver’s original and top-rated walking tour company, Tour Guys offers free historical walking tours throughout the city. Tours run daily until the end of October in Gastown, Downtown, Chinatown and Granville Island. These tours promise to be an engaging, entertaining, and informative time.

When: Daily until October 31, 2019
Time: 10 am, 11 am and 2 pm
Where: Various locations. Visit the website to find the meeting points.
Admission: Free, though tipping the guide is expected

Happy Halloween

Steveston Scarecrow Crawl

What: Throughout the month of October, Steveston Village in Richmond is being taken over by scarecrows for the annual Steveston Scarecrow Crawl. Dozens of scarecrows are the first point of contact outside many of the village’s merchants, and the best scarecrow will win a $1000 prize based on Richmond celebrity judges voting. Perfect for autumn selfies.

When: October 1 to October 31, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations in Steveston Village
Admission: Free

PumpkinFest 2019

What: Visitors will be able to check out a pumpkin patch, as well as farm animals, an artisan market, local food vendors, and free swimming, gymnastics, and skating. PumpkinFest will also be hosting a “Home & Harvest” competition, allowing locals to showcase their award-winning baking, veggies, pies, art, photography, and other pieces of work.

When: October 6, 2019
Where: West Vancouver Community Centre — 2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Time:  10 am to 3 pm
Admission: Free

Classic Scary Movie Marathon

What: Historic Stewart Farm presents a marathon of vintage scary movies on October 25. Films include The Bewitched Inn, filmed in 1899, and feature film Dracula from 1931.

When: October 25, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Historic Stewart Farm – 13723 Crescent Rd, Surrey
Admission: Free. Call 604-501-5100 to reserve your spot with barcode #4674085.

Halloween in the Forest

Family-Friendly Halloween events

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What: Surrey Nature Centre hosts Halloween in the Forest, where families and little ones can learn bats, spiders, owls, and raccoons from the Forest Fairy. Attendees can pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch (while supplies last), get Halloween treats and enter to win the costume prize draw.

When: October 26, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Surrey Nature Centre – 14225 Green Timbers Way, Surrey
Admission: Free

Boo-seum

What: Museum of Surrey hosts Boo-seum, where attendees of all ages can go on a scavenger hunt and make spooky décor for Halloween. Costumes are encouraged for the trick or treating around the museum.

When: October 26, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Museum of Surrey – 17710 56a Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free

Fifth Annual Scarecrow Festival 2019

What: Art’s Nursery’s Annual Scarecrow Festival begins with a full day event on September 21 from 10 am to 4 pm, and features a DIY Build-a-Crow station, live entertainment, scavenger hunt, hayrides, and more. There will also be local vendors and food trucks to enjoy. The Scarecrow Festival is in support of Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society, Inclusion Langley Society, and The Versatile Society of Entertainers.

When: Now until October 31, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Art’s Nursery – 8940 192nd Street, Surrey
Admission: Free

Vancouver Halloween Expo and Parade

What:  Attracting more than 100,000 spectators, the parade fills downtown Vancouver with floats, cosplay, marching bands and special effects.

When: October 13, 2019
Time: Parade starts at 11 am on Sunday
Where: Parade starts at Howe and Drake and ends at Granville and Drake
Tickets: Parade is free to watch

Trick or Treat in Yaletown

Image: Trick-or-treat / Shutterstock

What: The 20th Annual Trick or Treat in Yaletown features the Antique Horse Carriage and the Doom Dome at Bill Curtis Square on Mainland Street, as well as Yaletown merchants handing out treats to children. Costumes are highly recommended.

When: October 31, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Where: Various shops in Yaletown
Admission: Free

Halloween on the Heights

What: Families are invited to dress up and go trick or treating down Hastings Street. Children and their accompanying adults will be able to get yummy treats from neighbourhood stores.

When: October 31, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Where: Various shops in Burnaby Heights
Admission: Free

Halloween Fireworks at McLean Park

What: Hamilton Community Association presents Halloween Fireworks, along with a trick or treat station and hot chocolate on the corner of McLean and McRae beforehand.

When: October 31, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm. Fireworks at 8:15 pm
Where: Mclean Park, Richmond
Admission: Free

Night for All Souls

What: Curated by artists Paula Jardine and Marina Szijarto, this unique cultural event offers the public an opportunity to remember their dead, whether interred at Mountain View Cemetery or not, in a gentle atmosphere of contemplative beauty.

When: Late October to early November 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Mountain View Cemetery- 5455 Fraser St., Vancouver
Admission: All events are free. Donations are welcome.

Eat fresh with farmers’ markets

Riley Park and Nat Bailey Stadium Farmers’ Market

What: Each week you can look forward to finding locally grown vegetables and fruit, meat and seafood from local ranchers and fishermen, artisan cheese and bread, herbs and seasonal nursery items, baked goods, prepared foods and artisanal crafts.

When: Open year round on Saturday (except December 28)
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Riley Park Plaza – 50E. 30th Ave., Vancouver, Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Granville Island Public Market

Granville Island Public Market on May 10, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada (Julien Hautcoeur/Shutterstock)

Granville Island Public Market (Julien Hautcoeur/Shutterstock)

What: Open year-round and boasting stalls of fresh, colourful produce, homemade products, and some tasty must-try eats. From the ocean, oven, or field — Granville Market has got it all. Grab items to-go or order some grub from one of the many established food vendors at this indoor market, you’re going to leave happy and full.

When: Open year round, seven days a week
Time: 9 am to 7 pm
Where: 1661 Duranleau Street, Granville Island
Admission: Free

Richmond Country Farms

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

When: Open Thursdays to Sundays until December 2019
Time: 9 am to 7 pm
Where: 12900 Steveston Highway, Richmond
Admission: Free

Kwantlen Street Farmers’ Market – Richmond

What: The market offers a rotating selection of food trucks and carts, vendors with local produce, fresh Okanagan fruit, locally brewed beer and BC wines, SPCA certified chicken and eggs, freshly baked French breads and pastries, and natural soap and body care products.

When: Every Tuesday until October 8, 2019
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Plaza in between the Richmond Public Library and the Minoru Place Seniors’ Centre – 7660 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Admission: Free

Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market

What: Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market is an authentic BC Farmers’ Market and features local farmers and Certified Safe Prepared food vendors bringing in fresh local produce, field greens, vegetables, fruits, flowers, fresh baking, fruit pies, cupcakes, cookies, local craft beer, varietal wines, tasty prepared foods from the Fraser Valley, the Similkameen, and Okanagan Valleys.

When: Every Saturday until October 26, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: St. Andrews Historic Church – 9025 Glover Road in Fort Langley
Admission: Free

Burnaby Artisan Farmers’ Market

What: Launched in June 2008, this open-air market, situated in the North Parking Lot of Burnaby City Hall, offers visitors an assortment of food and craft stalls to peruse on Saturday mornings every Saturday from May through October.

When: Every Saturday until October 26, 2019
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: North Parking Lot of Burnaby City Hall (4949 Canada Way at Deer Lake Pkwy)
Admission: Free

Trout Lake Farmers’ Market

What: 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 all things food.

When: Every Saturday until October 19, 2019
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: Lakewood Drive and East 13th Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Lonsdale Artisan Farmers’ Market

The exterior of Lonsdale Quay Market. (Quay Property Management)

What: 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 until October 26, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: East Plaza of the Lonsdale Quay Market – 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Admission: Free

Kitsilano Farmers’ Market

What: This friendly get-together, also known as the 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 for the week.

When: Every Sunday until October 20, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Parking lot of Kits Community Centre – 2690 Larch Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

White Rock Farmers’ Market

What: 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 Monday until October 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: 15154 Russell Avenue (Beside Whaling Wall) in White Rock
Admission: Free

Poirier Street Market

What: Launched in 1996, the Poirier Street Farmers’ Market is the longest running suburban farmers market in the Lower Mainland.  The Poirier Street Market hosts a diversity of vendors and products from May through October. Each week a wide variety of vendors gather to showcase their products – made, baked, grown, or raised in BC.

When: 
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Where: Dogwood Pavilion Parking Lot – 624 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Ambleside Farmers’ Market

What: The Ambleside Farmers’ Market now takes place in Ambleside Park, at the foot of 13th Street, every Sunday 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 until October 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Ambleside Park – 1000 Argyle AveWest Vancouver
Admission: Free

Clayton Community Farmers’ Market

What: The Clayton Community Farmers’ Market will showcase local farmers, crafters, and artisans. The market will also have a Family Fun Zone, live music, and food trucks.

When: Every second Sunday until October 6, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Clayton Heights Secondary School, 7003 188 St, Surrey
Admission: Free

Langley Community Farmers’ Market

What: Explore the dozens of local makers, bakers, and growers at two weekly locations of Langley Community Farmers’ Market.

When: Every Wednesday until October 9, 2019, and Every Saturday until October 5, 2019
Time: 12 to 4:30 pm (Wednesdays), 10 am to 2 pm (Saturdays)
Where: Kwantlen Langley Campus Courtyard – 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley (Wednesday), Timms Community Centre – 20339 Douglas Crescent, Langley (Saturdays)
Admission: Free

New West Farmers’ Market

What: The market features farm-fresh produce, plants, quality crafts from local artists and artisans, gourmet prepared foods, community information, live entertainment, and more.

When: 
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: Tipperary Park – 315 Queens Ave, New Westminster
Admission: Free

West End Farmers’ Market

What: 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 until October 19, 2019
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: 100 Comox Street, Vancouver between Bute and Thurlow
Admission: Free

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market

What: You’ll find fresh groceries, locally-sourced produce, as well as artisanal food offerings at the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market, one of the newer kids on the Vancouver Farmers’ Market’s block.

When: Every Sunday until October 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Dude Chilling Park – 2390 Brunswick Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

UBC Farm Markets

What: The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems operates the UBC Farm, and three weekly farm markets (June through October) on campus, providing students, faculty, and staff the chance to engage with the community and support local farming. This market now accepts cash, credit, and debit.

When: Every Saturday until November 30, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: UBC Farm (UBC’s South Campus) – 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Main Street Station Farmers’ Market

Main-Street-Farmers-Market

Vancouver Farmers Market

What: See, taste, and indulge at this bustling weekday market. With vendors lined up on the east side of Thornton Park on the sidewalk along Station Street, the Main Street Station Farmers’ Market is within ideal reach on foot for bus and SkyTrain users.

When: Every Wednesday until October 2, 2019
Time: 2 to 6 pm
Where: 1100 Station Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Port Coquitlam Farmers’ Market

What: Inspired by, and created in collaboration with the Haney Farmers’ Market Society, the Port Coquitlam Farmers’ Market is part of a larger plan to strengthen Port Coquitlam’s downtown centre through arts, cultural, and heritage programming.

When: Every Thursday until October 10, 2019
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: 2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Downtown Farmers’ Market

What: A very urban market indeed, the pedestrian-friendly Hamilton Street welcomes vendors and farmers Thursday mornings and afternoons for a terrific food and shopping experience, right at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

When: Every Thursday until October 3, 2019
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 608-688 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Admission: Time

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 until October 5, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: North Surrey Rec Centre – 10275 City Parkway, Surrey
Admission: Free

Cannery Farmers’ Market

What: The Cannery Farmers’ Market is Steveston’s indoor winter market, held at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. This unique market features local food and artisan merchants, as well as live entertainment, inside a historic cannery setting. Admission to the museum is free on market days.

When: October 6 and 20, November 3 and 17, December 1, 8 and 15, 2019. February 9 and 23, March 8 and 22, April 5 and 19, 2020
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Admission: Free