26 spring and summer markets to check out in Greater Vancouver

With the winter chill slowly beginning to lessen and an influx of proper spring weather expected in the coming weeks, the return of farmers markets to Metro Vancouver will come sooner than you might think.

Whether you want freshly prepared meals, BC-grown produce, handmade arts and crafts, or just a buzzing atmosphere and lively entertainment, Metro Vancouver’s markets have it all. you are looking for.

Here’s our guide to Greater Vancouver Farmers’ Markets in 2022.

Vancouver

Granville Island Public Market

Open year-round and featuring colorful fresh produce stalls, homemade produce and delicious ocean, oven or field staples – the Granville Island Public Market has it all. Grab take-out items or order grub from one of the many food vendors set up in this covered market, and you’ll leave happy and satisfied.

When: All year
Or: 1661 Duranleau Street, Granville Island
day and time: 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Trout Lake Farmers Market

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

When: April 23 to October 29, 2022
Or: Lakewood Drive and East 13th Avenue, Vancouver
day and time: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

West End Farmer’s Market

The charming, community-minded West End Farmer’s Market is open on Saturdays. Grab a coffee, check out the adjacent community garden, and stock up on a wide range of locally grown foods.

When: May 21 to October 29, 2022
Or: Comox Street (between Bute and Thurlow), Vancouver
day and time: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market

You’ll find fresh groceries, local produce, as well as artisan dishes at Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market, one of the newest kids on the block from the Vancouver Farmers’ Market.

When: May 22 to October 30, 2022
Or: 2300 Guelph Street (Dude Chilling Park), Mount Pleasant
day and time: Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

False Creek Farmers Market

See, taste and indulge in this bustling weekday market. This market, held at Concord Community Park near the Telus World of Science, replaced the former Main Street Farmers’ Market.

When: July 14 to October 6, 2022
Or: Concord Community Park, 50 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
day and time: Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Kitsilano Farmer’s Market

This convivial event, also known as the Kitsilano Farmer’s Market, takes place on Sundays in the parking lot of the Community Center and offers a good selection of fresh local products and delicacies to stock up on during the week.

When: May 1 to October 30, 2022
Or: Kitsilano Community Centre, 2690 Larch Street, Vancouver
day and time: Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Downtown Farmer’s Market

A very urban market indeed, the pedestrian setting of the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza welcomes vendors and farmers on Thursday mornings and afternoons for a great food and shopping experience.

When: June 1 to October 5, 2022
Or: 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
day and time: Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Riley Park Farmers Market – Summer

This large farmers market takes place in winter and summer right next to Nat Bailey Stadium. Expect fresh produce stalls, food trucks and other local treats.

When: April 23 to October 29, 2022
Or: 50 East 30th Avenue and Ontario Street, Vancouver
day and time: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

UBC Farmers Markets

The Center for Sustainable Food Systems operates the UBC Farm and three weekly farmers’ markets (June-October) on campus, providing students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to engage with the community and support local agriculture . In addition to certified organic, farm-fresh produce and free-range eggs from UBC Farm, the Saturday Market also features a variety of other local vendors selling meat, nursery plants, baked goods, vegetables, and more. alcohol, coffee and prepared foods, as well as food. trucks and local artists.

When: June 4 to November 26, 2022
Or: UBC Farm (UBC South Campus) – 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver
day and time: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

North Vancouver and West Vancouver

Ambleside Farmers Market

The Ambleside Farmers Market now takes place in Ambleside Park at the foot of 13th Street from May to October. This market provides West Vancouver with a gathering place to buy fresh local foods and produce from artisans and food artisans. The marketplace is still accepting vendor applications and has yet to announce exact opening dates, so check back soon for more details!

When: May to October, dates to be determined, 2022
Or: Ambleside Park – 1000 Argyle Avenue (at the end of 13th street), West Vancouver
day and time: to be determined

Lonsdale Quay Farmers Market

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

When: May to October, dates to be determined, 2022
Or: East Plaza – 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
day and time: to be determined

North Vancouver Shipyards Live

Shipyard Plaza in North Vancouver will be transformed into a bustling and energetic night market every Friday night starting in May.

When: May 13 to September 2, 2022
Or: Shipbuilders Square, 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Day and time: Fridays, hours to be determined

richmond

Steveston Farmer’s and Craft Market

This year, the Steveston Farmers’ and Artisans Market will open in the parking lot of the Steveston Community Center and will feature a mix of stalls including food vendors, artists and artisans.

When: May 8 and 22; June 5 and 19; July 3 and 17; August 7 and 21; September 4 and 18, 2022
Or: Steveston Community Center parking lot, 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond
day and time: Certain Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Richmond Country Farms

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 until just before Christmas, the market is packed with fresh local produce and prepared goods.

When: From Thursday, April 28, 2022
Or: 12900 Steveston Hwy, Richmond
day and time: Every day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Richmond Night Market 2022

This market draws crowds from across the province, who travel to experience the rows upon rows of vibrant cuisine as well as the diverse lineup of nightly performances on the 50-foot entertainment stage. From April 29 to October 10, 2022, this hugely popular event is gearing up for another season filled with epic meals and live entertainment.

When: April 29 to October 10, 2022
Or: 8351 River Road, Richmond (near Bridgeport Station)
Day and time: Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight; Saturday from 6 p.m. to midnight; Sunday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Long weekend on Mondays from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Canada Day from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Burnaby

Burnaby Craft Farmer’s Market

Launched in June 2008, this outdoor market, located in a wooded area near Deer Lake Park, offers visitors an assortment of food and craft stalls to browse from May through October.

When: May to October, dates to be determined, 2022
Or: Burnaby City Hall North Parking Lot (4949 Canada Way to Deer Lake Parkway)
day and time: to be determined

Delta

Southlands Tsawwassen Farmers Market

This Delta Farmer’s Market features local produce, treats, flowers, bevvies, artisans, live music, food trucks and more.

When: June 19 to December 18, 2022
Or: 5360 12th Avenue (at 53A Street), Tsawwassen
day and time: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ladner Village Market

The Ladner Village Market occupies the heart of Ladner Village on some Sundays in the summer. It’s a phenomenal market, with live music, tons of vendors and lots to see and taste.

When: 12 and 26 June; July 10 and 24; August 14 and 28; September 11, 2022
Or: 5028 48th Avenue (between Delta and Elliott streets) in Ladner Village, Delta
day and time: Certain Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Surrey and White Rock

Surrey Urban Farmers Market

Just a short walk from Surrey Central SkyTrain station and the bus loop, the Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market is a vibrant gathering place that aims to promote small-scale farmers, food producers and artisans.

When: June 11 to October 8, 2022
Or: 104th Street and Old Yale Road, Surrey
day and time: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

White Rock Farmer’s Market

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

When: April 24 to October 16, 2022
Or: 15154 Russell Avenue (Beside Whaling Wall) in White Rock
day and time: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge

Poirier Street Farmer’s Market

Launched in 1996, the Poirier Street Farmers’ Market is the oldest suburban farmers’ market in Metro Vancouver. In this market, you will find a variety of vendors displaying their local products.

When: May to October, dates to be determined, 2022
Or: Poirier Forum, 575 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
day and time: Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Port Coquitlam Farmers Market

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 downtown Port Coquitlam through arts, culture and heritage programs.

When: May to October, dates to be determined, 2022
Or: Terry Fox Hometown Square, Port Coquitlam
day and time: Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Langley and Fort Langley

Fort Langley Village Farmer’s Market

You’ll find fresh groceries (fresh food picked from the fields of local farmers in the Fraser and Okanagan valleys), as well as plants, flowers and other artisan goods at this weekly Fort Langley market.

Appointment: April 23 to December 17, 2022
Location: Historic St. Andrews Church, 9025 Glover Road in Fort Langley
day and time: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

With files from Hanna McLean and Daryn Wright

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