• A view of buildings in Vancouver Downtown, including the Sinclair Centre in red brick and the Harbour Centre with an ornamental needle pointing skyward. The Sinclair Centre is an older building in Downtown Vancouver, built with grey stone on the lower level of the building and red brick for the higher storeys.
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posted by: Days Inn Vancouver Downtown on: March 15, 2019

posted by Simona K.

Vancouver is a farmers markets paradise, so if you love to shop local and fresh produce year-round, this is the right place. You can find a farmers market in most neighborhoods, held on different days to accommodate the demand for the goods. Growers, bakers, farmers and craftsmen, all working together to bring their merchandise straight from their fields and workshops to you.

Winter Markets

Riley Park

This market is open over the winter and spring. Over 70 vendors offering their handmade and/ or locally grown goods each week won’t disappoint your appetite for delicious produce.

Where: Nat Bailey Stadium, at Ontario and East 30th Ave

When: Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, November 3 - April 28, 2019

Hastings Park

The Hastings Park Farmers Market is not as large as the Riley Park/Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market, but still worth checking it out. The parking is free for market shoppers at Gate 2 off of Renfrew St.Parking at the PNE. Let the parking attendant know you are going to the market and they will waive the charge.

Where: PNE Fairgrounds

When: Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm, November 3 - April 28, 2019

Summer Markets

Downtown Farmers Market

There are over 25 vendors offering their products every week. Shop fresh for the finest quality fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and poultry, baked goods, artisan food, fresh fish, and local artisan beer, wine, and spirits.

Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza, at the corner of Georgia & Hamilton

When: Thursdays from 3 pm - 7 pm from June 7 – October 4, 2019

Granville Island Farmers Market

The Granville Island Farmers Market, previously known as “Truck Market”, is the most established and oldest of its kind in Vancouver. It has been serving people in Vancouver for 29 years. The visitors can enjoy more than 30 stalls in the summer months selling locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh baked goods, jams, sauces, and cheese. The public market next door should be your next stop once you’ve finished strolling around the farmers market. Recently the market has expanded its offering to local breweries, wineries, and distilleries, too.

Where: Triangle Square, 1680 Johnston Street (next to the Granville Island Public Market)

When: Thursdays from 10 am - 3 pm from June 7 – September 27, 2019

Kitsilano Farmers Market

Experience the farmers market on Vancouver's west side! Shop the finest quality fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and poultry, baked goods, artisan food, fresh fish, and local artisan beer, wine, and spirits. The market also features food and coffee trucks, handmade craft and more!

Where: Kitsilano Community Centre, 2690 Larch Street

When: Sunday from 10 am - 2 pm from May 6 – October 21, 2019

Lonsdale Quay Farmers Market

If you want to combine fresh, seasonal produce with seaside views, Lonsdale Quay Farmers Market is the place to go. With an amazing view back to downtown, browse the stalls, grab a bite and enjoy the market’s vibe. Apart from local artisans with jewelry, pottery, photography, kids clothing, soaps & other, this market also has a book exchange, newspaper reading area and live music. Remember that the parking is free for 2 hours in Market parkade with a ticket.

Where: 123 Carrie Cates Court. East Plaza of the Lonsdale Quay Market in North Vancouver

When: Saturday from 10 am - 3 pm from May – October 2019

Main Street Farmers Market

Shop fresh weekly at Vancouver's mid-week commuter market each Wednesday at the Main Street Station Farmers Market. Over 30 vendors deliver high-quality fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, seafood, and poultry, baked goods, artisan food and craft, and hot food.

Where: 1100 Station Street, steps from the SkyTrain

When: Wednesday from 2 pm - 6 pm from May 31 – October 4, 2019

West End Farmers Market

Located in the heart of the West End, this laid-back Saturday market is within walking distance from most downtown hotels. Grab a coffee and browse over 30 stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables, pickles, preserves, baked goods, and cheeses! Food and coffee trucks are there, too.

Where: 1100 Comox Street, at the edge of Nelson Park

When: Saturday from 9 am - 2 pm from May 26 – October 20, 2019

West End Weekly Sunday Art Market

WE Arts stands for the West End Arts Society that is hosting a weekly Saturday Art Market. The purpose of the is to connect with many West Enders, Vancouverites and visitors over the summer and fall months. 50% of the artists are West End residents, showcasing local and regional craftsmanship and talents.

Where: Jim Deva Plaza, 1200 Bute Street at Davie Street

When: Saturday from 9 am - 2 pm from May 26 – September 29, 2019

Where do you get your fresh veggies? Or which market are you tempted to visit? Share your thoughts with us! Comment below, let us know on our Facebook page or post your pictures on Instagram and use the tag #mydaysinnvan.