When it comes to fresh produce, Vancouver is the top in class. Not only are we a world-class city, we’re also located next to lush farmland, a short drive from rich, verdant orchards, and right next to the Pacific Ocean! That means you can find the freshest food here in Vancouver. And there’s no better way to find that food than in one of our many farmer’s markets! Here’s our guide to the best in town.
TROUT LAKE FARMER’S MARKET
A short transit from downtown Vancouver on the Skytrain monorail, Trout Lake is a gem of the community. A community centre sits beside a huge park, and every Saturday from 9 AM to 2 PM you’ll find a farmer’s market taking place in its North parking lot. There’s an emphasis on fresh produce here, although you can also find ethically raised meat products, top-quality frozen seafood, and some of Vancouver’s most popular food trucks! Our advice? Take a large bag, buy all the fresh ingredients you want, and then have lunch on a blanket in the sunshine. Starts May 5.
MOUNT PLEASANT FARMER’S MARKET
Another fantastic uncovered famer’s market, this one takes place in Dude Chilling Park. Don’t worry – you read that right. An anonymous local designer kept replacing the sign of this park with a professional copy that called it “Dude Chilling Park.” The city tried to change it back a few times, but eventually everyone just started calling it “Dude Chilling” and the name stuck. Now it’s official.
This farmer’s market takes place on Sundays from 10 AM to 2 PM ,and opens May 27. Don’t miss out!
DOWNTOWN FARMER’S MARKET
This one takes place Thursday nights at Vancouver’s historic Queen Elizabeth Theatre, and helps urban professionals get fresh food at a great price! This one starts a little later into the summer on June 7, but if you find yourself in downtown Vancouver on a Thursday night it’s a great place to get some fresh nosh.
Not sure what to get? Don’t worry! This website will let you know what’s in season so you can get the absolute best!
Visiting a city with great, fresh produce is sometimes disappointing, because while it all looks gorgeous you often don’t have any way to cook it. Not so when you stay at the Landis Inn & Suites! Our suites come with fully equipped kitchens so you can prepare a feast fit for a king when you’re out on the road. Book one today!