Kitsilano Economic Impact

Kitsilano Farmers Market

The Kitsilano Farmers Market has been growing since 2006. Located at the parking lot of Kitsilano Community Centre next to Connaught Park, this small, but mighty market with 50+ vendors is usually packed every Sunday.

Seasonal fruits and vegetables, grass-fed meat, eggs, and dairy products, fresh fish, and artisanal prepared foods can be found here. Handmade crafts, as well as craft beer, wine, and spirits, are also sold. Food and coffee trucks participate too. The location next to a large playing field and water park make this a wonderful family-friendly market. Community tables featuring local initiatives and live entertainment keep adults occupied as well.

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2023 Economic Impact Study Highlights for the Kitsilano Farmers Market

  • Annual economic impact2 on the local economy: $4.44 million
  • Annual direct sales: $2.96 million
  • Average shopper spending per market visit: $47.30
  • Approximately 83,500 visits and 62,600 shoppers annually
  • 47% of the survey respondents visit the farmers market either regularly (almost weekly) or frequently (2-3 times per month)
  • Shopper spending at other local neighbouring businesses: $2.15 million
  • 79% of study participants said that they would spend $43.74 each shopping or eating at other local neighbouring businesses