Riley Park Economic Impact

Riley Park Farmers Market

The Riley Park Winter Market inspired the establishment of a smaller summer version of this highly popular farmers market in Vancouver. Around 40 vendors bring a nice variety of products each week, with hot food and coffee trucks providing treats to enjoy as well.

The summer market sits on the edge of a kid-friendly park, complete with zipline and outdoor bouldering wall, and a community garden and demonstration garden are also nearby so families can spend the whole day wandering around the area. In the winter, around 85 farms and producers, food and coffee trucks fill Riley Park each Saturday.

More about Riley park Summer Farmers Market and Riley Park Winter Farmers Market

2023 Economic Impact Study Highlights for the Riley Park Farmers Market

  • Annual economic impact2 on the local economy: $5.76 million
  • Annual direct sales: $3.8 million
  • Average shopper spending per market visit: $41.09
  • Over 124,500 visits and 93,400 shoppers annually
  • 3% of participants self-identified as tourists or day-trippers to the market
  • 37% 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: $2.1 million
  • 71% of study participants said that they would spend $37.61 each shopping or eating at other local neighbouring businesses