West End Economic Impact

West End Farmers Market

The “only downtown market” in Vancouver sits next to beautiful Nelson Park.

Held on Saturdays in Vancouver’s West End next to a great urban park and playground, the West End Farmers’ Market features fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and poultry, baked goods, artisan food and crafts, fresh fish, and even local craft beer, wine, and spirits. This 30-vendor market is bustling with options and has a great mix of established vendors that are well-known in the market scene. Food trucks, coffee, and live entertainment are usually found on site as well.

A wide selection of fresh organic produce and its proximity to downtown Vancouver make this farmers’ market a popular destination.

More about West End Farmers Market

2023 Economic Impact Study Highlights for the West End Farmers Market

  • Annual economic impact2 on the local economy: $4.63 million
  • Annual direct sales: $3.09 million
  • Average shopper spending per market visit: $46.56
  • Over 88,400 visits and 66,300 shoppers annually
  • 6% of participants self-identified as tourists or day-trippers to the market
  • 65% 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: $1.67 million
  • 56% of study participants said that they would spend $23.43 each shopping or eating at other local neighbouring businesses