Weekends and markets go hand in hand. Luckily, while you’re on holiday in Whistler, you can experience the Whistler Farmer’s Market. This market has a little bit of everything, from artisan goods to locally made tasty treats. Since there’s so much to see… and eat, scheduling a whole morning or afternoon to enjoy the sights is best. For more on what to expect and where to stop, here’s a typical day at the Whistler Farmer’s Market.
The market takes place in the Upper Village and can be accessed from the village by walking through the underpass or from the village parking lots and entering at the Fairmont. It’s on every Sunday from May 19th to October 13th starting at 11 am and running until 4 pm. As of July 3rd, it is also open on Wednesdays from 2 pm – 7 pm. There’s no perfect time to get to the market but we would advise to plan to be there earlier rather than later as live music and product availabilities can decrease closer to the end of the day.
It’s a great idea to bring a reusable bag as well as cash. Many of the vendors do take card and there is an ATM in Upper Village but you wouldn’t want to miss out on a rare find. That being said, there’s something for everyone being sold at the Farmer’s Market. You’ll find artisan goods such as jewellery and pottery, artwork by local artists, delicious locally grown produce, plenty of baked goods, and even food trucks. We recommend to come hungry, you’ll be glad you did!
There’s no proper order for enjoying the day while pursuing the vendors stalls. You can eat as you please and stop to enjoy some entertainment when it suits. We would suggest indulging as often as possible. There’s are so many delicious food options, your stomach will thank you for not resisting temptation.
The Whistler Farmer’s market boasts over 900 vendors and is an exciting way to get to know the local community, bring home something special from your trip to Whistler, and eat until your hearts content. Wether it’s for an hour or a whole afternoon, you won’t be disapointed that you included this experience on your list of things to do in Whistler. For all other summer activities, visit Whistler Reservations and let a local fill you in on additional ways to enjoy your vacation in the mountains.