Nanaimo Downtown Farmers’ Market


The original farmers’ market in the heart Downtown Nanaimo.

Located along the picturesque Nanaimo waterfront right in the heart of the city, a visit to the Nanaimo Downtown Farmers’ Market provides breathtaking views of the Strait of Georgia, Gabriola Island, and mainland BC.

Under the watchful eye of soaring bald eagles and incoming seaplanes, this community event takes over Pioneer Plaza with live music, farm, food, and craft vendors every Saturday morning from Mother’s Day through Labour Day.

We respectfully acknowledge that the land we gather on is the Unceded Traditional Territory of the Snuneymuxw, Snaw-naw-as, and Stz’uminus First Nations.

Getting There

Anchor Way
90 Waterfront Plaza
Nanaimo, BC
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  • Bike Lockup
  • Close to Public Transit
  • Parking Within 5-minute Walk
  • Plenty of On-Site Parking
  • Street Parking



On Cruise Ship dates, the market is open from 10am to 3pm

Market Products

  • Artisans / Crafters
  • Baking
  • Fruits / Vegetables
  • Plants
  • Preserves + Prepared Foods


  • Dog-Friendly
  • Kids Area
  • Live Music
  • Seating Area
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • ATM Within 5-minute Walk
  • Market Money or Cash
  • Some Vendors Accept Debit and/or Credit Card