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.

Getting There

Pioneer Waterfront Plaza
90 Front St.
Nanaimo, BC
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  • Bike Lockup
  • Close to Public Transit
  • Designated Accessible Parking Space
  • 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
  • Food Trucks + Beverage
  • Fruits / Vegetables
  • Meat
  • Preserves + Prepared Foods


  • Dog-Friendly
  • Kids Area
  • Live Music
  • Seating Area
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • ATM Within 5-minute Walk
  • Some Vendors Accept Credit Card