The Kootenay Circuit

In the summer, the East Kootenays come alive with Farmers Markets left and right. This gives so many small businesses the chance to sell their products multiple times a week! Welcome to the Kootenay Circuit!

During the vibrant summer months, the East Kootenays burst into a kaleidoscope of colour and activity as Farmer’s Markets dot the landscape, offering an adventure of local flavors and artisanal treasures. From Fernie to Kimberley, Cranbrook to Golden, the region is immersed with the energy of entrepreneurship as small businesses seize the opportunity to showcase their wares multiple times a week.

The Kootenay Circuit

  • Tuesday: Fruitvale (3:00pm – 6:00pm)
  • Wednesday: Golden (10:00am – 3:00pm) | Agri Farm (3:00pm – 6:30pm)
  • Thursday: Kimberley (5:00pm – 7:30pm) | Valemount (4:00pm – 7:00pm)
  • Friday: Sparwood (3:30pm – 7:00pm) | Radium Hot Springs (4:00pm – 7:00pm)
  • Saturday: Cranbrook (10:00am – 1:00pm) | Baynes Lake (9:00am – 12:30pm) | Invermere (9:00am – 1:00pm)
  • Sunday: Fernie (10:00am – 2:00pm) | Fairmont Hot Springs (10:00am – 2:00pm)

Fruitvale Market

Experience the vibrant pulse of Fruitvale’s IncrEDIBLE Farmers Market nestled downtown on Pole Yard Lane! Embrace local entrepreneurship as you peruse a cornucopia of farm-fresh, wholesome, and delectable agricultural delights. Don’t forget to explore handcrafted treasures along the way!

Join Fruitvale, BC in fostering a nourishing community spirit at Fruitvale’s IncrEDIBLE Farmers Market—where every basket holds the promise of connection and culinary joy!

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Photo by: Eldie Marshall via. BC Farmers’ Market Trail

Golden Market

During summer Wednesdays, the riverside outside the Golden Chamber of Commerce transforms into a bustling scene, hosting Golden’s beloved weekly Farmers’ Market. Since its creation in 2007, this market has blossomed into a vital community gathering, championing the richness of local agriculture.

Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere, serenaded by live music echoing among the stalls. From farm-fresh produce to artisanal delicacies, handmade apothecary items, and exquisite artworks, there’s something for every palate and passion. Engage with friendly locals, embracing the genuine warmth of this quintessential Golden affair.

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Photo by: Bruno Long via. BC Farmers’ Market Trail

Agri Farm Market

On a Wednesday evening in Windermere, the perfect ending involves a satisfying dinner and a chat with the welcoming souls at the Agri Park Farmers’ Market. Established in 2017, this historic 23-acre site has evolved into a beloved weekly gathering spot, fueled by a strong sense of community spirit.

Here, amidst the serene landscape, you can peruse an array of offerings: certified organic farm produce, freshly butchered meats from the local abattoir, delectable baked goods, a variety of honey, and flavorful preserves. As the local saddle club gracefully passes by on their horses, and live music fills the balmy summer air, the market truly comes alive.

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Photo by: Bruno Long via. BC Farmers’ Market Trail

Kimberley Market

Nestled amidst the breathtaking Purcell and Rocky Mountains, Kimberley beckons with its charming allure, boasting one of the region’s most beloved farmers’ markets.

As the sun dips on Thursday evenings throughout the summer, the vibrant pulse of live music reverberates along the tree-lined streets of Kimberley’s pedestrian-only downtown. Here, a delightful convergence unfolds, uniting locals, tourists, artisans, and food enthusiasts at the Kimberley Farmers’ Market. Wander through the bustling throng and discover a treasure trove of local delights— from artisanal baked goods and farm-fresh produce to captivating artworks and delectable ready-to-eat treats.

Embraced as a cherished fixture in Kimberley’s cultural tapestry, the market has evolved into a quintessential gathering spot, offering the perfect opportunity to shop local before your weekend getaway.

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Photo by: Caitlyn Peesker via. Kimberley Market

Valemount Farmers Market

Beautifully situated between the majestic Rocky, Monashee, and Cariboo Mountains, the Valemount Farmers’ Market is a sensory oasis. From June to September, Thursday evenings draw in crowds of locals and tourists alike, converging in The Robson Valley to celebrate community and bolster the local economy.

Beyond the breathtaking 360° mountain panoramas, visitors are greeted with a cornucopia of delights: freshly harvested produce, artisanal preserves, and captivating local artwork. The Valemount Farmers’ Market is a treasure trove of surprises, where each visit promises new discoveries and delights.

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Photo by: Laura Keil via. BC Farmers’ Market Trail

Sparwood Market

Throughout the warmer months, Sparwood’s farmers’ markets serve as bustling hubs of activity, drawing both residents and visitors alike to indulge in the freshest produce and artisanal delights. Set against the backdrop of the majestic Rockies, right in front of the giant, iconic green truck, these markets offer a picturesque setting for an unforgettable shopping experience.

Local farmers proudly showcase their seasonal harvests, from crisp vegetables and succulent fruits to fragrant herbs and vibrant flowers, ensuring that each visit is a feast for the senses. Artisans and craftsmen also present a diverse array of handcrafted goods ranging from intricate jewelry and pottery to homemade preserves and baked treats.

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Photo by: Caitlyn Peesker via. Sparwood Market

Radium Hot Springs Farmers Market

In the serene town of Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia, the Radium Hot Springs Farmers Market offers a delightful blend of local flavors and community charm. Held regularly throughout the warmer months, this market serves as a vibrant gathering place for both residents and visitors. 

As attendees wander among the stalls, they’re greeted by an enticing array of fresh produce, artisanal crafts, and gourmet treats, all lovingly crafted by local vendors. Against the backdrop of the majestic Purcell and Rocky Mountains, the market buzzes with energy and excitement. After exploring the market’s offerings, visitors can unwind with a soothing dip in the rejuvenating hot springs or embark on an adventure in the surrounding wilderness, making for a truly unforgettable day in this picturesque corner of British Columbia.

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Photo via. https://www.radiumhotsprings.com

Cranbrook Market

For more than ten years, Saturdays in Cranbrook have been synonymous with a sensory extravaganza at the Cranbrook Farmers’ Market. Nestled in the heart of the city, this weekly spectacle delights locals with its kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, and tantalizing aromas. Here, a vibrant tapestry of local food producers, growers, and artisans converge, offering a cornucopia of handcrafted delights cultivated with utmost care.

Set against the backdrop of sweeping Kootenay vistas, the market is a feast for the senses, showcasing an abundance of fresh, locally-sourced vegetables, meats, and confections alongside an eclectic array of artisanal treasures. But beyond mere commerce, the market serves as a nexus of community life, where friends gather, bonds are forged, and the spirit of local enterprise thrives. It’s a place to meander at leisure, to savor the moment, and to revel in the simple pleasures of connection and discovery.

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Photo by: Anice Wong via. BC Farmers’ Market Trail

Baynes Lake Market

Nestled in the tranquil community of Baynes Lake, British Columbia, the Baynes Lake Farmers Market offers a charming escape into the heart of local artisanal craftsmanship and agricultural abundance. Held regularly during the warmer seasons, this market serves as a cherished gathering spot for both locals and visitors alike. As patrons meander through the market stalls, they’re greeted by an enticing array of farm-fresh produce, homemade delicacies, and unique handcrafted goods, all thoughtfully curated by passionate vendors. 

Set against the backdrop of the breathtaking Rocky Mountains, the market exudes a welcoming atmosphere, fostering connections and camaraderie within the community. After exploring the market’s offerings, visitors can take advantage of the area’s natural beauty, whether it’s enjoying a leisurely stroll along the nearby lakeshore or embarking on a scenic hike through the surrounding wilderness, making for a memorable and enriching experience in Baynes Lake.

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Photo via. Baynes Lake Farmers Market Facebook

Invermere Farmers Market

In the heart of Invermere, British Columbia, the Invermere Farmers Market is a vibrant celebration of community and local craftsmanship. Every Saturday from May through September, the market comes alive with a kaleidoscope of colours, scents, and sounds, drawing in residents and visitors alike. 

Here, amidst the stunning backdrop of the Purcell and Rocky Mountains, vendors proudly display their wares, offering everything from freshly harvested produce to artisanal crafts and savory culinary delights. The market buzzes with energy as shoppers meander through the stalls, sampling homemade treats, chatting with local artisans, and soaking in the lively atmosphere. More than just a place to shop, the Invermere Farmers Market serves as a hub of connection, fostering relationships between producers and consumers while promoting sustainable living and supporting the local economy.

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Photo via. Invermere Market Facebook Page

Fernie Market

Here, discover the freshest offerings from local growers, all freshly picked and brimming with flavour. Meanwhile, skilled bakers and unique food trucks tempt, filling the air with irresistible aromas.

Sundays in the summer come alive at Rotary Park, the bustling epicenter of Fernie’s premier market experience. At the Mountain Market, the mission is clear—to foster connections between growers and enthusiasts of locally sourced produce, as well as artisans and admirers of handcrafted treasures.

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Photo by: Anice Wong via. BC Farmers’ Market Trail

Fairmont Hot Springs Market

Every Sunday morning throughout the summer, from 10 am to 2 pm, the Fairmont Farmers Market unfolds, inviting visitors to leisurely explore its array of vendor booths. Here, amidst the charming ambience of Fairmont, patrons can peruse a delightful selection of freshly prepared delicacies, locally sourced produce, and meticulously crafted goods. 

Following your market excursion, why not indulge in a coffee or lunch at Valley Coffee Co? Then, embark on a leisurely hike or stroll along one of Fairmont’s picturesque trails, or opt for a serene float down the river, embracing the tranquility of this idyllic locale.

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Photo via. https://fairmontcreek.ca

Beyond commerce, the Kootenay Circuit is a testament to the power of connection and collaboration. It’s where neighbours gather, friends explore, and business bonds are strengthened over a shared appreciation for locally sourced goodness. Whether you’re a vendor looking to expand your reach or a visitor eager to explore the diverse offerings of the region, the Kootenay Circuit welcomes you with open arms to experience the magic of summer in the East Kootenays!

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