If you haven’t been to the RCFM Winter Market at River Market before here’s some info you may find useful.
Where is River Market?
River Market is the building that many of you know as Westminster Quay. It is located at 810 Quayside Drive on the riverfront in New Westminster. You can find River Market on Facebook, Twitter, and on the web. Here’s a map:
You can get to River Market a few different ways and you can find some great directions on their website.
You can transit by taking the Skytrain and walking from New Westminster Station. You can take the overhead walkway or you can access it on level ground via Begbie Street or the McInnes Overpass.
You can take a number of different buses that terminate at New West Skytrain station – 123, 112, C9, 106, etc. Follow this link to use Translink’s planner to help you get from your house to New Westminster Station.
If you’re traveling by car, you can access River Market via Quayside Drive which is accessible from Stewardson Way at Third Street, via the McInnes Overpass from Carnarvon Street, or you can access it from Columbia Street at Begbie Street.
There is surface pay parking available on either end of River Market ($1.50 for two hours) and the City of New Westminster provides free parking during market hours at 560 Columbia Street in the Front Street Parkade (access via 6th Street) on the far west side of the B Deck.
For the market, we’ll be offering free accessible parking for those displaying the handicapped sign in their vehicle.
What day and time is the Royal City Farmers Market winter market?
The winter markets are twice a month on the first and third Saturday of each month from November 2 to April 19 from 11am to 3pm. The markets will take place indoors and outdoors.
The dates this year are Nov2, Nov 16, Dec 7, Dec 21, Jan 4, Jan 18, Feb 1, Feb 15, Mar 1, Mar 15, Apr 5, and Apr 19. If you would like you can sign up to get a reminder by email for the market.
We will be holding a special Holiday Market on December 7th with additional artisans and food vendors attending.
How many vendors do you expect?
We expect about 24 vendors at each market and you should expect to see fresh and preserved foods, handmade crafts, live music, and community groups at each market.
My community group / sport team / not for profit would like to come and fundraise at the market! How do we do that?
We invite community groups to apply for free spaces by following the guidelines and application process here. Spaces are allocated and we encourage you to apply early. We do give preference to groups working in New Westminster and which are focused on food security, the environment, and health.
I have an awesome product I want to sell at your market!
We have some spaces left for some of our market dates so if you are interested in becoming a vendor you can check out the details and find our online application form here.