Find Farmland & Land Access Tools
Young Agrarians provides land access supports to farmers and landowners in Canada. Join the movement by supporting land access for farming and food growing!
B.C. Land Matching Program
B.C. & Alberta Land Links
Online Land Access Resources (Land Access Guides, Lease & Licence Templates, Transition Toolkit)
Canada Online Tools for Finding & Listing Land – *New Garden Share Listing Tool
Canada Farm Transition & Succession Planning
Canada Land Opportunities Blog
Looking for land? Have land you’d like to see farmed? The B.C. Land Matching Program delivered by Young Agrarians provides land matching and business support services. We support new farmers looking for land to connect with landowners interested in finding someone to farm their land. We’ve made more than 109 matches on over 5,912 acres to date! Visit our B.C. Land Matching Program page to learn more about the program and find a Young Agrarians Land Matcher in your region. Reach out to email@example.com to see how we can support you!
Land Linking Events
Young Agrarians facilitates Land Links to bring together landowners and retiring farmers with new and potential farmers to network, learn about leases and land access arrangements, and hear stories of land matches. Land Links have been hosted from Vancouver Island to the Kootenays, and are starting up in Alberta. To check out our calendar of activities, visit our Events Page!
Online Land Access Resources
Young Agrarians Land Access Guides: Theses guides provides a framework for new farmers looking to explore options for how to get on land. If you are a landowner wanting to get a better understanding of what a farmer would need to work your land, this guide is also helpful. If you are a farmer looking to negotiate a land access agreement, Appendix B can support the process, and includes Lease and Licence templates. *The Lease and Licence templates require customization for your individual scenarios. If you are in B.C. we strongly recommend that you connect with a land matcher to get support prior to using one for your own land sharing agreement.
- YA Alberta Land Access Guide: This guide has been developed in partnership with Organic Alberta, thanks to funding from the Alberta Real Estate Foundation.
- YA British Columbia Land Access Guide
- YA Ontario Land Access Guide: The NFU-O (National Farmers Union of Ontario) has adapted and published the Young Agrarians Ontario Land Access Guide, thanks to funding from the Law Foundation of Ontario.
Metro Vancouver Water Use & Drainage Manual: This manual is intended to support landowners and farmers to assess and improve drainage and irrigation for planning and implementation purposes. The manual will help you objectively decide, from an irrigation and drainage perspective, if your land can support a farming operation, and help farmers determine if there are ways to improve irrigation and drainage on the land through shifts in farming practices.
*NEW RESOURCE!* B.C. Transition Toolkit for Non-Family Farm Transfer: This Non-Family Transition Toolkit is a resource for anyone exploring alternative ways to transition land and farms from one generation to the next. Current and entering farmers will find a framework for understanding non-family transition, information about different models, and how to gauge which model fits your vision and needs. The case stories and other anecdotes in this toolkit are real-world examples of farmers making transition happen in a very complex regulatory environment – to ensure that what they’ve built with a lifetime of labour will not be lost to the next generation.
Online Tools for Finding & Listing Land
Land Blog: Landowners and Farmers post their land opportunities on the Young Agrarians blog! To do this you must have a vision for your land and an understanding of how your land arrangement would work with a new farmer. Please visit our land blog for examples and email us with content to post.
UMAP: You can also list your farmland opportunity on the Young Agrarians Resource UMAP under Land. Use the ADD LISTING button to add your land listing: maps.youngagrarians.org. For more support finding land or a farmer, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New: The UMAP now has a Garden Share listing feature for home gardeners looking to share yard space.
FarmLink: FarmLINK’s MatchMaker land listing tool brings together new farmers who are looking for land or mentorship with farm owners who have land available or expertise to share. This tool is more Ontario focused and has listings across Canada.
L’ARTERRE: This Quebec based land matching service pairs land owners with farmers seeking land. L’ARTERRE aims to increase the accessibility of land to young farmers and maintain the agricultural dynamism of Quebec’s regions.
Farm Transition & Succession Planning
To learn about transition/succession planning and various programs intended to support the transfer of farm business to the next generation of farmers, check out our collection of transition resources from across Canada!
PLEASE NOTE: For blog listings below, Young Agrarians is only able to screen land opportunities that are participants in the B.C. Land Matching Program. Please do your due diligence and screen the landowner or new farmer looking for land to assess whether the opportunity meets your needs and expectations. We encourage you to contact email@example.com with questions and to see if we can support you.
Posted by Darcy Smith on May 10, 2021
Young Agrarians is hiring a new Land Matcher for Central & Northern B.C. Do you thrive working with people from diverse walks of life? Are you a networker and connector? If you’ve got that magic matchmaker quality – equal parts people skills, passion for local food systems, and computer-savvy project manager – we’d love to hear from you. Region: Central & Northern B.C. Deadline for Applications: 5pm Monday, May 31, 2021. This position will start when we find the right candidate. Young Agrarians is an educational resource network for new and young farmers in Canada that launched in 2012. In … Continue reading JOB OPPORTUNITY: LAND MATCHER – CENTRAL & NORTHERN B.C. →
Posted by Azja Jones Martin on May 03, 2021
We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at firstname.lastname@example.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This 80 acre property is surrounded by forest and located near the Powell River ferry in Comox. Deforested by the previous owners, the current landowners have recently cleared about 30 acres of stumps and are looking for a farmer to bring 1-5 acres into food production, depending on the farmer’s production plan. About 45 acres, behind a creek that bisects the property, is still in stumps. The … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Up to 5 Acres for Food Production on Developing Farm – Comox, BC →
Posted by Hailey Troock on May 03, 2021
We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at email@example.com to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. Spring is here and if you’re still thinking about land for this year or for next season, check out these land opportunities from across the Kootenays / Columbia Basin! More will continue to be added to this post so check back once in awhile for new opportunities across the region. These opportunities are registered with the BC Land Matching Program so I’m teaming up with these landowners to find enterprising farmers looking … Continue reading 2021 KOOTENAY / COLUMBIA BASIN LAND OPPORTUNITY ROUND-UP! →
Posted by Fai Hui on April 27, 2021
We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at firstname.lastname@example.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This property has 1/2 acre of lawn that can be turned into a growing space with a tiller. It is conveniently situated in Richmond, off Steveston Highway, near residential areas, shops and community amenities. The location is ideal for growers living in Richmond, Vancouver and the surrounding areas. The land is flat and grassy. City water is available. Due to the water source, water … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1/2 ACRE FARMLAND – RICHMOND, BC →
Posted by Michelle Lam on April 25, 2021
Grand Trunk Veggies is based on Treaty 7 territory, a traditional gathering place, travelling route and home for many Indigenous Peoples including the Kainai (Blood), Siksika, Piikani, Tsuut’ina and Stoney Nakoda. In addition, Métis peoples. The land is also known in Canadian geography as Calgary, AB. This case study is a part of Young Agrarians Alberta Land Access Guide, a toolkit for farmers seeking land opportunities. Kye started his urban farm by growing veggies in the backyard of the house he was renting. Soon after he found more yards through a plot listing compiled by YYC Growers & Distributors. Kye … Continue reading Grand Trunk Veggies: Maximizing Urban Farming Potential →
Posted by Fai Hui on April 22, 2021
We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at email@example.com to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This property has four 1-acre parcels of farmland and is ideally situated in Richmond near residential areas, shops and community amenities. The land is divided into 4 plots, separated by wooden fencing. The landowner lives in a home on the property. The land is flat and grassy. City water and electricity are available. Due to the water source, water conserving methods of irrigation would … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1-4ACRE FARMLAND – RICHMOND, BC →
Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 20, 2021
Looking for a farm job on Vancouver Island with the potential of transitioning to an ownership relationship? Or just passionate about farming? Vitality Farm in Langford, BC is hiring a full time Farm Crew this year to join our team for the 2021 season with an eye to the future for the right person! Our ideal new Farm Crew would be looking for an opportunity to put their final touches on their skills this year and starting their own business next season. Working the land along side us would give you an excellent opportunity to see how this idea would fit into … Continue reading FARM JOB: LANGFORD, BC – Vitality Farm, Farm Crew →
Posted by Azja Jones Martin on April 16, 2021
We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at firstname.lastname@example.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Situated near Prospect Lake, only 25 minutes from downtown Victoria, the greenhouse is on a 3 acre property with a home occupied by the owner, plus extensive outbuildings that were formerly used to farm koi fish. The available greenhouse is 70 x 20 ft. It has been partially converted already from koi production and built-out for plant production – with a new polycarbonate roof, ventilation, a dedicated … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Greenhouse for Hydroponics or Aquaponics with Expansion Potential – Saanich, BC →
Posted by Jolene Swain on April 13, 2021
We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at email@example.com to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND A beautiful 80 acre parcel in Likely BC looking for new occupants! The land was originally occupied by Chinese farmers and was on the original Likely/Barkerville gold rush trail. A lot of great history in an amazing community. The property is on the bench directly above the Cariboo River and a third of the property is fenced pasture with a large garden with some fruit trees – looking … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Historic farm on the goldrush trail, Likely BC →
Posted by Tessa Wetherill on April 12, 2021
We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at firstname.lastname@example.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Nestled in the broad North Thompson river valley, the soil on our property is a rich black loam clay, which gives the opportunity for all types of agriculture. We are in the Agricultural Land Reserve as well as within the Kamloops city limits. The land is basically flat, and we have seasonal irrigation water for all our needs. We also have year round water accessed from our farm … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Small Farm Acreage in Kamloops, BC →