Find Farmland & Land Access Tools

Young Agrarians provides educational land access supports and resources to farmers and landowners. Join the movement in Canada by supporting land sharing for farming and food growing!

B.C. Land Matching Program
Alberta Land Access Support
Land Events
Land Access Guides, Lease & Licence Templates, Transition Toolkit
Canada Online Tools for Finding & Listing Land
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 provides land matching and business support services. Young Agrarians (YA) supports new farmers looking for land to connect with landowners interested in finding someone to farm their land. To date, YA has made more than 296 matches on over 11,800+ acres to date! Visit the B.C. Land Matching Program page to learn more about the program and find a YA Land Matcher in your region. Reach out to land@youngagrarians.org to see how we can support you!


Do you have farmland in Alberta to offer a farmer? Are you seeking land to start or grow your farm business? Alberta Land Access Support can help. Young Agrarians provides information on various land arrangement options, assists you to develop your vision and communicate your goals, needs and expectations, and helps circulate your opportunity through our online network.


Land Events

Young Agrarians facilitates Land Access events 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. Our land events have been hosted from Vancouver Island to 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.

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.

Metro Vancouver Water Use & Drainage Manual: This manual is intended to support landholders 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.


Online Tools for Finding & Listing Land

To advertise your land opportunity check out the Young Agrarians Land Blog & UMAP.

Land Blog: Landholders and Farmer Looking for Land post their land opportunities or needs 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 land@youngagrarians.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 landholders 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 land@youngagrarians.org with questions and to see if we can support you.

LAND BLOG


FARMER LOOKING FOR LAND: Seeking land to grow pizza – Peachland, BC

Posted by Pascale Schittecatte on March 26, 2024

We have more land seekers and opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE FARMER Patricia Guest has been a visionary farmer, chef and food security supporter since 1979. She started one of the first agri-tourism operations in the Okanagan, which she ran from 1990 to 2003. She has been on a mission to introduce farm-fresh, local and organic ingredients to anyone who will listen. After starting My Country Garden in Kelowna in 1990, Patricia wrote a food and … Continue reading FARMER LOOKING FOR LAND: Seeking land to grow pizza – Peachland, BC

We’re Hiring! Land Matcher – Okanagan, B.C.

Posted by Taina Uitto on March 21, 2024

Young Agrarians is hiring a full-time Okanagan-Thompson Land Matcher! Location: Okanagan-Thompson. Candidates must be located within the region. Please indicate where you live on your application. Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2024 at 5pm PST.  Do you thrive working with people from diverse walks of life? Are you a networker and connector? Do you love checking things off your to-do list? 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.  Our current land matcher is moving into a new role on … Continue reading We’re Hiring! Land Matcher – Okanagan, B.C.

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4+ acres of mixed farmland for lease with off-grid housing – Royston, BC

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on March 19, 2024

We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This 25-acre farm situated in the Comox Valley has multiple portions of farmland available for lease. The farm is currently used for growing vegetables and flowers, hay, and bees as well as homes for the landholders and tenants. About 1/4- to 1/2-acre is currently under cultivation, a mixed garden with well-established rows and irrigation set-up. The soil has been amended on an ongoing basis since 2009 and … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4+ acres of mixed farmland for lease with off-grid housing – Royston, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Sunny 1 acre for lease in Creston, BC

Posted by Nyree Marsh on March 18, 2024

We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND One acre of gently sloped land is available at the edge of Creston, BC in the rural neighbourhood of Canyon. The available land is a gentle, western-facing slope with excellent sun exposure that has been regularly cut for hay over the past several years. The soil is silty clay and a small spring runs through the edge of the lower pasture.  ABOUT THE … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Sunny 1 acre for lease in Creston, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1+ acres to lease for flowers, vegetables and more – Nanoose Bay, BC

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on March 11, 2024

We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Situated in Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island, this land boasts 60 years of dedicated family farming history. The 30-acre property was home to mixed vegetables and chickens and featured a bountiful farm stand that was a gem for the neighbourhood. The farmers who brought this property to life are now retired, and the land is in the hands of a new, young family, who wish to … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1+ acres to lease for flowers, vegetables and more – Nanoose Bay, BC

LAND ACCESS STORIES: Rake and Radish Farm – Saanich, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on March 11, 2024

ABOUT RAKE & RADISH FARM Rake and Radish Farm is a small-scale ecological veggie, flower and berry farm on unceded lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ territories (Saanich, BC). Leasing farmer Ardeo Mann (they/them) was matched to this land through the B.C. Land Matching Program in 2020 and has been offering gorgeous produce, education and safe(r) spaces for their communities ever since. Ardeo runs Rake and Radish Farm to serve human, plant and pollinator communities using ecological practices. Ardeo’s mission at Rake and Radish is to “grow vegetables in an environmentally, financially and emotionally sustainable manner and ensure they are reaching a diverse … Continue reading LAND ACCESS STORIES: Rake and Radish Farm – Saanich, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Plot available for Market Gardening – Saskatoon

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on March 06, 2024

Looking for land in Saskatchewan? Check out this plot available for Market Gardening near Saskatoon. ABOUT THE LAND Located 15 minutes west of Saskatoon, the available garden area is part of a larger mixed farm (Farm One Forty) that primarily grows livestock and grain; the farm owners live on the property. The tenant would have access to composted animal manure, irrigation and potentially the use of some equipment. There is potential to market produce to the farm’s current customer base but the produce would be the tenant to use as they saw fit. The garden area has been used for … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Plot available for Market Gardening – Saskatoon

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Organic Farmland for Field Crops – Nanoose Bay, BC

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on March 04, 2024

We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND A certified organic farm since 1997, this land has produced famous salad greens, mixed vegetables, fruits and eggs for the Nanoose Bay community as well as high-end restaurants at Vancouver Island resorts. The property consists of 22 acres in total, including a heritage orchard and several sections of market garden areas and larger vegetable fields. The available land includes approximately 2.5-3 acres of open fields, which have … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Organic Farmland for Field Crops – Nanoose Bay, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1+ acres of cleared land – Gibsons, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on March 01, 2024

We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Welcome to a little peace of heaven hidden in the trees of Gibsons, BC! This 5 acre ALR property on the Sunshine Coast is tucked between Soames Park and Shirley Macey Park, off of Chamberlin Road in Gibsons. Approximately 2 acres of the property are cleared and filled, and there is potential for 1 more acre to be cleared for agricultural use. The … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1+ acres of cleared land – Gibsons, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 90 acres for collaborative farming – Prince George, BC

Posted by Andrew Adams on February 08, 2024

We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This property features 90 acres of mixed grazing and gardening land on the west side of the Willow River near Buckhorn, south of Prince George. The land has been partially fenced and cleared in the last few years and is ready for new projects. There are two shallow wells and access to river water for livestock or crops (licenses will be needed for commercial use). The current landholders … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 90 acres for collaborative farming – Prince George, BC