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
On-Demand Webinars and Courses
Land Access Guides, Lease & Licence Templates, Transition Toolkit, Water Manual
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 On-Demand Webinars and Courses: Young Agrarians offers an ever-growing selection of online courses to support new and aspiring farmers. All of our courses and workshops are led by fellow farmers, food systems allies, and experts in the field (literally!). The following courses offer technical information and farmer perspectives related to farmland access, in addition to the nuts and bolts of Young Agrarians land programming.

Young Agrarians Land Access Guides: These 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


LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1/2 acre for Vegetable or Flower Production – Penticton, BC

Posted by Haley Schonhofer on July 23, 2024

We always have new land opportunities coming into our inventory, some of which aren’t on our blog yet! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at bclmp@youngagrarians.org to learn about the latest opportunities and to access free B.C. Land Matching Program services in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Centrally located in Penticton just behind Munson Mountain, this half acre parcel is now available for lease! The current landholders have loved and used this land for small-scale vegetable and fruit production for years, successfully growing everything from garlic, beans and corn to strawberries and raspberries. Located in the Agricultural Land Reserve, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1/2 acre for Vegetable or Flower Production – Penticton, BC

SEP 8, 2024: SUMMERLAND, BC – Farm Tour and Potluck at Medley Organics

Posted by Danika Watson on July 23, 2024

You’re invited to a Farm Tour and Potluck at Medley Organics in Summerland, BC! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about – or just want to check out what your local farmers are up to – join us for the event! Come out to connect with other farmers and food lovers, share a delicious potluck meal and learn about mixed vegetable production. We’ll enjoy a farm tour from leasing farmer Jerome Gagne, who is the owner and operator of Medley Organics. In 2019, Jerome was matched to ten acres of land on a long-term lease … Continue reading SEP 8, 2024: SUMMERLAND, BC – Farm Tour and Potluck at Medley Organics

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 9+ acres for regenerative farming in Cariboo – Williams Lake, BC

Posted by Andrew Adams on July 22, 2024

We always have new land opportunities coming into our inventory, some of which aren’t on our blog yet! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at bclmp@youngagrarians.org to learn about the latest opportunities and to access free B.C. Land Matching Program services in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This property features 10 acres on Fox Mountain in Williams Lake, BC – just 10 minutes out of town! The property currently has 5 acres in hay and 4 acres that are treed, with bountiful mixed grazing and market gardening opportunities. The current landholders, who live on the property, would love to … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 9+ acres for regenerative farming in Cariboo – Williams Lake, BC

LAND ACCESS STORIES: Yankee Flats Meats – Salmon Arm, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on July 18, 2024

ABOUT YANKEE FLATS MEATS Yankee Flats Meats is owned and operated by two farming families, the Keenans and the McKnights, who were matched to each other through the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP) in 2022. What started out as a land lease for the McKnights’ custom cut-and-wrap processing unit has blossomed into a remarkable business collaboration providing immeasurable benefit to food security and farmer livelihoods across the Okanagan and Shuswap. Yankee Flats Meats specializes in high quality locally sourced, farm-to-table meats from family farms in the Okanagan and Shuswap that reflect the heart of their community. Their community-focused abattoir and … Continue reading LAND ACCESS STORIES: Yankee Flats Meats – Salmon Arm, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 40 or 80 acres for sale or lease – Camrose, Alberta

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on July 18, 2024

Looking for land in Alberta? Check out this 40 or 80 acres for sale or lease in Camrose. ABOUT THE LAND I have 41 acres of primarily pasture land with an “eco-built” off-grid cabin on it.  It is located 10km south of Camrose above the Battle River Valley at the west end of Dried Meat Lake which is designated Federal Crown Reserve Waterfowl Nesting Area. There is a medium sized established vegetable and perennial flower garden. It is currently rented out 4 months of the year to the neighbour. I have built a 640 sq.ft. cordwood and strawbale cabin on … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 40 or 80 acres for sale or lease – Camrose, Alberta

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4 acres of mature vines – Kaleden, BC

Posted by Pascale Schittecatte on July 16, 2024

We always have new land opportunities coming into our inventory, some of which aren’t on our blog yet! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at bclmp@youngagrarians.org to learn about the latest opportunities and to access free B.C. Land Matching Program services in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This charming four-acre vineyard in Kaleden, BC is available for lease! The mature Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer vines, planted in 2008, have a strong production history. The current landholders have cropped them continuously to about six tonnes per acre. Located on Highway 97,  the vineyard is easily accessible and is well-connected with … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4 acres of mature vines – Kaleden, BC

AUGUST 24, 2024: SURREY, BC – Farm Tour and Dinner at Babylon Farm

Posted by Kat Roger on July 15, 2024

You’re invited to a Farm Tour and Potluck at Babylon Farm in Surrey, B.C. If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about – or just want to check out what your local farmers are up to – join us for the event. Come out to connect with other farmers and food lovers, share a delicious home-cooked meal and learn about growing sunchokes and luffa gourds! We’ll enjoy a farm tour from leasing farmer Fadia Khouchaba, who is the owner and operator of Babylon Farm Ltd. Fadia was matched to one acre of land in March of … Continue reading AUGUST 24, 2024: SURREY, BC – Farm Tour and Dinner at Babylon Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 13 acres of pasture for small-scale, regenerative livestock, Greenwood BC

Posted by Nyree Marsh on July 09, 2024

We always have new land opportunities coming into our inventory, some of which aren’t on our blog yet! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at bclmp@youngagrarians.org to learn about the latest opportunities and to access free B.C. Land Matching Program services in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Located near the historic town of Greenwood, this property offers over 13 acres of prime grazing land, perfect for a small-scale livestock producer. The landholder has dedicated years to removing invasive species, and past practices such as rotational grazing and bale grazing have restored the pasture to excellent condition. The soil is … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 13 acres of pasture for small-scale, regenerative livestock, Greenwood BC

LAND ACCESS STORIES: Common Acres Community Farm – Squamish, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on July 03, 2024

ABOUT COMMON ACRES COMMUNITY FARM Common Acres Community Farm is a community farm in Squamish, BC dedicated to local food production, community food security and affordable land access. Common Acres started out as a B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP) match in 2022 between Squamish Climate Action Network (Squamish CAN) and one acre of ALR land held by Easter Seals, and the community farm now subleases ¼ acre plots to new entrant farmers through the BCLMP. Current farm businesses on the land include Aura Rosa Florals and Local Roots Farm Market. Check out our features on Aura Rosa and Local Roots … Continue reading LAND ACCESS STORIES: Common Acres Community Farm – Squamish, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1/2 acre for lease at Cresta Roca Farm – Gabriola Island, BC

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on July 02, 2024

We always have new land opportunities coming into our inventory, some of which aren’t on our blog yet! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at bclmp@youngagrarians.org to learn about the latest opportunities and to access free B.C. Land Matching Program services in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Cresta Roca Farm is a 5-acre permaculture farm located on Gabriola Island, BC. The farm is home to herds and flocks of animals – goats, horses, donkeys, chickens, ducks and geese. The farmers specialize in breeding heritage poultry (namely, Lavender Orpingtons) and registered Nigerian Dwarf goats with a focus on conformation and … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1/2 acre for lease at Cresta Roca Farm – Gabriola Island, BC