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 230 matches on over 9,670 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 1:1 coaching 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.

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.

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

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

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 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 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 land@youngagrarians.org with questions and to see if we can support you.

LAND BLOG


LAND OPPORTUNITY: Horse Breeding Business in Central BC

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on August 05, 2022

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 Large, turn-key, established Appaloosa horse breeding operation that has been in busines for 30+ years is looking for a young, enthusiastic individual with horse experience, business skills and understands the reality of the business to step in and learn from the owners and carry on their legacy! An opportunity of a lifetime for someone who is passionate about horses, is willing to learn while possessing the necessary horse, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Horse Breeding Business in Central BC

AUG 28, 2022: Squamish, BC – Land Social at Common Acres

Posted by Fai Hui on August 04, 2022

You’re invited to an outdoor Land Social at Common Acres in Squamish, 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, co-hosted with the Squamish Food Policy Council. With support from the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP), Squamish Climate Action Network (Squamish CAN) has established the region’s first community farm on one acre of previously un-utilized ALR land on Easter Seals grounds, located centrally in Squamish, BC. Common Acres Community Farm subleased ¼ acre plots to … Continue reading AUG 28, 2022: Squamish, BC – Land Social at Common Acres

LAND OPPORTUNITY: CERTIFIED ORGANIC BLUEBERRY FARM AND ACREAGE -ABBOTSFORD, BC

Posted by Fai Hui on July 28, 2022

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 is BC’s first certified organic blueberry farm. There are 7.5 acres planted with 19 varieties of productive heritage blueberry. There is 10 acres of previously hayed field that can be used for growing organic vegetables in the back. Municipal water, electricity and equipment are available. This family farm, established in 1948, is to this day a thriving business. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY Are … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: CERTIFIED ORGANIC BLUEBERRY FARM AND ACREAGE -ABBOTSFORD, BC

AUG 14, 2022: SAANICH, BC – Farm Tour and Potluck at Peas n’ Carrots Farm

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on July 21, 2022

You’re invited to a Farm Tour and Potluck at Peas n’ Carrots Farm in Saanich, B.C! Want to connect with fellow farmers and food lovers? Come out to take a break, share food, and nerd out on farming on August 14th! Farmer Katie runs Peas n’ Carrots Farm on leased land she accessed through the B.C. Land Matching Program. Now in her second full year on the land, she grows mixed vegetables for a CSA, her onsite farm stand and two farmers’ markets. Production is focused on the food staples that keep Katie’s family fed and ignite a passion for … Continue reading AUG 14, 2022: SAANICH, BC – Farm Tour and Potluck at Peas n’ Carrots Farm

AUG 13, 2022: MCBRIDE, BC – LAND ACCESS AT THE ROBSON VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL!

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on July 20, 2022

We’re so excited to be in McBride, B.C. on August 13, 2022 for a full day of land access and music! Join us for a morning Community Farms workshop with Foodlands Cooperative of BC at the music festival grounds, followed by a Land Social at Legrand Farm, an exciting land opportunity with housing. The renowned Robson Valley Music Festival, which runs from August 12-14, is the cherry tomato on top – come to learn and network, stay to enjoy the tunes with Young Agrarians. Time to shine up your dancing shoes and your farm boots for an awesome weekend! 10:30-12 … Continue reading AUG 13, 2022: MCBRIDE, BC – LAND ACCESS AT THE ROBSON VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL!

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Quiet Half Acre for Agricultural Use – East Sooke, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on July 20, 2022

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 half acre of land is a mostly flat plateau nestled a 14 acre property that slopes southwest towards the ocean on the other side of the road. The area is very quiet and peaceful, surrounded by nature. The property is mostly forested with just a few small cleared areas. The available space has not been farmed but was cleared several years ago and then left … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Quiet Half Acre for Agricultural Use – East Sooke, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1 TO 4 ACRE PARCELS OF FARMLAND – RICHMOND, BC

Posted by Fai Hui on July 15, 2022

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 Parcels on this 20+ acre blueberry farm in Richmond are available to farmers. Large portions of the land have heritage varieties of blueberry that will need to be cleared before other things can be grown. Machinery to clear the land is available. The land is flat and well drained. City water and electricity are available. Located in Richmond, it is ideal for farmers serving … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1 TO 4 ACRE PARCELS OF FARMLAND – RICHMOND, BC

EVENT RECAP: Land Social at Pure Pastures Regenerative Farm – Rose Prairie, BC

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on July 12, 2022

It was a windy afternoon but the rain held off until later evening at Pure Pastures Regenerative Farm (PPRF) where we hosted our first Land Social for the Central North region this past Saturday, July 9! PPRF is located Northeast of Rose Prairie (North of Fort St John) and is an available land opportunity with the BC Land Matching Program. The landowners implement regenerative agriculture practices on their ranch –  running cattle on 10,000 acres and also raising a variety of small livestock, a beautiful market garden and are developing a farm coop. Our hosts, Rob and Bobbie-Jo, are some of … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Land Social at Pure Pastures Regenerative Farm – Rose Prairie, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 ACRES OF FARMLAND WITH RV HOOKUP – HOPE, BC

Posted by Fai Hui on July 08, 2022

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 Acreage on this 11 acre non-ALR property in Hope near Kawkawa Lake is available to a farmer. Large portions of the land are rolling, treed and shaded. The soil is rocky and requires additions of compost to grow. The land has access to well water which has limited flow in summer. The land has limited hours of direct sun due to shade from … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 ACRES OF FARMLAND WITH RV HOOKUP – HOPE, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 8 ACRES OF FARMLAND WITH BARN – CHILLIWACK, BC

Posted by Fai Hui on July 08, 2022

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 8 acre ALR property near Ryder Lake in Chilliwack has a barn and possibly a home for the right farmer. Portions of the land are rolling and treed.  The land has access to well water and electricity. There is also a pond on the property that is fed via a creek. The landholder plans to use a portion of the land to … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 8 ACRES OF FARMLAND WITH BARN – CHILLIWACK, BC