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
B.C. & Ontario Land Access Guide, Lease & License Templates
Canada Online Tools for Finding & Listing Land – *New Garden Share Listing
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. 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 land@youngagrarians.org 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!


Land Access Guide, Lease & License Templates, Water Manual

British Columbia Land Access GuideThe guide 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 process, and includes Lease and Licence templates.

Ontario Land Access GuideThe 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. 

*NEW RESOURCE!* Metro Vancouver Water Use & Drainage 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.


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. Contact land@youngagrarians.org if you have questions and need support resources.

LAND BLOG


Family Seeking Ranch Land near Prince George, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on May 15, 2020

We have more opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with the 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 My name is Kayla Shallard and I am a young farmer in the Prince George area. Recently I started my own Agri-business, KMS Land & Cattle Company, where my focus is to produce sustainably raised meat products that are sold direct to consumer. Along with custom land management: crop and/or grazing. Currently I have 100 mother cows, meat birds, layers and hogs. As an advocate … Continue reading Family Seeking Ranch Land near Prince George, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced pasture at alpaca farm in Salmo

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 15, 2020

 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 land opportunity is located in Salmo, a community of just over 1000 people, 30 minutes south of Nelson. The land is currently developed as an alpaca farm, with several fenced pastures, farm buildings, implements and tools. The property has a a few fenced pastures available that are accessed from the road just off the highway. The residential lot has wifi and cell service. The driving time … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced pasture at alpaca farm in Salmo

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land for community-minded farmer with housing options

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 15, 2020

 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 land opportunity is located in Castlegar, a community of about 8000 people at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers, 40 minutes west of Nelson. The land is currently being developed as a homestead with a small orchard, market garden, greenhouse and chicken coup. The property has a pieces spots that are still raw and unfenced, accessed from the same driveway as the main residence. … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land for community-minded farmer with housing options

How To Farm a Vacant Urban Lot

Posted by Alex on May 14, 2020

How To Farm a Vacant Urban Lot. Photo credit: TOPSOIL Are you living in the city but find yourself aching to farm? Urban agriculture may be just the right fit for you! But wait…how do you even find enough land to start a farm in the city? That’s where vacant lots come in to the picture. This post is all about how you can find a vacant lot and things to consider when starting an urban farm! So, what is a vacant lot? A vacant lot is classified as a registered lot (serviced or unserviced) that contains no permanent structures … Continue reading How To Farm a Vacant Urban Lot

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Flat, fenced land with water access in Slocan Park, BC

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 12, 2020

Land in Slocan Park

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 farming opportunity in development is located in Slocan Park, a small community of just over 120 households nestled in the Slocan Valley about 30 minutes from Nelson, BC. The tenants that reside on this property are working with the land owners to make some land available on the fertile property bordering the Slocan River. Sunlight hours can be limited in winter months and somewhat shorter in this … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Flat, fenced land with water access in Slocan Park, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Space for tiny home on permaculture farm in development, Winlaw BC

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 12, 2020

Land for tiny home in Winlaw

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 unique permaculture farming opportunity in development is located in Winlaw, a small community of less than 500 people nestled in the Slocan Valley about 40 minutes from Nelson, BC. The land owners that reside on this property are new to the area and looking for like-minded tiny home residents interested in permaculture practices to help them develop a shared vision of this beautiful, raw piece of land … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Space for tiny home on permaculture farm in development, Winlaw BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 20 acre fenced pasture in Harrop

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 11, 2020

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 farming opportunity is located in Harrop, a small community nestled on the south side of the Kootenay River, north of Nelson. The land owners that reside on this property could have a seasonal caravan with limited amenities available for someone interested in helping out with the maintenance of the garden and small orchard. There is a fenced pasture available to increase food production and have small livestock. … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 20 acre fenced pasture in Harrop

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced space for small market garden in Harrop-Procter

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 06, 2020

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 land opportunity is located in Harrop-Procter, a small community nestled on the south side of the Kootenay River, north of Nelson. There is a fenced market garden space available to increase food production. The property has wifi and cell service and is located just minutes from the Harrop ferry. The driving time to Kaslo is 40 minutes, 20 minutes to Ainsworth Hot Springs and 35 minutes to … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced space for small market garden in Harrop-Procter

FARM SHARE OPPORTUNITY: Orchard and Cidery Partnership Potential – Lasqueti Island, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on May 05, 2020

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 FARM I have 35 acres of land on Lasqueti, a small, off-the-grid island in the middle of the Georgia Strait. We have 1 acre of netted blueberries, ½ acre of hascaps (honeyberries) and approximately 10 acres of fruit and nut trees including apple, plum, pear, cherry, figs and hazelnuts. Everything is deer fenced and irrigated. The blueberries are sold locally to a growing market and we also run … Continue reading FARM SHARE OPPORTUNITY: Orchard and Cidery Partnership Potential – Lasqueti Island, BC

Looking for Land: Farmer seeking ranchland near Prince George, B.C.

Posted by Jolene Swain on May 05, 2020

We have more landseekers and opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with the 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 My name is Laurel Vohar and I am a farmer from the amazing farming community near Prince George B.C. I grew up on my family’s third farm raising beef cattle as well as growing our own hay and grain crops. For the past 8 years I have been growing my herd of Angus cattle and am ready to take the next big step and … Continue reading Looking for Land: Farmer seeking ranchland near Prince George, B.C.