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 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!


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.

*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

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: Barn, Grazing Space and Established Vegetable Garden with Room to Expand – Comox, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on June 15, 2021

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 almost 5 acre property is a mix of field space, including a 1/2 acre pasture, and forest and is looking for a farmer to put it to more productive use. A barn is currently being only partially used by the landholders for keeping chickens, and is otherwise available for a leasing farmer to keep livestock. The barn is plumbed with well water, and is divided into … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Barn, Grazing Space and Established Vegetable Garden with Room to Expand – Comox, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Two 3 Acre Fields with Full Exposure – Ladysmith, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on June 11, 2021

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 These two approximately 3 acre fields, one of each side of the driveway into this Ladysmith property, are available for lease. One field is currently in hay and approximately 1 acre of 1-2 year old Christmas trees (trees to remain) and the other has been grazed by sheep for the past two years. Livestock fencing is in place around the perimeter of each field, and the sheep … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Two 3 Acre Fields with Full Exposure – Ladysmith, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn Key Market Garden Operation, 1.5 acres in Summerland, B.C

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on June 09, 2021

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 OPPORTUNITY This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to take over a turn key market garden plot in the Trout Creek area of Summerland, BC. This 1.5 acre plot has been farmed by Jerome Gagne of Medley Organics for the past 6 years. He is moving on to a larger property on which he can grow tree fruit in addition to his row crops. It is certified … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn Key Market Garden Operation, 1.5 acres in Summerland, B.C

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 6 to 18 ACRE NUT, SHEEP AND MARKET GARDEN FARM – ALDERGROVE, BC

Posted by Fai Hui on June 08, 2021

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 6 acres of this 18 acre property are available to a mature, very hard working farmer that is focused on generating income and helping maintain the property. Part of the property currently planted with hazelnut and walnut trees. There are also sheep and chickens being raised on the property. The sheep help to maintain the acreage by eating the grass and weeds. Well … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 6 to 18 ACRE NUT, SHEEP AND MARKET GARDEN FARM – ALDERGROVE, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 6 ACRE FLAT FARMLAND – LANGLEY, BC

Posted by Fai Hui on June 07, 2021

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 6 acre property is conveniently located off a major highway. Having been laser-levelled, this land is very flat and grassy. Municipal water and electricity are available. Due to the water source, water conserving methods would likely be required. The owner lives on the property, but there is a separate entrance onto the land.   ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The lease term can be … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 6 ACRE FLAT FARMLAND – LANGLEY, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 5-15 ACRES OF FARMLAND – LANGLEY, BC

Posted by Fai Hui on June 07, 2021

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 long, rectangular 18 acre property is divided into 3 parcels separated by trees. The land is flat and grassy. Municipal water is available. Due to the water source, water conserving methods would likely be required. There is a tenant occupied home on the property. The land is fenced in, and the owner plans to create a separate driveway. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 5-15 ACRES OF FARMLAND – LANGLEY, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10+ Acre Field for Livestock Rotational Grazing – Courtenay, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on June 01, 2021

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 22-acre Royston property is quiet and surrounded by forest, yet only 10 minutes from downtown Courtenay. 10-13 acres of pasture is available for lease for rotational grazing of livestock. The field has only been hayed in recent years. Drainage is good throughout most of the field and animals can overwinter here. Most of the field’s perimeter is fenced with barbed wire, and electric fencing could be … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10+ Acre Field for Livestock Rotational Grazing – Courtenay, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2400 Square Foot Commercial Greenhouse for Lease – Black Creek, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on June 01, 2021

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 40 acre mostly forested property is home to a 2400 square foot (30 x 84 ft) commercial closed unit greenhouse, made by BW Greenhouse. The concrete floor has propane powered radiant heat, and the building has a water catchment system from rain gutters running the length of the greenhouse that fill four 10,000 water cisterns. The previous grower did not need additional water to this supply, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2400 Square Foot Commercial Greenhouse for Lease – Black Creek, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 acres flat field in Salmo

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 26, 2021

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 just north of downtown Salmo and about 30 minutes south of Nelson. The property borders the Salmo River and is located just off the highway. The flat field area being offered for lease is about three acres in size with sunny exposure. The land is unfenced but there is a well on the property and a water license application in progress. ABOUT … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 acres flat field in Salmo

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 sunny unfenced acres in Krestova

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 26, 2021

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 Krestova, a small community in the Crescent Valley about 15 minutes from both Castlegar and Nelson. The sunny property is mostly cleared of trees and unfenced. It is located on a plateau in central Krestova with a slightly sloping aspect and well-draining soil. The area available is about 2 acres but the property is on community water so there is limited … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 sunny unfenced acres in Krestova