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: 2+ Acres of Undeveloped Land for Farm Use – Central Saanich, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 16, 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 7 acre property is mostly forested with about 2 acres of land that has been clear in the past and used for hobby farming, but has been left fallow in recent years. The 2 acre field was cultivated in spring 2021 and is now overgrown with blackberries. There is a 8 gpm well on the property that would be available for agricultural use and there is … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2+ Acres of Undeveloped Land for Farm Use – Central Saanich, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1 to 30 ACRES FARMLAND WITH WELL WATER – SQUAMISH, BC

Posted by Fai Hui on September 13, 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 1 to 30 acres of this 160 acre property in Squamish are available for lease. Smaller (1 acre) or larger plots are available to farmers from the surrounding community. The land may be divided into parcels to accommodate multiple farmers focused on sustainable growing methods (without pesticides). There is a small barn and farm office on the property. There is access to well … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1 to 30 ACRES FARMLAND WITH WELL WATER – SQUAMISH, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 5 – 7 ACRES FARMLAND WITH WELL WATER – LANGLEY, BC

Posted by Fai Hui on September 10, 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 5 – 7 acres of this 10 acre property in Langley is available for lease. The land is slightly sloped (but relatively even grade) and well drained. The land was previously hayed. There is access to well water and electricity. With a gravel driveway, there is easy access. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The owners live on the property and would like to see the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 5 – 7 ACRES FARMLAND WITH WELL WATER – LANGLEY, BC

SEPT 26, 2021: AGASSIZ, BC – Land Social at Abundance Community Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 10, 2021

Land Social at Abundance Sep 26-01

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Abundance Community Farm in Agassiz, 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.  Abundance Community Farm is a novel experiment in collective farming and community building. Their mission is to create a community culture around creative expression, meaningful connection, and sustainable food production. The farm is owned by an individual, but is cooperatively managed by a collective of 4 additional core residents and various summer residents. … Continue reading SEPT 26, 2021: AGASSIZ, BC – Land Social at Abundance Community Farm

EVENT RECAP: Wildwood Farm Land Social – Dawson Creek, BC

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on September 10, 2021

Wildwood Farm located just outside of Pouce Coupe has been Tim and Linda’s home for nearly 50 years! Draft horses are used in farm work where ever possible from garden and field tillage to milling their own grain. Beef cattle, milk cows, hogs, and laying hens are all raised here and make this farm so special. They are planning the next steps for the farm with developing a non-family farm transition and succession plan. Welcoming 18 attendees to join 6 hosts on Saturday September 4, we were so fortunate to tour the farm, develop new connections and network, learn about … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Wildwood Farm Land Social – Dawson Creek, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 Bedroom Suite with garden for food production available for rent – Cowichan Station, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 10, 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 housing opportunity comes with an established garden with raised beds, small greenhouse, raspberries and a small orchard which is available for the tenants use. The owners would like to rent to tenants who will put the garden to its fullest use and will maintain it as a food producing resource. Water is limited, so irrigation must be done mindfully, and drought resistant/low water requirement crops would … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 Bedroom Suite with garden for food production available for rent – Cowichan Station, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1-2 ACRES FARMLAND WITH SUITE – LANGLEY, BC

Posted by Fai Hui on September 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 1-2 acres of this 3 acre property in South Langley is available for lease. The land is flat and has access to well water and electricity. The landowner grows vegetables and raises chickens. There is a small poly-tunnel on land. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The owners home is on the land and there is a 550 sq. ft self-contained basement suite available to rent. … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1-2 ACRES FARMLAND WITH SUITE – LANGLEY, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4 ACRES FLAT FARMLAND – LANGLEY, BC

Posted by Fai Hui on September 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 4 acres of this 5 acre property, conveniently located in Langley, are available for lease. The land is flat and has access to municipal water and electricity. The owner plans to drill a well on the property. The land will be fully (chain linked) fenced in. With good soil, the land is suitable for greenhouse, mixed vegetable, garlic or fruit production. The land … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4 ACRES FLAT FARMLAND – LANGLEY, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 5 ACRES FARMLAND WITH FRAMES FOR POLY-TUNNELS – CHILLIWACK, BC

Posted by Fai Hui on September 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 5 acres of this 6 acre property in Chilliwack are available for lease. There are three rows of 35′ (W) x 180′ (L) hoop frames that can be used to set up poly-tunnels.  The land is flat and suitable for growing garlic, vegetables or other crops.  ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The owner lives on the land and would like to see environmentally sustainable methods … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 5 ACRES FARMLAND WITH FRAMES FOR POLY-TUNNELS – CHILLIWACK, BC

OCT 3, 2021: LANGFORD, BC – Land Social at Lohbrunner Community Farm Co-op

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 08, 2021

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Lohbrunner Community Farm Co-op in Langford, 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 and farm interns are up to – join us for the event.  This event will tour Lohbrunner Community Farm, a cooperatively managed farm owned by FarmFolk CityFolk, which includes garden space for core co-op members as well as two market garden operations. We’ll tour the farm, network, and look at the steps to building a successful land sharing relationship. Your regional … Continue reading OCT 3, 2021: LANGFORD, BC – Land Social at Lohbrunner Community Farm Co-op