UPDATED October 23, 2021
Well its that time of year again. The cooler days and nights, the changing leaves the corn mazes and pumpkin patches. When I started to put together this years list, I found so many that it took me all day to put it together.
We are so lucky to live in the Greater Vancouver area, there is no shortage of fall family fun outdoor activities!
As I get a chance to visit any of these, I will update the blog post with any info/review that I have.
Listed by Location, in alphabetical order
Chilliwack Corn Maze & Pumpkin Farm
41905 Yale Road West, Chilliwack
Chilliwack Corn Maze has lots to keep you and your little ones busy! From a 12 acre corn maze, hay maze, pumpkin patch, petal cars, kids tractors, jumping pillow, playground, merry go round, duck races, farm animals, tractor rides a fire pit and more… There is a food hut on site. Rates: Adult – $14.50 (ages 15+), Kids – $12.50 (ages 3-14), Seniors – $12.50 (65+), 2 yrs and under – Free. Pets – Free (friendly pets are welcome on a leash).. ** group rates are available.
Tickets are available online and onsite, online tickets are not required at this time
Check website for hours as the season progresses.
Peteys Pumpkin Patch
9423 Gibson Rd, Chilliwack
Train rides, 4 pumpkin patches, interactive games and a petting zoo. Admission is $8 per person (kids under 2 are free). Walk up tickets available if they have not reached capacity, otherwise reserve your time slot on line. Check their website for updated hours and to purchase tickets.
790 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford
There is always something happening at Maan Farms. From the backyard barnyard to corn mazes, goat yoga, estate winery, seasonal strawberries and sunflowers you can always find an event happening on site. The Fall festival starts September 17th. Tickets will be released soon. Don’t forget to pick up a Double Pumpkin Spice Cream ice-cream while you are there! Purchase your tickets online in advance to save money.
Review: If you are going on the weekend, expect it to be busy! There are lots of things to see and do and eat! The pumpkin ice-cream is a pretty decent size and I recommend sharing it. It is really yummy! There are mini donuts, fall flavored hot beverages, wine tastings and several meal options. Families are kept busy during the day with the petting zoo, corn maze (wear boots – it is was really really muddy!), barnyard Adventureland (jumping pillow, bikes, zipline (my kids fav!) and much more! My kids love looking for the bunnies that are jumping around the grounds and feeding them by hand. My husbands and I really enjoyed the strawberry rhubarb wine!
At night you can enjoy several activities designed for adults and older kids, the Haunted forest, the scariest corn maze in Canada and Pitch Black. 3 experiences that I have yet to try! Your night time tickets gets you access to all 3 experiences. Purchase tickets in advance online for a discount.
Disclaimer: My family was gifted a daytime experience at Maan Farms
Taves Family Farm/Apple Barn
333 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford
Another great all-round family fun spot is Taves Family Farm. Kids can play in the “Farmville” area (petting barn, pedal carts, jumping pillow and enjoy the goats all around the farm. They offer seasonal strawberry, plum, goji berries and apple u-pick . Stroll through the pumpkin patch and apple orchard, go for a hay ride and enjoy some non-alcoholic apple cider. An estate cidery is on site as well – enjoy a cider while the kids play with the goats ! As of September 1, they are open 7 days a week 9-6pm. You can even book a seasons pass. Book your tickets in advance.
Review: My family was gifted an opportunity to check out Taves. It was a beautiful sunny day so we took in as much as we could. We had a hay ride out to the pumpkin patch and maze. We picked apples in the orchard, we jumped on the pillows and drove bikes around the new track. We were excited to see the new adventure area down in the field with more animals to check out, a second jump pillow and a the new bike cart track. On the weekends there are additional concessions open. We enjoyed some yummy apple cider slushies and took home some sweet pumpkins for our thanksgiving pies! We had a great time there, kids always enjoy the slides, zip line and bikes up in the barn plus the pillow jumping. There was ample parking now that they use the fields off to the left now.
88 McCallum Road, Abbotsford
Willowview has always been a go -to fall event for us. The great thing is they are FREE admission. You can walk around the farm, visit the petting barn, stroll thru the pumpkin patch and apple orchard, enjoy a hot apple cider or cool apple slushy! Bring a picnic and park yourself on one of many picnic tables. August Hours: Open Tuesday – Saturday 9-5:30 Closed Sunday and Monday No dogs on the farm please, parking lot only. Masks required inside country store
Review: We always make a stop to check out Willowview every year. We always have to get our annual picture in the big red chair! This year the petting zoo is not open and there are no hay rides due to covid. They do have some goats out in the field to feed though. We picked apples and plums in the orchard and used them for Thanksgiving pies. Getting an apple cider slushie is a tradition for us, and they never disappoint. There was less to do there this year, but we still had fun for an hour and I always love checking out the goodies in the store.
24990-84 Ave. Langley
Opening date is September 18th and runs through to Oct 31. Open daily 9-6pm.
8796 240 Street, (Rawlison Cres.) Langley, BC
Opening October 1! 25 different varieties of Pumpkins and Gourds for your Personal Porch Pumpkin Picking Pleasure! Come for the hayrides, animals and corn maze and pumpkins! SaFarmi stroll has over 200 animals to see. Hours: Weekends, including Thanksgiving Day, 10 – 5
Weekdays, 2 – 5, Closed October 4, 12, 18, 25 Rain or Shine
Rates: Adult Admission – $12 + Gst, Children/Seniors Admission – $10 + Gst
The Loft Country Farms
2640 248th Street, Langley BC
Open as of Oct 1. This is a new pumpkin patch open to the public this year. Known for it’s kidscamps and Loft Country Christmas they are now open for the fall. Experience the petting zoo, Old West Town, Jumbo Jumpy Pillow and live entertainment! General Admission (Ages 3 and Up) – $10.50, Family Admission (2 parents and their children) – $40.00, Seasons Pass – Access to all October dates also available.
Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch
18507 20 Ave, Surrey
Opening weekend is September 25/26th! Wagon rides will not be offered this season. Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Play areas, Animal interaction Areas, Great displays for fall photography! Admission $7.50 p/p ( pumpkins cost extra) Hours of operation: Oct =Weekends 10am to 5pm, Oct = Weekdays 1pm to 5pm
8390 172 Street, Surrey
Every October 1st, Rondriso Farms Pumpkin Patch opens for the season. Enjoy a hayride down to our pumpkin fields and pick out your own pumpkin, or choose from an assortment of already-picked pumpkins.
Hay wagon rides go from 10:00-6:00 on weekends, holidays and professional days. Hayrides are available on Mondays from 3:00-6:00, Tuesdays to Thursday from 12:00-6:00, and on Fridays from 12:00-8:00 throughout the month of October.
They have mini-pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks and hay bales available for sale at the farm stand. Don’t forget your winter veggies from our general store! Finish off your day with a visit to our cows and chickens.
Surrey Corn Maze (Bose Family Corn Maze)
64th Avenue & 156th Street, Surrey
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Port Kells Nursery
18730 88 Ave W, Surrey
Pumpkin patch opens October 1 and runs everyday until Oct 31. Open 9am -6pm. In past years they have had a Halloween scarecrow contest display located outside throughout the nursery with a pumpkin display in the middle of the nursery. Admission is FREE. There is a pumpkin display, outdoor play area, animal attractions and a cedar maze
Hales End Farms
14370 Hale Road Pitt Meadows
Hales End is more than just sunflowers, they offer fresh berries, blueberry milk bars from Soft Peaks Ice-cream, corn maze, pumpkins and they even rent bikes and stand up paddle boards for you to go out on the Alouette river, right from their backyard. They are located on the Pitt Meadows Dyke. Hale Ends Farms is open Tuesday to Sunday from 11-7pm
Deep Roots Family Farm
22673 132 Ave, Maple Ridge
Opening October 1. Rates: Children 2 and under are free. Children and adults $8, Seniors $6. Wagon rides are included with admission. Come see the pumpkin patch, “Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks and Bees (oh my!)” take in a wagon ride, campfire pit, photobook and photo swing.
Harris Pumpkin Patch
24227 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge
** Opening date estimated as mid October. Check website and Facebook page for updated details
The Harris Pumpkin Patch has been serving the Maple Ridge community for over 30 years and the current mastermind of the patch Steve Harris works tirelessly to improve the crop year after year. It starts in the late spring when Steve decides which types to plant and starts planning out the rows. Fast forward to Autumn and the first week after Thanksgiving when we open up for families to come get their boots dirty and find the best pumpkin for them.
Laity Pumpkin Patch (North & South)
21145 128th Ave, Maple Ridge (North)
12725 Laity Street (South)
Laity (North) is recommended for kids 6 and under and is under. It includes a farmer play center, corn maze, farm animals, hay wagon rides, pan for gold , obtacle course and then Wander through the woods past the fairy tales, zoo animals, dinosaurs, gnome forest, western town and over the bridge past the knights in armour,
Laity (South) is recommended for kids over the age of 4. There is a pumpkin cannon, Pumpkin town, farmer obstacle course, farm animals, corn maze, families game area, garden glow, a race maze and a right turn only maze.
Opening for the season, October 1. Check out their website for up to date hours of operation. Dogs are not allowed on the farm.
The Laity Pumpkin Patch has been a family run agri-tourism business for over 30 years. Every October they have visitors from all over the Lower Mainland come to the patch to find the “perfect pumpkin.” Their original 18 acre farm is ideally located in central Maple Ridge and is within an hour’s drive from anywhere in the Lower Mainland. In 2017, they expanded the business to a second location on 20 acres across the street from our original location. Both locations will continue to be owned and operated by members of the Laity family.
In addition to picking a pumpkin, we have many other attractions on our farm which will keep your family entertained for hours.
Rates: Weekend Rate – $10.00 each (incl. GST) Weekday Rate – $8.00 each (incl. GST) Children 2 and under are free. Admission includes all attractions.
Meadows Family Farm
24331 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
A hobby farm, with a petting area, pumpkin patch display and a playground area with some covered picnic tables. It is know for being a quieter farm, great for babies and toddlers. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10-4pm (closed Mondays)
$7 per walking age guest, $5 for seniors. Parking is free
Note: website is deleted, view Instagram page here
Richmond Country Farms
12900 Steveston Hwy, Richmond
The pumpkin patch at Richmond Country Farms usually opens beginning of October and runs through until Halloween. Reminder: there are animals on site, but it is not a petting zoo and you are asked not to feed them.
Keep an eye on their website for updates rates and opening dates.
Southland Heritage Farm
6767 Balaclava St, Vancouver
Open for the month of October. 3:30 pm to 7pm Weekdays 9am to 5pm Weekends. Children under 2 are free. Admission includes one pumpkin.
Explore a magical farming oasis in the city. Relax, hang out. Meet the goats, sheep, chickens and horses. Pick a pumpkin from our Old Apple Orchard and sit by the campfire. Pre-purchasing tickets is recommended
405 Seymour River Pl, North Vancouver
If you’re looking for a children’s farm for a family day out, this is the place to visit. Families can come picnic and play together under our covered picnic areas, children can visit farm friends, meet the farm hands, go for a ride or
feed the animals.
Maplewood Farm is open all year-round from 10am to 4pm. From March 15th to October, we are open 7 days a week. From November to March 14th, we are open 6 days a week (closed on Mondays). We are also open during all statutory holidays with the exception of Christmas day. Rates: Adults $8.82, Children 19m-16 yrs $5.20, Seniors $5.20 Children 18 months and under Free.
Emma Lea Farms
2727 Westham Island Road, Ladner BC
Our Pumpkin Patch is open Thursday-Sunday from 9am-5pm for the month of October. Bring the family out for what is sure to be a super fun day!
Join them for Fall at the Farm! The Pumpkin Patch opens for the month of October. They offer a wide variety of pumpkins and gourds to choose from. Bring the family out to hunt for the perfect pumpkin, or choose from one already harvested for you!
Be sure to explore our “Oat Maze” and find our hilarious jokes scattered throughout the field. Finish up by grabbing a hot apple cider from The Ice Cream Shoppe and warm up around the fire. It’s the perfect Fall activity!
Westham Island Herb Farm
4690 Kirkland Rd, Delta
Formerly: Ellis Farm”, established in 1916.
Leave your troubles behind and walk through my garden to see how farm produce is grown and cared for. The colourful flower and herb gardens are a sight to see! Purchase preserves, fresh cut flowers, bedding plants, beautifully planted flower baskets and other products right from my country shops.
My farm is open to the public from the first Saturday in May to October 31 and offers an ever changing smorgasbord of goodies. Bring your mother out for Mother’s Day, the family out for berry picking or your school class out for a visit to the pumpkin patch. Be sure to attend our “Day at the Farm” in September to learn about the importance of local farmland and the products it provides.
9832 Ladner Trunk Rd, Delta
Shopping, farmers market, seasonal garden center and pumpkin patch.
Each year, hundred of families across the Lower Mainland visit their U-pick pumpkin patch for an interactive family fun expeience. Hop on our kid-friendly tractor hayride that coasts thru an acre of pumpkin field. It is a very popular Fun For a Cause event where 100% of sales profits are donated to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Don’t forget to purchase our pre-picked homegrown pumpkins that come in unique, eye catching varieties.
Pumpkin Patch OPENS from 10am – 4pm (October only)
Did I miss any? If you know of a pumpkin patch that I missed, send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details!