Greendale Acres has all kinds of fun things to see and do. There are farm animals as well as a jumping pillow, playground, ropes course, tire pyramid, petal cart track, firepits that you can rent, and more. It’s a great place for kids and their families!
The farm’s Chilliwack Corn Maze opened on August 10th in 2023 and it ran on Wednesdays to Sundays until September 5th at which point it was also open on Tuesdays. The corn maze remained open seven days a week throughout October.
Later in the fall there are other events and activities too, including the farm’s Fireside Music Series on Saturdays in September.
For the farm’s official website, visit greendaleacres.ca.
Greendale Acres & the Chilliwack Corn Maze
Located about 90 kilometres from downtown Vancouver, Greendale Acres actually used to be called the “Chilliwack Corn Maze.” A few years ago that was its official name, but not anymore. The farm hosts lots of great events over the course of the year. Arguably its most famous event is the Chilliwack Corn Maze.
With corn mazes and pumpkin patches being a traditional part of fall in the Lower Mainland, the Chilliwack Corn Maze is a popular place. The corn maze has been in operation since 1999, with 2023 being its 25th year!
In addition to the corn maze and pumpkin patch in autumn, Greendale Acres hosts events at other times of the year too, including in the spring and summer. The farm is actually an attraction that’s popular with children and young families for much of the year. The venue can also be rented for private functions.
Where is Greendale Acres
Greendale Acres is located at 41905 Old Yale Road in Chilliwack. The farm is set on about 20 acres of land, about 12 of which are used for events. There’s the Chilliwack Corn Maze in late summer and fall as well as other family-friendly events and activities throughout the year.
The farm is located close to where the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival takes place in the late summer and early fall. The two venues are on the same road and only about a kilometre apart.
About the Chilliwack Corn Maze
Each year Greendale Acres constructs a new layout for its corn maze. In 2021, the maze’s design featured the word “Wander,” along with large outlines of a mountainous landscape. The design was meant to inspire folks of all ages to stay present and seek joy in everything.
The 2022 corn maze design was made in partnership with Science World. There was a T. Rex on the right side and a chicken on the left side. The maze connected the two different species as both belong to the Theropoda group.
2023 is a special year for Greendale Acres as it’s the 25th anniversary of the corn maze. Because of that the design was more of a simple one, representing the farm and its barn.
Fun Fact: The corn maze is usually made out of corn used for cow feed. The corn is not sweet and so is not good to eat. At the end of the season, all the corn from the maze is chopped up and fed to cattle.
Admission to the Corn Maze
In 2023 tickets were available both online and on-site. Everyone between the ages of 3 and 74 paid the same price during the fall season: $16 online and $18 at the door. Infants and seniors ages 75 and up entered for free.
Dates and Hours
The corn maze and the pumpkin patch are usually open at different times due to the different growing seasons of each crop. The corn maze usually runs each year from around mid-August until Halloween. Meanwhile, the pumpkin patch at the farm is usually open from the end of September until Halloween.
Hours of operation for the farm in 2023 are listed below.
Note: Times listed may vary, so be sure to check the official website for the most up-to-date information.
2023 Corn Maze Times and Dates
Below were mnn,the dates and times for the Chilliwack Corn Maze in 2023.
August 10th to September 4th, 2023
- Wednesday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
- Sundays and holidays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
September 5th to 30th, 2023
- Tuesday to Friday from 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm
- Saturdays from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm
- Sundays from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm
October 1st to 31st, 2023
- Monday to Friday from 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm
- Saturdays from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm
- Sundays and holidays from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm
Farm Activities at the Corn Maze Farm
In addition to the pumpkin patch and corn maze, the farm has a variety of activities for people of all ages. Younger folks will enjoy the giant jumping pillow, pedal carts, duck races and indoor hay bale maze. There’s also a variety of farm animals to look at and feed.
Other fun activities include the mini tricycle area, hayrides, tire mountain, swings, corn box, tether ball and giant sandbox. The farm also offers hayrides out to the fields.
In addition to the above, the farm has outdoor picnic areas and fire pits. On select Saturdays the farm runs its Fireside Music Series. The farm is reserved on these nights for ticket holders to enjoy live music, drinks and snacks.
Greendale Acres Video
To see what Greendale Acres looks like, check out the following video. It shows scenes of the farm in the spring.
Greendale Acres in the Spring
In early April the annual Chilliwack Plowing Match takes place at the farm. At the event there are tractor-related competitions as well as tractor wagon rides, a pancake breakfast, beer garden and live entertainment. As many as 3,000 people show up to watch and have fun at the event.
The Chilliwack Plowing Match ran from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm on the first Saturday in April in 2023. The live music that year was with Ryan McCallister who is really good! Tickets cost $10 for people ages 3 and older. For more information about this event, click Chilliwack Plowing Match.
On the Easter weekend Greendale Acres also hosts an Easter Egg Hunt. The family-friendly event usually runs from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the long weekend. Admission in 2023 cost $15, but was free for folks under 3 years of age or for folks 75 and older. To learn more, click Easter Egg Hunt.
Another great event at Greendale Acres in 2023 was Sweet Spring which ran from April 14th until May 20th. During that time there were spring flowers to enjoy, farm animals to see, and family-friendly activities to have fun with. During the Sweet Spring season in 2022, Greendale Acres was open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The same as with the Easter Egg Hunt, admission cost $15 for everyone between the ages of 3 and 74. To learn more, click Sweet Spring 2023. Whether Sweet Spring happens again in the future is to be determined.
For more details about the farm, visit the Greendale Acres website.
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