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Chilliwack Sunflower Festival in 2019

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

The Chilliwack Sunflower Festival is an impressive Fraser Valley event that’s put on by the same folks behind the Chilliwack Tulip Festival in the spring.

The festival opened for the season on August 1st in 2019 and is scheduled to run until September 15th.

For details see below or click Chilliwack Sunflower Festival for the attraction’s official website.


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Where is it? | When is it? | Admission | Weekday Rates| Weekend Rates | Specialty Admission Rates | What to Expect | Shopping at the Festival | Other Info

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The Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

The Chilliwack Sunflower Festival celebrates its second year of operations in 2019. The event features some 35 different varieties of sunflowers over 17 or so acres of farmland.

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

Where is the Festival?

The Chilliwack Sunflower Festival takes place in the fields of a farm just off the Trans-Canada Highway at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack, which is the same venue as the Chilliwack Tulip Festival about 4 months earlier.

Coming from the Vancouver direction along the #1 Highway, take Exit 109 and turn right onto Yale Road. At Royalwood Avenue you then turn right again (so pretty much right away).


See the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival‘s official website for tickets and further information.


Activity Signs at Sunflower Festival
Where things are at the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

When is the Festival?

The festival runs from August until mid-September. Last year it began on Tuesday, August 22nd, and ran until Sunday, September 16th. In 2019 the event opened for the season on August 1st. September 15th will likely be the last day (although the season could get extended).

Hours of operation for the event in 2019 are as follows:

August 1st to 25th: open Monday to Friday from 10:00 in the morning until 8:00 at night, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm.

August 26th to September 15th: open Monday to Friday from 10:00 in the morning until 7:00 at night, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm.

There are special Sunrise Openings for those who enjoy taking photographs with the special morning lighting. Weekends include Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 2019 times and dates are the following:

  • Weekend of August 9th to 11th – 5:30 am
  • Weekend of August 16th to 18th – 5:45 am
  • Weekend of August 23rd to 25th – 6:00 am
  • Weekend of August 30th to September 1st – 6:15 am

Chilliwack Sunflower and Windmill

Festival Admission

The cost of admission to the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival depends on your age, when you go and how you purchase your tickets. Adults cost more than youth and seniors, online tickets are less expensive than admission at the gate, and weekdays are cheaper than weekends.

Online prices are plus GST and online fees while prices at the gate include GST. Both cash and credit cards are accepted at the gate.

(Note: Admission prices and other details are subject to change.)


See the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival‘s official website for tickets and further information.


2019 Weekday Admission Rates

As you’ll see below, weekday rates (Monday to Friday) are slightly cheaper than weekends. If you are flexible with your dates, then go on a weekday if you can!

  • Adults: $10 online or $15 at the gate
  • Youth (ages 6-16): $5 online or $8 at the gate
  • Seniors (ages 65+): $5 online or $8 at the gate
  • Adults with a Disability: $5 online or $8 at the gate (plus an attendant can get in free)
  • Children (ages 0-5): free

Weekday family passes are also available, but only when purchased online (so not at the gate). They cost $19 for 1 adult and up to 3 youth or $28 for 2 adults and up to 3 youth.

Chilliwack Sunflowers

2019 Weekend Admission Rates

Weekend rates (for Saturdays, Sundays and the BC Day and Labour Day Monday) range from around $7 up to $20.

  • Adults: $15 online or $20 at the gate
  • Youth (ages 6-16): $7 online or $10 at the gate
  • Seniors (ages 65+): $10 online or $15 at the gate
  • Adults with a Disability: $10 online or $15 at the gate (plus an attendant can get in free)
  • Children (ages 0-5): free

Weekend family passes are also available, but only when purchased online (so not at the gate). They cost $28 for 1 adult and up to 3 youth, or $40 for 2 adults and up to 3 youth.

2019 Specialty Admission Rates

In addition to the above regular weekend and weekday rates, the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival also offers the following specialty rates and deals:

Sunrise Opening

Sunrise openings take place 30 minutes before sunrise on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Tickets for this cost $25 online or $30 at the gate for adults, $10 online or $15 at the gate for youth, and $15 online or $20 at the gate for seniors.

(Note: sunrise opening admission needs to be purchased by 10 o’clock the night before if buying online.)

Weekday Season’s Pass

Weekday passes cost $30 per adult and $15 for seniors and youth. They can only be purchased online and cannot be used on holiday Mondays (i.e., BC Day and Labour Day).

Full Season’s Pass

The full season’s pass costs $75 for adults and $40 for youth and seniors. It too can only be purchased online and is valid any day of the week during regular hours of operation.

Dahlia Fields at Chilliwack Sunflower Festival
Fields of Dahlias at the Sunflower Festival

What to Expect

At the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival you can expect to see fields of beautiful sunflowers. This year there are about 17 acres of flowers in various areas, up from just 5 or so acres last year.

New for 2019 is a 3-acre field showcasing 54 varieties of dahlias, with some as big as dinner plates. This complements the 35 varieties of sunflowers and is a great addition to the attraction.

At the venue there are a few acres of giant Mammoth sunflowers over three metres tall. Weather permitting, on sunny days you can see them all facing in one direction in the morning and then facing the other way in the afternoon.

The Chilliwack Sunflower Festival also features a special you-pick field where you can buy cut sunflowers as a souvenir (for about $2 per stem), and on weekends there are a couple of food trucks on site with refreshments for sale.

At the festival there are also activities for children. There is a small play structure, real tractors to climb on and a lawn full of games (like bean bag tossing). There is also a Rotary Train on weekends (starting in mid-August) which is fun for kids. Rides last year were by donation (with a suggested donation amount of $1 which was a really good deal). 2019 will likely be the same.

Tractor Display at Chilliwack Sunflower Festival
Family fun at the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

Shopping at the Festival

At the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival, in addition to all the flowers to admire, there are also things to buy. Below is a list of some of the products for purchase and their prices from last year.

  • U-pick Field Flowers: $2 per stem
  • Store Cut Sunflowers: $1.50 per stem or 5 stems for $6
  • Mixed Bouquets: prices as marked

There were also bulbs for sale at $10 per bag or 4 bags for $35. Tulips came 10 bulbs in a bag and Double Daffodils came 7 bulbs in a bag. 2019 details will be similar.

Ice cream is also usually available on site, as are cold drinks and miscellaneous souvenir items.


See the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival‘s official website for tickets and further information.


Other Information

For further details about the event see the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival website.

For information about the venue’s spring festival, click Chilliwack Tulip Festival.

For more information about the area click Chilliwack or the Fraser Valley.

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