Featuring a fall corn maze and pumpkin patch, Bose and Sons Family Farms is a large farm located in Surrey about a one-hour drive from downtown Vancouver.
Bose Farm and Corn Maze
Bose and Sons Family Farms has been in operation since 1891. In more recent years the farm has started running their annual corn maze and pumpkin patch attractions. The corn maze is celebrating its 22nd year in 2020.
The farm can be found at 5948-156th Street which is at the corner of 64th Avenue and 156th Street in South Surrey.
SENSELESS VANDALISM IN 2020
Note: On the first weekend of October in 2020 the farm was a victim of vandalism. Vandals entered the property and damaged the children’s play area and parts of the maze. As a result, the venue wasn’t able to open on Saturday, October 3rd. This was most unfortunate! What a terrible thing for people to have done!
The maze was able to open the following day, but the damage was still fairly extensive. Some of the maze elements had been trampled down, which meant finding your way out was easier than it would ordinarily have been.
The Bose Farms Corn Maze
Similar to several of the Lower Mainland’s other corn mazes, Bose Farms changes the design of their corn maze each year. Usually an external maze-designer helps to construct the maze. However, due to the travel restrictions imposed by the global pandemic, the maze design for 2020 was constructed entirely by the farm family.
The 2020 maze design honours the 50th anniversary of Douglas College. Within the giant maze design is a large number 50, the college’s name and their 1970 – 2020 years of operation.
The entrance to the corn maze venue at Bose Farm isn’t as big or impressive as that at other corn maze venues. You don’t drive into the farm, and there aren’t any buildings at the entrance. There is simply a dirt parking area, the corn field and a simple entrance into the maze. Just inside the corn maze is an open area with a few children’s plays structures and a covered area with chairs.
If you like corn mazes and pumpkin patches, another great venue to visit is Maan Farms in Abbotsford. For even more places, check out our articles about Lower Mainland Pumpkin Patches and Vancouver Corn Mazes.
Pumpkin Patch and other Fall Attractions
The pumpkin patch at Bose Farms features a variety of pumpkins and other gourds scattered throughout the field. The pumpkins range in size from tiny up to 100 lbs and come in several different colours.
In addition to the pumpkin patch and corn maze, the farm also features other fall attractions including hay rides, fire pits, a small market and a concession stand. To get to the pumpkin patch from the corn maze you have to take the hay ride.
Bose Farms also has a fresh produce market. When the pumpkin patch or corn maze are open, various fruits and vegetables are usually available for purchase.
Admission and Hours
Due to the differences in the growing season for corn and pumpkins the two activities have different opening dates and hours.
Corn Maze Admission and Hours
The corn maze at Bose Farms opens earlier than the pumpkin patch. It also closes earlier. In 2020 the corn maze is open from September 1st until October 12th. This year’s opening hours are listed below.
September 1st to 7th, 2020
- Tuesdays to Thursdays and Saturdays – from 12 to 8 pm
- Fridays – from 6 to 8 pm
- Sundays – from 12 to 4 pm
September 8th until October 12th, 2020
- Fridays – from 6 to 8 pm
- Saturdays – from 12 to 8 pm
- Sundays and Holidays – from 12 to 4 pm
Bose Farms only accepts cash and debit as payment for their admission fees. Admission prices for the 2020 season are listed below.
- General Admission – $7.50
- Seniors – $6.00
- Children (under the age of 4) – Free!
- Families of 4 – $25.00
Pumpkin Patch Admission and Hours
The pumpkin patch at Bose Farms is open every Saturday and Sunday in October from 12 to 4 pm. So it’s only open on weekends. Admission to the pumpkin patch is free with the purchase of a pumpkin.
Tips and Advice
Below are some suggestions to help you have fun pumpkin patch and corn maze experiences.
TIP #1: The corn maze is open rain or shine. Since this is a working farm and can get muddy, they recommend wearing proper footwear and clothing including sturdy, waterproof shoes and a jacket.
TIP #2: Rather than buying your pumpkin from a grocery store, getting one from a farm and its pumpkin patch can be a fun experience for young children.
TIP #3: Note that the corn maze at Bose Farms usually runs from early September until around the Thanksgiving Weekend in mid-October. The pumpkin patch, meanwhile, runs throughout the month of October. Consequently, if you want to do both activities you’ll have to go in early October.
For more details visit the Bose Family Farms website.
Other articles that may be of interest include the following:
- Lower Mainland Pumpkin Patches
- Metro Vancouver Corn Mazes
- Vancouver Activities for Children
- Halloween Activities for Kids
- Vancouver Halloween Events
- Vancouver Adult Halloween Activities