It’s also a great activity to combine with picking up a pumpkin for Halloween.
Lower Mainland Corn Mazes
Corn mazes are offered by select local farms in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley in late summer and early autumn. They are great attractions that have activities for folk of all ages. Most also have pumpkin patches.
Below we list some of the top venues to have fun getting lost in a maze within the Lower Mainland. Check them out!
(Note: Details are subject to change and some venues may be weather dependent. See official venue websites for exact information.)
Corn Mazes in Abbotsford
Maan Farms offers one of the scariest corn mazes in Canada. The also offer a fun corn maze for kids too. Set on 5 acres, the hunted maze features live actors, gory displays and frightening scenes. This maze is intended for folk over the age of 10.
In 2019 Maan Farms had two maze options. The Haunted Maze is the classic experience where the actors are not allowed to touch you. Guests could also choose the Pitch Black option, where the actors are allowed to grab you, move you to different paths and separate you from your group. This option is not recommended for the faint of heart! Hopefully the maze will be able to operate again in 2020.
Maan Farms is located at 790 McKenzie Road which is a short drive from the Abbotsford Costco and about 10 minutes east of the Abbotsford International Airport.
The corn mazes were open on select nights from September 27th to November 2nd, 2019, from 7:00 until either 10:00 or 11:00 pm depending on the day. 2020 dates are to be confirmed.
Rates in 2019 ranged from $15.00 to $20.00 for early-bird prices and up to $62.50 or so for a combo pack on a popular night. Tickets for the corn maze could be purchased online.
Taves Family Farm
Along with their pumpkin patch and other farm activities, Taves Family Farms & Applebarn is home to the Corn Quest Maze which takes around 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
Taves Applebarn is located at 333 Gladwin Road which is just a 5-minute drive from Maan Farms. (Note: Taves Family Farms is a series of farms owned by the same organization. The Applebarn is the farm location where they host their kid-friendly activities.)
Admission to the farm in 2020 costs $13.50 for adults, $17.50 for children and $8.50 for seniors on weekends and holidays. Folk can also save a couple dollars by going on a weekday instead. Children ages 2 and under get in free. There is also a special rate for families which is $62.00 for a family of four.
The corn quest maze at Taves Farm opens on September 5th along with many of their other fall attractions. Up until Halloween, October 31st, the farm is open from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm. The first hour, however, is only open for farm shopping. On Halloween the farm is open from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.
See the Taves Family Farm & Applebarn page for more information.
Chilliwack Corn Mazes
Chilliwack has a couple of great venues for corn mazes. Both of these also offer a pumpkin patch and other fall activities.
Chilliwack Corn Maze
The 12-acre Chilliwack Corn Maze features a new theme every year. In 2020 the design highlights the word “together” and features the word itself along with a globe and people holding hands. This is a very fitting theme for the situation this year!
The Chilliwack Corn Maze’s address is 41905 West Yale Road which is off the Trans-Canada Highway just past the farm where the Chilliwack Tulip Festival takes place in the spring and where the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival happens in the summer and early fall.
In 2020 the maze operates from mid-August until the end of October. The maze is open daily from Monday to Sunday from August 15th until October 31st from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm. This includes all holidays such as Labour Day and Thanksgiving Monday.
Admission to the Chilliwack Corn Maze costs $10.75 for children ages 3 to 14 and $12.75 for adults ages 15+. Tickets cost $1 less if booked in advance online. This is the same price as last year, which is nice to see.
See our article about the Chilliwack Corn Maze for more details.
Petey’s Pumpkin Patch
Fantasy Farms is home to Petey’s Pumpkin Patch which features five different corn mazes for visitors to choose from. In previous years they offered a smaller maze for younger guests and a few longer, more complicated mazes for older folk or children with parents.
For the last two years, Fantasy Farms has had its 3 Sisters Corn Maze. If viewed from the sky you’d see that the paths are cut out in the shape of three First Nations women planting corn around the time of early European settlement in North America. The design is impressive!
General admission to Petey’s Pumpkin Patch cost about $8, or $25 for a family of four in 2019. This included access to the corn mazes as well as the miniature train, a petting zoo and other activities which take place both indoors and outdoors.
In 2019 the place was open from noon until 5:00 pm on most weekdays and between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm on weekends. On the Thanksgiving Monday it was open from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm, and on Halloween (i.e., October 31st) from noon until 4:00 pm.
2020 dates and details are to be confirmed.
Fantasy Farms also hosts other events throughout the year. Reapers Haunted Attraction is one of the best haunted houses and corn mazes in the Lower Mainland. They also have family-friendly events at Easter, Christmas and other times of the year.
(Note: Due to changes to Agricultural Land Reserve rules pertaining to agritourism and events, sadly, this could be the final season for Petey’s Pumpkin Patch and other popular events at Fantasy Farms. Hopefully the venue will find a way to continue. If not though, 2019 was your last chance to experience one of the Lower Mainland’s best pumpkin patch-themed attractions.)
Corn Mazes in Maple Ridge
In Maple Ridge folk can find corn mazes at Laity Farms. They have two locations – a North location and a South location.
Laity Pumpkin Patch (North and South)
Both North and South locations of Laity Farms offer corn mazes. The North location offers a smaller, 1-acre corn maze that is suitable for kids under the age of 7. The South location is intended for kids ages 4 and older, and is slightly larger at 2 acres.
The North location can be found at 21145-128th Avenue. Just across the street at 12725 Laity Street is the South location. It is easy to get between the two locations – it’s about a 2-minute drive or about the same to walk.
General admission costs $8 plus GST at each of the two pumpkin patches. Children under the age of three though get in free. If you want to visit both venues you have to pay twice.
Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 the opening day for Laity Pumpkin Patch was pushed back a bit for 2020. The North location is open every day in October. The South location is open on the last weekend in September and most (but not all) days in October.
For more details click Laity Pumpkin Patches.
Surrey Corn Mazes
Popular corn mazes in Surrey include the Bose Corn Maze and a mini corn maze at Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch.
Bose Corn Maze
Celebrating their 22nd year in 2020, the Bose Corn Maze features a large corn field with a design honouring Douglas College’s 50th anniversary for guests to explore. Throughout the maze there are a series of trivia questions that help guide visitors through the junctions. The two-part maze takes about an hour or so to complete. There are also free marshmallows for folk to roast on the fire at the end!
The corn maze is open rain or shine during the months of September and October in 2020. From September 1st until 7th the maze is open from noon until 8:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. On Friday night it is open from 6:00 until 8:00 pm and Sunday and Labour Day from noon until 4:00 pm.
The maze is only open on weekends from September 8th until October 12th. On Fridays they are open from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, on Saturdays between noon and 8:00 pm, and on Sundays and Thanksgiving Monday from noon until 4:00 pm. (Note: a flashlight is recommended for folk doing the corn maze times at night.)
The Bose Corn Maze costs $7.50 for most folk. Seniors get in for just $6 though and children under 5 years of age are free. A family of four can also pay $25. This is the same price as last year.
(Note: This corn maze is virtually booked solid during the final two weeks of the season).
Click Bose Farms Corn Maze for more information.
Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch
Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch is located at 1958-184th Street which is in South Surrey about a 12-minute drive east of White Rock.
In addition to their pumpkin farm, Hazelmere also features a mini corn maze which is kid-friendly and designed for families with small children. The corn maze is a tiny one, but it is a corn maze (which is why we list it here).
Hazelmere also hosted a Haunted Corn Maze in 2019. This ran on October 19th and 26th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. A wagon ride took folks out to the maze which contained Halloween characters that tried to scare you. The event was child-friendly, but still could have been too scary for some. At other times it’s a regular pumpkin patch (so suitable for little kids). This does not appear to be running again in 2020.
Admission to the farm costs $7.50 and kids under the age of 3 are free. This includes access to the corn maze as well as all the other attractions. Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch is open in October from 3:00 to 5:30 pm on weekdays (October 13th to 30th) and from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekends.
Check out the Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch website for more information.
Non-Corn Mazes That May Also Be of Interest
The above venues all have corn mazes that can be found in fields of corn. There are other kinds of mazes in the Lower Mainland though, including a barley maze at Krause Berry Farms in Langley and a cedar maze at Port Kells in Surrey.
Krause Berry Farms Living Barley Maze
Instead of a corn maze, Krause Berry Farms offers a living barley maze. Admission is free and folk have the chance to win a small pumpkin by answering questions found in the maze. Details for the farm’s 2020 season are to be confirmed.
The farm offers various other activities as well including a u-pick pumpkin patch, market store and estate winery. There is even a waffle bar on-site!
Krause Berry Farms is open every day from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. The winery is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, and waffles are served Wednesdays to Fridays until 3:00 pm each day.
The farm is located at 6179-248th Street in Langley. It’s a short drive from the Trans-Canada Highway and about 10 minutes from the Greater Vancouver Zoo.
Click the Krause Berry Farms website for more details.
Port Kells Nurseries Cedar Maze
Port Kells doesn’t have a corn maze, but they do have a cedar maze! The maze has twists, turns and dead ends for folk to explore. The place has a small hay bale maze too. (Note: Small children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Admission to Port Kells Nurseries is free (since it’s a plant nursery). In years when there isn’t COVID-19, it costs $5 to access their fall attractions (such as the pumpkin patch and hay rides). From October 1st until the 31st, 2019, they were open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Due to restrictions imposed by COVID-19 the pumpkin patch will not be running as it normally does in 2020. Port Kells is only planning on having the pumpkin patch and no additional activities (such as hay rides and haunted houses). As a result, there is no extra charge in 2020.
See Port Kells Nurseries official website for more information.
Tips and Advice
Some tips to help you make the best out of your corn maze experience are below:
TIP #1: Dress for the weather! Nobody has fun when it’s raining if they don’t have appropriate clothing. When visiting farms and other venues like them we recommend taking jackets and boots.
TIP #2: The venues listed above are farms, so expect to get a bit dirty. Bring appropriate clothes and/or supplies to clean off at the car after your visit.
TIP #3: Combine your trip to the above venues with a visit to other places too. Most of the corn maze locations have additional attractions such as pumpkin patches and other kids activities on site, plus plants and gardening materials in some cases. For ideas on other things to do though, check out our articles about Langley, Maple Ridge, Surrey or the Fraser Valley (all depending on where you’re heading).
TIP #4: If you have younger children, go earlier in the day. It’s less scary before dark and you get the added bonus of smaller crowds.
TIP #5: When visiting farms in the Fraser Valley, don’t forget to fill up on gas. Fuel prices are often much lower in Chilliwack and Abbotsford compared to the rest of the Lower Mainland. The region is also famous for corn in the late summer and early autumn.
TIP #6: If you’re unsure if a venue is open (as a result of weather, etc.) always call ahead. Some venues’ opening hours are weather-dependant, but others are not. If in doubt, double-check before you go.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Lower Mainland Pumpkin Patches
- Vancouver Activities for Children
- Entertainment Coupon Activities for Kids
- Halloween Activities for Kids
- Vancouver Halloween Events
- Vancouver Haunted Houses
- Vancouver Autumn Activities
- Lower Mainland Parks & Places in Nature
- Vancouver’s September, October and November Calendars