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Vancouver and Lower Mainland Pumpkin Patches in 2019

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Farms with pumpkin patches in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley are great family-friendly places to visit in the fall in the lead up to Halloween.

Vancouver Pumpkin Patches

Visiting a pumpkin patch is a great fun-for-all-ages activity in Vancouver in the fall. Many of the pumpkin patches listed in this article offer activities for people of all ages. Enjoy activities like choosing your perfect pumpkin, petting cute animals, exploring corn mazes and more. Check out our list of the best pumpkin patches to visit in Metro Vancouver below.

(Note: Pumpkin patch prices, hours, activities and other details are subject to change. See official venue websites for exact details.)

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Pumpkin Patches in the City of Vancouver

Within the City of Vancouver there aren’t many places to see fields full of pumpkins. There is, however, Southlands Heritage Farms.

Southlands Heritage Farms

Located close to the Kerrisdale neighbourhood of Vancouver at 6767 Balaclava Street, Southlands is a smaller family-run farm. They have a small pumpkin patch, apple orchard, library lounge, farm animals and a straw pile. Folk can even help pitch in with tasks to get an authentic farm experience.

Admission is by donation and pumpkins cost $6. The Southlands pumpkin patch is only open in October, on weekdays from 9 am to 6 pm and on weekends from 10 am to 5pm.

Click Southlands Heritage Farms for more information.

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Surrey Pumpkin Patches

There are a number of farms with pumpkin patches in Surrey. They include Bose Farms, Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch, Port Kells Nurseries and Rondriso Farms.

Bose and Sons Family Farm

Bose Farms features both a pumpkin patch and a corn maze for visitors to enjoy. They are located at 5948-156th Street which is at the corner of 64th Avenue and 156th Street.

Admission to the pumpkin patch is free with the purchase of a pumpkin while the corn maze costs $7.50 for general admission, $6 for seniors and free for kids ages 4 and under. There are also family packs available for families of four for a discounted rate of $25.

The corn maze takes about an hour to get through and includes trivia questions that lead you to the next point. Later in the season there is also the night corn maze where flashlights or headlamps are recommended.

Other features at the farm include the pumpkin patch, fire pits, hay rides, a small market and a concession stand. Whenever the pumpkin patch or corn maze are open, produce is available for purchase at the market.

Bose Farms pumpkin patch is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 4 pm in October. The corn maze is open September 4th until October 14th on Fridays from 6 to 8 pm, Saturdays from 12 to 8 pm and Sundays and holidays from 12 to 4 pm.

See the Bose Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch website for more details.

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Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch

Celebrating their 19th year in 2019, Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch is located at 1958-184th Street in South Surrey. This year their opening weekend happens on September 28th and 29th. They are open in October from 3 to 5:30 pm on weekdays (October 9th to 30th) and 10 am to 5 pm on weekends.

Admission to Hazelmere is $7.50 for everyone except for kids under 2 who are free. With the cost of admission folk get access to the pumpkin patch, hay rides, petting zoo, mini corn maze for kids and the children’s play areas.

See the Hazelmere website for more information.

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Port Kells Nurseries

Primarily a plant nursery, Port Kells also has a pumpkin patch in October. From the 1st until the 31st they are open daily from 9 am to 6 pm.

In addition to the hay rides and pumpkin patch, the place has a children’s play centre, hay bale maze, animals to visit, a small café and various indoor and outdoor kids’ activities. Admission to the Port Kells pumpkin patch costs $5 for anyone over the age of one.

Port Kells Nurseries is located at 18370-88th Avenue which is south of Barnston Island and the Trans-Canada Highway about halfway between Tynehead Regional Park and 200 Street in Langley.

Check out the Port Kells Nurseries website for more details.

Rondriso Farms

This farm is a small-scale family operation committed to sustainable farming. In October they are open from 3 to 6 pm on weekdays and from 10 am to 6 pm on weekends and holidays. They offer hay rides out to the pumpkin patch, cows and chickens to look at, and a general store to pick up fresh produce. Their wagon rides take place on weekends.

Rondriso Farms is located at 8390-172nd Street which is about a 2-minute drive north of the Surrey Golf Club and Fraser Highway.

For more information click the Rondriso Farms website.

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Langley Pumpkin Patches

Popular pumpkin patches in Langley include Aldor Acres and Eagle Acres.

Aldor Acres Family Farm

Aldor Acres is a family-run farm located at 8249-252nd Street which is just a short drive east of Fort Langley. It’s a very large farm that has lots of parking.

The pumpkin patch here costs $9 for general admission or $42 for a family day pass which includes 2 adults and 2 kids. Aldor Acres is a cash-only farm, but they do have an ATM on site.

Aldor Acres is open for the fall 2019 season from September 21st until October 31st from 9 am to 5 pm daily.

There are many activities for people of all ages at the farm. Within the main area is a petting zoo, hay pile, a market store, professional pumpkin carving and food stalls. Take a hay ride out to their 20 acres of pumpkin patches, or just walk out to the field close by. There are also interactive educational displays with historical farming equipment scattered around the main area.

A fun thing to do at Aldor Acres is to feed the animals with goodies that can be purchased at the farm.

See the Aldor Acres website to learn more.

Eagle Acres Dairy

Similar to Aldor Acres, Eagle Acres is a cash-only farm with an ATM on site. They are located at 8796-240th Street which is less than a 5-minute drive from Fort Langley.

In October the farm is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day and admission costs $9 per person or $45 for a family of four. Pumpkins range in price from $2 for smaller ones up to $12.

Included in the admission price is a hay ride to the pumpkin patch, a tour of the dairy barn, a small petting zoo and visits with the farm animals.

For more information click the Eagle Acres website.

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Pumpkin Patches in Abbotsford

There are several popular places to find fields of pumpkins in Abbotsford. These include Maan Farms, Taves Family Farm and Willow View Farms.

Maan Farms

Most famous for their haunted corn maze, Maan Farms also has a pumpkin patch and other fall activities available on-site. They are located at 790 McKenzie Road which is about 10 minutes east of the Abbotsford International Airport and a short drive from the Abbotsford Costco.

On the farm they have a pumpkin patch, bouncy pillow, pedal cart racetrack, play fort with tire swings, zipline, petting zoo, wagon rides, market store and more. They also have two options for their haunted corn maze in 2019: scary and or pitch black.

General admission is $11 for people of all ages, but $8.50 for parents and kids under three are free. The corn maze is an extra charge and prices range from $15-20 early bird up to $62.50 for a combo pack on a popular night. Tickets for the corn maze can be purchased online. The farm is open daily 9 am to 6 pm while the corn maze is open on select nights from September 27th to November 2nd from 7 until 10 or 11 pm.

For more information about the farm, the pumpkin patch and corn maze, see our article about Maan Farms.

Maan Farms Pumpkin Field
Pumpkins at Maan Farms

Taves Family Farms Applebarn

Taves Applebarn is located at 333 Gladwin Road which is just a 5-minute drive from Maan Farms.

At Taves there are many activities available including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, u-pick apple orchard, hay rides, pedal carts, jumping pillows, petting zoo, country store and various other kids’ activities.

The Applebarn is open 9 am to 5:30 pm until Thanksgiving weekend. From October 14th to 30th they are open Sunday to Wednesday from 9 am to 5:30 pm and Thursday to Saturday from 9 am to 6:30 pm. On Halloween (October 31st) they are open from 9 am to 5 pm.

Admission is $7.50 for adults, $11 for children and $5.50 for seniors. Kids under age 3 get in free. There is also a family rate which is $36.50 for a family of four. (Note: Admission costs are for the Applebarn which includes all activities listed above. Admission is free for the pumpkin patch and u-pick, just pay for produce.)

See the Taves Family Farm website for more details.

Applebarn Pumpkin Scarecrow
Taves Farms Applebarn

Willow View Farms

At 288 McCallum Road, Willow View Farms is a great place for u-pick produce. In October their main products are pumpkins and apples which can be picked straight from the field or their apple orchard. They also have a petting zoo that’s open every day, and they offer hay rides on weekends.

Willow View Farms is located in the southern part of Abbotsford, about a 5-minute drive from the Sumas border crossing. It is also about a 5-minute drive from both Taves Farm and Maan Farms.

Admission is free to the farm but weekend hayrides cost $2.50. They are open Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5:30 pm and on Sundays from 11 am to 5:30 pm.

Click Willow View Farms for more information

Chilliwack Pumpkin Patches

Chilliwack has a couple of great pumpkin patch venues. They are the Chilliwack Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch and Petey’s Pumpkin Patch at Fantasy Farms.

Chilliwack Corn Maze & Pumpkin Farm

The Chilliwack Corn Maze is set on over 12 acres and features new designs each year. In 2019 their design honours the Vancouver Canucks 50th anniversary.

In addition to their famous corn maze, they also feature a pumpkin patch. There are activities for folk of all ages – especially young families – including a concession stand, pedal carts, tractor rides, farm animals, a giant jumping pillow, duck races and various other kids’ activities.

Located at 41905 West Yale Road, the Chilliwack Corn Maze is open Tuesday to Saturday 11 am to 9 pm and Sundays and holidays 11 am to 6 pm. The farm is closed on Mondays. It’s just a short drive from the #1 Highway and right across the street from the Chilliwack Golf Club.

For the corn maze, it costs $10.75 for children and $12.75 for adults. If booked online though it costs $1 less. Admission to the pumpkin patch is free!

For more information click the Chilliwack Corn Maze website.

Chilliwack Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm
Chilliwack Corn Maze & Pumpkin Farm

Petey’s Pumpkin Patch

Located at 9423 Gibson Road, Fantasy Farms is home to the famous Petey’s Pumpkin Patch. It’s a great place for kids! The farm features five different corn mazes, a pumpkin patch, train rides, a petting zoo and both indoor and outdoor play areas (which are great if the weather is not so nice).

Petey’s Pumpkin Patch costs $8 for general admission or $25 for a family pack. Pumpkins generally range in price from $2 up to $25. Last year hours were from 12 to 5 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 5 pm on weekends. We expect 2019 details to be similar.

Fantasy Farms is one of our favourite farms in the Fraser Valley. They have one of the best haunted houses and corn mazes (i.e., Reapers) in the Lower Mainland and great family-friendly events at Christmas and Easter too. They also host the Chilliwack Garlic Festival each summer.

To get to Fantasy Farms from Vancouver, head east along the Trans-Canada Highway and take the Priest Road exit. Other interesting places to visit in the area include Bridal Veil Falls and Harrison Hot Springs which are less than 15 and 30 minutes away respectively.

See our article about Fantasy Farms for more details. More information about this event can also be found at the Petey’s Pumpkin Patch website.

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Richmond Pumpkin Patches

The main place to find pumpkins in this part of the Lower Mainland is at Richmond Country Farms.

Richmond Country Farms

Richmond Country Farms is a family-friendly farm located at 12900 Steveston Highway. It’s easily accessible by Highway 99, close to Watermania and a convenient place to stop on your way to Tsawwassen (for the ferries) or Steveston Village if coming from Vancouver.

The farm has many activities for all to enjoy. For kids, there is a pumpkin patch, wagon rides, live entertainment, animal farm and a miniature train. For adults there is the produce market (which is very highly rated) and a winery with a wine-tasting bar.

Admission to the pumpkin patch costs $11 on weekdays and $14 on weekends and holidays. The cost of admission also includes a pumpkin to take home – of any size as long as you can carry it – as well as sometimes even an apple to enjoy while you explore the farm. The miniature train costs an extra $4.

The market is open 7 days a week from 9 am until 8 pm this time of year. The pumpkin patch and farm, meanwhile, are open on weekdays from 9 am to 1:30 pm and on weekends from 10 am to 4:30 pm. As well, they sometimes have extended hours on weekdays depending on the weather.

Click the Richmond Country Farms website for more details.

Pumpkin Patches in Maple Ridge

In Maple Ridge there are two pumpkin patch venues of the same name but, to our understanding, are run by different members of the same family.

Laity Pumpkin Patch (North and South)

There are two locations for Laity Pumpkin Patch: the North location is at 21145-128th Avenue and the South location is just across the street at 12725 Laity Street. It takes less than 2 minutes to drive between the two locations and about the same to walk.

The original Laity Farm is now referred to as the North location. It is mainly designed for younger children, and is recommended for kids under 7 years of age. There are many activities designed for smaller children here including a pumpkin patch, hay rides, a kids’ play centre, a mini corn maze for the little ones and various other activities.

The newer South location is almost directly across the street from the North location. This area is designed for kids age 4 and over, and features many of the same activities available at the other location. At the South location they also offer tractor rides, a family games area, an obstacle course, visits with the farm animals and more.

Admission to both locations is $7 per person, with kids 2 and under free. The North location is open Monday to Friday 12 to 5 pm and Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm. The South location has similar operating hours and is open Monday to Friday 2 to 5 pm and Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm.

For more information see the Laity Pumpkin Patch website

Laity Farm Pumpkin Patch
Laity Farm Pumpkin Patch (South)

Delta Pumpkin Patches

Westham Island is where you’ll find a pumpkin patch to explore in Delta.

Westham Island Herb Farm

A smaller farm located at 4690 Kirkland Road in Ladner, Westham Island Herb Farm features a pumpkin patch, a carved pumpkin display close to Halloween and a small shop to purchase local produce.

Admission is free and they are open from the end of September until October 31st from 9 am to 5 pm every day.

Click the Westham Island Herb Farm website to learn more.

Tips and Advice

Below are some suggestions to help you make the most out of your pumpkin patch experiences.

TIP #1: If you can, combine your trip to a pumpkin patch with a visit to other places of interest in the area. A lot of the farms listed above are close to additional pumpkin patches and other great attractions.

TIP #2: All of the farms listed above take cash; however, not all places take debit or credit. It’s best to come prepared with more than one payment option just in case.

TIP #3: Try to buy your pumpkin near the end of your visit so you don’t have to worry about carrying it around or taking multiple trips to your car and back.

TIP #4: If you are planning on buying a pumpkin, make sure to bring supplies to either clean the pumpkin or protect your car. Since the pumpkins are fresh from the field they usually come coated with dust, dirt or other material from outside.

TIP #5: If you can avoid it, don’t go after a lot of rain. The fields can get quite muddy and difficult to walk through.

TIP #6: To avoid the crowds try to plan your visit on a weekday (although that can also be a popular time for school groups and daycares).

TIP #7: Each of the venues listed above are different and great in their own way. Some are very simple, others are extensive attractions with lots of extra things to do, and most are great for families with young children. Read the descriptions and check out the official venue websites to see which will be a good match for you and your group.

TIP #8: If you visit a pumpkin patch in the Fraser Valley don’t forget to fill up with gas. Prices in Chilliwack and Abbotsford are typically quite a bit cheaper than other parts of the Lower Mainland.

TIP #9: Dress appropriately! As all of the venues listed above are operational farms, they can get quite dirty and dusty, not to mention muddy after it rains. We recommend wearing boots and casual clothes (so leave the high heels at home). As well, it is always smart to bring a jacket in case it gets cold or wet.

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