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Vancouver Pumpkin Patches in Fall

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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.)

Pumpkin Patches in Abbotsford

There are a couple of popular places to find fields of pumpkins in Abbotsford. These include Maan Farms and Taves Family Farm.

Maan Farms Pumpkin Patch

Maan Farms Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

Famous for both their kid-friendly corn mazes and more serious haunted ones, Maan Farms also has a pumpkin patch and other fall activities available onsite. 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.

Maan Farms is one of our favourite places to take young children in autumn. 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 had two options for their haunted corn maze in 2019: scary and or pitch black. In 2020 they have just one haunted maze and it’s designed to be COVID-19 compliant. They also offer a Frozen-themed corn maze suitable for little kids.

This year general admission to the pumpkin patch and kids’ play areas is $15 for most people, but $12 for parents. Kids under age three are free. The corn maze for kids is included, but the Haunted Corn Maze is a separate activity and costs extra.

The farm is open daily from 9 am to 6 pm while the corn maze is open on select nights from late September until Halloween or a few days after. In 2020 the pumpkin patch and corn maze opening dates are from September 25th until November 1st. Haunted hours at the haunted maze run from 7 pm to 10 pm (or later).

For more information about the farm, the pumpkin patch and corn maze, see our article about the Maan Farm Pumpkin Patch or visit the maanfarms.com website.

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.

In 2020, the Applebarn is open from 9 am to 6 pm from September 5th until October 30th. This includes Labour Day and all of Thanksgiving weekend. On Halloween (October 31st) they are open from 9 am to 5 pm.

Admission on weekends and holidays is $13.50 for adults, $17.50 for children and $8.50 for seniors. Kids under age 3 get in free. There is also a family rate which is $62.00 for a family of four. Admission on weekdays and on Wicked Wednesday is slightly cheaper. (Note: Admission costs are for the Applebarn which includes all activities listed above. Admission is free for the pumpkin patch and u-pick fields; you just pay for the produce.)

See the Taves Family Farm article for more details.

Applebarn Pumpkin Scarecrow
Taves Farms Applebarn

Chilliwack Pumpkin Patches

A great place to find pumpkins and kid-friendly fun is at Petey’s Pumpkin Patch at Fantasy Farms.

Petey’s Pumpkin Patch

In 2020 this event runs from October 3rd until the 31st.

Located at 9423 Gibson Road, Fantasy Farms is home to the famous Petey’s Pumpkin Patch. It’s a great place for kids! In a typical year the farm features 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 about $25 or so. This year hours are from 12 to 5 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 5 pm on weekends. The only exceptions are on the Thanksgiving Monday of October 12th when the activities run from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Also, on the Halloween Saturday of October 31st the place is open from 12:00 until 4:00 pm.

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 most summers.

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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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 tiny 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. As a “pumpkin patch” it’s small and best suited for just very young kids.

Admission is by donation and pumpkins cost about $7. The Southlands pumpkin patch is only open in October, usually on weekdays from 9 am to 6 pm and on weekends from 10 am to 5 pm. Hours in 2020 though are 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm on weekdays
and 9:00 am until 5:00 pm on weekends.

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 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 up to 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 2020. The corn maze is open September 1st until October 12th at various times and dates.

See our article about the Bose Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch for more details.

Rondriso Farms

This farm is a small-scale family operation committed to sustainable farming. 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 Rondriso Farms.

Rondriso Farms Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkins at Rondriso Farms

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 8301-252nd 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 $10 for general admission or $45 for a family day pass which includes 2 adults and 2 kids. Pumpkins cost extra. Due to the pandemic Aldor Acres is now only accepting contactless payment methods including debit or credit cards with tap functionality.

Aldor Acres is open for the fall 2020 season from September 19th until October 31st from 9 am to 5 pm daily. Note: Because of COVID-19, the event is scaled back this year. There are no tractor rides. Instead, you have to walk out to the pumpkin fields.

In years when there isn’t a pandemic, 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. The farm also now requires folks to BYOB (bring your own bag) for pumpkin picking.

See our article about Aldor Acres Farm to learn more.

Aldor Acres Wagon Ride Guide
Aldor Acres in Langley

Eagle Acres Dairy Farm

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.

Last year the farm was open from 10 am to 5 pm every day and admission cost $9 per person or $45 for a family of four. Pumpkins ranged in price from $2 for smaller ones up to $12.

In 2020 Eagles Acres is running its pumpkin patch event as a “Safarmi”, so like a safari where visitors can explore the farm from inside their vehicles.

Included in the admission price most years is a hay ride to the pumpkin patch, a tour of the dairy barn, a small petting zoo and visits with the farm animals. To help keep everyone safe, however, because of COVID-19, 2020 will be very different.

For more information see our article about the Eagle Acres Dairy Farm.

Eagle Acres Pumpkin Patch Pumpkin
Eagle Acres Pumpkin Patch in Langley

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 in 2020 and they are open from the end of September until October 31st from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm every day.

Click the Westham Island Herb Farm website to learn more.

Truck Bed of Pumpkins

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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