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Vancouver Sunflower Festivals

Vancouver Sunflower Festivals

There are two sunflower festivals in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. They are the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival and Richmond Sunflower Festival.

There used to be the Abbotsford Sunflower Festival at Maan Farms in Abbotsford too, but it isn’t happening this year. Instead, Maan Farms is offering a picnic in their small field of sunflowers, but no festival.


Sunflower Festivals in the Lower Mainland

There are a number of places you can find fields of sunflowers in August and September. Some are larger venues and others are smaller. Some locations feature massive flowers, some are mostly smaller, and some showcase over a dozen different kinds of the beautiful and amazing plant.

Most of the best places to find sunflowers in late summer and early fall are, as one might expect, in the Fraser Valley.


Chilliwack Festival Sunflowers
Flowers at the Chilliwack Festival


Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

The Chilliwack Sunflower Festival ran from August 12th until September 13th in 2020. It was going to finish on the Labour Day Monday of September 7th, but then got extended until the following week. In 2021 the event started up for the season on July 26th and closed on September 6th.

In 2022 the festival starts on August 10th and is scheduled to run until September 5th.

The event in Chilliwack features over three dozen varieties of sunflowers spread out over about 20 acres of farmland.

Tickets to this festival are typically available both online and at the gate. Prices for 2022 are listed below. Tickets purchased online in advance are 20% off.

On Weekdays

  • Adult – $15.00 (ages 13-64) (or $12.00 in advance)
  • Senior – $10.00 (ages 65+) (or $6.88 in advance)
  • Child – $10.00 (ages 3-12) (or $6.88 in advance)

On Weekends

  • Adult – $20.00 (ages 13-64) (or $17.80 in advance)
  • Senior – $15.00 (ages 65+) (or $12.00 in advance)
  • Child – $15.00 (ages 3-12) (or $12.00 in advance)

The Chilliwack event takes place on a farm at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack. It’s located just off the Trans-Canada Highway by the Exit #109.

To learn more see our article about the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival.


Richmond Sunflower Festival

Another big sunflower festival takes place at Richmond Country Farms, located at 12900 Steveston Highway. The Richmond Sunflower Festival is about a 30-minute drive away from Vancouver.

In 2022 the event begins on August 13th and likely continues until September 5th. The festival features over 20 acres of land full of sunflowers and other beautiful plants. Paths have become wider in recent years and the farm has also grown in size.

Daily admission rates (excluding taxes) for the 2022 season are listed below.

  • General Admission (ages 3 and above): $10.00
  • Little Kids (ages 2 and below): Free

For more information about this event see our Richmond Sunflower Festival article.


Rainbow in Maan Farms Sunflower Field
Sunflower Field at Maan Farms


Abbotsford Sunflower Festival

The other major sunflower festival in the Fraser Valley is the one at Maan Farms which is located at 790 McKenzie Road in Abbotsford.

2020 was the first year for this event at Maan Farms. The sunflower part of the event is much smaller than that of the festival in Chilliwack, but it’s also really nice. In addition to the field of flowers, the Abbotsford event features tons of kid-friendly activities as admission includes access to the farm’s corn maze, farm animal petting zoo and play structures at the venue’s Barnyard Adventureland.

Unfortunately, the festival is unlikely to happen in 2022, at least not in its normal format.  For an idea of what prices in future years may be, admission rates to Maan Farms’ Sunflower Festival from 2021 are listed below.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

  • Adults (ages 13 and older): $17.50 online and $21.00 at the gate
  • Children (ages 3 to 12): $15.00

(Twelve Dollar) Tuesdays

  • Adults (ages 13 and older): $12.00
  • Children (ages 3 to 12): $15.00

Saturdays & Sundays

  • Adults (ages 13 and older): $22.50 online and $26.00 at the gate
  • Children (ages 3 to 12): $15.00

To learn more about this event see our article about the Abbotsford Sunflower Festival.


Other Information

If you like gardening, gardens, flowers and beautiful scenery, or if you’re just dying to get outside and do something fun, then we highly recommend you check out these events!

For more information about the above three events see our articles about the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival, Richmond Sunflower Festival and Maan Farms. Or, for their official websites, visit chilliwacksunflowerfest.com, maanfarms.com, or  richmondsunflowerfest.com

To learn more about the region see our articles about Abbotsford, Richmond and Chilliwack.

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