Experience the wonders of sunflowers this summer in and around Metro Vancouver. Frolic amongst these gorgeous, sunny plants, – some even reaching over 6 feet! – while taking in the exciting surroundings of the farm’s offerings. Below are some of the best options:
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Chilliwack Sunflower Festival
The fun begins at Chilliwack Sunflower Festival in late July. Experience over 3k of over 40 varieties of the glorious sunflower, incredible photo opportunities, including a horse carriage, old school motorcycles and more. There is a “u-pick” for the sunflowers, so you can take the sunshine home, or purchase fresh-cut flowers, seeds, and bulbs. They also offer delicious food options including a rotating food truck on-site!
Address: 41310 Yale Rd, Chilliwack
Admission: $12 Children 3-12 and seniors 65+ $6.88
Cultus Lake Flower Fest
Visit the farm nestled in the heart of the Fraser Valley, and enjoy a glorious summer day among thousands upon thousands of dahlias, zinnias, wildflowers, sunflowers, asters, marigolds and more. Take your family, friends and a picnic and take in the beauty of wildflowers, sunflowers and dahlias.
Address: 4215 Wilson Road, Yarrow
Mann Farm’s Abbotsford Sunflower Festival
Spreading cheer and total summer vibes, Abbotsford Sunflower Festival at Mann’s Farm is back this year! Enjoy their “sea of sunflowers,” interesting photo moments, and delicious on-site food. This year they’ve introduced “secret sunflower picnics” to cherish the day with your best friends. This allows you to dig into delicious charcuteries, sangria, and Indian food in a private space amongst the flowers.
Admission: $12-26. Secret picnic $50-60
Address: 790 McKenzie Rd, Abbotsford
Taves Family Farms
Taves Family Farm is a passionate third-generation farm, striving for an excellent family experience for people of all ages. Amongst other fresh food and flowers, they have an exquisite sunflower patch, which feels like it goes on for ages. It also features a gazebo, hidden fountains, bridges and more for exploring.
Address: 333 Gladwin Rd, Abbotsford
Richmond Sunflower Festival
Be amazed at a fun stroll through the Richmond Sunflower Festival! This year, they’ve doubled the path to marvel at the over 20 varieties of beautiful sunflowers on the farm impressive 15 acres. The farm also features delicious wines so you can pair flowers and wine. Anything better?
Admission: $12 to $17; Children (under 12): $5
Address: 12900 Steveston Hwy, Richmond
While the farm focuses mostly on bee and honey tours, they offer to have a beautiful sunflower patch that is worthwhile to visit! Campbell Gold is a small family-run farm and loves to host visitors of all ages! Stroll through the fields of sunflowers, take some home and don’t forget to take pictures! You can also buy stems — one for $1 or six for $5!
Admission: $8, free under 3
Address: 2595 Lefeuvre Road, Abbotsford
Lakeland Flowers has been family run and operated, impressively, since 1974! Today farmers at Lakeland Flowers plant around 150,000 sunflower seeds per week to have an offer a wonderful 8-week season, annually. There are multiple, abundant varieties that guests absolutely love. At Lakeland Flowers, you can visit, take in the sights, pick flowers, and take photos!
General Admission: $10 to $12.00 + GST – 5 U-Pick sunflower stems
Address: 39171 No 4 Rd, Abbotsford
East Ridge Farm
East Ridge Farm has been operating since 2013, guided by the desire to produce locally grown produce and flowers – Sunflowers, Statice, Strawflowers, and Zinnias – without any nasty junk! Their sunflowers flourish in nutrient-rich soil every year in a variety of colours and variants. Visitors can go to visit, take in the sights and of course, take the beauty home.
Address: 11924 267th Street Maple Ridge
Ocean View Estates
Located on the one-of-a-kind Saanich Peninsula, Ocean View Estates has been running since 2010, which aims to connect residents with local and fresh produce. They recently opened an exciting addition, a sunflower patch that stretches 2 acres. They even offer the chance to do yoga in the sunflowers!
Address: 7979 Central Saanich Rd Central Saanich
Dancing Dandelion Farm
The five-acre fields of Dancing Dandelion Farm have an abundance of flowers and produce every year. The flowers sold are consistently free of pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers. This includes sunflowers! The sunflowers are available separately or bought as a group bouquet. Flowers can be delivered, three days per week.
Address: 3204 Drinkwater Road, Duncan