Fall Roundup: Pumpkin patches you must visit in the Lower Mainland

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Its that magical time of year when the leaves begin to change into a multitude of warm, beautiful colours and the weather turns crisp and cool.

While Halloween is one of the most popular nights during the fall season, pumpkin patches offer a fantastic way to enjoy time with friends, family, or another loved one.

Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head – there’s a size or shape of pumpkin to suit any creative idea you have in mind.

What’s more, these pumpkin patches offer far more than simply jack-o-lantern canvases. Whether you enjoy a good ol’ fashioned hay ride, a nice glass of wine, a slice of delectable apple pie, or even a bone-chilling chase through a corn maze, these fun spots have you covered.

Luckily, we’ve complied a handy list of some of the best pumpkin patches that the Lower Mainland has to offer.

Happy picking!

Pumpkin Patches in the Lower Mainland

Richmond Country Farms
Location: 12900 Steveston Highway, Richmond
October 8th –  31st
M – F: 9 am – 1:30 pm
Weekends + Holidays: 10 am – 4:30 pm

This ticket price includes professional entertainment, a fantastic live band playing all your favourite pumpkin picking music, a wagon ride, a Pumpkin (child size only) with a carrying bag, a visit to the animal farm, and a Spartan apple to enjoy!

Willow View Farms Pumpkin Patch
Location:  288 McCallum Road, Abbotsford
October 1st  –  31st
Saturdays 9 am – 5:30 pm and Sundays 11 am – 5:30 pm
Thanksgiving Monday 9 am – 5:30 pm

They grow over 50 varieties of pumpkins (including giants ranging from 50-100+lbs)!

Bring the family out in Fall for a day at the farm, and enjoy a hayride to the pumpkin patch where you can pick your own, or grab a wagon and walk out to the patch. In addition, regular and specialty pumpkins are available for purchase in the yard in case you don’t have time to walk out the the patch.

Maan Farms Pumpkin Patch
Location: 790 McKenzie Rd, Abbotsford
September 22nd  –  October 31st
Open Daily: 9 am – 6 pm

“Maan Farms Haunted Corn Maze is the Scariest Corn Maze in Canada, with over 5 acres of pure terror, consisting of scares that play on your senses like never before.”

While Maan farms is also known for having a truly terrifying corn maze, it is also home to some fabulous pumpkins.  In fact, they offer the Snow White Pumpkin Patch as well as the cinderella patch. In addition, they offer hay rides, apple cider slushies, corn on the cob, and  even a petting zoo. Of course, nothing beats Mama Maan’s crepes filled with BC apples and cinnamon and delicious whipped cream – yum!

Petey’s Pumpkin Patch
Location:  9423 Gibson Rd, Chilliwack
October 1st – 30th
Open Daily: 11 am – 4 pm

Lots to see including a  maze, family fun zone with bouncy rides including Petey the giant pumpkin, and also the train or wagon ride out to the pumpkin patches. $7.00 per person or $24.00 for a family of fours (plus HST)


Pumpkin Patch at Chilliwack Corn Maze

Location:  41905 Yale Road West, Chilliwack
October 1st  –  31st
Thursday & Friday  6:00 – 9:00
Saturdays  1:00-9:00
Sunday and Holidays  1:00-6:00

Great family fun awaits you at the Chilliwack Corn Maze located in the picturesque Fraser Valley close to Highway 1.  Each year they create a new design based around a topical theme for our 14 acre maze.  As well as the maze you’ll get a chance to sample farm life.  You’ll find a kiddy bale maze, pumpkin patch, animal viewing area and u-pick apples.  Cash Only Venue.  Tickets can be purchased in advance using credit card via PayPal.   Admission includes corn maze, hay bale maze, animal displays, pedal carts, corn sandbox, kiddy play area, giant jumping pillow, spiders web and picnic area

Westham Island Herb Farm Pumpkin Patch
Location:  4690 Kirkland Road, Delta
October 1st  –  31st
Open Daily:  9 – 5

Offers ornamental gourds, cornstalks, miniature and full-sized hay bales and sweet sugar pumpkins for baking or cooking. The owner remarks, “Have you ever tried pumpkin soup served in a hollowed out small pumpkin, you’ll never go back to bowls again!

Southland’s Heritage Farm 

Location: 6767 Balaclava Street, Vancouver
October 1st – 31st
Open daily: 9 am to 6 pm on weekdays; 10 am to 5 pm on weekends.

Play with our friendly farm animals, explore the Old Apple Orchard,  and learn about where your food comes from…and Pick your own Pumpkin! This isn’t your standard pumpkin patch visit!

Aldor Acres Pumpkin Patch

Location: 8301 252st, Langley
October 1st – 31st
Open Daily: 9 am – 5 pm

After visiting with all the animals, take a tractor-pulled hayride out to the pumpkin patch to find that perfect pumpkin. They grow over 15 different varieties of pumpkins spread out over 20 acres, so there is sure to be one for everybody!