Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Vancouver Island, British Columbia?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Vancouver Island, British Columbia, sorted by county. Some are farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple roadside stands.  Most have loads of pumpkins to choose from.  To really make it fun for  your kids, look for those that have the extra activities, like a corn maze, spook house, or hayride.  There is usually a small fee for the mazes (of course, the  more elaborate mazes tend to charge more. Hayrides are often free. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm the info, they don't always report changes to me!

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!   If you are looking for pumpkin weigh-offs and the US and world's largest pumpkins, see this page! Want to do a fundraiser selling pumpkins? See this page! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.

New for this year, see our Top Ten list of best pumpkins to make pumpkin pies and for baking and cooking. Also, our Master List of 100 Varieties of Pumpkins for every purpose. Then see this page for our easy pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin recipe.

Updates for November 2020

Most pumpkin patches  and corn mazes usually open by mid September, some earlier! You may also like a local zombie event or Zombie Paintball!. The world's best pumpkin pie recipe is here, and the pie crust recipe is here! And we have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access many pumpkin and other recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search.

Keep in mind, many farms, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and Haunted Houses are trying to cope with rapidly changing state COVID requirements: ALWAYS see their own website, Facebook page or call them before you go.

NOTE: Many of the farms are dropping their websites and switching to Facebook pages - but they don't tell anyone, including search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo or us, or redirect their website,  thus breaking all links to them. If a link is broken please click the "click here to report a broken link or blank page" so we can find the replacement link! Thanks!

After Halloween, find a Christmas tree at a local Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt.  If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Alberni-Clayoquot

Capital

  • Galey Farms - corn maze, pumpkins, pumpkin patch, hayrides, train rides
    4150 Blenkinsop Road, Victoria, BC. Phone: 250 477 5713. Email: [email protected]. Open: until Saturday, November 1st until 10 pm.  Our annual Pumpkinfest, with Hayrides to the pumpkin patch, the famous Corn Maze with the haunted Ghost Town and Haunted House, take a ride on our Farm Train, for the not-so-faint-of-heart Carnival. New this year is Madame Isabella. And as always our furry friends at the Petting Farm. So come on down to Galey Farms for some seasonal, and sometimes spooky, Fun! Ride over a mile of rails around our farm while learning all about our family farm. The 20 minute ride is on four red passenger coaches, each seating 28 riders, are hauled by a beautiful scale replica engine of the C. P. Huntington, a 19th Century steam locomotive which worked around California in the 1800's. Certified Engineers guide your tour.
  • The Pumpkin Patch Farm Stand
    The Mar Family, 7120 Veyaness Road Saanichton, BC. Phone: 250-652-8449.  Fruit and vegetables in season. U-pick pumpkins in October.
  • Saanichton Christmas Tree and Ostrich Farm, 8231 East Saanich Road, Victoria area, BC. Phone: 250-652-3345. Choose and cut your own tree from many varieties. Free hot apple cider, hand saw supplied. Gift shop open in December.
  • Vantreight Farms - pumpkins, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, prepicked produce, farm market, school tours
    8277 Central Saanich Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 1T7. Phone: 250-652-7777. Email: [email protected]. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in August, September, October. Open: See our website for current hours. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only.

Cowichan Valley

  • Abby Lane Farm - UPDATE for 2020, The owner tells me they no longer have pumpkins or Halloween events
    7233 Mays Road, Duncan, BC V9L 6A7. Abby Lane Farm is CLOSED October 2020. We no longer have a pumpkin patch or farmgate stand. Have a wonderful Autumn season!
  • Providence Farm - pumpkin patch
    1843 Tzouhalem Road, Duncan, BC V9L 5L6. Phone: 250-746-4204. Open: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. Email: [email protected] . We are a working organic farm dedicated to restoring the spirit and skills of those with physical, mental and emotional challenges. Our farm provides innovative programs in Horticultural Therapy and vocational training. We believe that caring for the land together is, by nature, healing and therapeutic. Take a deep breath and you'll find the air is healthy; the work, worthy; the place, happy. Visitors are welcome to see why Providence Farm is an inspirational place. 
    A visitor writes on October 03, 2009:
    "It's a fabulous farm. The work they do there is thereaputic not only for the residents/participants at the farm - but also for us locals who go just to feel the energizing, relaxing, healing spirit that you feel as soon as you come onto the property. They produce fabulous produce, foods and plants."

Nanaimo Area

  • Brannen Lake Campsite -  Hayrides - Fall festival, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted rides, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    4220 Biggs Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9T5P9. Phone: 250-756-0404. Email: [email protected]. Open: Public Hours: October 20, 21, 27, and 28 from 11am to 4pm; Hayrides depart on the half hour; School Groups (by reservation only): October 16 to 19, 23 to 26, 29, and 30; Hayrides depart at 9:15am, 9:55am, and 10:35am. Directions: Take exit 24 (Mostar Road/Jingle Pot Road) off Highway 19. Turn right onto Biggs Road. We are approximately 2 kilometres down the road on the right. GPS Coordinates: 49.20417,-124.06109. Click here for a map and directions. Open for Christmas/Santa Hayrides in December by reservation, check website for details!. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. We offer school groups halloween hayrides in the fall and mask-making. Schools: A fun-filled field trip RAIN or SHINE! Enjoy a crisp (or drizzly) fall day decorating a mask in our sheltered area then jump on the (covered) hayride and take a tour through the campsite and farm fields to the lakeshore watching for deer, owls, birds of prey and a few scary Halloween creatures along the way. Warm up with a hot chocolate, then pick a pumpkin from the pile to take back to school. Public: (UPDATED: July 24, 2017) 
  • McNab's Corn Maze - corn maze, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours
    4613 Yellow Point Road, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1G7. Phone: 250-245-0666. Email: [email protected]. Open: Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 10am to 5pm during Mid August and September; Sunday to Wednesday 10 am to 5 pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 9 pm during October 1 to 31
    . Directions: Follow the signs from Trans Canada Highway, Turn on to Cedar Road heading to Yellow Point, turn right on to Yellow Point Road. Maze is 2 km down the road on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. There is a covered area for use, however, you should dress for the weather. You may need boots (sometimes it's muddy in the maze and pumpkin patch).

Strathcona

Victoria Area

  • Le Coteau Farms - corn maze
    304 Walton Place, Victoria, B.C. V9E 2A4. Phone: 250-652-9100. Phone: 250-658-5888. Email: [email protected].  Directions: off Oldfield Road. 
  • Ocean View Estates - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, corn maze, school tours
    7979 Central Saanich Road, Saanichton, BC V8M1T7Email: [email protected]. Open: July to October 11am to 5 pm all days. Directions: our family farm is located on patricia bay highway . the entrance is on central saanich road from mount newton cross road. come on in going to or from ferry . Click here for a map and directions. strawberries ; 15th June to end july Corn maze : September/October. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: July 05, 2018)

 

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