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!
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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 March 2023
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
crust recipe is here! And we have
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. If you are looking for pick your own apples with
pumpkins and often also fun activities, see this page.
NOTE: Many farms went out of business in the past 2 years and others are dropping their websites and switching to Facebook pages 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
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
- 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
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
- 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 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:
- 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."
- Brannen Lake Campsite - Hayrides - Fall festival,
tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted rides, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties,
4220 Biggs Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9T5P9. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: Public Hours: October 20, 21, 27,
and 28 from 11 am to 4 pm; Hayrides depart on the half hour; School
Groups (by reservation only): October 16 to 19, 23 to 26, 29, and
30; Hayrides depart at 9:15 am, 9:55 am, and 10:35 am. 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 or refreshment
stand, porta-potties, picnic area, petting zoo, birthday parties,
4613 Yellow Point Road, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1G7.
Phone: 250-245-0666. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Saturday, Sunday and
Holidays 10 am to 5 pm during Mid August and September; Sunday to
Wednesday from 10 am to 5 pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 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).
- 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,
[email protected]. Open: July to October 11 am 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)