Visiting the iconic Sunflowers in BC’s Fraser Valley from cities across Canada is easier than ever. Those living in Edmonton, Winnipeg, London, Hamilton, and Halifax can take advantage of Swoop for low cost flights for a quick, short getaway to the Fraser Valley this summer! Coming from other locations? Flights to Abbotsford International Airport from other Canadian and American cities can be booked on WestJet and Flair, including flights from Toronto and direct flights from Calgary.
The Fraser Valley Sunflower Trail
Known for its vibrant yellow petals and uncanny ability to brighten any space and spirit, the sunflower is commonly associated with the carefree days of summer. Nothing will leave you more speechless and in aw then seeing endless rows of beaming sunflowers in full bloom.
If you’re looking for the best places this summer to get your sunflower fix, look no further than BC’s Fraser Valley! >>> The Fraser Valley Sunflower Trail or read more on the Circle Farm Tour Sunflower Trail Blog
The Harrison Sunflower Festival
Video by Blrrd Creativ | Harrison Sunflower Festival
Every day from August 1 to September 15, make your way through 35 varieties of peak-season sunflowers — from two-foot Dwarf Sunspots to 12-foot Mammoth Grey Stripes, in varying shades of yellow, orange and red. Pick your own Sunrich Orange sunflowers to take home, as well as cut sunflowers and field flowers, sunflower-inspired gifts, and onsite-grown spring bulbs of tulips and daffodils.
Plus, this year includes the addition of 54 varieties of dahlias, a giant pumpkin patch, and a field of pick-your-own Harrison corn (while supplies last).
The Harrison Sunflower Festival provides countless opportunities to take perfect keepsake photos and videos. Throughout the grounds, find swing sets, an operational windmill, a vintage bicycle, face cut-outs, and more. Weekends include the added attraction of free rides through the fields.
Guests of all ages will also love the many outdoor lawn games taking place: Yardzee; bolaball; “giant” Jenga, tic-tac-toe, and checkers; and more.
Afterward, retreat from the late-summer sun and enjoy cold drinks, ice cream and snacks in a special covered area. Local food trucks will be on site daily.
On-leash pets are welcome — a drinking area and complimentary pick-up bags will be available.
Image: @rempelstilskin | Harrison Sunflower Festival
Live in or near these Canadian Cities? Edmonton, Winnipeg, London, Hamilton, and Halifax residents can take advantage of flights to Abbotsford through Canada’s low-cost airline, Swoop.
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No summer outing is complete without some tasty eats! We’ve compiled a list of some great spots to grab a delicious meal or snack to satisfy your cravings.
J. Beethoven’s Pizza
4125 Columbia Valley Highway
Shandhar Hut Indian Cuisine
8835 Young Road
45859 Yale Road
Brown’s Social House
#500-8236 Eagle Landing Parkway
#101-8050 Lickman Road
Curly Kale Eatery
5996 Vedder Road
Cozy accommodations close to the action are the best.
Surestay Hotel by Best Western Harrison
43971 Industrial Way
Coast Harrison Hotel by APA
45920 First Avenue
Vedder River Inn
5788 Vedder Road
45886 Wellington Avenue
Hampton Inn by Hilton Harrison
8050 Lickman Road
Harrison Corn Maze | 41905 Yale Road
Opening on August 15th for its 20th year, the Harrison Corn Maze is a pioneer in the agri-tourism industry. Find your way through the 12-acre corn maze and visit the giant pumpkin patch with over 15 different varieties, to find your favourite. Other fun attractions include a giant jumping pillow, pedal carts, duck race, indoor hay bale maze and tractor rides. Visit the farm animals, enjoy hay rides, the giant sandbox and swing area, tetherball and more. Adults and older children will have a spooky and fun time navigating the night time maze: navigate your way through the maze at night with a flashlight!
Cultus Lake Waterpark | 4150 Columbia Valley Highway
Cultus Lake Waterpark is a favourite of locals and tourists alike. With over 25 exhilarating slides and attractions to choose from, it’s BC’s largest waterpark. Offering body slides, tube & raft slides, and other attractions like the family spray park, adventure river, and hot tubs, it’s sure to become your family’s favourite! Open rain or shine.
Cultus Lake Marina | 50 Sunnyside Boulevard
Enjoy everything Cultus Lake has to offer with a little help from Cultus Lake Marina. Get out on the open water by renting watercraft from the marina (boat license not required). Interested in trying wakeboarding, waterskiing, kneeboarding or tubing? They have accessories to do just that! From jetskis and seadoos to powerboats and pontoon boats, they have a wide range of rentals to suit your needs and give you a fantastic time on the lake!
Harrison River Rafting | 49704 Harrison Lake Road
You’ll scream with laughter as you blast through the roaring rapids of the Harrison River! Experience adrenaline pumping thrills and spectacular scenery as experienced and professional guides navigate you down the river on the adventure of a lifetime!
Cultus Lake Adventure Park | 3993 Sunnyside Blvd, Cultus Lake
Cultus Lake Adventure Park is BC’s Newest and Best Family Theme Park, featuring 18 Rides and Attractions, including the only Roller Coaster in the Fraser Valley, a Ferris Wheel, and an 18-hole Adventure Mini-Golf Course. Gate Admission to the park is Free, so you’re welcome to skip the rides, relax and watch your kids on one of our many family rides or find some thrills for yourself on our more extreme rides like the Roundup 360, Canada’s only fully-inverted pendulum swing ride. Whether you soar above the trees on our Cloud Buster drop tower or go on an adventure through our Wilderness Trail, there’s fun for everyone! Located in the Fraser Valley about an hour’s drive from Vancouver. Open daily, rain or shine
For more local activities, accommodations and dinning ideas visit: www.tourismchilliwack.com
Now that you’re all set for your getaway, get those suitcases packed and head to the Harrison Sunflower Festival to start off the trip of a lifetime!