Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver

Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, Canada

Although we are moving into the fall season, I got a last taste of summer this week with a visit to the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival. I visited the Chilliwack Tulip Festival earlier this year, which is at the same farm near Vancouver. The tulip festival was so incredible and I could not wait to return for the sunflower festival. It definitely exceeded my expectations!

Keep reading for my guide to visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival and for some bright, cheery photos to help you hold onto the last days of summer!

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Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, Canada

Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, Canada

Getting to the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

If you’ve been to the Chilliwack Tulip Festival, the sunflower festival is in the same spot, about an hour to an hour and a half east of downtown Vancouver.

From Hope/the Okanagan: Take exit 109 (Yale Road West), then turn left onto Yale Road. You will see signs for the sunflower festival on the right.

From Vancouver: Take exit 109 (Yale Road West), then turn right onto Yale Road. You will see signs for the sunflower festival on the right.

Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, Canada

Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, Canada

Tickets

I highly advise buying tickets online. Check their website for up-to-date ticket prices, but buying online will save you some money. Going on a weekday instead of the weekend is also cheaper and not as busy.

Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, Canada
I found this little sunflower on the ground. Never pick flowers unless you’re in the designated U-Pick section!

Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, Canada

Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, Canada

When to Visit

The Chilliwack Sunflower Festival is open from the beginning of August to mid-September. If you are reading this post when it goes up, you still have a couple of days to visit before it closes for the season on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. For exact hours and dates, go to the sunflower festival website.

 

Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, Canada

Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, Canada

Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, Canada

What to Expect

Rows and rows of sunflowers of course! The Chilliwack Sunflower Festival features 35 varieties of sunflowers across 17 acres. There are small ones, giant ones, yellow ones and red ones!

Along with the many beautiful flowers, the festival has gone out of their way to have lots of different photo opportunities throughout the fields, including swing sets and an old car. We walked around the fields taking photos and enjoying the sights for over an hour!

Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, Canada

Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, Canada

Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, Canada

Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, Canada

Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, Canada

Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, Canada

More than Sunflowers

Besides the endless sunflowers, the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival also features 54 varieties of gorgeous dahlias across three acres! The dahlias bring so much colour to the festival. It’s hard to choose if the sunflowers or the dahlias were my favourite part!

Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, Canada

Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, Canada

Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, Canada

Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, Canada

Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, Canada

Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, Canada

Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, Canada

Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, Canada

Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver, Canada

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24 Replies to “Visiting the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival Near Vancouver”

  1. This is amazing! I love sunflowers so I’d love to visit here! You’ve captured some really amazing shots.

    Shannon x
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    1. Thank you Shannon! It’s such a beautiful place to visit!!

  2. This is wonderful! What an amazing way to spend a day! I’d feel like I was in wonderland! We attempted but didn’t succeed in growing sunflowers this year, I much prefer the idea of someone else doing the hard work for me to appreciate! What a great way to round off the summer season. Your photos are stunning!

    1. Haha I have heard growing sunflowers is tricky business! It really was incredible wandering the rows of sunflowers. So bright and cheery!

  3. Gorgeous photos!! Some of my friends visited this too and had similar insta photos in all those spots! Was it busy? All the photos make it look like you had the place to yourself!!

    p.s. There is another one of these festivals in Richmond where they hold the pumpkin patch, if you fancy visiting another one. 😀

    1. It actually wasn’t busy at all when I went, but it was a weekday near the end of the festival. The tall sunflowers also made it so we didn’t really notice other people there, which was so nice! Oh I love visiting pumpkin patches in the fall, so fun!

  4. This is beautiful on so many levels! The bright faces of sunflowers blends in so well with lush green vestiges at the background. enjoyed reading this blog. thanks a lot!

    1. Thanks for reading! The bright sunflowers and dahlias totally made my day. Such a happy place to spend a day!

  5. I will have to go there when I move to Vancouver next year! It’s such a great thing to visit and discover more things about plants and of course getting some pretty pictures like you did! It’d be so nice to connect with you as you live in Vancouver 🙂

    1. Ooh yes, you must go when you’re in Vancouver! I actually don’t live there, but good luck with your move!

  6. Great shots! The sunflowers are so beautiful and I love that there are dahlias as well!

    1. Thank you! I loved all the flowers too! 🙂

  7. You got so many cute photos! These flower fields look beautiful. I’d really like to make it there for the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival one day!

    1. It’s so easy to get good photos in such a beautiful place! 🙂 You must visit if you get the chance one day!

  8. How beautiful! What a fun festival! I especially love the swing and the flower booth for photo props. What a nice touch!

    1. Right?? I love that they put in that extra effort to incorporate so many fun photo-ops!

  9. Eeek I love flower festivals! And sunflowers just always look so happy. I really enjoyed reading your post – I felt like I was there without leaving my couch 😉

    1. Haha thank you!! Hopefully you can make it there for real one day!

  10. Oh, my! These are my favorite flowers! Definitely have to put this on the do list.

    1. They are some of my favourites too! So impressive!

  11. I had no idea this was a thing! It looks stunning, sunflowers are my favourite!

    Ash | thisdreamsalive.wordpress.com

    1. They are the best! So big and bright!

  12. All of these photos are SO gorgeous! It looks like the most lovely and fun day out. I hope you had a fantastic time xx

    1. Thank you so much! It was so much fun and an incredible place to visit! 🙂

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