7 Sunflower Festivals Around Vancouver in Summer 2023

flowers at the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival near Vancouver

The Chilliwack Sunflower Festival. Photo: Gardens BC/Daniel Mosquin

Wander through fields of towering yellow sunflowers this August at one of 7 sunflower festivals near Vancouver.


Sunflower Festival Tips

  • Dress for the weather. Bring sunscreen and a hat on sunny days and rain gear on wet days. And remember that you’re visiting a farm, so skip the fancy shoes since the paths can be uneven and wet.
  • Book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
  • Stay on marked paths to avoid trampling the delicate flowers.
  • Some festivals allow dogs on leash. Check websites for details.
  • Leave your drone at home. Transport Canada regulations prohibit drones at all festival sites.


VanDusen Botanical Garden

VanDusen Garden bursts with flowers in almost every season. In August, head to the Alma VanDusen Garden Meadow on the west side of the gardens near the maze to see giant sunflowers blooming alongside daisy-like cosmos and other wildflowers.

When: August and early September

Where: 5151 Oak Street, Vancouver

Tickets and More Info: VanDusen Garden

Sunflowers against blue sky

Photo: Autumn Mott Rodeheaver/Unsplash


Richmond Sunflower Festival

Explore over 20 acres of sunflowers, dahlias, and other flowers at the Richmond Sunflower Festival. They have over 90 varieties of sunflowers. There are lots of great spots for photo ops, a sunflower maze, a picnic area, and food vendors. Stop by Richmond Country Farms Market to buy fresh berries and homegrown corn too.

When: August 5 to September 31

Where: 12900 Steveston Highway, Richmond

Tickets and More Info: Richmond Sunflower Festival


Photo: N Suma/Unsplash


Emma Lea Farms

This family farm is located on quiet Westham Island near Ladner. They are known for their U-pick berries, but in August they have U-pick sunflowers too. Don’t miss their farm market for fresh fruit, veggies, and ice cream.

When: Throughout August

Where: 2727 Westham Island Road, Delta

More info: Emma Lea Farms


Surrey Sunflower Festival

This new sunflower festival is a fundraiser for the BC Cancer Foundation. You can wander through the fields of blooms on a working farm, choose your own flowers in the U-cut area, or have a picnic.

When: August 4 to September 3

Where: 4334 186 Street, Surrey

Tickets and More Info: Surrey Sunflower Festival


Abbotsford Summer Flower Festival

While it started as a tulip farm, today Lakeland Flowers grows millions of gorgeous sunflowers. Visit in late summer to enjoy the Abbotsford Summer Flower Festival. There are multiple varieties spread across 45 acres. They also have lots of other flowers including cosmos, zinnias, snap dragons, and more. Your admission ticket also includes a small bunch of sunflowers to take home.

When: July 21 to Labour Day Weekend

Where: 39171 No 4 Road, Abbotsford, BC

Tickets and More Info: Abbotsford Summer Flower Festival

A couple walks through the fields at the Abbotsford Sunflower Festival

Photo: Abbotsford Summer Flower Festival


Harrison Sunflower Festival

Stroll through acres of blooming golden sunflower fields at the Harrison Sunflower Festival, previously known as the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival. They have more than 40 sunflower varieties as well as dahlias, cosmos, and zinnias. Snap photos out in the fields or take pics at the designated photo spots which include vintage bikes, an Airstream trailer, swing sets, and more. You can buy cut flowers to take home, ice cream, and snacks, or grab a meal from the onsite food truck.

When: Late August through September 17

Where: 5039 Lougheed Highway, Agassiz

Tickets and More Info: Harrison Sunflower Festival

A person gathering sunflowers in a field.

Photo: Harrison Sunflower Festival


Campbell’s Gold Honey

These sunflowers have an important job: providing nectar and pollen for the bees that make Campbell’s Gold Honey. Visit the farm to learn about all things honey and take a wander through the sunflower patch. You can purchase honey, mead, and cut sunflowers too.

When: Throughout August

Where: 2595 Lefeuvre Road, Abbotsford

More Info: Campbells Gold Honey

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