10 best pumpkin patches and corn mazes in Canada

It's time to go pick pumpkins, but where should you go to find that perfect gourd? We've rounded up the best pumpkin patches and corn mazes across Canada.

When the chillier weather begins to make its way across Canada, it’s time to find the perfect Halloween pumpkin or get lost in a giant corn maze. (After all, spooky mazes and fresh gourds guarantee fall fun for everyone.) We’ve rounded up some of the best from British Columbia to Nova Scotia.

Arch with pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns leading people to the Pumpkin Barn

Photo: Kraay Family Farm

1. Kraay Family Farm in Lacombe, Alberta

From the Calgary Corn Maze to the Edmonton Corn Maze, Alberta has no shortage of family-friendly fall activities. Located right in between both cities is the Kraay Family Farm. They have a pumpkin patch, plenty of games for the kids to play, and most importantly, their 15-acre Lacombe Corn Maze. Choose between different guiding “passports” and answer trivia for clues to make your way out of the maze.

People walking through a corn maze

Photo: Sharalee Prang Photography

2. Chilliwack Corn Maze & Pumpkin Farm in Chilliwack, British Columbia

The Chiliwack Corn Maze & Pumpkin Farm advertises itself as a “wholesome agriculture experience.” You can pick from 15 different varieties of pumpkin, or try your hand at a 12-acre interactive corn maze complete with challenges to help you make your way through. For the young folk in your family, there is also an indoor hay bale maze to explore.

First person view of a zipline going over a corn maze

Photo: Josh McFaddin/Black Chair Marketing

3. A Maze in Corn in Ritchot, Manitoba

Indeed, there is an impressive corn maze at A Maze in Corn, but with maze admission throughout October, you can also test your bravery by entering the Haunted Forest—which is like an outdoor haunted house. Additionally, the place is home to zip line tours (note, this is an additional $70) and is a proud pumpkin destination. They plant five acres of pumpkins each year and bring the harvest to The Pumpkin Barn, where you can find the perfect gourd. Once you’ve purchased a pumpkin, take a complimentary ride on the pumpkin train back to your car.

a field of pumpkins next to a stand of trees

Photo: Cowbrough Photography

4. Strom’s Farm & Bakery in Guelph, Ontario

For 40 years, Strom’s Farm & Bakery began as a sweet corn farm, and they added pumpkins in 1996. Now, every autumn they host classic fall festivities with their five-acre corn maze, 18 pumpkin varieties, and wagon rides. Uniquely, the corn maze is designed with a community partner every year, and maze admissions go to support that organization. For 2018, Strom’s has partnered with the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Aerial view of a corn maze with a bunny and tractor

Photo: Courtesy of RiverBreeze Farms

5. River Breeze Corn Maze in Truro, Nova Scotia

River Breeze Farm & Corn Maze boasts “farm fresh family fun” with unique attractions such as their Pigtucky Derby races, Barnyard Twister Spinning Vortex Tunnel, and Nascorn 500 Pedal Cart Track. Of course, they also have a more traditional 12-acre corn maze and pumpkin Upick. For the brave souls out there, plan a Fright Night at their Fear Farm featuring four haunted houses, two haunted mazes, and a terrifying backstory.

Orange and white Pumpkins arranged around a wooden porch

Photo: Courtesy of the Green Pig Country Market

6. The Green Pig Country Market in Salisbury, New Brunswick

While they don’t have a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, the Green Pig Country Market does sell plenty of pumpkins and their annual corn maze is legendary. Their large maze (they have a mini one for kids), which has a different theme each year, takes about 1.5 hours to complete. If a corn maze isn’t exciting enough for you, shoot pumpkins into the air with their Pumpkin Blaster or partake in Zombie Wars Paint Ball—a night time trailer ride equipped with paintballs for shooting zombies—which is as spooky as it is fun.

Aerial shot of a corn maze

Photo: Courtesy of The Chuckwagon Farm Market and Belfast Corn Maze

7. The Chuckwagon Farm Market and Belfast Corn Maze in Eldon, Prince Edward Island

Located 30 minutes away from Charlottetown, the Chuckwagon Farm Market and Belfast Corn Maze caters to families, office parties, and even stags and stagettes. Tackle one of three (dog friendly!) corn mazes before eating delicious ribs at the BBQ pit and shopping for local P.E.I. goods at the farm market, from fresh produce to local artisan crafts.

a person picking up a pumpkin from a pumpkin patch

Photo: Courtesy of Le Verger Labonté Orchard

8. Verger Labonté in Notre Dame de l’Île Perrot, Quebec

Created in 1989, this orchard is well known for its apple and pumpkin picking. Its corn mazes, come in three levels of difficulty—a 20-minute maze intended for those five and under, a 45-minute moderate maze, and a two-hour maze for adults and their accompanying children. Characters guide wanderers on missions to solve riddles and perform tasks among beautiful fall scenery.

Overhead view of a corn field

Photo: Courtesy of Happy Hollow

9. Happy Hollow in Lumsden, Saskatchewan

Formerly known as Pumpkin Hollow, Happy Hollow is 15 acres of family friendly fun. It’s only open on weekends until mid-October, so be sure to plan ahead. Get lost in the massive corn maze before heading over to shoot ears of corn out of the corn cannon. When the excitement has settled, pick up a pumpkin or have tea with Penelope the Pumpkin Princess.

Barn with a field of pumpkins in front of it

Photo: Courtesy of Downey’s Farm

10. Downey’s Farm in Brampton, Ontario

If you really, really love pumpkins, don’t miss out on Downey’s Farm’s Pumpkinfest celebrations. On weekends until October 31, you can catch live entertainment and numerous children’s activities, from face painting to building your own scarecrows. Get lost in 10 km of trails as you make your way through their giant corn maze and don’t forget to go pumpkin picking before you leave.

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