Yeah, you could go to the grocery store and buy a box of GMO, so-so strawberries… OR you could put in some work then sink your teeth into the best-tasting fruit you’ve ever had in your life. This season, grab a bucket, fire up that road trip playlist and take a little trip to one of Alberta’s incredibly wholesome fruit fields for a day of picking, choosing, snacking and memory-making. Here are 10 U-pick farms near Calgary that you should definitely check out this summer!



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If their name didn’t already give it away, this adorable family-run spot is pretty big on Saskatoons. Their fields are fairly big, the view is breathtaking and the farm smells like mowed grass and fresh berries. Sounds like the makings of a perfect day to us!

Where: 281114 Symons Valley Road
Distance from Calgary: 48.6 km
Facebook: Sweet Life Saskatoons U-Pick



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‘Spectacular taste that puts a smile on your face!’ With a slogan like that, how could we not want to check it out? If that doesn’t do the trick then perhaps this will: Pearson’s Berry Farm is actually recognized as the first commercial orchard of Saskatoon Berries in the entire world. The. Entire. World. Fancy right?

Where:#20 – 34463 Range Rd 40, Red Deer County
Distance from Calgary: 115 km
Instagram: @Pearsonsberryfarm



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Whether it’s haskaps, raspberries, saskatoons, or rhubarbs that you’re after, you’ll find it at Pleasant View. These guys are a family-run operation though, so if you do choose to check this one out, make sure to call ahead, as they have no sales staff!

Where: RR#1 Crossfield, AB
Distance from Calgary: 57.9 km
Facebook: Pleasant View U-Pick Berries


The Jungle Farm is best known for its big, juicy, strawberries but they also have raspberries, pumpkins, and Saskatoons. This year, grab a bucket, head to Red Deer and spend an incredible day in the sun at one of the province’s favourites – you won’t regret it!

Where: 28120 Township Rd 362, Red Deer, AB
Distance from Calgary: 126 km
Instagram: @ThejungleFarmReddeer



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This just-out-of-town favourite is a go-to for weddings, cooking classes, meals, and berries (obviously). Every July, their sour cherry, Saskatoon berry, and black currant picking seasons open. You can head out to graze or fill a bucket!

Where: 80181 338 Ave E #20, Foothills County, AB
Distance from Calgary: 47.6 km
Instagram: @saskatoonfarm


Black currant jam is freakin delicious, and you can get your fill of ingredients at Kayben Farms. Bring the kiddos to explore the Sunshine Adventure Park, too! They have baby animals galore and tons of activities for the whole fam.

Where: 316034 32 St E, Okotoks, AB
Distance from Calgary: 42.7 km
Instagram: @Kaybenlanscaping


Who doesn’t like themselves a sour cherry or two? This year get deep into the u-pick game and head home with some delicious goodies, just make sure you check their website before heading out as last year they did get hit by the birds pretty hard. A little heads up never hurt anybody!

Where: R.R. #2  Site 9  Box 15 Olds, Alberta
Distance from Calgary: 103 km

Instagram: Saskaberry Ranch


After a cruddy 2020, they’re back, folks! Solstice kicked things off in ’94 and they’ve been killing the saskberry game ever since. Here you’ll be met with friendly service and you’ll find saskatoon berries of the highest quality. It’s definitely worth checking out this summer!

Where: 29250 Range Rd 34, Crossfield
Distance from Calgary: 63.8 km
Instagram: @Solsticeberryfarm



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If you’re down for a bit more of a roadie, head to Red Lodge. This family-run farm is nestled along the Little Red Deer River west of Bowden, and they’ve got plenty of fruits ready for the taking! We’re talkin’ raspberries, cherries, haskap– you name it!

Where: Township Rd 342 & Range Road 31, Red Deer County
Distance from Calgary: 128 km



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Eagle Creek has a little bit of everything! Not only do they have strawberries, but they also have vegetables – like carrots, cucumbers, peas, and flowers! After U-pick, check out their sunflower fields or get lost in one of their 3 mazes.

Where: 34530 Range Road #14 Red Deer County
Distance from Calgary: 113 km
Instagram: @Eagle_creek_farm

Boy, we cannot wait to get out there and earn some berries to pair with ice cream on a hot day. Now that’s summer living. Enjoy all these U-pick farms near Calgary, folks!