If you’re looking for a celebration of autumn’s bounty in the form of seasonal eats, decorated scarecrows, and fall foliage – then look no further than Harvest Days at VanDusen. The Botanical Garden is hosting a family-friendly harvest festival surrounded by sugar maples, ginkgo trees, and other golden-toned trees that mark the season.

Take a stroll through the massive veggie garden, bales of hay, cornstalks, and pumpkins with a warm beverage in hand and fall colours all around you.

Visitors can expect to enjoy live bluegrass music while they peruse tasty food vendors like Bistrot Van, Popcorn in the Park, Coffee Bike, and Melt City Grilled Cheese. And for the little ones, there’s a scarecrow-themed hedge maze to check out!

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Harvest Days will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends from Saturday, October 7th to Sunday, October 29th. Entry times are between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., with the gardens closing at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $13.78 (including fees) per adult, $9.63 for children ($6.89 for ages 5 to 12) and seniors, and free for those aged 4 and under.

So there you have it, Vancouver! A beloved local harvest festival to add to your October itinerary.

Harvest Days 2023

When: Weekends starting Saturday, October 7th to Sunday, October 29th
Where: 5251 Oak Street
Cost: $12 (plus fees) per adult