Looking for a fun day-trip activity? Then a visit to one of the U-pick farms around Vancouver could be right up your alley. After all, you get to spend some time hanging out in nature, and at the end of it, you’ll have some fresh fruits and berries to enjoy. Pro tip: this is best enjoyed if you or a friend can also bake a pie, but it’s not required.

Here are8 great U-Pick Farms to visit near Vancouver this summer.

Maan Farms

 

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Having started out in 1977, Maan Farms has become one of the best in the Fraser Valley for strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Each of these is available for limited times throughout the summer, so make sure to check in beforehand to see which berries are ripe during your visit!

Where: 790 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford

KBF Farms

Although the main location is in Abbotsford, this family-run farm offers u-pick experiences at a few of their fields every summer. The most popular location seems to be Chilliwack, where strawberries, blueberries and raspberries are grown. So, a great stop on a weekend adventure!

Where: 45495 Yale Road, Chilliwack

Taves Family Farms

The good part about Taves Family Farms is that they run on a slightly later schedule than others. Well, that’s one good part. The other is that this is the only spot (to our knowledge) that offers a Goji berry u-pick. That’s right, you can skip the super expensive ingredient at Whole Foods and get it straight from the source instead!

Where: 333 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford

Bumbleberry Farms

Speaking of rarer offerings, this is actually the first farm on this list to offer blackberries alongside blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. It’s really a summer berry party, and you’re invited! Great for those who want to do the absolute most for their next weekend picnic.

Where: 31580 Huntingdon Rd, Abbotsford

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Driediger Farms

Having started out way back in 1964, this farm is Langley is easily one of the oldest on this list. And, like Bumbleberry, they’ve got all four of the main summer berries available! Plus, for those with some true European friends, there are also red currants kicking around out there.

Where: 23823 72 Avenue, Langley

Krause Berry Farms

In addition to the classic u-pick experience, Krause offers the chance to live out a Schitt’s Creek fantasy with a wide range of fruit-based wines and a tasting room to do it in. We’re not going to mock the taste of fruit wine, but we must ask- why not make most of them pet-nat? We can’t tell you how many of our friends have been living for Lambrusco. We know we broke like 3 wine naming rules at least just now, but we don’t care.

Where: 6179 248 Street, Langley

Surrey Farms

 

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If you’re a big fan of blueberries, Surrey Farms is a great place to start. They currently have their u-pick fields open for blueberries only. So with that in mind, get going because you never know when they’ll sell out. And be sure to call ahead to double-check on availability.

Where: 4981 King George Blvd and 5180 152 Street, Surrey

Emma Lea Farms

This one is by far the oldest farm on this list, having been in operation since 1885. If you can survive for more than a century, you’re doing something right. And, in that time, they’ve grown into both a fruit farm as well as a cattle ranch on the island. So, their farm market is one of the most diverse on this list, as well.

Where: 2727 Westham Island Road, Delta

Formosa Nursery

 

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Seems weird, but Formosa Nursery is the only spot on this list to mention organic berries. On that reason alone we think they’re worth a visit, but it doesn’t hurt that they also grow some very unique fruits and veggies. Come on, when’s the last time you even thought about eating a persimmon?

Where: 12689 – 203rd Street, Maple Ridge

There you have it, folks! some of the best u-pick farms around Vancouver that you can visit this summer. If you’re looking for a relaxing way to spend a weekend, we can’t recommend this enough!