There are some things that are just meant to be enjoyed at a certain time day or year. For example – football and thanksgiving are match made in heaven, hot chocolate always tastes sweeter in the dead of winter and when it’s 30+, nothing compares to a patio marg and some guac. Sadly though, Canada’s sunny season and everything that rolls in with it, come and go in a blink of an eye, so it’s important we make the most of it! Not sure where to begin? How about at one of these magical Alberta Sunflower fields in the golden hour!
Alberta’s Bowden Sunmaze is an AB favourite and for good reason! Not only does this stunning property home over 100,000 beautiful sunflowers, but they’ve also got a u-pick and are totally pet-friendly. Dogs, Instagram and strawberries? Sounds like a combination worth travelling for.
Where: 34530 Range Rd 14, Bowden
Distance From Calgary: 113 km
Distance From Edmonton: 201 km
While Calgary Farmyard definitely has an impressive sunflower field, it’s also worth mentioning their other fun activities as well. From an 11-acre corn maze, adorable animals, outdoor games and freaking pedal cart – you have to visit before September’s end.
Where:284022 Township Rd 224, Rocky View County
Distance From Calgary: 37.3 km
Distance From Edmonton: 323 km
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Prepare to be amazed, Alberta! There’s honestly a pretty good chance that you’ve seen Paradise Hill and didn’t even realize it – because Wowza, are they popular on Instagram. They’re also pretty well known for their tomatoes and basil, so that’s pretty cool too.
Where:280011 Township Rd 162, Nanton
Distance From Calgary: 98.6 km
Distance From Edmonton: 78.5
Looking for a full day of fun!? Kray Family Farm is the place. From their corn maze to pillow jumping, mini-golf, animals and of course a stunning sunflower field, this place is a summer must!
Where: Site 6 Box 9 RR 1, Lacombe
Distance From Calgary: 175 km
Distance From Edmonton: 132 km
Another spot with adorable animals? Prairie Gardens! Here you can cuddle goats, wander the bright yellow fields and take some fruit home from their orchard.
Where: 56311 Lily Lake Road, Bon Accord
Distance From Calgary: 347 km
Distance From Edmonton: 40.7 km
A lesser talked about Alberta spot, the Sturgeon Sunflower Field will have your jaw on the ground – it really is that pretty here, guys. Plus afterwards, you can check out their u-pick! Delicious!
Where: 26306 Meadowview Dr, Sturgeon County
Distance From Calgary: 328 km
Distance From Edmonton: 23.5 km
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Edmonton’s corn maze is a lot of things to a lot of people. Whether you’re the market-shopping type, want to completely lose yourself in a cornmaze or are an influencer in need of an incredible backdrop, these guys have got you covered.
Where: Garden Valley Dr, Stony Plain
Distance From Calgary: 321 km
Distance From Edmonton: 43 km
Goats, a corn maze and a sunflower field?! Could we really ask for more? Well, unless you’re being super greedy, then no, you can’t This one is definitely another one worth visiting this summer, folks! It’s really something else.
Where: 104051 Range Rd 224, Lethbridge County
Distance From Calgary: 194 km
Distance From Edmonton: 485 km
Located 7 minutes outside of Lacombe, this 50-acre farm is all about the sunflower. Not only do they have a field as far as they eye can see, but they also sell sunflower honey, which apparently is a thing, and birdseed!
Where: 41055 Range Rd 260Clive, AB T0C 0Y0
Distance From Calgary: 186 km
Distance From Edmonton: 136 km
Well, there you have it, friends! 9 Alberta Sunflower fields that you HAVE to check out before summer’s end. Get out there and enjoy, you won’t regret it!