With the warm summer air by your side, picturesque garden displays, and plenty of u-pick opportunities, it’s no wonder that sunflower season in BC is a happening time. And if you’re ready to stroll through a sea of golden yellow, you won’t have long to wait to attend the region’s largest sunflower festivals.

While some of the exact opening dates have yet to be revealed, all of these festivals have confirmed that they’ll re-open for the 2023 season, likely between mid and late-August and lasting until early to mid-September.

So with that in mind, here are four stunning sunflower festivals to look forward to in BC this summer.

Harrison Sunflower Festival


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As of August 8th, the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival has officially become the Harrison Sunflower Festival, located at a beautiful new farm at Harrison Hot Springs with 45 sunflower varieties to peruse. The farm will also offer visitors the chance to peruse a dazzling array of dahlias, gladiolas, zinnias, and cosmos, and take pictures at three display gardens.

As well, visitors can enjoy “U-pick sunflowers” and pick up fresh-cut and potted flowers from their field-side store, load up on ice cream, and more.

When: Opening August 25th
Where: Agassiz, BC
Cost: Ticket info TBA

Abbotsford Sunflower Festival


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Starting with its stunning lavender season, Lakeland Flowers in Abbotsford will be opening on Friday, July 21st. The farm’s sunflower festival will feature 20 acres and 30 varieties of sunflowers, a u-pick field, and photo spots including raised wagons, frames,
canoes, tractors, and swings. The final area will additionally offer a 10-acre meadow of phacelia pastels, buckwheat, and an array of vibrant snapdragons, Black-Eyed Susans, coneflowers, and Woodland Sage.

Tickets are currently available online for $10 a pop, and every ticket comes with a 5-stem bunch of sunflowers from their u-pick field. The festival will run seven days a week from 10 am to 6 pm – including on holidays.

When: Friday, July 21st to September 4th
Where: 3663 Marion Road, Abbotsford
Cost: $10 GA

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Richmond Sunflower Festival 


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From the family behind one of the most popular pumpkin patches in the Lower Mainland comes the Richmond Sunflower Festival, which features over 90 varieties of sunflowers, dahlias, and other summer flowers across 20 acres – now twice the size it used to be!

Plus, in the heart of the farm, there’s an estate winery and tasting room, complete with a sunny patio to sip on small-batch wines from a family-owned farm in Richmond.

When: Opening in August
Where: 12900 Steveston Highway
Cost: Ticket info TBA

Armstrong Sunflower Festival 

And now, we come to Bloom’s Armstrong Sunflower Festival, which takes place nearly a month later than the other sunflower festivals in BC. Starting September 21st, the festival will run from 9 am to 7 pm from Thursdays to Sundays, and from noon until 7 pm from Sundays to Wednesdays.

The farm will feature eight acres of over 20 sunflower varieties, with plenty of u-pick opportunities at a designated u-pick field, in addition to photo ops, food trucks, and an area for lawn games and picnics.

When: September 21st to October 1st
Where: 5258 BC-97A, Armstrong
Cost: $18 to $25 for adults

So there you have it, flower fest enthusiasts! These are BC’s largest sunflower festivals heading our way. Stay tuned for further info on opening dates and ticket prices!