‘I want everything to be just PERFECT- capital P, capital T”- is that how you would explain the frenzied activities in your happy home at the moment, which you are busy turning into Spooky Central for the upcoming festival of Halloween. But what about the perfect pumpkins for your dead-on Jack-o-lanterns and yummy pumpkin pies, did you find ‘the ones’? Nope? Well, we think it is time for a little time off and embarking on a rendezvous with your family and friends to visit the magical land of… pumpkin patches in Canada.
These pumpkin farms are the very definition of a fun-filled adventure as some are free to visit while offering attractions like corn mazes and wagon rides. So, how about adding ‘visiting a pumpkin patch’ to your bucket list and getting ready to pick the best pumpkins, be it for your Halloween decorations or the tastiest dishes in the world? If yes, then our curated list of the best pumpkin patches in Canada is here to give you some amazing options to choose from:
- A critical choice-maker when it comes to picking the perfect pumpkin? Le Verger Labonté Orchard, offering over 20 varieties of pumpkins, is the answer for you
Location: Notre Dame de l’Île Perrot, Quebec
The orchard is labelled unique not just because of it over 20 varieties of pumpkins but also for its rich produce of yummy apples as well. Not only that, Le Verger Labonté Orchard is famous for its evening Halloween-themed corn mazes, with three difficulty levels- perfect for your mini-Halloween vacation right in the orchard!
The orchard is in business during the months of September and October, open from 1 pm to 6 pm on weekdays and observing a 9 am to 5 pm slot on weekends.
- Give your inner kid a chance to come out with a fun day at Whittamore’s Farm
Location: Markham, Ontario
The only pumpkin patch to have a pumpkin cannon show, thousands of pumpkin to choose from, and an adventurous wagon ride through the Whittamore’s “spooky forest”- if that doesn’t make you grab your car keys for an impromptu visit to Whittamore Farm, we don’t know what will.
The pumpkin patch is usually opened in September every year and remains open till 31st October. The famous wagon ride is held on weekends and on Thanksgiving Monday during the Pumpkinland season.
- If ‘scary’ and ‘spooky’ tops your “Goals this year” list, be there at The Green Pig Country Market this time of the year
Location: Salisbury, New Brunswick
Providing a horde of options when it comes to pumpkins or fresh farm goods are not the only things The Green Pig Country Market is renowned for. It is not just a pumpkin patch but also the venue for the famous Salisbury Corn Maze, haunted corn trails, and the one everyone looks forward to- the Zombie Wars. Here, you board a 20-person paint gun-equipped trailer, explore the woods, as you hunt for zombies trying to chomp on you for dinner!
Open throughout the year, the market caters to customers from 9 am to 7 pm Sunday to Thursday and till 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
- Time to get a taste of one of the oldest pumpkin patches in Canada- Downey’s Farm
Location: Heart Lake Road, North of Brampton, Ontario in Caledon
The foundation of Downey’s farm was laid down in 1920 and since then, they have only flourished, making a visit to the farm worth it. From having countless pumpkin options to get confused over, homemade delicious goods, live entertainment, to wagon rides as well as their 8-acre corn maze is enough reason for your book calendar for an ASAP visit to the farm. Still not convinced? Did we mention that they also have an award-winning winery?
The best time visit Downey’s Farm would be during its annual PumpkinFest, hosted every year, starting from somewhere around late September to October 31st.
- Looking for the perfect fun spot both for you and the kids? Presenting, Chilliwack Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm!
Location: Chilliwack, British Columbia
In order to continue its streak of surprising and challenging visitors, every year, the 12-acre corn maze in Chilliwack is re-designed in a new theme. It also has 15 varieties of pumpkins and an indoor hay maze as well as an evening flashlight-maze for adults!
Opening in mid-August, openChilliwack can be visited from Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm, and 11 am to 6 pm on holidays.