Looking to take the kids on a fun and educational excursion?
Whether you live in western or eastern Canada chances are there’s a
farm close by that offers family-friendly entertainment. A farm
visit is a great way to teach children about nutrition and the
benefits of eating locally-grown produce. Here is a list of the
coolest, child-friendly farms between the Rockies and the
Maritimes:

British Columbia

Tiger
Lily Farm

Located just outside of Parksville on beautiful Vancouver
Island, Tiger Lily Farm offers day camps, trail rides, barnyard
visits, riding lessons, pony rides, and birthday party
packages.

Foxglove Farm Retreat

Nestled in the picturesque mountain valley of Salt Springs
Island, Foxglove is a working 120-acre historic organic farm that
produces berries, melons, greens, roots, peaches, plums, apples,
pears, cherries, and a wide range of annual Mediterranean
vegetables. Families can visit the fields, learn about farm life
and enjoy organically grown fruits, vegetables, and eggs picked to
order. Spend the day or stay overnight in one of Foxglove’s
historic log cabins.

Alberta

Butterfield Acres Farm

Spend a day enjoying some of life’s simple pleasures at this
whimsical children’s farm located in Northwest Calgary. Your kids
will enjoy pony rides, learning to care for the animals and a lot
of other fun farm events. Open April to October, Butterfield hosts
summer camps, birthday parties, and various seasonal hunts.

Saskatchewan

Prairie
Dome

Prairie Dome offers your family do-it-yourself adventure with
pick-your-own strawberries and saskatoons. Guests are transported
to and from the picking area by a knowledgeable staff member who is
on-hand to answer questions. At the end of your trip you pay for
your picks.

Manitoba

Boonstra
Farms

This beautiful tour farm located in the small town of Stonewall
offers entertainment for the whole family. Open spring to fall,
Boonstra hosts a variety of seasonal events. In the spring, they
offer tours and petting zoo visits. In the summer you can
pick-your-own berries. In the fall, take your chance at the corn
maze or take part in their special Halloween night. Most
activities, with the exception of berry picking, are available
spring to fall.

Six Pines
Ranch & Farm

Hidden amongst the pine and oak trees of Winnipeg, Six Pines
offers families a place where they can enjoy nature and experience
farm life. Take in Six Pines as part of a day trip, spend a few
days in one of their bed and breakfasts, or “rough it” on their
lush camp grounds. Petting zoo, horseback riding, and hayrides are
just a few the daily activities available.

Ontario

Gammondale Farm

Located in Thunder Bay, Gammondale Farm offers year-round farm
tours, seasonal activities, forest and corn mazes, hay/sleigh
rides, petting farm, and draft horse/pony rides. End your visit
with pick-your-own pumpkin or squash.

Whittamore’s Farm Market

Spend a day at the farm. Located in Markham, Whittamore’s offers
pick-your-own berries, peas, beans, tomatoes, peppers and pumpkins.
Harvest festival and Pumpkinland run from the end of September to
the end of October, during this time families can explore various
mazes, enjoy wagon rides and take part in lots of other fun fall
activities.

O’Shea’s Farm Fresh Vegetables &
Strawberries

With so much to see and do, the choice is yours at this Granton
farm.

Pick-your-own strawberries, beets, beans and pumpkins or spend
some time enjoying the tranquility of farm life. Kids will love
exploring the maze, visiting the petting zoo or touring the
enchanted forest.

Pingle’s Farm Market

Located in scenic Hampton, Pingle’s offers pick-your-own
berries, apples and pumpkins. Open spring to fall, your kids will
love their Easter egg hunt, summer mazes and spooky Halloween
trails.

Quebec

La Ferme
Quinn

Open April to December, this farm offers pick-your-own fruits,
educational visits and seasonal activities. In the summer months
berries and apples are ripe for the picking; in the winter months
you’ll love Christmas tree harvesting.

Newfoundland & Labrador

Lester’s Farm Market

This dairy and farmers’ market offers plenty of family-friendly
attractions through spring, summer and fall. From the petting barn
and corn maze to pick-your-own strawberries and pumpkins, your
family will never want to leave.

Prince Edward Island

Laura Leigh Farms / Shepherd’s Farm

Experience life on an organic farm! Laura Leigh Farms offers
visitors the opportunity to milk cows, feed calves, gather eggs or
pick fresh fruits. With so much to do, you’ll need a couple of day.
Spend a few nights in their cozy bed and breakfast to truly enjoy
the peaceful, tranquility of farm life.

Nova Scotia

Dempsey
Corner Orchards

Dempsey Corner Orchards offer something for everyone. Children
will enjoy the petting zoo, tours, and fresh baked goods. Adults
can sit back and relax in the lovely tea room with a rich cup of
coffee and a homemade muffin.

New Brunswick

H. Erb’s Herbs

Take the kids for a picnic in the countryside. H.Erb’s Herbs is
an organic herb farm in Cambridge-Narrows. The entire family will
enjoy visiting the gardens and learning about herb cultivation.