Now in its fourth year, the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival is opening up and organizers are excited to offer an expanded experience for visitors starting at the end of July and running until Labour Day.
Chilliwack Sunflower Festival 2021
- When: July 26 to September 6, 2021
- July 26 – August 15: Thurs-Mon: 8am to 7pm; Tues & Wed 10am to 7pm
- August 16 – September 6 (Labour Day): Thurs- Mon: 8am to 6pm; Tues & Wed: 10am to 6pm
- Where: 41310 Yale Road (entrance off Royalwood Drive), Chilliwack
- Tickets: Available for one-hour time slots and go on sale Friday, July 16. Prices vary; children 2 and under are admitted free. Purchase online.
The Chilliwack Sunflower Festival boasts more than three kilometres of pathways throughout the fields, bursting with 42 varieties of sunflowers planted in each of the three display gardens, plus more than 50 varieties of dahlias, eight varieties of gladiolas, and a large bed of wildflowers. The fields are planted in stages so that all of the flowers can be enjoyed throughout the season, just in different locations around the fields. There will always be between 5 and 8 acres of flowers in full bloom throughout the season.
In addition to the flowers themselves, capture lasting memories of the day at a variety of onsite photo opportunities, including: a windmill; three vintage bicycles; a 1950s Morris convertible; a horse carriage; seven swing sets; a three-wheeled Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and much more. Guests can also enjoy the many outdoor lawn games available to play.
This year also sees the return of “U-pick sunflowers” as well as a field-side store with fresh-cut and potted sunflowers, sunflower seeds and bulbs (tulips, daffodils and hyacinths) for planting, souvenirs, ice cream, snacks, cold drinks, fresh Chilliwack corn, and local garlic. A local food truck will be also onsite daily, and two on weekends.
In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests, there will be limited hourly capacity, as well as hand-sanitizing stations positioned throughout the premises, and staff will frequently sanitize high-touch areas. Keep an eye on Facebook for updates.