The Chilliwack Sunflower Festival returns for its fifth year, beginning August 10, 2022. The first event of its kind in BC, the Festival draws hundreds of thousands of attendees to the Fraser Valley site where 50 varieties of sunflowers are planted in three display gardens. On top of that, there are also 50 varieties of dahlias, eight varieties of gladiolas, and a large bed of zinnias and cosmos.
Chilliwack Sunflower Festival 2022
- When: Wednesday, August 10, to Monday, September 5 (Labour Day), 2022
- Daily from 10:00am to 6:00pm
- Where: 41310 Royalwood Dr, just off Hwy 1. Parking is free.
- Admission: Tickets and season passes can only be purchased online in advance
Visitors can roam more than three kilometres of pathways throughout the fields, which are planted in stages so that all of the flowers can be enjoyed throughout the season in various locations. While weather conditions determine when the greatest number of flowers are in bloom, between five and eight acres will be in full bloom at all times.
The Festival has countless spots for photo opportunities, including an operational windmill, three vintage bicycles, a 1950s Morris convertible, a horse carriage, seven swing sets, a three-wheeled Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and new this year — a 1965 Airstream trailer.
Additional attractions include lawn games; U-pick sunflowers; a field-side store offering fresh-cut and potted sunflowers, sunflower seeds, bulbs (tulips and daffodils), souvenirs, ice cream, snacks, cold drinks, fresh Chilliwack corn, and local garlic. A local food truck will also be on site daily (two on weekends).