Where to go apple picking near Vancouver this fall

Sep 21 2023, 8:20 pm

If fall is your favourite season, then you need to get yourself to an orchard ASAP and spend your weekend picking apples.

Picking your own fruit is an annual tradition in BC, and when it’s fall, there are plenty of plump apples ready to be plucked straight from the tree.

There are only a couple of spots where you can pick apples near Vancouver, and these pick-your-own apple farms also offer homemade baked goods, petting zoos, corn mazes, and other attractions during harvest season ‚Äď so the drive is well worth it.

Here’s where to go apple picking near Vancouver!

Taves Family Farms

vancouver apple picking

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In Abbotsford, you can pick your own apples at Taves Family Farms. This spot also has a cidery on-site and a country market where you can shop farm produce and more goodies.

Address: 333 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford
Phone: 604-853-3108


Willow View Farms

vancouver apple picking

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This farm offers¬†McIntosh, Fuji, Jonagold, Ambrosia, Bramley, and Boskoop apples as they ripen in September, as well as¬†plums and pears. There’s even a pumpkin patch to check out!

Address: 288 McCallum Road, Abbotsford
Phone: 604-854-8710


Murphy’s Christmas Tree Farm and Fruit Orchard

Murphy's Christmas Tree Farm

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Murphy’s Christmas Tree Farm offers apple picking by appointment with a wide variety to choose from. Grab a bucket and pick your faves like Florina, Gala, Gravenstein, Jona Gold, Spartan, and late Golden.

Address: 25377 124 Avenue, Maple Ridge
Phone: 604 479-0187


2023 UBC Apple Festival

UBC Apple Festival

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Entering its 32nd year, the huge apple celebration gives attendees a chance to learn about the diversity of apples as well as taste a number of rare and peculiar varieties. There will also be live entertainment, an apple and apple tree sale, and a food fair onsite.

When: October 14 and 15, 2023
Time: Various time slots from 11 am to 4 pm
Where:¬†UBC Botanical Garden ‚Äď 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: $8 for early bird admission; purchase online. Early bird pricing is in effect until Monday, October 2. Children seven years and under can enter for free with a paying adult.

With files from Daily Hive Staff

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