10 places to go berry picking around Vancouver this summer

Jun 26 2020, 3:17 pm

It’s officially summer and all the kinds of delicious berries are popping up.

While the COVID-19 has cancelled many summer events, there are still some farms in BC that will let you go berry picking during the pandemic.

Here are some of the policies enacted for picking your own berries on most farms:

  • Strict physical distancing, some may be limited to a certain row in a field.
  • No personal containers to be used, patrons must purchase from the farm. Prices and container size vary by location and range from $1.50 to $40.
  • Hand sanitizer, wipes, or handwashing facilities will be available at multiple locations
  • Picking is to be done on certain days and times for proper sanitation and physical distancing requirements.
  • Guests are encouraged not to eat the berries during picking to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Keep in mind, many of the farms across the lower mainland have these strict guidelines in place to protect employees and so that visitors can pick berries safely.

KBF Farms

 

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What: KBF Farms is now offering U-Pick strawberries and raspberries
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: 45497 Yale Road, Chilliwack, BC for strawberries; 6735 Evans Road, Chilliwack, BC for raspberries
Phone: 604-825-7781

Bumbleberry Farms

 

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What: Bumbleberry Farms has raspberry picking available at the farm. Strawberries will be available later in July.
Time: 9 am to 6 pm
Where: 31580 Huntingdon Road, Abbotsford
Phone: 604-835-3416

Emma Lea Farms

 

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What: Emma Lea Farms will have strawberries available for picking daily.
Time: 8 am to 6 pm
Where: 2727 Westham Island Road, Ladner
Phone: 604-946-8216

Mann Farms

 

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What: Mann Farms will offer limited walk-in and reservation spots for strawberry and raspberry picking. Guests can book online and every five persons must purchase one bucket for picking.
Time: Varies daily
Where: 790 McKenzie Road Abbotsford
Phone: 604-864-5723

Willems Berry Farm

 

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What: Willems Berry Farm will offer raspberries for picking only at this time. Blueberries and strawberries will be offered at a later date.
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: 33736 Vye Road, Abbotsford
Phone: 604-864-1149

Surrey Farms

 

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What: Surrey Farms will be having strawberry U-pick fields open during the berry season as they become available and depending on weather conditions. Raspberries will be offered soon.
Time: 9 am to 6 pm daily
Where: 4981 King George Boulevard; 5180 152 Street, Surrey
Phone: 604-574-1390

Krause Berry Farms

 

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What: Krause Berry Farms have strawberries available for picking. All other berry fields are closed.
Time: 8:30 am to 12 pm
Where: 6179 248 Street, Langley City
Phone: 604-856-5757

Driediger Farms

 

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What: Driediger Farms will have strawberry picking available on select days. Plan ahead and contact them for the day and times picking is open.
Time: 9am to 5pm
Where: 72nd Avenue, Langley
Phone: 604-888-1665

Westham Island Herb Farm

 

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What: Westham Island Herb Farm has strawberry picking available weather permitting and based on berry availability.
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: 4690 Kirkland Road, Delta
Phone: 604-946-4393