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8 dog-friendly pumpkin patches to visit near Vancouver this fall

Nothing says fall quite like a pumpkin patch visit, and these 8 local patches all welcome our four-legged friends to join in the fun.

Fall is officially here and let's face it, nothing quite gets you into the autumnal spirit as much as throwing on a cosy sweater and taking a visit to a pumpkin patch.

It's the perfect fall experience, so why should your pup have to miss out on all the fun? If you want to take your furry bestie along but aren't sure whether they'd be welcome, here are 8 dog-friendly pumpkin patches near Vancouver that all allow your pup to join in the fall fun, along with some adorable local dogs giving you inspo for the perfect fall picture.

Visits may look a little different this year due to coronavirus safety measures, but you still won't have to leave your dogs at home while you find your perfect pumpkin!

Picking your perfect pumpkin is made easy at this beautiful Vancouver farm, as most pumpkins have already been harvested and are spread around the orchard for simple choosing.

As well as exploring the Old Apple Orchard, you can also meet some adorable farm animals including goats, chickens, sheep and horses.

Best of all, your pups are welcome to join you as long as they are on a leash and are not aggressive towards animals. Due to COVID-19, visitors must book a time-slot appointment in advance through the farm's website.

Address: 6767 Balaclava St, Vancouver, BC V6N 1R7

Phone: (604) 261 1295

Hours: 3:30pm-6:30pm Weekdays, 9am-2pm Saturdays, 9am-4pm Sundays until October 31.

The opportunities for your perfect fall picture are endless at this Richmond Pumpkin Patch, which guarantees fun for whole family - including your furry bff.

Explore the picturesque pumpkin patch, pick your perfect pumpkin and enjoy the beautiful sights, the Corn Maze, and the various food vendors - all with your pup by your side.

Dogs are welcome on-leash, with the walk-out ticket only, which must be purchased online in advance this year due to COVID-19. Dogs should remain on leash at all times and owners are asked to bring their own dog waste bags.

Address: 12900 Steveston Hwy, Richmond, BC V6W 1A3

Phone: (604) 274-0522

Hours: 10am-4:30 pm

Locally grown pumpkins and cute farm animals is always a winning combination when it comes to the Halloween season and you can find this, and more at Port Kells.

There's also outdoor play areas and a Cedar Maze to enjoy with the family, and plenty of great fall photo opportunities - see below!

The pumpkin patch is dog-friendly but asks owners to keep their dogs on a leash while they enjoy the fall fun.

Address: 18730 88 Ave W, Surrey, BC V4N 5T1

Phone: (604) 882-1344

Hours: 9am-5pm until October 31

There's lots of variety for a fun day out at this 80 acre dog-friendly family farm, including sunflowers, pumpkins, and animals - as well as a number of adorable farm dogs around who love people!

You can bring your dogs out into the 25 acres of pumpkin patch, through the barley maze, into the cottonwood forest and through the barns, as long as they are kept on leash at all times, cleaned up afterwards and are respectful towards the farm animals.

As part of their COVID protocols, Aldor Acres has introduced a drive-thru option where you can remain in your vehicle while experiencing the beautiful farmland, and tickets must be pre-purchased through the farm's website.

Address: 8301 252 St, Langley City, BC V1M 3N1

Phone: (604) 888-0788

Hours: 9am-6pm until October 31

Whatever your pumpkin preference, you'll find it at Maan Farms, With a variety of colours, types, sizes and shapes, picking your perfect pumpkin will be a real treat - and the patch makes for an Insta-perfect fall photo backdrop - just check out the pics below!

There's also a carving station, a corn maze, home-made treats from the farm's kitchen and more to get you in the fall spirit.

Dogs are allowed at the pumpkin patch on select Dog Days, which can be found on the website's Fall at the Farm Calendar. They must be kept on a leash at all times and to avoid frightening the farm animals, they cannot enter into the petting zoo area.

Masks are encouraged, social distancing is required at all times and the farm asks that groups are kept to a maximum of 6 and, if you do bring your pup, be sure to pick up after them! 

Address: 790 McKenzie Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2S 7N4

Phone: (604) 864-5723

Dog Days: Oct.10-12, Oct. 24-25

Hours: 9am-6pm

This family run farm's pumpkin patch is known for it's huge variety of pumpkins, making the picking even more of a fun experience for all the family.

Whether you're looking for a small Cinderella or sugar pumpkin for making pumpkin pies, or a super-size 50lb pumpkin for carving the perfect jack-o-lantern, you'll find it here.

Dogs are welcome to join you to explore the the sunflower patch, pumpkin patch, corn maze, and can come along on the hay ride - just be sure to keep them on leash at all times and clean up after them.

After you've picked your perfect pumpkin, you can also bring your pup along to the picnic area at Taves Estate Cidery.

Address: 333 Gladwin Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2S 8A7

Phone: (604) 853-3108

Hours: 10am to 6pm until October 30, 9am- 5pm on October 31

This year sees two fall experiences to choose from at this popular local attraction. The Chilliwack Corn Maze Experience includes activities on the farm, two unique pumpkin patches, a 12 acre corn maze, and hayrides to the pumpkin patch, or you can opt for the Drive Up Pumpkin Patch Experience, with hot chocolate and other warm drinks available as well as a cozy fire pit to warm around.

Dogs are always welcome, but only on a leash to ensure they don't get lost in the maze. Due to COVID-19, tickets should be purchased online this year and large bookings will be not be available.

Address: 41905 Yale Rd W, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4J4

Phone: (604) 845-5284

Hours: 12noon–9pm Weekdays, 9am–9 pm Weekends until October 31

12noon – 6pm Thanksgiving Monday, October 13

This picturesque pumpkin patch offers pumpkins, gourds, ornamental corn, a train ride hay wagon ride, an outdoor play area, farm animals to visit and new interactive games for 2020.

Best of all, Petey's is proudly pet-friendly, meaning you you can bring your pup along to join in all the family fun at Fantasty Farms.

Due to COVID-19, there are limited places available per day so it's recommended to pre-book your tickets online to secure your spot - and be prepared to have the website's very catchy song stuck in your head for the rest of the day!

Address: 9423 Gibson Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2P 6H4

Phone: (604) 792-8572

Hours: 12noon-5 pm Most Weekdays, 9am-5 pm Most Weekends until October 31


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