Pemberton’s Maze Of 100,000 Smiling Sunflowers

Last Updated on September 1, 2021

Ever thought that you could walk amongst 100,000 sunflowers? There is nothing quite like it. Find out what it feels like at the Pemberton Sunflower Festival in their sunflower maze! 

Pemberton Sunflower Festival

A two-hour drive from Vancouver will take you right past Whistler and into Pemberton. You may recognize the city name from our trip there earlier this summer to go camping at Birkenhead Provincial Park, where we had a wonderful time surrounded by so much breathtaking beauty. Before that camping trip, it had been years since we ventured past Whistler into Pemberton, so when this sunflower maze passed my inbox, I was super excited to get back out there and see more. Pemberton is beautiful.

Sunflowers at the Pemberton sunflower maze

Sunflowers at the Pemberton sunflower maze

Summertime In Beautiful BC

Summer is a great time to be home, exploring beautiful British Columbia with its sunshine and warm summer days. It is only in the last few years that sunflower festivals have started popping up, now making August the ultimate best time to be home in BC!

Sunflowers at the Pemberton sunflower maze

A Breathtaking Backdrop of Mt. Currie

What makes the sunflower maze that much more magical is the backdrop. Located at Laughing Crow Organic Farm, you’ll gaze out into what feels like an endless array of sunflowers, with the view of Mt. Currie in the background. To say it was breathtaking is an understatement. It is the perfect location for a sunflower festival in British Columbia.

Sunflowers at the Pemberton sunflower maze

Sunflowers at the Pemberton sunflower maze

The Sunflower Maze

Even better, was that we arrived bright and early to wander the field. On a Monday morning, we had the field to ourselves for an hour.

There were a few areas carved out as well that you could step into, to be able to give adequate space to others to pass by. It makes the mark as a perfect social distancing activity; hand sanitizer included at the entrance.

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Kids in Sunflowers at the Pemberton sunflower maze

 

Kids in the Sunflowers at the Pemberton sunflower maze

Let The Kids Lead Through The Sunflower Maze

We had so much fun wandering around the maze. To sweeten the experience, I told Madison, Sadie, and Jacob that it was their job to find our way out. If they found the way out before we did, they would each get a double scoop ice cream cone. Is there really anything better than sunflowers and ice cream? The kids were excellent guides and there was so much laughter as we found our way to the exit.

A Secret We Cannot Keep

While this is a secret I would love to keep, let’s spread the word so they do it again next year. It is only the third year of the sunflower maze, and we are hopeful they decide to do it again next year so we can return for some more sunflower magic.

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Sunflowers at the Pemberton sunflower maze

Sunflowers at the Pemberton sunflower maze

Sunflowers at the Pemberton sunflower maze

Sunflowers at the Pemberton sunflower maze

Sunflowers at the Pemberton sunflower maze

Sunflowers at the Pemberton sunflower maze

A Learning Opportunity

Through the sunflower maze, there were a couple of posters of facts, and quotes that sparked a lot of conversation.  We were able to learn about bees, the lifecycle of sunflowers and other fun nature facts. The posters added that extra bit of magic and understanding. It is a great way to learn when you are surrounded by the topic. We love hands-on learning!

Kids at the Pemberton sunflower maze
Learning about bees — there were some interesting facts!

Kids at the Pemberton sunflower maze

Sunflowers at the Pemberton sunflower maze

Sunflowers and mountains at the Pemberton sunflower maze

Basic Sunflower Field Etiquette

  • Leave no trace
  • Stay on designated pathways
  • Do not harvest the sunflowers

Sunflowers at the Pemberton sunflower maze

Happy baby and Mom in the Sunflowers and mountains at the Pemberton sunflower maze

The Beer Farmers

The Beer Farmers grow great beer, from grain to glass. After you have had fun completing the maze, head over to The Beer Farmers for a refreshing cold one. The Tasting Room and Brewery are both located just steps from the sunflower field, right in the middle of the beautiful Laughing Crow Organics farm.

Sunflower at the Pemberton sunflower maze

Sunflower at the Pemberton sunflower maze

We Found Our Way Out!

There were so many smiles and so much laugher as we made our way through the sunflower maze. The sunflower field was definitely full of smiling sunflowers; we sure felt the happy vibes being surrounded by them! This is definitely one of the best sunflower locations near Vancouver. It was completely worth the drive.

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Kids celebrating after completing the Pemberton sunflower maze
Thrilled they found their way out of the maze. That means that their next stop was ice cream!

Nearby Attractions

The sunflower maze was such a fun outing with the kids. After the sunflower maze, we made our way into Whistler for some time at Lost Lake and to hike to a train wreck. We can never resist stopping in Whistler when we are passing through! There is so much to do in Whistler, you will find the options are endless.

If you love chasing waterfalls as much as we do, a nearby waterfall is Nairn Falls. It is a nice little hike to the falls. You will find Nairn Falls a short 5 minutes from Pemberton town center.

Family in front of Sunflowers and mountains at the Pemberton sunflower maze
Adventures with Auntie DD are always so awesome!
What a difference a year makes!

Know Before You Go

Pet-friendly: Keep dogs on leash

Sunflower Maze Dates: August 7, 2021 – August 29, 2021

Sunflower Maze Hours: Everyday –  8 a.m. – 8 p.m

Admission: $8 per person, children under 4 are free. $32 for a family of five. Tickets must be bought online.

Location:  Laughing Crow Organics, 8324 Pemberton Meadows Rd, Pemberton, BC

 

What is your favorite flower festival?