What comes to mind when you think of corn fields? Harvest? Autumn? Quaint roadside produce stands? How about corn mazes? In the crisp air under a tepid sun we think fun. But have you ever ran deep into a corn maze after dark? We triple-dog-dare you to test your bravery while fighting off thoughts of Stephen King’s Children of the Corn. (Go under the full moon – October 27th.) Whether you’re up for an after-dark game of tag with your friends, or a family-friendly stroll through the stalks, here are five corn mazes on Vancouver Island.
Don’t live on Vancouver Island? Don’t worry we made a list for Metro Vancouver and the Okanagan too.
Vancouver Island Corn Maze – Pendray Farms
Address: 9537 West Saanich Rd., North Saanich V8L 5H1
Hours: Wednesday through Sunday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Description: With 14 acres to navigate, you won’t be bored at the Vancouver Island Corn Maze!
Other information and amenities: Bring a flashlight, wear boots and leave puppy at home.
Galey Farms Corn Maze
Address: 4150 Blenkinsop Rd., Victoria V8X 2C4
Description: Make your way through this six-acre corn maze, and you’ll find exciting exhibits and surprises! You can climb the trellis to better get your bearings, and there’s also a fully animated ghost town and haunted mansion.
Other information and amenities: While you’re at Galey Farms, be sure to stop by the petting zoo, take a hayride, hop on the farm train and visit the farm market!
McNab’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Address: 4613 Yellowpoint Rd., Ladysmith V9G 1G7
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; evening hours begin October 23.
Description: The seven-acre corn maze provides fun for the whole family. Open every day from Sept. 28 to Nov. 1. Visitors can enjoy a hayride, pick out your favourite pumpkin and visit the animals.
Other information and amenities: If you’re stuck for something to do on Halloween day, the corn maze, hayrides and pumpkins will be by donation to Children’s Charity. There will even be a bonfire and fireworks. Before you leave, don’t forget to stop by the produce stand for some locally grown vegetables.
Address: 2276 Anderton Rd., Comox
Hours: October 1st – 31st, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Description: The kids’ corn/hay maze isn’t the only reason you’ll want to visit Shamrock Farm! In addition to a giant pumpkin patch and every variety of pumpkin you can think of, there’s an indoor pumpkin barn, farm animals, hayrides, pumpkin contests and a farm shop that sells garlic, lavender, herbs, vegetables, apples, goat milk soap and so much more!
Other information and amenities: Shamrock Farm prides itself on sustainable, organic farming practices, and showing off the farm to interested visitors.