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 in the Okanagan.
Don’t live in the Okanagan? Don’t worry we made a list for Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island too.
O’Keefe Historic Ranch
Address: 9380 Highway 97 North, Vernon V1H 1W9
Hours: Family Daze Corn Maze: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m; Field of Screams: gates open at 6 p.m. and maze at 7 p.m.
Description: Bring your family for the O’Keefe Ranch Family Daze Corn Maze, running Oct. 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25. For those looking for a good scare, try out the Field Of Screams. Not suitable for children or the faint of heart.
Other information and amenities: In addition to the corn maze, you can take a wagon ride, climb the kid’s spider web, go for a pony ride, visit the general store and so much more. Concessions on site.
Kelowna Corn Maze
Address: 575 Valley Rd., Kelowna V1V 2E6
Hours: 1 p.m. – 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. -11 p.m. Thursday – Sunday.
Description: This is the fifth annual spooky corn maze, so come out and give it a try! This year it’s bigger than ever.
Other information and amenities: Maze is open October 1 to 31st.
Address: #1, 3690 Berard Rd., Kelowna V1W 4A9
Hours: Sunday to Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday to Saturday: 10 a.m. -6 p.m.
Description: The three-acre corn maze will test your skills! For younger children that aren’t ready to tackle the corn maze, they can give the hay bale maze a try.
Other information and amenities: McMillan Farms offers fun for the whole family, including hayrides, a slingshot, petting zoo, corn maze and more.
Sunset Valley Farm
Address: 3275 Tranquille Rd., Kamloops
Hours: 9:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m. Late evening maze nights: October 23, 24 & 25.
Description: Sunset Valley Farm offers a six-acre corn maze, and it’ll take all of your memory and navigation skills to make it through!
Other information and amenities: Starting Oct. 23, come out and get lost in the corn maze at night! Bring your flashlight, bring a spooky mask – enter at your own risk!
Tranquille Farm Fresh
Address: 4600 Tranquille Rd., Kamloops
Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Description: This is the fourth year for the Tranquille Farm Fresh corn maze. Try and make it through with the clues you’ve gathered on your treasure hunt, and then be sure to stop by and see the animals when you’re done.
Other information and amenities: Check out their Harvest Festival on Oct. 17 and 18, where you’ll find a pumpkin chucker, lawn mower races, vintage tractors and cars and so much more.