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Nature’s Bounty: Exploring Vancouver’s Juiciest Fruit Spots

Nature's Bounty Exploring Vancouver's Juiciest Fruit Spots

Fun fact: British Columbia farms churn out more than 200 different fruits! That’s quite the variety packed into one province! 

In this article we have for you today, we’ll show you some places where you can get your hands on some freshest fruit in the area.

So, if you’re ready to embark on this fun outdoor activity, keep reading as this article will serve as your ultimate resource for discovering the best fruit picking spots in Vancouver.

When is fruit picking season in BC?

When is fruit picking season in BC

The fruit-picking season usually kicks off around late June or early July, starting with strawberries as the first pickable fruit. It wraps up around the end of October, with cranberries marking the end of the season.

StrawberriesJune 1July 1
RaspberriesJuly 1August 5
CherriesJuly 1August 15
BlueberriesJuly 5September 10
ApricotsJuly 10August 15
PeachesJuly 15September 15
CornJuly 15October 15
Apples (early)July 15August 5
Garlic (Okanagan)July 20October 25
Tomatoes (B.C field)August 5October 15
Prunes/PlumsAugust 10September 20
PearsAugust 20October 15
Apples (winter)September 1
CranberriesSeptember 25October 20
Data from Bob’s Fruit Stand via

Harvest Fruits at Bumbleberry Farms

Berries: Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries


Address: 31580 Huntingdon Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6B8, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-835-3416

Operating hours: Tuesday: 10am to 5pm

Established in 1969, this family-run business in Abbotsford has offered fresh raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries grown on our own fields.

Bumbleberry Farms has also got these specially raised beds for the strawberries, which means you don’t have to strain your back bending over to pick ’em!

Before you go picking, they’ll weigh your containers first. Then, they’ll point you to the best spots. Once you’re done, they’ll weigh your haul again, minus the weight of your containers, and just charge you for the berries you’ve picked.

Pro tip:
You can either bring along your own bucket or grab one of those cardboard carriers with handles they offer for your berries.

Gather Berries at Emma Lea Farms

Berries: Strawberries, raspberries, boysenberries, tayberries, black currants, blackberries, and blueberries


Address: 2727 Westham Island Rd, Delta, BC V4K 3N2, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-946-8216

Operating hours: Saturday: 10am to 3pm

Joseph and Emma Tamboline are the power duo behind Emma Lea Farms, and they’ve been at it for over 30 years, since way back in 1885! Come June, their strawberries are ripe for the picking, but that’s not all they’ve got going on.

We’re talking about a whole spread of goodies here: already-picked berries, local produce, jams, honey, pickled veggies, candles, SPCA Certified beef, frozen berries, and even flowers.

You get to choose the size of your bucket, and the berries are already factored into the price. They’re pretty strict about not bringing your own bucket, but hey, for $17.00, you can snag a 5L bucket filled to the brim with juicy berries.

Pro tip:
They’ve got a spot set up just for picnics! So after you’ve done your berry picking, you can kick back, take in the gorgeous scenery, and munch on your freshly picked goodies or any other snacks you’ve picked up.

Select at Mann Farms

Berries: Strawberries


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

Contact details: +1 604-864-5723

Operating hours: Monday to Sunday: 10am to 5pm

Mann Farms has been dishing out delicious strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries since ’77. This farm was founded by Jawahar and Gurbachan, along with their three kiddos.

The farm itself is absolutely stunning, like straight out of an Instagram dream. It’s a kaleidoscope of vibrant reds (thanks to those juicy strawberries), blues (hello, blueberries), and oranges (pumpkin galore) as far as the eye can see.

Mann Farms isn’t just about the berries. They’ve got a whole lineup of fun activities lined up for you – think corn mazes, trivia games, haunted houses, pumpkin patches, and so much more. 

Oh, and don’t even get us started on their “Secret Picnic Experience” – the food is next-level delicious.

Pro tip:
Grab your tickets online ahead of time so you can skip the line and make the most of your day!

Pluck at Willems Berry Farm

Berries: Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries


Address: 33736 Vye Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2S 8A9, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-864-1149

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Saturday: 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday: 10am to 2pm

In the 1940s, Clarence and Hilda Willems made the move to BC and set up shop growing raspberries in a quaint farmhouse. They kept at it for a solid 40 years, laying down the roots of what would become Willems Berry Farm. 

Fast forward to the mid-80s, their son Jack took over the reins to carry on their berry-growing legacy. Now, at Willems Berry Farm, it’s all about the berries – raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries, to be precise. 

They’re all about that u-pick vibe, and they even encourage folks to bring their own buckets. But hey, if you forget yours, no worries, they’ve got containers ready to go at the farm stand.

If you’re not into the whole picking-your-own-berries gig, they’ve got you covered with freshly picked ones available for purchase right at the farm.

Pro tip:
If you’re planning to buy, these berries fly off the shelves pretty darn quick. So if you want to guarantee yourself some, give the farm a call and place your order ahead of time.

Handpick at Surrey Farms

Berries: Strawberry


Address: 5180 152 St, Surrey, BC V3S 0L2, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-574-1390

Operating hours: Monday to Sunday: 9am to 6pm

Back in 1989, Surrey Farms started off with a humble 60 acres of land. But boy, have they grown since then! They’ve expanded to over 400 acres, and they’re all about those berries – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.

Entrance to their u-pick berry fields, it won’t cost you a penny! Instead of assigning specific rows for picking, they’ve got this cool setup where they section off an area that’s ripe for the picking. 

This section changes frequently depending on where the berry action is happening.

Pro tip:
Make sure you dress for the occasion. There’s not much shade out there, so slap on some sunscreen, grab a hat, and don’t forget to stay hydrated.

Choose at Krause Berry Farms

Berries: Raspberry, blueberry, and blackberry


Address: 6179 248 St, Langley Twp, BC V4W 1C3, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-856-5757

Operating hours: Wednesday to Sunday: 9:30am to 5pm

Krause Berry Farms has been a real gem since 1974 and just an hour’s drive from Vancouver. It’s not just your average farm – it’s a bustling hub with u-pick fields, a year-round market, and even an estate winery.

It’s got sprawling u-pick fields filled with raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, all set against the stunning backdrop of vibrant blue Krause buildings. 

And let’s not forget about those gardens – they’re absolutely breathtaking. Plus, there are plenty of cozy seating areas dotted around the farm where you can take a break and soak in the beauty.

Krause Farms also has a whole lineup of goodies and activities year-round. Think mouthwatering treats from their market and bakery, indulging in waffles at their waffle bar, and sipping on fine wines from their estate winery.

Pro tip:
Not only can you pick your own berries when they’re in season, but you can also create your own bouquet of flowers here!

Collect at Driediger Farms

Berries: Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and red currants



Contact details: +1 604-888-1665

Operating hours: Thursday to Sunday: 11am to 7pm

It was 1964 when Driediger Farms Market first introduced their u-pick experience. They started off with a humble 10-acre strawberry field, but oh boy, did they grow and diversify over the years!

Throughout the 1980s and 90s, they expanded into raspberries, blackberries, red currants, and blueberries, turning their farm into a berry lover’s paradise. 

Fast forward to today, and Driediger Farms boasts a whopping 160 acres of prime berry-growing land in beautiful BC. 

Now, when it comes to picking your own berries, they recommend bringing along your own basket. But don’t worry if you forget, you can snag one of theirs for just $1.50, which holds around 5-6 pounds of delicious berries.

Pro tip:
They’ve also got a charming little market where you can browse and shop for all sorts of local goodies, such as cute kitchen linens to dishware and beyond.

Snatch Some Berries at Westham Island Herb Farm

Berries: Apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, melons, peaches, plumbs, raspberries, rhubarb, and strawberries


Address: 4690 Kirkland Rd, Delta, BC V4K 3N2, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-312-1023

Operating hours: Thursday to Sunday: 10am to 5pm, May 1 to June 5

Westham Island Herb Farm is this charming little spot just 35 minutes away from downtown Vancouver, and let us tell you, it’s got that cozy rustic feel that’s just so inviting.

As you wander through the farm, you’ll be greeted by these vibrant flower and herb gardens that are an absolute feast for the eyes. 

And if you’re in the mood for some berry-picking, you’re in luck because they’ve got a variety to choose from – blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and more!

Pro tip:
They host this awesome annual event called ‘Day in the Farm’ festival (around September). It’s a day filled with live music, hay rides, potato digging, sheep shearing demos, and so much more!

Pick out Fruits at Formosa Nursery

Berries: Blueberries and raspberries


Address: 12689 203 St, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 4A1, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-465-3359

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Friday: 10am to 8pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8am to 8pm

Formosa Nursery is a hidden gem established back in 1977. It’s just a quick 45-minute drive from Vancouver, nestled right on the border of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, and near the Golden Ears Bridge.

What makes this place special is their certified-organic backyard, which they open to the public from July to August. They have rows upon rows of lush blueberry bushes, along with pears, persimmons, raspberries, and even paw paws!

But here’s the best part – not only are the berries organic, but the height of the trees is just perfect, making the picking process an absolute breeze. 

And if you need a break from all that picking, they’ve got hammocks set up where you can kick back and relax, gazing up at the greenery and enjoying a gentle breeze.

Pro tip:
The bushes are high enough to provide some shade, so if you’ve got a good hat, you’ll be able to handle the summer heat just fine.

Pluck Blueberries at Klaassen Farms

Berries: blueberry


Address: 51211 Chilliwack Central Rd, Chilliwack, BC V0X 1X0, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-845-0678

Operating hours: Friday: 10am to 3pm

Klaassen Farms is a blueberry haven nestled in Chilliwack with over 80 acres of blueberry goodness. They’ve got quite the variety too – Reka, Elliott, Bluecrop, Calypso, and Duke, just to name a few!

Now, when you’re out there in the fields, don’t hesitate to ask their friendly staff where the prime picking spots are. And here’s a tip – once you’ve found yourself a full bush, stick around until you’ve picked your fill of berries.

Pro tip:
Once you’re tired, head to the farm store where you can get some blueberry snacks and refreshing drinks