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Berry Sweet Life: Vancouver’s 10 Strawberry Picking Spots

Berry Sweet Life Vancouver's 10 Strawberry Picking Spots

Summer equals berry adventures! You see, there’s nothing like taking a bite out of freshly picked sweet strawberries under the hot summer sun.

If you’re looking to harvest some ripe berries at the farm with your family or by yourself, then you’ve come to the right place! Check out the berry good strawberry picking spots near Vancouver and get the freshest fruits from the fields to your bucket!

Emma Lea Farms

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

Operating Hours:

Farm Market

  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Sunday – Friday: Closed

U-Pick Fields

  • Monday – Sunday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm (subject to change)

Picking Season: June – July, exact dates will vary depending on the weather

Contact Information: (604) 946-8216

Pricing: Based on the 2023 pricing, will vary depending on the season

  • 1 lb Pint – $5
  • 5L Bucket (8 Ibs) – $27
  • 7.5L Bucket (12 lbs) – $41
  • 11.5L Bucket (18 lbs) – $55

Emma Lea Farms is a staple in BC, having been around since 1885. They follow the IPM (Integrated Pest Management) approach, which is all about keeping pests at bay and minimizing the use of sprays.

They’ve been offering U-Pick for over three decades. Try to visit as early as you can because sometimes, their strawberries are limited.

Besides strawberries, you can also pick raspberries, blueberries, and specialty berries, like blackberries and tayberries. Check their store for some delicious strawberry jam, which isn’t too sweet since they don’t add too much sugar!

Pro Tips:
Bring extra cash because you need to purchase a bucket from the farm since you aren’t allowed to bring your own. But you get a discount if you reuse their bucket for the next season.

If you’re bringing your kids, keep them close to you. There will be equipment in various areas since this is a working farm.

Willems Berry Farm

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

Operating Hours: Depending on the season and berry availability

Picking Season: Around June – August, varies depending on the weather and availability

Contact Information:

Pricing: $3.50/lb (subject to change)

A strawberry picking spot that’s close to Vancouver is Willems Berry Farm, which is just an hour and a half’s drive away from downtown. This is a sustainable farm, practicing IPM to ensure pests are effectively controlled to prevent them from becoming a threat.

They’ve been offering U-Pick berries for a long while. Their strawberries are of the Albion variety, which is quite long in shape but bursting with sweetness!

Picking seasons will vary depending on the availability of strawberries. There isn’t a set date, and you may find their U-Pick is only open on selected days because this is a small farm.

Pro Tips:
You can bring your own bucket, so you don’t have to buy one! They will weigh your bucket before you go into the field, so it will be discounted from your strawberries.

Don’t be shy about asking the staff where the best picking spots are. Not all rows are for berry picking, even if you see lots of strawberries.

Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery

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

Operating Hours: 

Market and Winery

  • Monday – Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday – Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Berry Fields: Seasonal hours, no set schedule

Picking Season: Staring around June, opening hours depend on the weather and availability

Contact Information:

Pricing: Depending on weight and berry

There’s so much to do at Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery. Guests can pick berries, purchase food at the market, and visit the award-winning winery—there’s something for everyone in the family!

Their strawberry picking is a fun activity for the summer because the farm is huge—dress appropriately to not get baked under the sun! Plus, their environmental practices are top-notch, sticking to organic methods before moving to sprays.

A little suggestion if you’re not finding a lot of strawberries available for the day, check out their pre-picked ones. They offer sales frequently, so keep an eye out!

Pro Tip:
Always look at their social media pages for updates during picking season. They sometimes close early once there aren’t a lot of berries available, so it’s better to check before driving there.

Surrey Farms

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Operating Hours: U-Pick: Depending on the weather and availability

Picking Season: Around June – August

Contact Information: 

Pricing: $2/lb (subject to change)

Surrey Farms is one of the best places for affordable, delicious, and sweet strawberries. Incredibly, they’re actually the largest producer of strawberries (and raspberries) in Surrey!

They have two farm markets, making them accessible during berry picking season because you won’t have to squabble with other people to get to there. There’s no entrance fee as well.

U-Pick strawberries at this farm is a fun activity because they section off an area where you can pick freely instead of designating specific rows. Plus, there are several fields for each berry, which means you get to pick more!

Pro Tips:
Call ahead before driving to their farm for U-Pick to check if there are still strawberries left or if they’re still open.You can bring your own container for berry picking. That can save you money instead of purchasing a new one at the farm.

Driediger Farms Market

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Address: 23823 72 Ave, Langley Twp, BC V1M 3K9, Canada

Operating Hours: Thursday – Sunday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm (seasonal availability)

Picking Season: June – July, may vary depending on weather and availability

Contact Information: (604) 888-1665

Pricing: $3.50/lb (subject to change)

Driediger Farms Market is a staple in BC’s berry industry. They’re one of the largest producers and distributors of fresh (and frozen!) berries in the province!

They have multiple fields available for strawberry picking, so you can get as many as you want without worries. They also frequently move their U-Pick areas, depending on which rows have the most berries.

They allow you to bring your own bucket, so instead of paying $2 for a new one, you can use that money for extra pounds of strawberries. After berry picking, you can visit the market and get some homemade jams to taste how delicious their strawberries are!

Pro Tip:
Don’t forget to call ahead before visiting their farm because some days will have limited supplies of strawberries, especially since they don’t have a set schedule. It’s better to check instead of driving and not getting any berries!

Bumbleberry Farms

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

Operating Hours: Summer, around 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, days and hours are weather dependent

Picking Season: June – August, weather dependent

Contact Information: [email protected]

Pricing: $2.25/lb (subject to change)

Bumbleberry Farms has been around since 1969, and incredibly, they’ve continued to provide juicy berries to Abbotsford, and many even drive from the lower mainland. Besides strawberries, expect to see blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and rhubarb.

Their farm has everbearing strawberries, and they ripen around the spring season. You can pick buckets of strawberries that are ever-so-sweet!

This berry farm will take you just a little over an hour from downtown Vancouver. But check the weather updates because they close when it’s raining, as it’s not a good berry picking time.

Pro Tips:
Bring your own bucket to avoid paying for one at the farm. If strawberries are scatter picks, you can purchase their pre-picked boxes that are still fresh and sweet.

Taves Family Farm

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

Operating Hours:

  • Regular hours – Seasonal availability
  • U-Pick – Friday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm (may change depending on the weather) 

Picking Season: June – August

Contact Information:


  • Bucket for One – $13.50
  • Bucket for Two – $25

Strawberry picking is pretty straightforward at Taves Family Farm, where you get to choose one of two buckets to take to the field. The Bucket for One can hold two to three lbs, while the Bucket for Two can hold four to five lbs.

They don’t weigh their buckets, so you can pick as many as your bucket can carry. Just follow one rule: you must be able to comfortably carry your bucket (with strawberries inside!) with just one hand.

Here, you get to pick Rainier and Albion strawberries—both sweet and fresh! For U-Pick, you need to purchase a minimum of 2 lbs for each guest age three and up.

Pro Tips:
Unless you’re willing to pay for a lot of strawberries, we suggest not bringing in the whole family because there’s a minimum purchase for each picker.

Don’t bring your own bucket because they only allow using their own since they don’t price strawberries by weight.

KBF Farms

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Operating Hours: Depending on the season

Picking Season: Around June – August, Monday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact Information:

Pricing: $2.50/lb (subject to change)

Roughly an hour away from the downtown area is KBF Farms, which is one of the largest farms you can visit in Fraser Valley. This is a third-generation farm established by an immigrant from India—and we can see how successful it has become!

The best part is they’re open for berry picking, rain or shine. Kids of all ages are welcome, making this an excellent family-friendly activity in the summer!

But do note you cannot bring your own containers since they will strictly supply these. A nice addition, though, is there’s a fruit stand at the entrance with shade, where you can purchase other fruits if it’s too hot out.

Pro Tips:
Before driving to their farm, contact them or check their social media pages first. They have three farms for U-Pick, and you need to confirm which one is ready and available for strawberry picking.

Westham Island Herb Farm

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

Operating Hours: U-Pick, Monday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (seasonal availability)

Picking Season: June

Contact Information: 

Pricing: $3.50/lb (subject to change)

Westham Island Herb Farm is one of those places you go to if you’re looking for a bunch of produce because they carry so many! They mostly stick to selling pre-picked berries, but they also offer U-Pick on certain days.

There’s no need to drive for hours just to get your strawberry fix! Their farm in Delta is only half an hour by car, and you can get in and out in no time!

Sometimes, however, their strawberry fields will be out for U-Pick. So, you may need to settle for their pre-picked boxes, which are still fresh and carefully plucked from their vines!

Pro Tip:
Before coming to their farm, you may want to contact them first if strawberries are still available for U-Pick. They sell a lot of pre-picked berries, so there may not be a tonne available for picking, depending on the weather.

Birak Berry Farms

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Address: U-Pick – 4200 No 6 Rd, Richmond, BC V6V 1Z7, Canada

Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Picking Season: June – August, dates may vary

Contact Information: (604) 325-1027

Pricing: $3 – $5/lb (subject to change)

Getting to Richmond is easy peasy, taking only a 30-minute drive from the downtown core. You can just commute to Birak Berry Farms because it’s so close unless you’re bringing buckets of strawberries home.

There are six varieties of strawberries available, like Albion and Totem, all with their own sweetness and slightly sour taste. One of the most convenient parts is they’re open every day, which means you can still purchase berries even if U-Pick is unavailable.

You can bring your own bucket and pick as many strawberries as you want—time to make jam, eh? Also, you may come across one of their fruit stand across Richmond to see what’s available.

Pro Tip:
It’s best to contact them before going to their other farms because not all are available for U-Pick strawberries. It’s mostly their 4200 No 6 Rd. location that’s available.