Harrison Sunflower Festival
The first event of its kind in BC, the festival draws hundreds of thousands of attendees to the breathtaking grounds (also the site of the Harrison Tulip Festival), where 50 varieties of sunflowers are planted in three display gardens alongside more than 50 varieties of dahlias, eight varieties of gladiolas, and a large bed of zinnias and cosmos (our newest additions).
We invite our visitors to roam more than three kilometres of pathways throughout the fields, which are planted in stages so that all of the flowers can be enjoyed throughout the season in various locations. While weather conditions determine when the greatest number of flowers are in bloom, between five and eight acres will be in full bloom at all times.
As in past years, the flowers themselves are complemented by a variety of onsite photo opportunities, including an operational windmill, three vintage bicycles, a 1950s Morris convertible, a horse carriage, seven swing sets, a three-wheeled Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and new this year — a 1965 Airstream trailer.
Additional attractions include lawn games; U-pick sunflowers; a field-side store offering fresh-cut and potted sunflowers, sunflower seeds and bulbs (tulips and daffodils); souvenirs, ice cream, snacks, cold drinks, fresh corn, and local garlic.
And if your appetite requires something more substantial, local food truck are on site.
After several years in Chilliwack, the festival is excited to welcome new and returning visitors as they return to the location where they started in Harrison.
5039 Lougheed Highway