It’s been proven that time spent outdoors can boost your mood. Now, add to that, acres of vibrant Sunflowers, Dahlias, and Gladiolas in a gorgeous mountain setting and you’ll feel like you found a piece of paradise! You’ve probably heard of “forest bathing”; it’s time to try some soothing “sunflower bathing”. Ready to experience it for yourself? Here are five things you need to know about the 2020 Chilliwack Sunflower Experience!
WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
The 2020 Chilliwack Sunflower Experience is NOW OPEN. Our ours of operation are Thursday – Monday 7am – 6pm; and Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9am – 6pm. Due to this year’s health and safety concerns, we’ve had to streamline ticket sales: tickets are available online only. But don’t worry: it’s very quick and easy to purchase a ticket: visit here and you’ll be all set up in a matter of minutes!
YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY ARE IMPORTANT TO US
Your health and safety are at the top of our minds, so we’ve reimagined the usual components of the Chilliwack Sunflower Experience in order to allow you plenty of safe, family-friendly ways to enjoy it. Tickets are sold online in one-hour time slots, and the field’s capacity will be limited to approximately 25%. This way, we ensure fewer faces in bigger spaces! With directional pathways that are 3-5 metres wide, and hand-sanitizing stations located in multiple locations throughout the fields, you can feel safe and comfortable while you immerse yourself in beautiful blooms.
GET ADVANCE TICKET SAVINGS
Buy your tickets early and SAVE! Purchase your tickets the day before your desired time, and you’ll save $5 on general entry tickets and $2 on children’s tickets (ages 3-12). Kids 2 and under are always free. Tickets sell fast so book your preferred date and time now to reserve your spot.
MORE THAN JUST SUNFLOWERS
You don’t have to wait for the “right time” to see the fullest blooms: the flowers are planted in phases to allow for a succession of dazzling blooms throughout the entire season. This year we have 25 different varieties of sunflowers, including our stunning Sunrich Orange Sunflowers, our Giant Sunflowers and two display gardens. For the second year, we are happy to share a field of over 50 varieties of Dahlias, and new this year: six varieties of gorgeous Gladiolas! The bounty of happy blossoms and blooms in a kaleidoscope of colors are sure to delight! Photo props are scattered throughout the fields, and include vintage bicycles, a rustic 1950s car, swing sets, a mini church, raised platforms and more! They’ll add a special feel and flair to your photos.
FESTIVAL STORE: This is the place to get your Canadian-grown Tulip, Daffodil, and Hyacinth bulbs direct from our fields. You’ll also find fresh-cut sunflowers, postcards, photo cards, keychains and magnets, handmade paracord bracelets, sunflower seeds to plant in your garden, and sunflower-inspired gifts with a Van Gogh theme. We have pre-packaged frozen treats and cold beverages to cool you on a hot day.
EATS: The Dutchlicious Food Truck is on site if you’re craving a delicious bite that will hit the spot after you’ve strolled through the blooms.
Enrich your soul and your summer with a visit to our colorful fields: the 2020 Chilliwack Sunflower Experience runs until September 7th. We are easy to find at 41310 Yale Road – entrance is just off of Royalwood Drive. Parking is always FREE and there is plenty of room! And don’t forget to bring your camera: the splendour of these showy blooms is something you’ll want to capture and share! Plus, we’d love to see your captures so remember to tag your photos on social media with #ChilliwackSunflowerFest to share them with us!