Wondering where to find sunflower fields in Edmonton for that epic Instagrammable shot? Look no further than the farm at Edmonton Corn Maze, located about 20 minutes outside of the capital city of Alberta.
In this post, we will share details about visiting the attraction, other activities, sunflower photography tips, and more. So keep reading!
Sunflower Fields Edmonton Corn Maze – Tips for visiting
The Edmonton Corn Maze is a popular attraction where you will find a large cornfield of about 15 acres with a unique theme. This attraction is open seasonally from August to October and is particularly known for the corn mazes, sunflower fields, and pumpkin patches. The Edmonton Corn Maze is part of “The MAiZE”, which is a corn maze company.
Edmonton Corn Maze is located in Parkland County at Garden Valley Dr, Stony Plain, AB T7Y 1B3. If you type in Edmonton Corn Maze on Google Maps, it will take you there.
When driving from the city, you will find the sunflower fields on the left side of the road. Once you enter the complex you will see the signs and parking space.
The best way to get to Edmonton Corn Maze is by car. You will find ample parking spots at the attraction and park there for free.
Entry Fees for Edmonton Corn Maze
There are entry fees for enjoying activities at the corn maze. It is
- $13.50 CAD for adults (online) or $15 CAD on site
- $10.50 CAD for children 12 years (online) and above or $13 CAD onsite
- Free for children under 3 years
When you book online you will reserve your entry, and also receive a discount. Your entry fees allow you to send the entire day (operating hours) there.
Online booking is done by ShowPass. You can click here to book.
Once you reach the site, park your vehicle and make your way to the admission or ticket office to buy tickets or show your online pass to receive a wristband that you can wear during your visit. The wristband is proof of ticket purchase, and this allows you to leave the complex and come back if indeed.
The marketplace is located outside the entry gate, so if you are only heading there for shopping corn and farmer’s goods then you don’t need to buy entry tickets.
Summer and Fall Hours for Edmonton Corn Maze
Summer: Late July – Early Sept
- Monday – Saturday: 10am-8pm
- Sunday: 1pm – 5pm
Fall: Sept – Mid October
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am-8 pm
- Sunday: 1pm – 5pm
Sunflower Fields Edmonton
Sunflower fields are open, and they start to bloom in early August and continue until the end of the month (or so).
Once you enter Edmonton Corn Maze, you can pick up sunflowers from a smaller farm on your right. They are $1 CAD per stem.
You will find instructions as you enter the U-pick area (with packing items, etc.)
The sunflower fields are well maintained, and in the mid of August – they are in full bloom. Visit there for Instagrammable shots, walk through the field and admire the bright sunflowers.
Edmonton Corn Maze makes for an amazing spot for photos and more. Plus there are bales, tractors, etc staged at the maze that you can use as props.
You can spend an entire day there relaxing at a picnic table with a snack, corn maze, or just play with friends and family.
Things to do in Edmonton Corn Maze
Other than the sunflower fields you can check out the farm markets, corn maze, feed animals, etc at the Edmonton Corn Maze. Your entry fees to the complex takes care of all of it.
- Corn Maze: Corn maze is the major crowd puller to this attraction. Each year the Edmonton Corn Maze comes up with a different theme and invites visitors. You can walk through the maze in about 30 minutes to an hour. It has more than 5 km of twists and turns and 85 decision points.
- Pumpkin Patch: They are open for fall, starting mid September
- Farm Market: Buy corn, locally produced fresh foods, art work and non perishables at the farm market. Do get popcorn, or cool off with an ice cream when you visit. They can purchase soap, cute collectibles, cotton candy, fudge, etc.
- Farm Animals: You can feed farm goats and wander around the animals area. It is beautifully decorated with bridges, and other structures
- You can also enjoy pedal carts, and Corn Cob Express on your visit
There are picnic tables on-site where you can enjoy a nice snack. You can also book an events hall for parties, birthdays, etc.
Contact details for bookings: You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 780-499-5939.
Other sunflower fields near Edmonton
Edmonton Corn Maze is closest to the capital city for a quick sunflower field trip. But there are more options nearby. Take a look
Birchwood Meadows is a free attraction located in Sturgeon County, close to Edmonton. You can enjoy the summer flower fest and sunflower farm when it’s blooming.
Address: Birchwood Meadows, Range Road 245, Sturgeon County
Entry fees: Free
Located in Bon Accord, Prairie Gardens is home to a sunflower field and corn maze. It is spread over 35 acres and offers a lot of fun farm activities for children. There are 3 maze adventures and the Sunflower Sunflower Maze is the coolest!
Address: Prairie Gardens, Lily Lake Road, Bon Accord
Entry fees: $17.00 CAD for adults. $15.00 for children aged 3 to 12 years.
Bowden SunMaze at Eagle Creek Farms
Bowden Sunmaze is one of the MOST popular sunflower fields in Alberta. It is located in Red Deer, so an hour and a half from Edmonton. This is perfect for a day trip from Edmonton, and once you are done with the farm and the flowers – you can stop in RDC for lunch before you head back to the city.
The Bowden Sunmaze complex is huge, and in mid August the farm is at its glowing best and spread across 3 acres with over 100000 sunflowers!
The u-pick flower season is typically early August until mid September and requires waterproof boots due to the slippery/rainy terrain.
Address: Bowden SunMaze, Range Road 14, Red Deer County
Entry fees: $11 CAD for adults. $7 CAD for 7 to 15 year olds. Children under 4 enter for free.
Located close to Calgary is this 2.50 acres of sunflower maze fun!
The site is open for 2 weeks, and also offers a petting zoo, jumping pillows, farm festivals, and a 10-acre corn maze for visitors to enjoy.
Address: Calgary Farmyard, Township Road 224, Rocky View County
Entry fees: $18.95 CAD online or $22.95 at the gate
Quick flowers photography tips
Most of these farms are open after 10:00 am, so you have the perfect daylight for your photos. Depending on the time of day, the afternoon sun can be harsh – so try to shoot in manual (camera setting) to make the best use of light.
Too much sun will underexpose the skin tones, and shooting in a manual mode should help. Try to move the body or face until you find that perfect light. Override your camera’s meter and slow down your shutter speed enough to create cleaner, fresh skin tones. Turn off the flash.
You can also walk away and not capture portraits for an overall sunflower farm vibe photo, surrounded by bright flowers. Make use of props like a hat, or sunflowers themselves.
Sunset photography at the sunflower fields is also a great idea!
So that’s a wrap! Visit the sunflower this season before it’s too late, and get creative with your photos.
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