Family-Fun Road Trips

Fairs In BC

Food for the Whole Family

Travel Scenic7 to the home of the Circle Farm Tour (Agassiz-Harrison Mills & Maple Ridge): a self-guided tour that takes visitors to specialty farm-gate vendors, open air markets, charming eateries, heritage sites, and fairs.

Agassiz and Harrison Mills this tour is a rich mix of wonderful things to see, do, smell, and taste!

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows discover hidden treasures.

Combine your tour  with a trip to the pumpkin patch in the fall to give your whole family a new appreciation of where food comes from.

This trip allows families to explore small-scale farming operations within a day’s drive of urban Vancouver.

Attractions

  1. Circle Farm Tour (Agassiz and Harrison Mills)-  See cows roaming the fields, watch artisan cheese and hand crafted pottery in the making. Take a self-guided tour of a 1920’s living history historic site, explore  a garden and shop for antiques, home & garden décor. Smell fresh coffee being roasted and taste homemade dishes with locally sourced products, heirloom tomatoes, garlic, corn, cheese, raspberries, blueberries, and fresh veggies.
    (Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows)- Beautify your garden and shop for locally grown produce at the farmers’ market. Bring the whole family along and learn about the world of bees, get lost in a corn maze, and take a horseback ride along a mountain trail. Go wine tasting and then shop for organic berries, hormone-free beef, old-fashioned ham, bacon, and sausages. Sample our local food and chefs at a great restaurant.
  2. Pumpkin Patch (Maple Ridge)– in the Fall go pumpkin patch hunting! Visit one of the pumpkin patches in Maple Ridge including: Laity Pumpkin Patch; you can visit either the North or South Location.
  3. Coquitlam Farmers Market (Coquitlam)-Launched in 1996, the Poirier Street Farmers Market is the longest running suburban farmers market in the Lower Mainland.  The Poirier Street Market hosts a diversity of vendors and products from May through October. Each week a wide variety of vendors gather to showcase their products – made, baked, grown, or raised in BC.

Additional stops: On Saturday Mornings from mid- May to Mid- October stop in at the Mission City Farmers Market between Agassiz and Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows.
Friday afternoons stop in at the Deroche Farmers Market located between Agassiz/Harrison Mills and Mission. This farmers market runs on Fridays from June to September. Follow them on Facebook

Itinerary

One Day:

Start in Agassiz, BC, making your way towards Harrison Mills, BC: 15 mins. stopping at each of the Circle Farm tour hosts. After you have experienced,  or tasted, your way from Agassiz through to Harrison Mills, follow the scenic Highway 7 to Maple Ridge: 50 minutes. Once here, you can go Pumpkin patch hunting (Fall only) or follow the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Circle Farm Tour! It will be bittersweet as you head onto the last stop, carry on the Highway 7 until you’ve reached Coquitlam, and visit the Coquitlam Farmer’s Market!

Drive the scenic
highway seven

What is the Scenic7?

Also known as the Lougheed Highway, the Scenic 7 provides a link between Vancouver and Hope that is off the beaten path. From extreme adventures to simple, warm hospitality, there is something for everyone in Mighty Fraser Country.

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