Fall is just around the corner and you know what that means – it’s almost Halloween! This year, pumpkin patches may look a bit different.

While there may not be crowds of people at your local pumpkin patches, that doesn’t mean you can’t still go out and pick up your future jack-o-lantern.

Not all of Victoria’s pumpkin patches are open for business this year, but we have compiled a list of five that are up and running, and are ready to welcome pumpkin pickers!

Not only are there pumpkins to be taken home from these farms, but some boast corn mazes, sunflower yoga, and lavender fields.

Take a peek through this list to discover all the fall-inspired activities available to you in and around the Greater Victoria Area.

Michell’s Farm

Address: 2451 Island View Rd, Saanichton, BC

Michell’s Farm is a family-owned and operated farm in North Saanich. They have a ton of organic, local produce to browse through, along with pasture-raised local beef. Their U-Pick Pumpkin patch is perfect for families looking to participate in a wholesome autumn activity!

Galey Farms

Address: 4150 Blenkinsop Road, Victoria, BC

Galey Farms is a Halloween must-go in Victoria. Not only do they have a pumpkin patch, but they also have a corn maze, a haunted house, and tons of kid friendly activities!

While they will be hosting their pumpkin patch this year, they haven’t announced their health and safety protocols yet — keep an eye on their website for updates!

McNab’s Corn Maze

Address: 4613 Yellow Point Rd, Ladysmith, BC

Tickets for McNab’s have just gone on sale and are now available for purchase! A trip to McNab’s will have you immersed in fall, family fun.

They have a 7-acre corn maze and hayrides to supplement your pumpkin picking experience! The organizers ask that masks be worn when social distancing isn’t possible and are providing hand sanitizing stations to keep everybody clean and virus-free.

Ocean View Estates

Address: 7979 Central Saanich Road, Saanich, BC

If pumpkins aren’t your thing, Ocean View Estates also offers a sunflower walk and the chance to do yoga amongst the sunflowers.

If pumpkins are your thing— have no fear — there’s still a pumpkin patch for you to check out. If that’s not enough, they have a corn maze to wander through as well!

Haliburton Farms

Where: 741 Haliburton Road

This farm located in Cordova Bay offers fresh and organically-grown pumpkins for sale, plus they grow lots of winter squash. Members of the public can stop by the farmstand from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays.