(Saanichton Sunflower Festival / @chaltner)

Get ready to soak up these last few weeks of sweet summer sunshine at one of our favourite local hidden gems—the Saanichton Sunflower Festival is back!

This is one seasonal pastime that you’re not going to want to miss out on before it’s gone, as the flowers only bloom until early September.

The Saanichton Sunflower Festival is nestled within the fields of the stunning Ocean View States, located on the Saanich Peninsula.

Also known for their corn maze in the fall months, they offer the popular Sunflower Festival on the very same property.

Want to win your way into a visit to this limited-time attraction? We’re giving away four tickets – contest details are below!

Open now, the sunny display of flowers greets you at the walk’s entrance, and the whole experience is a proverbial Instagram playground – for everything from those perfect photo ops to a floral enthusiast’s dream.

From now through the beginning of September, visitors can frolic through acres of flowers and pathways. You can expect to feast your eyes on several different kinds of sunflowers, with family-friendly props and dreamy backdrops along the way.

There are 23 unique sunflower varieties to feast your eyes on, including: Ring of Fire, Velvet Queen, Red Sun, Autumn Beauty, Mardi Gras, Teddy Bear and Lemon Queen and several others.

Tickets for the Sunflower Festival are on sale now, but grab them quickly as spots are limited and the flowers don’t keep—according to the event’s organizer, the blooms could be gone by early September.

Tickets are available online, and are sold in 1.5 hour timeslots.

In addition to navigating through the stunning fields, your ticket also counts towards experiencing the corn maze on site as well.

There will also be a limited number of “Professional Photography” tickets sold per timeslot at a cost of $35 (available as a separate ticket type when booking). This cost includes the photographer’s admission as well.

Ocean View Estates has also teamed up with Kismet Imagery to provide in-house photography sessions on select days—check out their website for more info!

CONTEST

To enter to win FOUR tickets to this year’s Saanichton Sunflower Festival, do one or more of the following:

  1. LIKE Saanichton Corn Maze on Facebook, and comment below letting us know once you have (1 entry)
  2. FOLLOW Saanichton Corn Maze on Instagram, and comment below letting us know once you have (1 entry)
  3. SHARE this post on Facebook and/or Twitter, and comment below letting us know once you have (1 entry)

Contest entries will be accepted from time and date of publishing until 11:59 p.m. PST on August 22nd. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they enter within 24 hours of the contest closing. Good luck!

Contest Rules

Saanichton Sunflower Festival

  • When: 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., 7 days a week
  • Where: 7979 Central Saanich Road
  • Tickets: Available online
    • General Admission: $15
    • Senior (65+): $10
    • Children 4-12: $8.50
    • Free for ages 0-3
    • Family Pass (2 Adults + 2 Children): $40

    • $35 Professional Photographer Booking Fee (this includes admission)

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