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BC Blueberries at Vancouver-area U-Picks

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From mid-July through October, blueberries ripen in the fields around British Columbia. There are over 800 blueberry farms in the province, and some in the Vancouver area operate as u-picks where visitors can fill up containers and buy berries by the pound. Half the fun is snacking on berries while you pick.

Most of the u-pick farms are in the Fraser Valley, a rich agricultural region east of Vancouver. It's about an hour-long drive from the city, a bit more if traffic is heavy. Call ahead to check that the berries are ripe, and then plan to arrive at the fields in the morning. Some farms can be picked-out by the afternoon.

Where to Find U-pick Blueberries Near Vancouver:

1. Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery

© Chloë Ernst
From its big blue barn, this family-run farm operates a great blueberry u-pick. In June and early July, raspberries and strawberries are also available. For a snack, stop by the on-site bakery, which is known for its excellent berry pies.
Address: 6179 - 248th St., Langley
Phone: 604-856-5757

2. Mann Farms

© Chloë Ernst
Mann Farms grows all types of berries, including blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. Kids can enjoy the petting zoo, while parents head to the well-stocked gourmet food shop. The large red barn is located just north of the Canada-U.S. border.
Address: 790 McKenzie Rd., Abbotsford
Phone: 604-864-5723

3. The Fruit Basket

Tickle the berries (the method for picking blueberries) into a wooden berry basket at this two-acre organic farm.
Address: 28218 Layman Ave., Abbotsford
Phone: 604-856-6211

4. Driediger Farms

© Chloë Ernst
This Fraser Valley farm grows blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries in its u-pick. Red currants and blackberries may also be available.
Address: 23823 - 72nd Ave., Langley
Phone: 604-888-1665
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