Walk on sunshine. Do you see photos of dreamy gardens of golden flowers and wish you were there? Well, we know just the spot to go with your friends. The Chilliwack Sunflower Festival is back next month with a new experience and you can walk along their three-kilometre path of gold.
The festival is happening from mid-August to Labour Day, one hour from Vancouver in picturesque Chilliwack. Now back for the third year, things will look a bit different.
According to Kate Onos-Gilbert co-founder of Tulips of the Valley, who organizes the event, this summer "everyone is looking for ways to have fun while staying local and staying safe."
Within the colossal 10-acre flower garden, there will be three-kilometres of extra-wide pathways to explore. It sounds so beautiful; you might never want to leave.
For those of you hoping to get a selfie next to the yellow blossoms, this is your chance. The capacity limited to 25% so you won't have to worry about tons of people in the background of your picture.
Even the blooms are getting bigger and better this year. You'll get to see the brand new giant sunflowers and 50 different types of colourful dahlias.
For the first time, they have also added one summer's best showstoppers — Gladiolas. So instead of just a sea of gold, you'll spot every shade in the rainbow.
You can also bring the beauty home with you and buy flowers.
To help you beat the heat, they also will have frozen treats or meals to-go from food trucks in the parking lot.
The exact start date depends upon the weather, but mid-August is the estimated official opening. For updates, you can check their social media.
Tickets will be available for sale starting Friday, August 7 and sold online only. Time to decide who you are going to invite to join you and plan a road trip to valley!
Chilliwack Sunflower Festival
When: mid-August to Labour Day (exact dates TBA)
Address: 41310 Yale Rd., Chilliwack, BC
Why You Need To Go: There will be 3-kilometres of paths through sunflowers, dahlias and gladiolas.
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