It’s sunflower season in Ontario! If you’re craving a nature experience, take your favourite person and visit a sunflower field near Toronto for a date idea!
Whether you’re a nature lover, photographer, or simply seeking a sunny farm escape before summer ends, here is a round-up of sunflower farms you need to visit before they’re out of bloom:
Campbell’s Cross Farms is a top pick for families and flower enthusiasts. With their stunning sunflower maze and pick-your-own bouquets, this farm is perfect for creating unforgettable moments with family or that special someone.
Open: July 28 – August 31
Distance from Toronto city centre: approx. 58km
Location: 3634 King St, Caledon
If you’re looking for a wholesome farm experience, head over to Pingle’s Farm. Besides their enchanting sunflower fields, they also offer wagon rides, barnyard animals, and farm-fresh treats.
Open: Mid July – early September
Distance from Toronto city centre: approx. 76.5km
Location: 1805 Taunton Rd, Hampton
Wander through the vibrant blooms at The Sunflower Farm and unwind in this sunflower haven. Don’t forget your camera – you’ll want to capture the magic!
Open: Beaverton open now; Lindsay opening August 30th
Distance from Toronto city centre: Beaverton approx. 105km; Lindsay approx. 130km
Location (2): 24430 Sideroad 17, Beaverton; 347 Lindsay St S, Lindsay, ON
Sunrise Sunflower Farm offers a breathtaking experience with their view of the fields. There are 2 locations available so you can visit one that’s closest to you!
Open: Late July – Early August
Distance from Toronto city centre: Newmarket approx. 55.5km; Hamilton approx. 77.4km
Location (2): 16688 Kennedy Rd, Newmarket & 1846 ON-6 Hamilton
Andrew’s Scenic Acres is the place to be if you want sunflowers with a stunning backdrop. With their gorgeous landscapes, you’ll be tempted to stay all day long.
Open: Usually late August
Distance from Toronto city centre: approx. 58.7km
Location: 9365 10 Side Rd, Milton
Lakeview Village‘s community has planted one million sunflowers near their award-winning Discovery Centre back in 2019. Visit Lakeview Village as they’ve built a recreation field that’s open for community use today to showcase the city’s nature and landscapes.
Open: Late July – Mid/ late August
Distance from Toronto city centre: approx. 68.4km
Location: 800 Hydro Rd, Mississauga
Sunflower Fields of Markham is an explosion of colours, offering a visual appeal that’s worth a trip. Stroll through rows of giant sunflowers and take in bright atmosphere around you.
Open: July 28 – August 13
Distance from Toronto city centre: approx. 41.4km
Location: 10378 ON-48, Markham
At Dixie Orchards, venture into the sunflowers for an extraordinary farm experience. Keep an eye out for updates on the sunflowers so you can catch them in full bloom! If you’re also looking for fruit, picking season starts in September so don’t worry if you do miss the summer sights.
Open: August 19th at the latest
Distance from Toronto city centre: approx. 55.5km
Location: 14309 Dixie Rd, Inglewood ON (west of Vaughan)
Davis Family Farm is a family-owned gem that welcome visitors with not only vibrant sunflowers but also warm hospitality and Sunrise & Sunset Sunflower Yoga sessions to partake in.
Open: July 29 – August 13
Distance from Toronto city centre: approx. 62.6km
Location: 15770 Mountainview Rd, Caledon East
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