McNabs Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
A Local Family Tradition
Hay Rides, Corn Maze, and Picking Pumpkins
Location & History
Located just 15 mins south of Nanaimo, British Columbia, McNab’s Corn Maze is a trendy annual event that takes place every year at the McNab Farm. The McNabs have been living here for 60 years, and the name has become synonymous with pumpkins, corm, fall and fun. It is great to come here with your family, on a date, or with a group of friends with a thermos full of Hot Chocolate
Parking & Admission
Head to 4613 Yellow Point Road, about 10 mins east of Highway 1. When you arrive, the field access the street offers free parking, and many people park on the side of the road as It gets pretty busy. Park your car, be careful to cross the road, and make your way to the admissions barn just inside the entrant of the farm. Admission fees are as follows:
- 14+ years old are $9.00
- 3-13 years old are $6.00
- Under 2 are free
- Family passes are $30
Once you have paid for your entrance, your first stop should be to visit the many different animal pens. There are pigs, goats, emus, etc., on your way to the corn maze. The Animals are friendly but make sure to mind your children when they’re near that animal. You’re not supposed to feed the animals, so make sure you share the love, not your snacks.
After passing the animal pens, you’ll make your way toward the corn maze. Make sure to take a selfie before you enter, as you may never be seen again! The Maze should take you no more than 15 minutes to traverse, and you can always get your bearings by looking up for the lookout tower found toward the end of the maze. Once you arrive at the Tower, Climb to the top and enjoy the view.
To the east of the corn maze, you find the pumpkin patch. Here you can select you now pumpkin for Halloween. You’ll find Orange, Green and white pumpkins to choose from. THere’s a wooden stand there where you can buy water if you are thirsty and pay for your pumpkins.
Between the Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch is the pickup for the Hay Ride. Tractors pulling wagons with bails hay for seats arrive every few minutes and take you for a 10-15 minute ride around the McNab farm. The road can be rough at times, and there are no seat belts, so hold your little ones tight and enjoy the ride.
The perfect way to end the day is to picnic around a warm fire. For $15, you can rent a fire pit for 2 hours and roast weenies and marshmallows at the McNab farm. They will supply the firewood; just bring your food and condiments. I’ve been coming here for years, and the memories I’ve made with my loved ones will be something I cherish for a lifetime. Thank you McNab Family, for making that possible.
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