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Five of the Best Corn Mazes and Agri-Adventures in Canada's Heartland. Pumpkin Hollow Saskatchewan Corn Pile From Saskatchewan and Manitoba to Ontario there is no time like the present to make hay, search for pumpkins, run through a corn maze, hug a goat,  feed a bunny, build a scare crow or zipline over the prairie.

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 Canadian corn mazes provide unique examples of agri-art meant along with hours of screen free family fun. Each farm location offers unique rural experiences in addition to corn mazes, hay rides and tasty harvest time treats. We have assembled some of the best for you review. It’s time to find the perfect pumpkin; share a hayride with your child; hug a goat feed a bunny.Pumpkin Hollow Saskatchewan cow Train

Pumpkin Hollow near Luimsden, Saskatchewan. (end of August - September) Located not far from Regina, Pumpkin Hollow has been described as the “Coziest Place in Saskatchewan.” Screen free harvest time activities abound. In addition to the delightful pumpkin patch they offer train rides, a straw or hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, and wagon rides. Farm animal connections inlcude pony rides, a “friendly forest” and a farm animal petting zoo. For older children the   corn cannon is always popular.Around Halloween there are special Halloween-themed activities, including a haunted corn maze to explore, a lil’ kids spookhouse. Bonus Points: Additionally, on several weekends throughout the fall, Pumpkin Hollow hosts Pumpkin Princess Tea Party with a pumpkin princess autograph and photo area, a build-a-princess scarecrow area and other princess-themed activities. (Exit C On Highway 11 North, Lumsden, SK S0G-3C0. (306) 540-2400 or Adolphe Manitoba Calf Hug Experience

A Maze in Corn near St. Adolphe, Manitoba. 
(October) ‘A Maze in Corn,’ the oldest corn maze experience in Manitoba is located just ten minutes south of Winnipeg. In addition to the corn maze, there’s a petting zoo with sheep, chickens, rabbits, ponies, llamas, Clydesdales, alpacas, and kittens. Other activities include: horse-drawn hayrides, pony rides, a giant 20-foot –tall bale pyramid, and a pumpkin barn. Families can opt to race through the maze by daylight or take a flashlight and try to master the maze after dark. Bonus Points: The Haunted Forest opens in October, and promises to deliver chills, thrills, spooks and scares galore. Wait for it! In addition to agri-adventures on the ground St. Aldophe also has six ziplines, a rope bridge, and the dual racing line plus the awesome Geronimo Jump new in 2015. (Corn Maze 1351 Provincial Road 200 St. Adolphe, Manitoba, R5A 1A2. (204) 883-2048 or
Buckhorn Berry Farm in Ontario.  (October) During the autumn months, Buckthorn Berry Farm, under the ownership of the McLean family, hosts a pumpkin festival with a haunted barn, Bonesville Cemetery, hay rides to the pumpkin patch, magic shows, barnyard animals and a pumpkin catapult. Daily entertainment at the festival is provided by Tim Holland, the Juggling Fool. The pumpkin patch is Pick-Your-Own-Pumpkin. Admittence to the festival includes visits to see the barnyard animals, exploration of the mazes, access to the play centers, Bonesville Cemetery and wagon rides. (1 mile south of Buckhorn off Peterborough County 23 (Buckhorn Rd.) on Deer Bay Rd., Buckhorn, ON. (705) 657-8888 or Meadow Farm Manitoba Farmer Golf

Deer Meadow Farms near Springfield, Manitoba. (October) Deer Meadow Farms hosts corn mazes and a hobby farm every year, as well as tractor-pulled hay rides, a picnic area, a petting zoos, and hosts of farm animals. This year the farm will feature two mazes: a kids maze and a full-sized maze. The kids maze has six stations to discover, where little explorers put their paper over an etched picture ad transfer the etching into their own paper with a crayon, creating a mural. The full size maze has hidden stations in the permanent frontier style maze made of timber cuttings (slabs) and recycled pallets and places for etching transfers of farm animals to fill a paper silo. After finishing the maze, players can compare their 'animal personality' with their friends. Bonus Points: This is the home of a "Farmer Golf" course. (Deer Meadow Farms. 67-127 Deacon Road, Springfield, Manitoba, MB R0E. (204) 222-1824 or

Six Pines Ranch & Farm Tours near Winnipeg. Canada Pumpkin costumes(October) The Six Pines Halloween Haunt takes place on an old 1911 farm, six miles north of Winnipeg. Six Pines invites families to explore a mysterious, frightening place - Castle Frigtenstone. Additionally Six Pines offers family trick-or-treat fun with "fangtastic" event for all the little ghouls.  Six Pines offers two ways experience its delightfully spooky attractions - Fun by Day, for the whole family, and Fright by Night for more mature scares! Bonus Points: Six Pines also has hay rides, guided tours around the farm and invites families to bring old clothing to the farm to make their own scarecrows! (Six Pines Ranch & Farm Tours. Sturgeon Road, 2.5 miles north of Perimeter Hwy, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2E6. (204) 633-3326 or

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Information compiled from our extensive database as of July 2013. Sometimes things change, so please confirm details before making plans. Copyright 2013.