Maplewood Farm - North Vancouver
Activity:Maplewood Farm is a five acre farm that got its start in the early 1900's by Mr. Akiyo Kogo. The farm operated as a dairy farm for most of its existence, and by 1970 was the last remaining farm in North Vancouver. Today Maplewood Farm is operated and maintained by the District of North Vancouver as a fun and educational farm. With more than 200 domestic animals and birds, Maplewood Farms offers milking demonstrations, pony rides, a petting area, and special events year round.
Age group:Fun for all ages, especially little children who love to pet farm animals.
Expense rating:Admission $7.80 for adults, $4.70 for seniors, and 16 and under: $4.70
:There are special events through out the year (Sheep Fair, Country Fair, Pumpkin Day, and the annual Country Christmas). Be sure to check out any new arrivals to the farm (baby goats, rabbits, and lambs).
Details:Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except Mondays. Call (604) 929-5610 for information. Located at 405 Seymour River Place, off Dollarton Highway (about 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver). Website: www.maplewoodfarm.bc.ca
Educational highlights:There's a lot to learn at Maplewood Farm. Just watch the expression of your kids as they find out where the milk they drink comes from.
Fun for the adult?:It never fails to bring a smile to my face as I watch my kids interacting with the animals in the petting area.
Milking cow at Maplewood Farm