Farm Tours & Field Trips

Connecting Students to Agriculture — On the Farm! 

Farming is a business, but it’s also a way of life that affects all of us at home and within our communities. Taking your classroom to a farm gives your students a firsthand glimpse into our province’s food suppliers and what it means to be a farmer, the multifaceted role a farmer plays as steward of the land, and what’s involved in caring for livestock. It’s also a chance to get up close to some pretty cool machines. Many farms in BC open their gates and barns for tours, and each one offers a unique and fun experience for students. To find a farm tour near you, locate your region on the map, then see the corresponding list of farms in that area.

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Find a Farm Tour Close to You  

Mainland-Southwest 

Abbotsford
Agassiz
Aldergrove
Chilliwack
Delta
  • Martiann Holsteins (Dairy Farm), 604-946-5921
Langley
Maple Ridge
North Vancouver
Pemberton
Pitt Meadows
Richmond
Surrey
Vancouver

Vancouver Island-Coast 

Black Creek
Brentwood Bay
Chemainus
  • Greendike Farms Ltd. (Dairy Farm), 250-246-3300
Duncan
  • Code's Corner Emu Farm, 250-746-1593
Parksville
Qualicum Beach
  • Gilmar Farm, 250-752-1703 
Sooke
  • Roche Cove Llamas, 866-642-1795 / 250-642-1795 / rochecovellamas@shaw.ca

North Coast 

Haida Gwaii

Thompson-Okanagan 

Armstrong
Kelowna
  • BC Orchard Industry Museum, 250-763-0433
Keremeos
Salmon Arm
Summerland
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Centre (Gardens), 250-494-6385
Vernon

Kootenay 

Grand Forks

Cariboo-Central 

70 Mile House
Quesnel

A Cautionary Note to All Farm Tour Participants 

Food-borne illness can result from close contact with farm animals. BCAITC does not review or monitor any of the farm tour facilities on this list. It is up to each farm visitor to be aware of the risks associated with visiting a farm and take the necessary precautions. To reduce the risk of any food-borne illness, be sure that all students, teachers, and volunteers wash their hands with either hand sanitizer (or sanitizing hand wipes) or warm water and soap (drying their hands with a clean paper towel) before eating at and leaving the farm.