Happy Thanksgiving!

This time of the year is simply magic in Kelowna. The leaves are changing colour, the Farmers’ Market and fruit stands are still stocked full of freshly harvested produce, and the crispness in the air feels refreshing on our Kelowna hiking trails.

Many of us have Thanksgiving Monday off and have turned our sights away from the kitchen (that’s what leftovers are for!) and toward stretching that Thanksgiving weekend out further to enjoy it with family and friends. If you have little ones at home, here’s a wonderful fall farm activity that deserves a spot on your calendar.

McMillan Farms is a family-run farm in East Kelowna just teaming with great activities for kids. And with their impressive pumpkin patch, you can pick your own pumpkin to carve up for Halloween! Located just off Spiers Rd, this 110-acre family farm even brings out the kid in the adults who visit. Regularly scheduled hay rides take place daily, giving families a peak of some gorgeous farm scenery, farm animals, and often an array of wildlife.

One of my favourite things about McMillan Farms is their 12-foot tall, 3 acre corn maze. It is really quite astounding and extensive! For smaller kids, there is also a hay maze, allowing parents to maintain an eye on their little adventurers throughout their time in the maze.

And for families who get snacky, there’s the Waffelicious concession stand at McMillan Farms where you can get hot chocolate and various snacks to hit the spot. Admission to the farm is free, and small admission fees apply to the activities. A Family Fun Pack is available at $25 for a family of 5 to play in the corn maze, take a hay ride, and try their hand at the pumpkin sling shot, or select individual activities you’d like to do, each with a nominal admission fee. McMillan Farms is open to the public until October 31.

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About the Author

Catherine is the Media Relations Manager for Tourism Kelowna and is dedicated to building Kelowna's intrigue as a travel destination through her work with the travel media. In her role she is fortunate to find out about Kelowna's many secret gems attractions, activities, and interesting people that are a surprise for travel media, tourists, and even for residents. This column gives her the chance to share with you the many things that make Kelowna unique and unforgettable so that you can glean ideas of places to visit or take guests when they come to town.

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