From pumpkin soup and pumpkin pie, to pumpkin spice lattes and jack-o-lanters, there’s no escaping Canada’s love for this giant orange fruit (yep, pumpkins are a fruit).
If you’re anything like us, carving a jack-o-lantern is one of your favourite things to do on a cold, fall night. Now, you could go and buy your pumpkin at the grocery store but why do that when you can go and pick your own right out of the field?! So that’s exactly what we did on October 22 at North Arm Farm in Pemberton, just north of Whistler.
Pumpkin Picking at North Arm Farm
Nestled at the base of Mount Curry mountain (that you may recognize from the the Twilight saga), North Arm Farm is a 60 acre working farm that practices organic methodology. They’re open to the public daily until the end of October, and pumpkin picking is on weekends from 9am – 6pm.
We could write a book about how much we love North Arm Farm (especially in fall) but we think it’s best to let the photos do the talking.
- Taking the pumpkin patch wagon ride, $3
- The display of giant pumpkins (not an over-exaggeration they’re bigger than Talitha our office dog)
- Eating warm, fresh popcorn covered in honey from the farm’s bees
- Roasting smokies and marshmallows around the open fire
North Arm Farm From Whistler: 37km. 31 min drive time.
Directions to North Arm Farm from Whistler: Drive north on the Sea To Sky Highway (99) until you reach Pemberton. Continue on the Sea To Sky Highway (99) past the Husky gas station and the McDonalds, and through the Pemberton meadows. North Arm Farm will be on your right.
Photos of Pumpking Picking at North Arm Farm