THE HISTORY OF MAPLEWOOD FARM
In the early 1900′s Mr. Akiyo Kogo first discovered this idyllic little spot nestled at the foot of Mount Seymour on the banks of the Seymour River. He could not have known then that this land would be the last remaining farm on Vancouver’s North Shore.
During the twenties, the farm developed into a thriving dairy, delivering fresh milk and cream to customers from Deep Cove to Lonsdale for almost three decades.
By 1970, agriculture had all but disappeared from North Vancouver but luckily the farm land came under the protection of the District Parks Department, being preserved for future generations to enjoy a truly rural experience in our ever expanding urban area.
Officially opened to the public in 1975, and now home to over 200 domestic animals and birds, Maplewood Farm strives to provide a unique experience, incorporating enjoyment, education and a recollection of the rural heritage of this pastoral 5 acre setting.
REGULAR FUN STUFF
• Feed the Chickens and Ducks – birdseed is available for sale on the farm for $3.00 a bag.
• Feed the bunnies – bring your own fresh fruits and veggies.
• Catch the feeding of the pigs and Belgian Draft horses at 11:30
• Hand milking demonstration daily at 1:15 currently featuring Lulu the Jersey Cow
• Watch the “running of the goats” around 3:30 pm each day when they go from their paddock back into the barn for din-dins.
• Book a custom pony ride!!
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MAPLEWOOD FARM
• Hours always 10:00am to 4:00pm
• Open April through October DAILY
• Open November through March, closed Mondays only
• Open all Statutory Holidays except Christmas Day
• Adult (17 years to 55 years) $7.00
• Child (19 months to 16 years) $4.00
• Babies (18 months & under) FREE
• Senior (55 years & up) $4.00
• Annual Family Membership, new $115.00
• Annual Family Membership, renewal $97.75
North Vancouver, BC V7H 1S6
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