Switch to mobile website Switch to full website
Share Close
604 261 1295
Open
Weekdays from 9:00am to 6:00pm at Southlands Heritage Farm starting Oct 21, 2019
Open
Weekends from 10:00am to 5:00pm at Southlands Heritage Farm starting Oct 19, 2019
Closed Dec 25, 2019 – Dec 26, 2019
Merry Christmas!
Closed Jan 1, 2020
Happy New Year!
Post here for events that affect the whole property
List
Day
Week
Month

Preschool Programs

20 min Little Riders Private Riding Lesson From CAD$45 per visit with 8 Lesson Package: 20min Little Riders (5% discount/lesson) pass

Book a 1-time ride, or a weekly regular lesson. Spots available most days, by appointment only.

Pre-School Pony Pals CAD$550Purchase required to enroll

Tuesday morning camp-type program. Drop off your preschooler and have some kid-free time, or stay & watch if you prefer! Guided by two of our best instructors, your child will learn to ride, groom, play with, and care for ponies. This program culminates with your child heading off on a half-day field trip to Southlands Riding Club to compete in their seasonal Playday. Maximum 5 children.

Horsemanship Lessons

Sunday Horse-Play CAD$20 per classA credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Informal Sunday evening sip & snack. Our horsemanship Instructor Jo Carr will talk you through all things Parelli & horsemanship. Observe horsemanship training in the ring, and try it yourself if you want. Or just sit and watch. We will provide snacks and drinks. Many of our instructors and volunteers attend weekly. Open to all levels and ages. No experience necessary.

60 min Horsemanship (Handling & Groundwork) Semi-Private Lesson CAD$55 per appointmentNo purchase required to enroll

School Programs

Monday Kids on the Farm Purchase required to enroll

$270 + GST
An opportunity for home schoolers, DL groups, or other interested people to develop a deeper connection to the life cycles of the farm. Our 5-week program will end with an interactive showcase of our learning for parents and friends alike! Ages 5-12

Sunday Kids Farm Club Purchase required to enroll

$249 + GST
An opportunity for children ages 5-12 to develop a deeper connection to the life cycles of the farm. Our 5-week program will end with an interactive showcase of our learning for parents and friends alike!


Spring Break & Summer Camps

Spring Break Pony Camp (for 6-12 year olds) CAD$410Purchase required to enroll

Why Pony Camps? (Because it's so much fun!)

  • Horses are incredible creatures with so much to teach us.
  • They live in the present and can help us stay grounded.
  • They accept without judgment and can help us be authentic.
  • They communicate with their bodies and can teach us about boundaries.
  • They work together and can teach us about relationship.
  • They are sensitive and can teach us about empathy.
  • Finally they are FUN and can teach us how AMAZING life can be!
Our camps are geared towards never-been-on-a-horse riders or beginner riders. Older children, or those who can already canter independently, might prefer our private lessons -- or try our YOUNG FARMER CAMPS.
Many children spend the whole day on the farm... riding half the day and farming half the day. Lunch time supervision is available.

Spring Break Pony Camp (for 3-5 year olds) CAD$350Purchase required to enroll

Preschool pony camp runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All campers will experience hands-on learning of how to feed and care for "their" pony (stable management), as well as the basics of horseback riding. On the last day of camp parents are invited to join in the fun.

Spring Break Farm Camp (for 6-12 year olds) CAD$275Purchase required to enroll

Why Southlands Farm Camps? ​(because it's so much fun!)
  • ​What is your earliest memory of being on a farm?
  • What did it teach you about life that you can still remember today?
For many people living in cities, farm camps were their only experiences on farms as children and teenagers. These adventures are fundamental to understanding our food systems, appreciating healthy farming, and developing wonder and care for the natural world. At Southlands Farm, we take a stand to inspire mind-full behaviour and sustain-able stewardship. This isn't your typical day camp. It is a real, rustic farm experience where kids learn life and survival skills. Our Farm Educators are highly skilled, knowledgeable, engaging, and passionate.

Camp Lunch-time Supervision (for 6-12 year olds) CAD$40Purchase required to enroll

Supervision from 12:00-1:00 pm for Campers

Register for lunch supervision if:
  • your child is enrolled in both morning and afternoon camps
  • you would like to drop off your child early for afternoon camp (12 noon)
  • you would like to pick up your child late for morning camp (1:00 pm)

  • Note this is for supervision only, and does not include food -- please send your child with a packed lunch.

    Summer Farm Camp (for 6-12 year olds) CAD$299Purchase required to enroll

    This isn't your typical day camp. It is a real, rustic farm experience where kids learn life and survival skills. Our Farm Educators are highly skilled, knowledgeable, engaging, and passionate.

    Riding Lessons

    Introductory Riding Lesson (60 minutes) Ages 6+ CAD$110 per appointment

    An introductory riding lesson includes 20 minutes of instruction on how to groom and tack up your horse, a 30-minute private riding lesson, and 10 minutes of learning how to un-tack and put away your horse after your ride.

    Because the focus is on learning, this is for older children and adults.

    30 minute Private Riding Lesson From CAD$69 per visit with 8 Lesson Package: 30min Privates (5% discount/lesson) pass

    Learn to ride or improve your riding skills. We teach riding using a fun, safe, holistic approach and can tailor lessons to your specific riding goals.

    45 minute Private Riding Lesson From CAD$91 per visit with 8 Lesson Package: 45 min Lessons (5% discount/lesson) pass

    Stable Management (Grooming & Tacking Up) Private Lesson 30 min From CAD$37 per visit with 4 Lesson Package: 30 min Stable Management (5% discount/lesson) pass

    A whole lesson dedicated to learning how to properly groom and tack up / untack your horse.

    Recommended for beginners, for parents who wish to help their children tack up before the lesson, or for those wanting to improve their stable management skills to become helpers.

    Pony Rides CAD$15 per classPurchase required to enroll

    Roughly 5-minute trail ride through our orchard, led one-on-one by our instructor. Perfect for children 2 to 7.

    Farm Field Trips

    Pumpkin Patch Farm Experience!! CAD$170 per appointment

    An interactive and enthusiastic exploration of the farm for preschool and elementary classes! Chickens, goats, horses, orchard... there is so much to see and do at the farm. At the end students can pick their pumpkin from the Apple Orchard.


    Classic Farm Field Trips - A hands on u-pick experience for classes K to 7 - 1h30

    • - Fun and engaging introduction to the farm, its gardens, animals and farmers.

    • - Stimulating the 5 senses - experimental learning is the core of our pedagogy for all ages!

    • - Adapting to the age range and request, the farm educator can relate to “the bigger picture” in terms of farming technics, agro- ecosystems, food systems and/or local & global ecosystems.




    Focus Farm Field Trip - A hands on u-pick experience for classes K to 12 - 2h

    • - Fun and engaging introduction to the farm, its gardens, animals and farmers. Adapting to the age range and request, the farm educator will relate to “the bigger picture” in terms of farming technics, agro-ecosystems and/or food systems. (1h)

    • - Focus on a specific topic: Compost and Soil Sciences, Bee Keeping and Pollinators, Animals Husbandry, Agriculture and Climate Change or Baking. (1h)

    • - Includes hands-on component.

    In Depth Farm Field Trip - A hands on u-pick experience for classes Gr. 8 to 12 - 3h No purchase required to enroll

    • - Fun and engaging introduction to the farm, its gardens, animals and farmers. Adapting to the age range and request, the farm educator will relate to “the bigger picture” in terms of farming technics, agro-ecosystems and/or food systems. (1h)

    • - Focus on a specific topic: Compost and Soil Sciences, Bee Keeping and Pollinators, Animals Husbandry, Agriculture and Climate Change or Baking. (2h)

    • - Includes hands-on component.

    Full Day Farm Field Trip - A hands on u-pick experience for classes Gr. 4 to 12 - 5h

    • - Fun and engaging introduction to the farm, its gardens, animals and farmers. Adapting to the age range and request, the farm educator will relate to “the bigger picture” in terms of farming technics, agro-ecosystems and/or food systems. (1h)

    • - Focus on 2 specific topics: Compost and Soil Sciences, Bee Keeping and Pollinators, Animals Husbandry, Agriculture and Climate Change or Baking. (3h)

    • - Lunch around a campfire and free time (1h)

    • - Includes hands-on component.

    24h Farm Field Trip A hands on u-pick experience for classes Gr. 4 to 12 No purchase required to enroll

    • - Fun and engaging introduction to the farm, its gardens, animals and farmers. Adapting to the age range and request, the farm educator will relate to “the bigger picture” in terms of farming technics, agro-ecosystems and/or food systems. (1h30).

    • - Focus on 2 specific topics: Compost and Soil Sciences, Bee Keeping and Pollinators, Animals Husbandry, Agriculture and Climate Change, Horsemanship and Barn Management or Baking. (4h)

    • - Participation in farm projects and/or daily chores.

    • - Free time and/or time for your own activities.

    • - Night at the farm & campfire!

    • - Fraser River is nearby and a great opportunity for a nice walk!

    • - Includes hands-on component.

    Chicks in the Classroom - Set-Up Visit CAD$325 per appointment

    Hatching chicks in your classroom can be such a rewarding experience! We have seen countless students who are typically disengaged in a classroom setting suddenly feel real responsibiility and pride in their new role as a farmer. Hatching chicks is typically done in Grades k, 1, 2, 4, 6, and 7 to meet the Life Sciences learning objectives, but it goes over well in any grade, and high schoolers even benefit from the fun, seriousness, deeper thinking, teamwork, and mentorship that can be incorporated into a chicks in the classroom program. Our Farmers are also certified teachers. We are super enthusiastic and keen to make this an incredible experience for your class, and an easy experience for you.

    Chicks in the Classroom- Farm Visit! CAD$50 per appointmentNo purchase required to enroll

    A field trip and farm experience for classes doing the "Chicks in the Classroom" program. Classes will 'release' their chicks into their new spacious home on the farm!

    Birthday Parties

    Farm Party - 15 kids. 2 hours CAD$250 per appointment

    For up to 15 kids.
    2 hours on the farm.
    1 hour farm tour: a fun and engaging real farm experience lead by our competent Farm Educators. Explore the farm and meet the many animals that call Southlands Farm home. Meet the goats, collect eggs, harvest apples, taste honey straight from the bee hive - there is so much to do your group won't want to leave!
    1 hour for your cake, snacks and presents.

    Pony Party - 10 kids. 2 hours CAD$380 per appointment

    For up to 10 kids.

    2 hours on the farm.

    1 hour in pony paradise! Your child and friends will take turns learning to ride a horse, while the rest of the group will explore the farm. (We may visit the sheep, goats and chickens and groom a pony.) Leave your party planning in the hands of our Farm Educators and they will make sure to engage your group in an exciting series of farm activities.

    1 hour for your cake, snacks and presents

    Pony Party - 15 kids, 2.5 hours CAD$490 per appointment

    Spend your birthday in pony paradise! Your child and friends could spend two and half hours exploring Southlands Farm while meeting the sheep, chickens, & horses, and learning to ride! We will have a horse for kids to have a fun mini riding lesson one at a time, adapted to their horse experience, while the rest of the kids will be engaged in exploring the farm and meeting and caring for the horses and farm animals. Leave your party planning in the hands of our Farm Educators and they will make sure to engage your group in an exciting series of farm activities. The last hour of your booking is for your group to relax, play games, open presents, and eat cake in either our Cob Shelter or Hayloft spaces.