Hands On Farm

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Talk With the Animals...

Hands on Farm | Barnyard Fundraiser | Farm Club

The Hands on Farm will be opening for another season starting on Monday June 10th. Join our Farmers and Animals for another exciting and educational summer! There are a few familiar faces as well as a number of new and interesting animals arriving to take up residence for the summer. Keep an eye on our Facebook page regarding cameo animal appearances...maybe a baby Bison will make an appearance!


Farm Hours:

Everyday (rain or shine) 10:00-4:00pm


Daily Admission Rates:

$1/children 5 and under
$2/children and adults
$5/family


Barn Yard Family Summer Pass:

$30/family for the entire summer!

*Occasionally some animals don't get along with other animals in the farm. Although we always hope to have the animals as advertised it is possible that they may not be out and available to be seen or played with. Please call the Hands on Farm at 250-207-FARM (3276) if you want to know what animals are guests with us. All animals are on loan for the summer and returned to their owners at the end of the summer. Thank you to all the local farmers that make this attraction possible!

Contact the Farm:

  • Phone, starting June 1: 250-207-FARM (3276) - NEW Number!
  • Follow the Farm to keep up to date with the animals and cameo appearances!


Annual Summer Barn Yard Fundraisers

Join us at the Hands on Farm for a farm-tastic good time to raise money for the farm and its animals. Each year we raise money to go towards the care and well-being of the animals as well as give our guests the opportunity to to learn more about our furry farm yard friends. Enjoy Barn Yard Bingo, hot dogs by donation and plenty of FUN!

Saturday June 22 & July 27 (12:00-4:00pm)

Regular Admission Applies.

Are you or your local business interested in sponsoring an animal at the Hands on Farm? Contact Finn our Farm Supervisor and learn more about sponsoring a large or small animal and how we can show case your business. All funds go to supporting the health and wellness of the animals over the summer.

This Years Sponsors Include:

  • Courtenay Family Chiropractic
  • Top Shelf Feeds Inc.
  • Duncan and Company

Join the list of local businesses!

Farm Club and Farm Camp Programs

Do your kids have a interest in playing with and caring for animals? Are you looking for something different for a summer camp opportunity? Register for our special camps for preschoolers and children who want to learn about the farm, caring for animals and assisting the public while at the farm. Click for more information Call 250-207-FARM (3276), visit the Community Centre or click to register your child!