The UBC Apple Festival returns for its 26th anniversary October 14-15th.
This is one of our favourite fall Vancouver family-friendly events. The festival celebrates one of BC’s most prolific fruits and has all the cozy traditions you need to let go of summer and welcome cool weather, from apple cider to heaps of apple pie.
Around 40,000 pounds of apples will be sold to thousands of hungry attendees. Over 60 varieties of heritage, new and “tried and true” varieties are available, grown both conventionally and organically. Varieties of apple trees grafted onto dwarfing root stock are also for sale, perfect for the home garden or patio.
Activities also include learning about the diversity of apples to tasting rare and unusual varieties. Kids can engage in a number of activities in the children’s area, ranging from face painting and games to storytelling. A variety of talented entertainers keep the family amused, including family-friendly shows on the Main Stage.
Admission is $5 for adults including free entry to the garden (cash only for admission fee); children 12 and under free. A bike valet will be available at the main entrance, and there is a free shuttle bus from the UBC Campus West Parkade and Fraser River Parkade beginning at 9:30 am.
Last modified: September 18, 2017