home of the biggest corn maze is southern alberta
Our Corn Maze is 12 acres, that's about the size of 10 football fields. It consists of two phases, each which takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete depending how fast you go and how many wrong turns you make. If you try to find all stations hidden in the maze you can fully expect to be in the maze longer.
Looking for an even bigger challenge? Flashlight Nights take a little longer and add another exciting dimension to maze exploration. The quickest route if you absolutely made no wrong turns (which has never happened yet) will take approximately 45 minutes per phase.
Small Corn Maze - For visitors that would like a taste of the corn maze, but not the whole thing, we have a smaller maze that takes approximately 15 minutes to find the 5 hidden stations and complete the maze. This maze is great for families with smaller children.
Lifecycle of the Corn Maze - The corn typically reaches its peak height in mid to late August. In a typical growing year, the typical lifecycle of the corn is as follows:
Late-July: Corn reaches 6 feet and above
Mid-August: Corn reaches 8 feet and above
Early-September or when the first hard frost occurs: Corn begins changing from green to fall yellow, and plant height and density begins to shrink
Late-September to late-October: Corn is full yellow in color. Height of the field is dependent on weather (wind, snow, etc.)
End of season: The corn maze closes for our visitors but opens for our animals. They graze it all winter long!
OUR PUMPKIN PATCH
Looking for a Pumpkin Patch to visit in Southern Alberta this Fall? Well The Calgary Farmyard is your one stop destination. Whether you're looking for the perfect pumpkin or a-mazing fall photo ops, we have you covered! We have the largest variety of locally grown carving pumpkins, gourds, sugar pie, and ornamentals on display and for purchase.
Pumpkins are available starting the first weekend of our Autumn Pumpkin Festival. Admission is required to purchase pumpkins. We're famous for our Pumpkin Festival, and with activities that keep the kids and parents entertained, you're truly in for a day filled with Fall family fun.