Where to Visit Sunflower Fields Near Ottawa
It is sunflower season in the province of Ontario! Every year from late July to mid-August you can find sunflowers blooming across the Capital region. The flowers bloom at slightly different dates each year, depending on weather, rainfall and location. It is best to check with the businesses directly or through location tags online to confirm if and when the flowers are in full bloom. The full sunflower season typically lasts about 3 weeks.
Find a giant field of yellow in the heart of the city. The Central Experimental Farm is the one spot within the city of Ottawa where you can find sunflower fields. This experimental agricultural land and national historic site, has many features including the Dominion Arboretum and the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, where locals can visit at their leisure. In late summer, people flock to the area to get that picture-perfect shot in front of the sunflower fields. There are multiple parking lots within the farm, as well as neighbourhood parking nearby. It will be a few minutes’ walk from parking to the field.
No flowers were planted this year. Closed for this 2021 season.
Address: Between Merivale Rd and Baseline Rd, near 960 Carling Ave, Ottawa
This family run farm East of Ottawa, grows field crops and produces both maple syrup and honey. Driving down Dunning road you will suddenly spot an expansive field of black oil sunflowers. After blooming in late summer, the sunflowers are harvested in the fall when they will be available to be purchased as bird seed. The flowers typically begin blooming the last week of July. When you drive by you’ll usually notice cars pulled to the road side for the photo opportunity.
They accept a limited number of photographers to take photoshoots in the field. If you’re interested email them directly for details. The blooms have begun this last week of July, 2021.
Address: 1430 Dunning Rd, Cumberland, ON
A running farm and animal sanctuary, West of Ottawa, Sultan Sanctuary provides a safe space for otherwise unwanted animals. Their farm features sunflower fields, which they open to the public each year, asking for donations for the sanctuary in return. They now have 15 acres of beautiful sunflowers! There are signs on site directing you around the fields to admire the flowers. You can also purchase the seeds as bird seed – feel free to bring your own reusable container to fill up.
They expect the fields to be in bloom around August 11, 2021.
Address: 8520 Flewellyn Rd, Ashton, ON
Scotch Line Farm is a family run farm in the quaint town of Perth, Ontario. They’ve been raising cattle since 1987, and grow seasonal produce including pumpkins, gourds and sunflowers. This season, the sunflower fields are bigger than ever, about four times the size since 2020. New this year, you can pick your own sunflowers to take home! There is a fee of $15 per vehicle. They also have a corn maze for the kids to enjoy.
Professional photography is by permit only. No pets allowed. The flowers are in bloom!
Address: 2579 Scotch Line, Perth, ON
Choose your adventure and enjoy fields of sunshine here at Fields of Gold. Wander through the picturesque sunflower fields, select a bouquet of freshly cut sunflowers, book a private ‘pod’ or join a private tour. Photographers can book a ‘pod’ for sessions with clients, for example. Pods start at 2 hours, with the maximum full day time of 7 hours. They have unique photo opportunities in the fields, like colourful door frames and a bright yellow bike situated amidst the flowers.
They recommend booking ahead of time, which you can do online. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for kids. The flowers are in bloom for the 2021 season.
Address: 17650 Strathmore Rd, Monkland, ON
Sunnydale Farms is further from the city of Ottawa, being located in Prince Edward County (PEC). As PEC is a popular summer destination for many Ottawa locals, you may happen to be in the region during sunflower season! In addition to beautiful sunflower fields, you can spot farm animals, buy fresh produce and enjoy farm grown popcorn, made on site. The 20 acres of sunflower fields typically begin to bloom near the end of July, then the farm opens for visitors. Wear walking shoes to wander through the fields.
Flowers are already in full bloom. Admission is $5 for adults, kids under 15 years old are free. Open 11:00am – 7:30pm.
Address: 2603 County Rd 8, Picton, ON