When it comes to Christmas trees, you just can’t beat the real thing.
Sure, they’re a lot more work and can become a fire hazard if left to dry out, but for many families here in ‘the Valley,’ the hunt for the perfect tree is an annual tradition.
If you’re looking for a jolly good festive time with the family, bundle up, load the car and prepare to channel your inner Paul Bunyan – ‘cause this year you’re going to a tree farm!
In no particular order, here are the top 12 Christmas Tree Farms in the Fraser Valley.
Where: 21858 Maxwell Crescent, Langley
The Oh Christmas Tree Farm has been a holiday tradition for Fraser Valley Families since 2004. This reliable Christmas tree resource also offers free hot chocolate by the fire and candy canes to take with you — it even provides you with a saw and twine. Can’t be trusted with a saw? No problem! They also offer pre-cut and live-dug options available as well.
Where: 24488 52 Ave., Langley
Another great you-cut option in Langley, this family-run farm offers a festive atmosphere and free candy canes for all, as well as a cozy bonfire. On the weekends, they also operate a small concession stand, selling hot apple cider, hot chocolate and hot dogs.
Where: 23083 132 Ave., Maple Ridge
If you’re looking for a tree farm that provides the complete holiday experience, this one is worth the trek out to Maple Ridge. While this farm is open daily, it is recommended that you visit on the weekend as that is when the holiday festivities commence! After finding that perfect tree, your family can stick around for the many yuletide activities provided, which includes a petting zoo, crafts and a tour of the property on the Alouette Express. Santa Claus has also been known to visit the property on the weekends.
Where: 4870 236 St., Langley
Run by three generations of the Koole Family, this tree farm specializes in Noble Firs — a breed of tree known for its longevity and strong branches. Wagon rides and hot chocolate by the fire are provided on the weekends.
Where: 5585 238 St., Langley
Where: 8659 252 St. Fort Langley
Located on a beautiful 18-acre lot in Fort Langley, this farm is a popular choice for Fraser Valley Families. After the tree hunt, get caught up in the Christmas spirit with Christmas Carols and free candy canes.
Where: 4726-248 Street, Aldergrove
Your family will enjoy searching for the perfect Christmas tree on this 34-acre farm in Aldergrove. The farm boasts thousands of beautiful trees, for you to choose from, including: Serbian Spruce, Black Spruce, Norway Spruce and Colorado Blue Spruce. For the not so adventurous, there are a great assortment of trees cut fresh from the farm daily. At Churchland Christmas Tree farm, no tree leaves our farm without a candy cane. Complimentary hot chocolate or apple cider is also provided.
Where: 38725 Old Yale Road, Abbotsford
This great Christmas tree farm out in the country prides itself on helping people enjoy Christmas with an all natural, locally grown tree. There are a field full of great trees to choose from.
Come out and enjoy the Woodsong welcome & hospitality. The goal of this picture-perfect family-run tree farm in Chilliwack is to make your visit an enjoyable way to buy a real Christmas tree. After you’ve selected your favourite tree, enjoy a complimentary antique tractor hayrides, a crackling bonfire, and tasty hot chocolate & cider.
Where: 47036 Prairie Central Rd., Chilliwack
Pack up the whole family and drive out to the Pine Tree Meadows Farms for a morning or afternoon of Christmas spirit. This Chilliwack tree farm has all the right ingredients – the smell of evergreens, 14 acres in the country, hot chocolate, Christmas music and sounds of children’s’ laughter. Free hot chocolate and candy canes await your arrival!
11. Aldor Acres
Where: 24990 – 84th. Ave., Langley
Start a new “Treedition” with your family this year at Aldor Acres farm. Wander out to the five-acre tree field to cut your own Christmas Tree or choose from a selection of fresh cut trees around the yard. After you’ve found that special tree, warm up around the campfire with a hot chocolate and roast a marshmallow. Then head into the barn to visit with the animals and play in the hay tunnel.
Where: 5871 248th St., Langley
Established in 1968 by Jake and Helen Giesbrecht, the farm has grown into one of the largest Christmas tree producers in the Fraser Valley, supplying fresh cut trees to the wholesale market as well as a farm retail lot. This family run farm is a full time operation which also employs over 20 people on a seasonal basis.
And there you have it Valleyites–12 popular destinations to find the perfect Christmas tree with your clan. Before your know it, the festive aroma of pine will fill your home and your floor will be sprinkled in pine needles. Just remember to water regularly to keep your tree fresh and alive for the big day. Happy hunting!
Note: Please make sure to double-check addresses/times before heading out.