This huge corn maze near Vancouver has a special message for our crazy times

In a time that's mostly about staying apart, this popular Fraser Valley attraction reminds us we're in this 'together'

Every year, this corn maze is cut to share a special theme and message | Photo: Chilliwack Corn Maze

It's an annual tradition for many in B.C., but not surprisingly, hitting up this epic Fraser Valley corn maze this year will be a little different.

Situated on a 20-acre farm, the Chilliwack Corn Maze is known for taking on a special theme each year, and for a year when a lot of us are focusing on being apart, it's all about the concept of being 'Together.'

The theme is evident from above, as they cut the corn maze to share a message and design. 

"TOGETHER we can spread love and not hate, together we can make a difference, together there is hope, community, compassion and love," explains the Maze's website.

The Bruinsma and the Taekema families have operated the corn maze since 1999. Each year, they create a new concept for the maze that will delight guests from across the Lower Mainland.

Last year, the Chilliwack Corn Maze marked 50 years of the Vancouver Canucks as their theme.

For 2020, however, visiting the corn maze will comes with some key considerations in light of COVID-19. The Chilliwack Corn Maze has put forth their COVID safety plan, and will be requiring attendees to pre-purchase tickets to attend, and practice physical distancing while on site. The venue asks that those age 70 and above refrain from visiting this year, and that children under 12 must be accompanied by a guardian who is over 18 years old. Additionally, if you have returned from abroad within less than two weeks of your planned visit, or are feeling ill, you are asked to stay home. 

The Chilliwack Corn Maze will have hand washing and sanitizing stations throughout the venue, and non-medical face coverings are welcomed.

Chilliwack Corn Maze 2020

When: Aug. 15-Sept. 7 daily 10 a.m.-9 p.m., including Labour Day weekend; Sept. 8-Oct. 31 daily from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (including Thanksgiving)

Where: 41905 Yale Road West, Chilliwack

Tickets: Purchase tickets online in advance here

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