Frequently Asked Questions Answered Below
Where are you located?
Easy-peasy. It’s just an easy drive along Hwy 1. Our fields are located right off the highway, in Chilliwack BC. Take exit 109 (Yale Road West exit) and proceed to 41310 Yale Road. See our Getting Here page for detailed directions.
There’s also an alternate access via Exit 116 and return via Yale Rd West. For driveway access onto the fields, take Royalwood Ave.
How much does it cost?
Less than a boring movie and dinner, more than a dollar store. No, really. We want to be inclusive of all, so we keep our prices reasonable in comparison to other fests. We also offer discounts for buying tickets on-line. Click Here for our Prices.
What is the cost of parking?
A smile…Because parking is Free! Whether you’re in a tour bus, truck, car, bike, moped or motorcycle. Whatever you take to come down here, we have plenty of free parking for all, available all week long!
What are your hours of operation?
We’re open 7 days a week during bloom season.
Sat/Sun and Holidays 9-6
How far are the fields from Parking?
You don’t have to be a marathon runner. We try to make it easy on all our guests by providing parking right next to our fields. The farthest you’ll walk is 300 meters and only on busy days.
Is there Handicap Parking?
Tulips are treats that everyone should be able to enjoy! So, we provide handicap parking on a gravel area right next to our fields. The area is marked with the Handicap Decal. Spaces are limited, so if you require an area to unload wheelchairs and walkers, we urge you to come early, especially on weekends.
What About Field Accessibility?
The great news is, on a dry day, it should be possible to manage on our bark paths along the front of our fields; but it will be more difficult to navigate the entire field. It’s best to keep your visit to non-rainy days (yes, we have them), if using a wheelchair, walker or if you have difficulty walking. We also have a covered viewing area for those who are less mobile; there you can sit and enjoy a coffee and fresh Stoopwaffle, while enjoying a beautiful view of our tulips.
Can we purchase bulbs at your fields?
Yes, of course. We’re big into bulbs! We’ll be pre-selling Canadian- grown tulip bulbs and specialty double daffodil bulbs (direct from our fields), as well as hyacinth bulbs from Holland. Order forms will be available on-site, at the fields, or you can print one off online. Bulbs will be ready for shipping in early September and ready for planting in your gardens by late September, once the soil has cooled enough.
What type of flowers can you see in the fields?
Tulips for sure… otherwise it wouldn’t be much of a Tulip Fest. We feature 20 acres of tulips, with over 30 different varieties. That’s a lot of colour! We also have 2.5 acres of specialty double daffodils, in 17 varieties, and 1.5 acres of hyacinths, in 10 varieties. It’s Spring come to life, in an explosion of eye-catching shades!
How long has Tulips of the Valley been in operation?
Hmmm, you’re asking our age. A lady never tells – except us- we love to highlight how long we’ve been doing this. We are the oldest and largest Tulip Festival in Western Canada and 2018 will be our 12th year! We started our festival back in 2006, in Agassiz BC, and held it there for 10 years. This will be our 2nd year running our festival at our new location in Chilliwack.
Can I buy food on site?
We wouldn’t want you to have to drive somewhere to grab a bite to eat. We want you to feel free to spend as much time at the fields as you wish. So yes, on weekdays, we will have 1-2 food trucks on-site, and 3-5 food trucks on weekends and holidays. Plus, we have our very own Dutch Stroop Waffle Stand, which is available all days, with hot drinks and yummy Dutch waffles! This year we will also be selling Dutch Poffertje’s (mini pancakes) on weekends. Tulips and tasty treats, what a combo!
Can we bring our own food?
Want a picnic in the tulips? No problem. That’s one of our favorite Spring activities! We do reserve our tables and chairs for those purchasing their food from our participating food trucks. But, you’re more than welcome to bring your own food and sit on a bench, or on our grass lawn (we suggest you bring a blanket).
Will there be places to sit and get out of the weather?
If it should rain, and in BC that’s always a possibility, we’ve got you covered – literally. There’s no need to skip the fields. We will have a couple of covered areas in case of rain, or too much sun. We’ll also have several benches set up around the fields, so you can take a rest when needed, or for photo opportunities, if the mood should strike.
Do you have bathrooms?
Well, we don’t want you tinkling in the tulips, so we have ample, regularly serviced, portable toilets on-site, with some handicap stalls and several hand-wash stations.
Are we allowed to bring our dog?
We love dogs! We’re big pet people. And we always set up a doggie drink station near the bathrooms. We only ask that you keep your four-legged friend on a leash and please pick up after them, as we don’t want to make a mess for others to step in.
We want to keep the air clean for all our visitors, so please, no smoking at the fields or in our parking lots. We also ask that you refrain from vaping, as some people have sensitivities to the propellants in these products.
What methods of payment do you accept?
At one point in history, you could pay your way in tulip bulbs (no kidding, it’s true!). It’s cash and credit cards for us, both at our entrance and store. To save some money why not pre-purchase your tickets online for a reduced rate? See our tickets page.
Do you provide refunds?
Sorry, tickets are non-refundable.