A trip to a corn maze is a great way to enjoy the fall—it can be a simple and fun outdoor expedition for the family, a challenging puzzle, or an adrenaline-pumping fright fest. Most farms are home to many other autumnal experiences like pumpkin patches, apple-picking, and tractor rides. But, don’t be fooled—corn mazes can be tough. We’ve rounded up the most awesome, challenging corn mazes across the country for you to try and find your way through this fall.
Downey’s Farm is home to a fairy-tale-like dragon and castle-themed maze, which has to be one of the most unique corn maze designs out there. Walk through eight kilometres of trails to complete one of three different scavenger hunts (each of varying difficulty). Afterwards, take in the many other classic farm activities Downey’s has to offer, like wagon rides, farm animals, and jumping pillows.
Weekend admission: $21.99
Weekday admission: $17.00
Strom’s Farm and Bakery has some of the coolest farm activities out there. They have a rope maze and a human foosball court, and on weekends, you can give Pumpkin Chuckin’ a shot—admission includes three pumpkins to launch. Their incredible five-acre corn maze can be explored at night for two weekends in October. The best part of it all? Strom’s corn maze admissions proceeds go to a different charity each year—this year they’re supporting Hospice Wellington.
Night maze dates: October 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28
Weekend Admission: $16.50
Weekday admission: $10.00
Night Maze admission: $14.50
This Ottawa farm technically isn’t home to a corn maze, but it does have five different hedge mazes. It’s also loaded with all the classic features you could hope for in a fall farm: a pumpkin patch, hayrides, and Frightfest, which has been scaring people for over 30 years and now features five different “haunts” for guests to brave. If you’re looking to take the edge off after a stressful night of scares, you can try out Saunders Farm’s homemade cider.
General admission: $30.00 ($27.00 if you book online)
Frightfest admission: $55.00 ($48.00 to $53.00 if you book online)
This 10-acre corn maze rests about 30 kilometres south of Lake Simcoe. This year’s maze is an intricately crafted monument to Canada’s international soccer teams and each admission also comes with a pickable pumpkin from their patch. If you’re feeling brave, you can stop in on a Friday evening for their “no lights” night maze.
General admission: $18.00
Night maze admission: $23.00
Snyder’s sits about 20 minutes from Kitchener and is a great option for a family retreat. Admission gives each guest access to the farm’s corn maze, as well as over 15 other fun activities like a petting zoo, a pedal cart track, and much more. Book one of the farm’s private campfires so that after exploring the farm, you can relax by a flame and roast some s’mores and hotdogs.
Horror enthusiasts might also want to keep this one on their radar—on weekend nights, Snyder’s turns into a Fear Farm with different haunted activities.
General admission: $18.99
Fear Farm admission: $49.99
Hanes is home to one of Canada’s largest corn mazes—there are over 20 acres of labyrinthian walls to explore as you search for checkpoints and solve a hidden maze puzzle. For parents with children, Hanes has a scaled-down version of their corn maze, perfect for little ones who aren’t quite ready for the 20-acre challenge. Also, be sure to put your shooting skills to the test with Hanes’ pumpkin and corn blasters, only $10 for six shots with their cannon.
Adult admission: $18.50
Children 8-12 admission: $15.50
Children 3-7 admission: $11.00
Tip: You can save $1.50 on each ticket if you book online before your visit.
If you’re looking for a challenge, the Grand Labryinthe Kamouraska is right for you. Roughly 140 kilometres away from Quebec City, this corn maze has been after the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest corn maze for years. The maze spans a magnificent 71 acres and is carved out by hand. The Grand Labryinthe is once again looking to get ahold of the world record this year, so it might be worth checking out just to see a piece of history—just make sure you carve a few hours of your day and bring some good walking shoes if you do.
Adult admission: $11.75
Child admission: $6.75
Horror enthusiasts, bookmark this corn maze. Field of Screams has four different spooky maze options, all inspired by classic horror genres. Their mazes include an ‘80s slasher-horror-inspired path, an alien adventure route, a monster mania option, and a pitch-black path—we highly suggest trying all four! Tip: If you go on October 12, 19, or 26, you can visit all four mazes for only $35.
Single maze admission: $20.00
All-maze pass: $50.00
A Maze in Corn has all the farm activity staples you could hope for from a corn maze. Visit the petting zoo, take a hayride, and climb the massive hay pyramid. There’s a pretty great lookout in the maze that lets you see the labyrinth in full. If you’re looking to get in the Halloween spirit, check out their haunted forest, which runs from Thursday to Sunday.
General admission: $15.00
Child admission: $13.00
Haunted forest: $32.00
Tip: A Maze in Corn holds the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Snow Maze, so bookmark this spot for the winter.