Welcome to Southlands Heritage Farm!
Vancouver. A big city with lots of trees and green space. But most kids spend the majority of their waking hours inside four walls and/or looking at nature on screens. Most adults will never set foot on a real farm or touch a farm animal, and that’s true of 50% of the world’s population now. Horses, livestock and using a pitchfork are seen in cartoons but rarely experienced. With this lack of understanding of farming and connection to animals, how can we expect people to make sustainable food choices? Or to care for Fraser Valley’s land, its soil, biodiversity, river and farms?
This is where Southlands Heritage Farm comes in. We are taking a stand. We are standing up for fertile soil that should never be built on, and for food systems that work together with local ecosystems and biodiversity. We are inspiring children and their parents to care for the planet, the land and the animals. We are encouraging them to strive for real, tasty and healthy food. We are direct and honest in our teaching and trigger mature discussions about the reality of keeping horses, farming and food issues. Our programs and teaching methods are creative, experiential, fun, and holistic.
Horses. They are peaceful and grounded. Developing connection and relationship with horses teaches us respect, humility and self-confidence. At Southlands Heritage Farm, we cultivate a holistic approach to the horse world with the overall goal of joy and empowerment.
Pumpkin Patch! Open September 29 to October 31.
Farm Market every Saturday Noon to 4 pm. Until end of October.
Honey, jams, eggs, fresh fruit & veggies!
Farm & Riding Camps Register for 2019 Spring Break and Summer camps starting in January..
Tik Maynard's New Book! More info on the Horse Inspiration page.
NEW! Parent and Tot Pony Programme....Starts again in September Please email us with your availability for mornings Monday to Friday so we can set up times.
NEW! Equine Facilitated Wellness
Our gates are open from 9-ish to 5-ish. Entrance is by donation.
Please read the Visitor's Code of Awesome before coming.
Please leave your single use coffee cups at home!
We invite you to come by bike or public transit. We are located on the Balaclava bike route, 2 blocks from the 49 bus stop.
6767 Balaclava Street
If you have any of the below items
we would LOVE the donation.
Please, nothing made of plastic though.
Drop them off in the office!