Welcome to Southlands Heritage Farm
Summer Preschool Pony Camps are now full!
A couple of spaces left in June 24th School-age Pony Camps
Limited spaces remain in most Farm Camps
** Children must be at least 6.0 years old at start of camp to register for Farm Camps**
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.
Weekly farm gate sales begin Friday June 28 (11am to 4pm)
Produce & eggs available daily in the deck display cooler.
In season now, & ripening soon:
Rhubarb, kale, lettuce, strawberries, raspberries
Tik Maynard's New Book! In the Middle are the Horsemen...(Now in 4th printing). Available on Kindle. Soon to be translated into German! #1 on Amazon in its category!
More info on the Horse Inspiration page.
Very popular Parent and Tot Pony Programme Resumes again in September...
Available times are on Wednesday morning and afternoon.
Private & semi private classes.
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!