Every year the Edmonton Corn Maze has a new design with a specific theme. The theme often raises money for local non-profit organizations like the Edmonton Food Bank, and this year the Stollery Children’s Hospital. This year the maze is complex and can take from 30 minutes to one hour to walk through. It is a tribute to Dr. Patchup, the teddy bear mascot designed for the children’s hospital.
Designing The Edmonton Corn Maze
In the spring, the soil is tilled and fertilized, and corn seeds are planted. They grow the corn in rows and grids. The staff waters and cares for the corn, and when it becomes 6 inches or more, the staff cut it and shapes it to the maze design. Paths are marked with spray paint, and flags are used for measuring. They remove corn from the walking paths but leave the rest. Corn grows and is harvested in the fall for cattle feed.
The maze is 15 acres of corn and paths. There are 10 posts situated in the maze that help visitors find their way through it. It suited all ages. Visitors can picnic in the maze there is a limited number of picnic tables Fire pits are available to be reserved, and pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash. On the farm, they have sunflowers growing in mid-August to mid-September and pumpkins from mid-September to mid-October.
Edmonton Corn Maze Hours in Spruce Grove
The Edmonton Corn Maze opens the last week in July on the 23rd. It runs until September 20 from Monday thru Saturday from 10 am – 8 pm and Sunday 1- 5 pm The fall hours are September 22 – October 25 from Tuesday – Thursday 10 am – 8 pm, Friday – Saturday 10 am – 9 pm, and Sunday 1 -5 pm. Social distancing is practiced, and handwashing stations are available. It is located at 26171 Garden Valley Road in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada.