Find local Christmas tree farms here!

Whether you want to cut your own tree, pick a live tree and have it cut for you, buy a tree already cut or buy a living tree you can plant, this page provides detailed listings of Central-East British Columbia's choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms, places to buy pre-cut (also called pre-harvested and fresh-cut) trees, stands, sleigh rides, hay rides and related winter events and fun. Some listings are for tree farms, others are tree lots, and some only offer hay rides, sleigh rides or other winter events. READ EACH LISTING to know what each facility offers. The farms are listed further down this page, so scroll down the page! Since this service is free and open to ALL Christmas tree farms, not just those who belong to an association or pay for an ad, like almost all other websites do, this is the most complete and current listing available! Help me keep this page complete and up to date, by reporting any corrections needed or suggesting farms to add!

My Christmas Tree guide has photos and descriptions of more than 2 dozen varieties of Christmas trees, along with a simple comparison chart!

And beware the copycat websites - from Mommy-bloggers to out-and-out plagiarists, they simply copy my work and rarely update; they are just out to make a quick buck. Since 2004, I've made updates and corrections every day!

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Pandemic Tips:

  • Keep in mind that state government COVID dictates may force many farms to cancel Santa visits, hayrides, etc. this year. If the name of the farm is blue with an underline; that's a link to their website. Click on it for the most current hours and information. 
  • ALWAYS call the farm or store BEFORE YOU GO - many farms and lots are selling out of trees early this year or have COVID-19 requirements - Call to confirm their supply, their hours and whether they have trees, are allowing choose-and-cut or just precut trees; and which attractions or winter activities are available. All three can change during the short Christmas season, due to weather, demand and the farmer's business conditions! Farms get sold, shut down or run out of trees, and they don't all update me every day, let alone every year. For more tips to make your trip fun and successful, click here !
    DON'T DRIVE OUT THERE IF YOU CAN'T REACH THEM (by phone, email or find current information on their website or Facebook page!
  • And please tell the farmer you visit in Central-East British Columbia that you found their farm here! I need the farmers to realize that you found them here so that they will keep their information up to date!
  • After Christmas, click here to find how how and where to easily recycle or dispose of your Christmas tree! And to recycle used, broken or old Christmas lights and electronics See this page for local options to easily recycle your Christmas holiday lights

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.

Updates for November 2020

November 2020: Most Christmas tree farms open on the Friday right after Thanksgiving (Black Friday, Nov 27, 2020) and are open up to Christmas Eve. Some are only open on weekends, or only have hayrides, Santa visits and events on weekends. A few open Saturday Nov 21st. I expect that MANY farms will sell out early this year - demand will be high since people have been locked down and not allowed to do much. At least reserve your tree early!

And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt -  (www.EasterEggHuntsAndEasterEvents.org) . It's the ONLY website that is updated every Easter for all Easter Egg hunts in the U.S.

Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map

Columbia-Shuswap

  • Jespersen Solvang Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas decorations, trees tied, saws provided, winter hay rides, winter wagon rides, bonfires, free hot coffee, free hot chocolate,
    438 35 Street Ne, Salmon Arm, BC V1E2B5. Phone: 250-832-2314. Email: Info@jespersentreefarm.ca. Open: Be sure to call before you gp; their website has not been updated since 2016; November 30th to Sunday, December 21st Monday to Friday 2 pm to 6 pm Sat - 10 am to 4:00 Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm; * hayrides on the weekend. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Located in NE Salmon Arm. Access from the frontage Road Off of Trans-Canada highway (across from Salmon Arm GM), or from 30th Street (turn onto 2 Avenue at Kings Christian School), then left on 35th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Click here for our Facebook page.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir.
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir.
    PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir.

Thompson-Nicola

  • Woodward Christmas Trees - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Santa appearances, trees baled, saws provided, winter hay rides, Christmas event or festival, Winter events, bonfires, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    5505 Westsyde Road, Kamloops, BC V2B 8N5. Phone: 250-579-8739. Fax: 250-579-8739. Email: dwoodward@privato.ca. Open: Daily, from 10 am to 4 pm, November 26 to December 23. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: For a map to our farm, click here. Open House Saturday and Sunday November 26 and November 27 Hay rides, concession and bon fire and on Saturdays and Sundays ONLY. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Woodward Christmas Trees is also home to Privato Vineyard and Winery who will also re-open for wine tastings. We will have Christmas gift ideas, mulled wine for around the fire and of course wine available for purchase as gifts or for your Christmas party.  You are welcome to come to the farm during our hours of operation to select your own fresh Christmas tree 7 days per week. Each weekend, we welcome you to our little piece of heaven. We have hay wagon rides that take you to and from the Christmas tree patch as well as a bon-fire,a food truck and of course wine tastings at Privato Vineyard and Winery as well as cider tastings and hot apple cider at Woodward Cider Co. Weekends are a great time to come especially if you have kids. During the week, its a different experience. You are welcome to drive out to the patch and then go for a walk to scour the 20 acres of trees. Bring your furry friends for a romp through the fields and enjoy the peace and quiet of the winter wonderland. We also have pre-cut trees if you prefer to quickly grab and go!
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Austrian Pine, Colorado Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, Scotch Pine, White Fir (Concolor Fir).
    (ADDED: October 17, 2016)