Are there wild blueberries on Vancouver Island?

Are there wild blueberries on Vancouver Island?

Late June oval-leaved blueberry, saskatoon berry. July-August salal berry, wild red raspberry, trailing raspberry, Western black raspberry, thimbleberry, dwarf bramble. July-September native trailing blackberry. August bog blueberry, red huckleberry, Himalayan and Allegheny blackberry.

Where can I pick berries in Vancouver?

U-Pick Berries in Metro Vancouver

  • Driedeger Farms. U-pick berries include strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and red currants.
  • Emma Lea Farms.
  • Formosa Nursery.
  • Krause Berry Farms.
  • Maan Farms.
  • Surrey Farms.
  • Westham Island Farm.

Are blueberries ready in Vancouver?

Strawberries are usually available in June. Raspberries are ripe in late June and early July. Blackberries and blueberries are ready in July and early August. Call ahead or check farm websites for up-to-date availability.

Is it illegal to pick blackberries?

Yes it is legal, provided you aren’t picking blackberries to sell or for any commercial purpose. There is a ‘Theft Act’ which may help to make this a little clearer for anyone tempted to venture onto land, which they don’t own, to pick a bucket of blackberries with a view to making a few jars of jam.

What berries grow on Vancouver Island?

Edible Berries:

  • Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis)
  • Osoberry (Oemleria cerasiformis)
  • Huckleberry (Vaccinium parvifolium)
  • Oregon Grape (Mahonia nervosa)
  • Trailing Blackberry (Rubus ursinus)
  • Wild Raspberry (Rubus leucodermis)
  • Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus)
  • Salal (Gaultheria shallon)

Where can I pick blackberries in Vancouver?

7 of the best spots to find FREE blackberries in Vancouver

  • East Van alleyways. This is the lowest hanging fruit (er, berry).
  • The Helijet terminal.
  • The North Shore.
  • Olympic Village.
  • South Delta.
  • The Fraser Valley.
  • Literally drive anywhere within 2 hours of Vancouver.
  • Pick above the waist.

Where can I pick blueberries in Vancouver?

Top 10 Best blueberry picking in Vancouver, WA

  • Majestic Farms Blueberries. 10.6 mi.
  • Valley View Blueberries. 8.6 mi.
  • Fred’s Place – Blueberries You Pick. 14.7 mi.
  • Powder Blueberry Farm. 13.0 mi.
  • Organic U-Pick Blueberries-Grandma’s. 8.5 mi.
  • Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm. 10.0 mi.
  • Sauvie Island Farms. 11.0 mi.
  • Rowell Bros. 21.6 mi.

Where can I pick strawberries in Vancouver?

Best U-Pick Berry Farms in the Vancouver-Area

  • 6179 248th Street, Langley.
  • 23823 72 Ave, Langley.
  • 4981 King George Blvd, Surrey.
  • 12689 203rd St, Maple Ridge.
  • 790 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford.
  • 2727 Westham Island Road, Delta.

Is it OK to pick wild blackberries?

Although wild grown blackberries are usually smaller than those grown commercially and sold in supermarkets, the wild variety are usually more delicious and can be picked when they are perfectly ripe and eaten when they are completely fresh.