Johnny Popper Farm Tours
See for yourself how your food is grown!
Taking a ride through the farm on "Johnny Popper Train" is a fun, interactive way for you to experience our working farm.
Something new to discover in every season on the farm. The tour takes you by apple trees, plum trees and peach trees as well as tomatoes, peppers, corn, pumpkins and more. A traditional tour involves one stop where one of our farmers will show you the fields and the orchards and you can see, touch, smell (and sometimes even taste!) one of our in-season crops. The focus of the tour changes as the seasons do, but all year long our Farm Tours are a chance to have some fun while you learn the story behind your food.
Fun for all ages
Our tours have been designed with families in mind. Kids love to ride in the tractor drawn "train" made of apple bins. Parents appreciate the covered, padded seating and the fact that the kids and adults alike learn something new about their food and how it's grown.
Tour Times and Ticket prices
Tours run on the weekends in May, June, September and October, and run every day during the Summer (July 2 to August 31). We also have tours running on holidays (May 22, Sept 4, Oct 9). Tours run from 10am - 4pm, and on Sundays they run from 11am - 4pm.
Ticket Prices are $6 for adults (13 yrs and older), and $4 for children (2-12 yrs) and do not need to be reserved in advance - just come on up, buy a ticket, and enjoy your tour! We do recommend that groups reserve in advance to ensure enough seating is available on the tour. See our Private Group Tours below for details.
Check back here in January for details on purchasing annual tour passes for you and your family
We have a beautiful orchard and we’d love to share it with your group!
Johnny Popper rides are a great way to see the landscape and beauty of our farm, while sharing an engaging group experience. Learn about what we grow, how we grow it and find out how the Davison Orchards’ family farm has grown into what we are today.
There is something new to discover in every season on the farm. Springtime focuses on bees and blossoms, summer is filled with fruit of all kinds and fall is the season of harvest - pumpkins and apples galore!
A traditional tour includes one stop where one of our farmers will show you the fields and the orchards and you can see, touch, smell (and sometimes even taste!) one of our in-season crops. The focus of the tour changes as the seasons do, but all year long our Farm Tours are a chance to have some fun while you learn the story behind your food and enjoy a scenic view of the City of Vernon and surrounding valleys.
On top of Farm Tours, our Market offers fresh in-season produce, a Bakery with delicious pies and treats, a Gift Shop with seasonally inspired gifts, and a selection of Jams, Preserves and Specialty Food.
You can even enjoy lunch or a snack on the patio of our Deep Dish Café. Please note, we are happy to accommodate most special dietary needs, if we receive 24 hours advance notice.
Private tours must be pre-booked and pre-paid. All prices on tours are based on pre-booking a minimum of 15 People
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|Tour Options||Food Details||Cost per person||Time at the Farm required|
|Guided Orchard Tour with a Picnic Lunch to go!||The perfect choice for groups who are pressed for time or would like the flexibility to explore the farm and choose their own place and time to eat. Each lunch includes a Gourmet Sandwich and two freshly baked cookies from our bakery, fresh-pressed Apple Juice and seasonal fruit.||
Tour and Lunch is $16.99 plus GST / person
or Lunch Only $13.99 + GST / person
|Please allow 1 hour for the tour.|
|Guided Orchard Tour & Apple Pie on the Patio||This option includes apple pie and ice cream and your choice of coffee or our pure and fresh-pressed apple juice.||
$12.99+ 15% Gratuity ($1.95) + GST / person
|Please allow a minimum of 1 ½ hours on site for the tour|
|Guided Orchard Tour with Lunch on the Patio||Each guest will get one of our gourmet sandwiches, made with turkey breast, fresh spinach, havarti cheese, and sweet onion sauce, your choice of coffee or our fresh apple juice, and a slice of our famous apple pie with ice cream.||
Tour, Lunch, Dessert $19.99 + 15% Gratuity ($3.00) and GST / person
|Please allow a minimum of 1 ½ – 2 hours.|
|Guided Group Orchard Tour||Our standard tour customized to your group without any treat or refreshment.||
$6.99 + GST / person
Please allow a minimum of 1 hour
|Group Lunch||This package is for groups of 10 or more who would like to enjoy lunch together without a tour. Seating can be inside or outside on our scenic patio.||
Full Lunch: $14.99 +15% gratuity ($2.25) + GST / person
Experience the joy of picking apples right off the tree
Come to the farm, take a Johnny Popper Ride into the Orchard, and pick a bag of apples fresh from the tree. Our farmers will take you into the rows, tell you about the different apple varieties, and show you the expert way to pick an apple.
U-Pick Apple Tours offer an experience for all ages
Bring home a bag of apples or bring the family and let your kids learn how fruit grows, where it comes from, and all about farming while being out in the orchard. U-Pick Apple Tours run every SaturdayFrom 10:00am-4:00pm and Sunday from 11am to 4pm in September. Cost is $12 per person which includes a 10lb bag of apples and the Johnny Popper Ticket. Kids can experience an Apple Tour for $6 which includes a 2lb bag of apples and the Johnny Popper Ticket.
Ways to save
You can buy a 2015 Season Tour Pass and save $4 on each U-Pick ticket you purchase.
A U-Pick experience just for toddlers
Avoid the weekend crowds and come for a U-Pick Orchard Tour, customized for the little ones.
Every Tuesday, starting in September, U-Pick Apple Tours let you and your toddler experience the Farm and pick your own bag of apples. In October, take a tour to the Pumpkin Patch and let your little one pick their very own Jack-o’-Lantern.
After your tour, kids can play in the Crazy Cow Kids Corral or enjoy a special seasonal treat from Deep Dish Café
Days and Times:
Tours run at 10am, and 11pm every Tuesday in September and October.
A personalized Tour Experience for students
Students from across the Okanagan have an opportunity to observe and experience first-hand, science in its purest form. Davison Orchards continues its commitment to educating young people about farming in the Okanagan. Our school tour program provides your students with a new appreciation for where their food comes from and how it is produced.
Tours are designed to suit your class
We can accommodate all ages and interests. From day cares to homeschool program and everything in between, we can provide an outdoor classroom for interactive and experiential learning.
September is all about apples and October means pumpkins. Pick a bag of apples or bring home a pumpkin from our patch. Tours include a walking tour and a Johnny Popper Orchard Tour.
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Tours cost $7 per child. No charge for your teacher and 2 parent helpers. Each additional teacher or parent is $3. Email email@example.com for more details or to book.
Experience the Davison Pumpkin Patch and bring home your own pumpkin
The Pumpkin Patch is ripe and ready! Take a Johnny Popper Orchard Tour to the Pumpkin Patch, find your perfect pumpkin and experience the fall fun.
Pumpkins come in an endless variety of sizes, shapes, weights, and colors; there are so many to choose from! Make a fall tradition and create lasting memories for your kids.
Pumpkin tours cost $9 per person which includes 1 pumpkin of any size and a Johnny Popper Tours. Season Tour Passes can help you save. By redeeming a Season Pass, you receive $4 off your U-Pick Pumpkin ticket.
Tour through History with Farmer Bob
Grandpa Bob has been farming the Bella Vista slopes since 1948 and has so many stories to tell of the Davison Family History and the history of Farming in the Okanagan.
Take the Johnny Popper Train up into the Orchard where Farmer Bob still works today, and let him paint a picture of the ‘good ‘ol days’. Bring questions! He loves to share his knowledge about history, farming and the many changes he’s witnessed in his lifetime on the farm.
History Tours are geared towards adults and seniors and arrangements can be made for wheelchair accessibility - just let us know in advance.
After your history tour, complete your visit with coffee and pie from the Deep Dish Café, the original farm house of Davison Orchards.
Days and Times:
Throwback Thursday History Tours are by request only and are approximately 30 minutes long. Tours cost $6 for adults and $4 for children. History Tours operate in addition to regularly scheduled Farm Tours and can also be booked at other times as a specialty group tours.