Wintercreek U-Cut Christmas Tree Farm in Metchosin in Greater Victoria has a great selection of Canadian grown Firs and Pines in all shapes and sizes, from 5 to 10 feet tall, as well as live potted trees and some fun Charlie Brown Trees.
The smell, look and feel of a real and live Christmas tree is incomparable.
Wintercreek is run by 74-year-old Marie Palfrey, a long-time Metchosin resident. Planted as seedlings seven years ago, starting with Douglas fir trees, they have taken off and are now ready for cutting. With more than a thousand of them on her lot, from firs of the Concolor (white), Douglas, Fraser, Grand and Noble varieties, to Pine trees at various stages of development, Palfrey tends to them every day.
She says despite having arthritis and finding it challenging to be out there some days, she still can’t get enough of the smell, and has no plans to stop anytime soon. “Families (enjoy cutting) them down; it is like an adventure for a child,” she said. “If you are cutting it down, taking it home, setting it up and breathing in the scent, it is beautiful.”
U-Cut your Christmas tree the old-fashioned way! Choose your favourite tree and cut it from our field. Most trees can be trimmed to fit your needs. The whole family will enjoy the outing to select and cut your own tree. It is recommended that you wear boots on the farm.
Holly & Cedar Wreaths & Swags available. Candy Canes and Oranges for the children.
Email us at wintercreekfarm @telus.net or call 250-478-5470 for an appointment. Please leave a message if there is no answer.
Hours of Operation:
November 15th to December 23rd, 2016
Daily 10am to 3pm (dusk)
Wintercreek U-Cut Christmas Tree Farm
4629 William Head Road
Take Sooke Road, turn left onto Metchosin Road, and travel 8.3 km. Continue straight onto William Head Road.
Featured Image: Arnold Lim, News Gazette Staff