Canola Fields


Last updated 18/8/22

Canola is now in flower all over the Avon Valley!  Large flowering areas can be observed between The Lakes to York and York to Northam.

Canola generally flowers mid-August into September dependent on seasonal rainfall, varying flowering times and durations each season.

Canola is Australia’s major oilseed crop and Western Australia's third largest crop behind wheat and barley. Canola is used as a food-grade oil, as stock feed and for biofuel production.

Canola for Tourism locations are the specifically planted for visitors to walk through Canola and take photos. Outside Canola for Tourism locations, it is illegal to enter private Canola properties. Their are many risks including snakes, chemical spraying and the biohazard risks you post to the crop.


  • Stay out of crops
  • Park vehicles safely
  • Respect private properties

Canola Safety Signs For Farmers are available from the York Visitor Centre.

Contact the York Visitor Centre prior to your visit to avoid disappointment.

Canola in York Brochure