Things to Do in Vancouver This Fall
With the summer crowds gone and the temperature yet to drop to its winter low, fall is a fantastic time to visit Vancouver. Get in the Halloween spirit with spooky nighttime tours or take advantage of the mild weather with fresh-air adventures outside the city. Here’s how to make the most out of a fall trip to Vancouver, Canada.
- Bike or ride in a horse and carriage around scenic Stanley Park, the city’s oldest park that today boasts about a half million trees within its 1,000 acres (400 hectares).
- Admire the fall foliage at VanDusen Botanical Gardens, located in Vancouver’s Shaughnessey neighborhood.
- Visit Grouse Mountain Wildlife Refuge to catch a last glimpse of the grizzly bears before they hibernate for the winter.
- Mark the spooky season with a ghost tour around Vancouver’s haunted locales.
- Take a day trip to Vancouver Island to see the colorful maple trees at The Butchart Gardens.
- Shelter from fall showers at the Vancouver Aquarium, where you can see sharks, penguins, and dolphins.
- Taste local beers and learn about the brewing process during a craft beer tour to Vancouver breweries and brewpubs.
- See pumpkins, scarecrows, and other seasonal decorations at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.
- Shop for seasonal fare, from cranberries to gourds to pumpkins, at Granville Island Public Market.