Autumn is here and that means foliage, cool air, warm drinks, and endless outdoor activities. If you’re looking to make the most out of this festive season, a trip to Vancouver is the ultimate choice. From a vibrant nightlife and culinary scene to epic North American foliage, this Canadian city will win over your heart and make fall your favorite season.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your scarf and get ready to explore Vancouver.
At the Westin Bayshore you’ll be able to look out your window and admire the foliage and the famed Vancouver coastline. You’ll feel like you’re in nature but the city is right outside your doorstep. If you are looking to breathe some fresh air, though, ask the concierge about the hotels mapped running routes. They’ll take you through the city’s most scenic areas this time of year.
There’s no better way to explore a city than through its food, right? So, wander through Vancouver’s tastiest neighborhoods with the folks of Vancouver Foodie Tours. It’s going to be tough choosing between tours like “Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour” and the “World’s Best Food Truck Tour,” but we think you’ll figure it out. While the tours run all year, taking a walking food tour in the fall is probably the last time until spring where it’ll be totally enjoyable.
The hockey season kicks off in September, so the fall is a great time to buy tickets and head to a match. The local team in Vancouver is the Canucks over at Rogers Arena. Be sure to get there early so you have time to grab a beer and sit with the die-hard locals who are watching the team warm up. You can also check out the Giants, they’re less popular and the games are cheaper.
You don’t have to head far out to experience a taste of wildlife in Vancouver. Head to any of the city’s many parks for a cool autumn stroll with a hot cup of coffee. We suggest the VanDusen Botanical Garden which has some of the best foliage in the city. Wander the park and admire the bright red Japanese maples alongside golden yellows.
The fall is festival season in Vancouver. So to do like the locals do, head to the film festival for a taste of culture and a whole lot of fun. We suggest hitting up the main attraction, the Vancouver International Film Festival to see some of the world’s best films released this year. Enjoy a movie then head out for a drink or attend one of the many parties being put on. It’s sure to be a great time.