Experience the Fall Colors in Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Curator’s statement

Vancouver, BC is your one-stop destination for outdoor enthusiasts and luxury travelers alike. No matter what your style is, this coastal forest town has you covered. Ferry over to Vancouver Island for the day, be sure to keep and eye out for whales. Hike from treetop to tree top in the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Dine at one of the 8 Michelin-Starred restaurants. Surrounded by broadleaf maple, douglas fir, western hemlock, red alder, black cottonwood and western red cedar, you're sure to see the most spectacular fall leaves the PNW has to offer.

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Where to stay in Vancouver, BC

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The DOUGLAS, Autograph Collection

Contemporary hotel with boutique facilities, sustainable design and unwavering attention to detail.

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Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Well-rounded hotel with family, business and romantic package offerings in a luxuriously comfortable setting.

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Belmont Hotel

Discover Parisian charm and elegance at Belmont Hotel Paris, where sophisticated accommodations, attentive service and a central location near iconic landmarks create a memorable stay in the City of Lights.

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Things to do in Vancouver, BC

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Parks

Queen Elizabeth Park: View the fall foliage from the highest point in the city. An absolutely breathtaking sight in this 130-acre park.

Stanley Park: The 1,000-acre park offers miles of trails throughout its forest and Seawall Path. Also the location of Canada's largest aquarium. No wonder it's one of the top destinations in Vancouver.

University of British Columbia: Whether you're just walking the campus, or visiting their gardens, UBC will give you a dazzling autumn spectacle.

George Wainburn Park: Take in the stunning views of False Creek at this waterfront park located in the heart of downtown Vancouver.

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Tours

  • Ferry to Victoria and Vancouver Island. Butchart Gardens.

  • Whale watching.

Museums

Day Trips

Victoria B.C.-discover Butchart Gardens. Bike rentals to explore the island (solo or tour.)

Places to eat & drink in Vancouver, BC

Cafe in Canada

Forage: Farm-to-table dining with local beer and wine. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Twisted Fork: French bistro. Great Brunch spot but also serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Local beer and wine.

OEB Breakfast Co: Popular brunch spot especially on weekends. Farm Fresh. Seasonal ingredients.

Hunnybee Bruncheonette: Brunch served all day. Counter-service cafe. Coffee, fresh OJ, beer and wine.

Frying Pan food truck: Limited hours. Gourmet chicken burgers, rice bowls.

Camion Cafe-Food truck: Vietnamese Bahn Mi and coffee.

Guilt & Co: Basement bar with live music.

Bartholomew: specialty cocktails, wine and charcuterie plates.

Need to Know

October is the best time to see the fall colors in full swing.

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Katherine Hurley's guide, Quebec City For Families.

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