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Top 5 Fall Day Trips From Vancouver

Road trip, anyone? Just because Summer is officially over doesn’t mean you can’t hit the road and go on an adventure!

Bowen Island

Photo: Bowen Island Lodge
Photo: Bowen Island Lodge

Nothing beats a quick island getaway to unwind. The vibrant community is filled with local artisans selling handcrafted items, gorgeous waterfront views, and lots of areas to explore (even in the Fall). Be sure to visit the Bowen Island Pub for live music and comfort food in Snug Cove.


photo: harrisonhotspringsresort / Instagram
Photo: harrisonhotspringsresort / Instagram

Take a short road trip out to Harrison and enjoy the lakeside views, walk along the strip and most of all—relax in the hot springs. Top the day off with a delicious meal at the popular Morgan’s Bistro. If you go October 28th or 29th you can enjoy craft beer at their Oktoberfest celebration.



The benefit of visiting Whistler in the Fall is that it won’t be nearly as busy as the peak Summer and Winter months, and there are still a lot of activities to enjoy! Marvel at the scenery on the Peak2Peak gondola, pamper yourself at the luxurious Scandinave Spa, stroll around the village and dine at one of their amazing restaurants. Plus, nothing beats the beautiful drive along the Sea to Sky highway—make a pit stop in Squamish while you’re at it.

RELATED: Ultimate Guide To Visiting Whistler In The Fall


Photo: Butchart Gardens/FB
Photo: Butchart Gardens/FB

Take a ferry over to the Island and visit beautiful Victoria. The stunning city is a sight to see, especially in the Fall! Walk along Government Street, go for tea at The Empress and enjoy Fall foliage at Butchart Gardens.


Photo: Pike Place Market/FB
Photo: Pike Place Market/FB

Cross the border to go shopping in Bellingham and then take it a step further by soaking up the sights in Seattle. Walk through the iconic Bellevue Botanical Garden, get a birds-eye view of the city at the Space Needle and go shopping at the Pike Place Market.

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