Best Displays of Fall Foliage in Vancouver

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As temperatures have been steadily dropping these past few weeks, it’s definitely no secret that autumn has arrived in Vancouver. Crisp afternoons are highlighted by walking through crunchy leaves while wearing a scarf and sipping on a Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Fall in Vancouver is a spectacular time to take a tour around town to explore some of the huge trees that are slowly changing colours from summer’s greens to bright reds, oranges, and yellows.

If you’re looking for some of the best displays of fall foliage in Vancouver (perhaps for an Instagram photo shoot…), check out some of these great locations for fall leaves in Vancouver:

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Stanley Park Seawall

Take a stroll around the Stanley Park Seawall on a bright afternoon or during Golden Hour (shortly after sunrise or before sunset during which daylight is redder and softer compared to when the sun is higher in the sky) to capture the beauty of the huge trees planted around the park. If you’re feeling a little adventurous, head into the centre of the park for even more greenspace.


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The Sylvia Hotel

If you plan on doing a tour of the Stanley Park Seawall to check out the fall foliage, make sure you make a pit stop at the legendary Sylvia Hotel, across from English Bay Beach. This building has been around since 1912 and has amazing creeping ivy all over, which turns a lovely shade of red during autumn.


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Queen Elizabeth Park

Another great park setting, Queen Elizabeth park has well-tended gardens that offer ample opportunities to see the colourful leaves of fall. Best of all, the view over Vancouver near the Bloedel Conservatory is absolutely amazing during this time of year. Check it out right before sunset for a unique view of Downtown with local mountains looming in the distance.


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The Main Mall on the Point Grey UBC campus is one of the most colourful places in the city during autumn. Huge trees begin to change colours and shed their leaves, while crowds of students pass by underneath. If you’re lucky, the maintenance workers will be creating huge piles of leaves that have a “I just want to jump into that” kind of feel.


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Neighbourhoods of Kitsilano

Among the perks of living in Kitsilano, residents also get to enjoy streets lined with massive Oak trees that explode with colour during the fall months. While residents may not enjoy raking up the fallen leaves every day, they can rest assured that they are living in one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods in Vancouver. Kitsilano is a great place to capture dramatic arch ways of trees on empty streets lined with parked cars. Some great roads to go down include 10th Avenue and Balsam Street (5th avenue and down).

Where’s your favourite place to view the fall foliage in Vancouver? Let us know in the comment section below!

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