Autumn in the City – Get Your Hygge on in Vancouver

Photo Credit: Jana Josue

Now that it’s officially cozy season, it’s time to think about getting your hygge on in Vancouver! We covered summer hygge Vancouver activities here, but autumn gives that added crispness where you want to get cozy.

Hygge is the Danish concept of living well and being cozy, and is pronounced ‘hue-guh’. And while we aren’t in Denmark, we hav some hygge for you! So bundle up in your comfy and warm clothes to get your hygge on in Vancouver!

Have a Cuppa

Whether it’s tea, an Americano, hot chocolate or the season’s ever-popular pumpkin spice latte, the best way to start a morning of exploring the city is with a go-cup of something warm. And maybe a croissant. Some local to Vancouver tea and coffee shops are:

*Only teas

Photo Credit: Jana Josue

Raise a Glass

Vancouver is a mecca for craft beer lovers, and we also have some excellent wine bars (like TWB The Wine Bar at Provence Restaurant, and UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar) Another favourite of mine that has both their own wine and craft beer on tap is The Settlement Building in Railtown. It is home to Belgard Kitchen, as well as the Vancouver Urban Winery and Postmark Brewing.

Click here to learn more about our tasting rooms so you can raise a hygge toast with your friends!

Photo Credit: Yasmine Hardcastle

Break Bread

Vancouver is known for being a foodie haven, and sitting down to break bread with family and friends is the ultimate way to live well. Some cozy options include any of our pubs in the city (some have fireplaces!), and especially the restaurants that serve fondue – Le Crocodile for a treat, and Burgoo for something a bit more economical.

Not only does Vancity have some of the best restaurants in the world, but it also has some of the best food tours – and if you’re like me, you may like the variety a tour provides (mostly because I can never make up my mind). A great option is Gastronomic Gastown – recently named a Canadian Signature Experience by Destination Canada.

Photo Credit: Vancouver Foodie Tours

Go for a Walk

Grab your pumpkin spice latte and take a wander along the Seawall or in one of our beautiful parks. With the leaves showing off their fiery palette, walking around Vancouver is, in my opinion, truly the best way to see the beauty of the season. Check out the best city strolls here, and if you’d like to be guided around or learn about th ehistory or th ebest photos spots in the city, we have some great walking tours for you.

Autumn at Canada Place | Photo Credit: Yasmine Hardcastle

Get Cozy on a Patio for Happy Hour

No, patio season is no longer upon us, but that’s what heaters are for. The best year-round patios boast cozy seating and warm blankets for the chillier evenings. With its cozy-chic ambience, Reflections: The Garden Terrace at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia (opening back up for the season soon!) is a particular favourite amongst Vancouverites with its cocktail menu and great locale, and Lift Bar Grill View has an excellent Coal Harbour and North Shore mountain view.

Photo Credit: Lift

Watch the Sunset

I may be biased but no one can argue with me that a Vancouver sunset is a thing of beauty. They just get better and better as they happen! Sunset is a great time to snuggle up on a date or show your kids the wonder of watching Mother Nature’s show (that isn’t on a screen!) English Bay and Kitsilano are excellent places to watch the sunset from a beach setting, and anywhere along False Creek – particularly while on a ferry – is quite scenic.

Photo Credit: Yasmine Hardcastle

Make sure to share your autumn hygge activities in the city by tagging us @inside_vancouver and #VeryVancouver on Instagram!

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