Your Vancouver Outdoors Fall Bucket List

Stanley Park seawall in Vancouver, BC with fall colours

Stanley Park seawall with fall colours. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Nelson Mouellic

Fall in Vancouver is all about changing colours, celebrating the harvest, and squeezing in some snow-free outdoor adventures before winter arrives. Here are our picks for Vancouver outdoor activities you’ll want to add to your fall bucket list.

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Your Vancouver Outdoors Fall Bucket List

Where to Go Apple Picking Around Vancouver

Apples at Taves Family Farms

Photo: Taves Family Farms

Fall is harvest time! Celebrate by picking your own apples. Several farms near Vancouver have u-pick orchards and the UBC Apple Festival is back with a unique online shopping option. Read on to discover everything you need to know about apple picking in Vancouver this autumn.

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Where to Go Apple Picking Around Vancouver

September’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: St. Mark’s Summit

The view from St. Mark's Summit near Vancouver

Photo: Vlad D/Unsplash

Finish out the summer hiking season with a trip to one of Vancouver’s most spectacular viewpoints. The trail to St. Mark’s Summit climbs through the forest of Cypress Provincial Park to an incredible clifftop vantage point with great views of Howe Sound.

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September’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: St. Mark’s Summit

8 Dog-Friendly Hikes Around Vancouver

Dog hiking

Photo: Stephen Leonardi/Unsplash

Does your pup love to hike? There are lots of dog-friendly hikes near Vancouver where you can treat your pooch to a day on the trails. Here are a few of our favourite Vancouver hikes for dogs.

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8 Dog-Friendly Hikes Around Vancouver

Learn the History Behind the Names of Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains

North Shore Mountains from Vancouver

The North Shore Mountains from Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver. Photo: Destination BC/Jordan Manley

Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains provide a stunning backdrop for our city. You may know the names of some of the peaks, but do you know the stories behind them? Here’s a brief look into the history of the names of the local mountains.

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Learn the History Behind the Names of Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains

4 Places to Do Parkour Around Vancouver

Penzer Park in Langley

Penzer Park. Photo: City of Langley

You’ve probably seen incredible parkour videos on Youtube of people running, jumping, rolling, and vaulting through urban spaces. While parkour started on the ramps and walls of cities, today there are lots of dedicated parkour gyms and training areas to practice. Check out these four places to do parkour around Vancouver.

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4 Places to Do Parkour Around Vancouver

10 Outdoorsy Things to Do Around Vancouver This Labour Day Weekend

Vancouver's Sunset Beach

Photo: Tourism Vancouver/Nelson Mouellic

As summer winds down, Labour Day weekend is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the good weather. There are tons of adventure options to choose from. Use our list of the best outdoorsy things to do around Vancouver to make your long weekend plans.

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10 Outdoorsy Things to Do Around Vancouver This Labour Day Weekend