Best Vancouver Bike Rides to Enjoy the Fall Colours

Biking in past fall leaves in Vancouver's Kitislano neighbourhood

Biking near Kits Beach. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Hubert Kang

Each autumn, Vancouver’s tree-lined streets explode into yellows, golds, and reds. Why not enjoy it by bike? There are plenty of great fall photo ops as you cruise along quiet bike paths. If the weather gets too chilly, stop for a pumpkin spice latte break.

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Best Vancouver Bike Rides to Enjoy the Fall Colours

Easy Bike Rides Around Vancouver

A group of cyclists on the seawall in Vancouver's Stanley Park.

Cycling on the Seawall in Stanley Park. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Coast Mountain Photography

One of the best ways to see Vancouver is from the seat of a bike. Vancouver is a very bike-friendly city with kilometers of dedicated cycling paths and lanes. As a long-time Vancouver resident and cyclist, here are some of my favourite local bike routes. You can ride beside the ocean, through the forest or explore one of Vancouver’s unique neighbourhoods.

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Easy Bike Rides Around Vancouver

Tugboats Guaranteed – Fraser River Bike Paths

Fraser River Bike Paths

Photo: R. Weiss

When you hear the words “Fraser River” are you immediately transported back in time to a High School Social Studies classroom? Do visions of voyageur canoes and the fur trade come to mind? The mighty Fraser River is one of the world’s greatest waterways, a place of industry and commerce. From cedar canoes to paddle wheelers and tugboats the river is an important part of our history. Today, the river is more vibrant than ever and there is no better way to see it than from the saddle of your bike.

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Tugboats Guaranteed – Fraser River Bike Paths

3 Cities – 1 Cycling Adventure – New Westminster to Vancouver

Cycling Commercial Drive Vancouver

Photo: R. Weiss

3 cities – 1 day of unforgettable adventure. Customize your trip today. Sound like a river cruise vacation of a lifetime? Would you believe a 24 km walking and cycling route connecting New Westminster, Burnaby and Vancouver?

The Central Valley Greenway (CVG) is more than a cycling route. It is a destination. This urban trail combines off road paths and on-street routes to lead you through scenic natural areas, light industrial land and vibrant neighbourhoods. Many cyclists commute to work along the CVG, but I prefer to take a leisurely approach to the ride and absorb the unique and varied landscapes featured along the way.

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3 Cities – 1 Cycling Adventure – New Westminster to Vancouver

Bike This! Re-Discovering the Central Valley Greenway

Central Valley Greenway Vancouver

If you’re looking for a relatively flat, easy and fun bicycle ride in Vancouver, the Central Valley Greenway is the place to go. This 29km trail can take you from the heart of Downtown Vancouver to the peaceful, suburban city of New Westminster in a couple of hours of easy cruising.

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Bike This! Re-Discovering the Central Valley Greenway