7 Cozy and Fun Autumn Day Trips and Activities in Vancouver

Vancouver autumn

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Autumn’s crisp weather and fiery colours make for a beautiful time of year in Vancouver. Get outside, get cozy, get your step on, get on a seaplane. Have some fun! What’s your fall fancy?

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7 Cozy and Fun Autumn Day Trips and Activities in Vancouver

A-Maize-ing Corn Mazes in Greater Vancouver for 2014

Corn maze vancouver 2014

Image courtesy of University of the Fraser Valley | Flickr.com

If you’re looking for a fun day trip close to home, it’s time to hop into the car and head out to the outskirts of town for an afternoon of getting lost and having fun.

Corn mazes are a great, Fall tradition that have been around for years — confusing and scaring children and adults alike. And no, you can’t eat your way out! These mazes are amazing works of art, and while you can’t appreciate the full design from the ground, these complex mazes can challenge your navigational skills as you make your way through kilometres of corn.

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A-Maize-ing Corn Mazes in Greater Vancouver for 2014

Harvest Time suggestions for your Fall visit to Vancouver Farmers Markets

Photo credit: Nicli Antica Pizzeria

Photo credit: Nicli Antica Pizzeria

Harvest time has arrived in Vancouver. This time of year is all about going to movies, making big pots of soup and large, shared meals with friends.

What a lot of summer-focused shoppers don’t realize, is that harvest season is still a fantastic time to frequent Vancouver’s numerous farmers’ markets. Did you know that the Trout Lake, Kitsilano, WestEnd, Kerrisdale and Mt. Pleasant farmers markets all run to mid-October this year?

The fall markets are almost as Technicolor as the summer. Bushels of beets, misshapen winter squash, glorious apple-smelling apples all jockey to catch you eye. While berries may be mostly gone (sniff, sniff), there are so many other in-season ingredients for sale at local farmers’ markets: garlic, pears, carrots, onions, hazelnuts and broccoli.

To break my soup and stew habits, I approached a chef from Nicli Antica Pizzeria and one of Vancouver Farmer’s Markets in-house foodies for their fall food recommendations. Below you’ll find some of their suggestions for your next autumnal visit to the farmers market. Continue reading:
Harvest Time suggestions for your Fall visit to Vancouver Farmers Markets

Metro Vancouver Corn Mazes

Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr

While September is heating up with record temperatures around the region, fall is just around the corner and with it comes a bounty of outdoor activities at our local farms. Corn mazes are a big attraction for both young and old as they not only provide hours of entertainment, they are usually coupled with other agricultural activities, farm-gate shopping, and delicious treats. The following is a roundup of corn mazes throughout the region that are open in September and October.

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Metro Vancouver Corn Mazes

Vancouver’s Fall Foliage Treats

Fall Foliage at English Bay beach in Vancouver's West End

Photo: John Lee

The following article was contributed by Vancouver travel writer and Lonely Planet author John Lee (@johnleewriter)

Burnished copper, pumpkin-orange, deep candy apple red: the seemingly infinite colours of autumn under cloudless blue skies make fall the fave time of year for many Vancouverites. In fact, along with spring’s cherry blossom season, this is the only time you’ll routinely see the locals reaching for their cameras. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Fall Foliage Treats