Best Places to See Fall Colours around Vancouver

Fall colours at Trout Lake in Vancouver

Fall colours at Trout Lake. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Nelson Mouellic

Autumn is a spectacular time in Vancouver as the weather cools down and the leaves change colour. The bold pockets of red, orange and yellow leaves stand out against the blanket of evergreen trees. Here are our picks for the best places to see fall colours around Vancouver.

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Best Places to See Fall Colours around Vancouver

Hangin’ with Friends via Transit

You’ve combed through your directory, made your short-lists and weighed the pros and cons. You’ve chosen your bubble carefully. Now, you can safely venture out on TransLink for a full day of frolicking through Metro Vancouver with your closest friends.

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Hangin’ with Friends via Transit

Mother’s Day Pack from Granville Island

Shower Mom with love this Mother’s Day with hand-selected goodies from Granville Island while supporting the hardworking merchants on Granville Island.

Granville Island is where families in Vancouver celebrate Canada Day, and spend long summer days by False Creek and in the market. Granville Island businesses are small, independent artisans, and craftsman who need your support now more than ever before. Help these businesses survive by ordering from Granville Island Foodie Delivery.

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Mother’s Day Pack from Granville Island

Vancouver’s Local Foodie Experts are Now Delivering Granville Island Public Market to You

These days, we all have to practice responsible social distancing. So, while Vancouver Foodie Tours have paused their live experience, they have introduced the Granville Island Foodie Delivery to bring the tastes, scents and magic of Vancouver’s world-famous Public Market right into your home. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Local Foodie Experts are Now Delivering Granville Island Public Market to You

Get Caffeinated at Vancouver’s 3rd Beanstock Coffee Festival

You may be sipping your first, third, or fifth coffee of the day as you’re reading this post. If so, there’s an event coming to Granville Island that will showcase the increasingly diverse and sustainable local coffee industry.

Vancouver, a city known for its vibrant coffee culture and many micro-roasters, is the ideal venue for a festival devoted to many people’s favourite caffeinated beverage.

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Get Caffeinated at Vancouver’s 3rd Beanstock Coffee Festival

Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Granville Island

The entire family will adore Granville Island! (Tourism Vancouver/Hubert Kang)

Once home to factories, plants and sawmills, Granville Island has evolved into a culinary and artisan hub. Equally appealing to locals and visitors, the neighbourhood – technically a peninsula – is situated along False Creek, right underneath the Granville Bridge. More than 300 retailers, artists, theatres, craft studios, tour companies and other businesses make their home here, anchored by the bustling Granville Island Public Market. So what are you waiting for? Let’s hop aboard a rainbow-coloured Aquabus or False Creek Ferry and zoom over to Granville Island!

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Granville Island

Celebrate the end of December darkness at the Winter Solstice Lantern Festival, Dec 21

winter solstice lantern festival 2017

Image courtesy of ItzaFineDay | Flickr.com

On these rainy, cold and dark days, it seems like the darkness will never end. We wake up in the dark and leave work or school in the dark. It’s no coincidence, the days have been growing shorter until December 21, the shortest day of the year.

If all that darkness is starting to get you down, the Winter Solstice Lantern Festival is a warm, glowing light at the end of this seemingly endless dark tunnel. This unique event, coinciding with the shortest day of the year on December 21st, celebrates the return of light and warmth as we move away from darkness and towards the brighter days of spring.

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Celebrate the end of December darkness at the Winter Solstice Lantern Festival, Dec 21