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There’s no denying the beauty of fall, especially in Vancouver. During the autumn months, the leaves start to fall and the trees turn vibrant hues of red and orange. Take advantage of this fleeting time of year by spending as much time outdoors as possible. Below, we’ve come up with a list of our favourite outdoor activities to do in the fall. From visiting North Vancouver's own Maplewood Farm to going leaf peeping in Stanley Park, check out the three best fall activities in Vancouver.
Maplewood Farm is a must-visit in the fall, whether you’re travelling with kids or not. This family-friendly farm-meets-petting zoo is home to over 200 animals. Donkeys, horses, rabbits, goats, cows, and pigs can all be seen here. Normally, pony rides are also available for young ones, however, they are cancelled this year due to COVID-19. Further, Maplewood Farm is conveniently located in North Vancouver, a mere five minute drive from the hotel.
If you want to feel fall vibes all around you, Stanley Park is the place to be. Vivid crimson, bright yellow, and fiery orange leaves are what you will find in this waterfront park. Walk along the Seawall or surround yourself in nature by going for a walk on one of the interior trails. Either way, you can bet there will be photo opportunities at every turn.
There is no better time to visit VanDusen Botanical Garden than in the fall. Smaller crowds and plenty of gorgeous foliage is what you get if you choose to visit in September or October. Lucky for you, there are also plenty of flowers still in bloom, like heathers, autumn crocus, and hydrangeas. Plus, you won’t be able to resist snapping a photo (or ten!) in front of the stunning Japanese maple trees in the Alma VanDusen Meadow Garden.
If you’re travelling to Vancouver this fall, then you’ll want to book a room at the Holiday Inn & Suites North Vancouver. Even better, be sure to check out our Staycation Package, which includes a two night stay and one staycation experience of your choice.