Ultimate Fall Travel Guide for BC
September is always bittersweet month as we transition from the warm summer days to the crisp season of fall. One of the best things about fall are the beautiful colours that transform nature from a green canvas to a blanket of red, orange, and yellow. British Columbia has possibly the most stunning destinations in Canada, and some of them get even better during the fall. We’ve researched six places in BC that you must-see this fall season.
Stanley Park – Vancouver
You’ve most likely heard of Stanley Park and visited it in the summer, but how about during fall? It spans over 400-hectares and is right in the heart of Vancouver’s urban jungle. There are countless types of trees in Stanley Park that all transition into the vibrant fall colours.
Overlander Beach – Kamloops
Long walks along the beach can happen beyond the summer months too! Overlander Beach is conveniently located just a few minutes from downtown Kamloops. You’ll see layers of sand, rock, water, trees, cityscape, hills, and mountains. It’s an excellent place to watch sunsets – and the dusk sky compliments the fall vibes perfectly.
Capilano Suspension Bridge – Vancouver
Perhaps one of Vancouver’s most recognizable attractions, the Capilano Suspension Bridge is located on the North Shore approximately 15 minutes from downtown. You can view the breath-taking scenery of BC from above when you cross the 140-metre bridge.
Okanagan Valley – Kelowna, Vernon
The Okanagan Valley is gorgeous no matter what time of year it is. Wineries are scattered across the valley, and during harvest season the land embraces so many different colours. One photo taken in the valley can capture different shades of green, yellow, red, brown, purple, orange, and with the water backdrop – blue!
University of British Columbia Campus - Vancouver
UBC has many scenic places to find a quiet place to study, or generally for anyone to relax. On campus they have a Rose Garden, Botanical Garden, a Nitobe Japanese Garden which are remain beautiful even in the colder months. There are even themed events hosted by the University, such as painting, tea ceremonies, and even a fall Apple Festival (October 19 -20).
Green Timbers Urban Forest – Surrey
With over 10 kilometres of nature trails, you’ll experience wildlife, plants, and trees while sneaking in a decent hike. There is a lake in Green Timbers Forest that has fishing available and picnic areas to enjoy your fresh fall catch. The land was logged in 1929, but quickly was replanted and became one of Surrey’s most important parks.
Lions Memorial Park - Merritt
This quaint little spot is located along 2nd Avenue and Voght Street, nestled by the Nicola River. Lions Memorial Park is a popular picnic area, perfect to split up your day at lunchtime or relax after a long day. Bask in the sights, sounds, and smells of the crisp fall season at this Merritt park!
Ebus has service to all the cities listed above, so be sure to book your fall travel with us. Our coaches have big, clear windows ideal for taking in the gorgeous views of BC. We even have onboard WiFi, so you can share your new fall photos with friends and family while you travel.