With its glorious green spaces and abundant tree-lined sidewalks, fall is a truly majestic season in Vancouver. Even without the sunshine, the city offers an exciting assortment of activities that range from cider tasting to art crawls. Even better, most of these activities are centrally located, which makes them easy to access from the Victorian Hotel.
5) Taste of Yaletown Vancouver
Just 4 blocks away from the Victorian Hotel in the trendy downtown Vancouver community known as Yaletown, restaurants will trot out new tasting menus and innovative pairings guaranteed to inspire the most adventurous foodie.
Taste of Yaletown offers $25, $35, and $45 options, so you can experience all the seasonal flavour without breaking the bank.
4) Eastside Culture Crawl
If you’re an Etsy-loving art enthusiast, the Eastside Culture Crawl is not to be missed.
Join more than 20,000 people for a 4-day visual arts, design, and crafts festival. Visit local artists in their studios between Main Street and Victoria Drive north of First Avenue.
This is a free community event that features over 481 artists working in Vancouver.
3) Stanley Park
Always bursting with colour, Vancouver’s number one attraction, Stanley Park, is just a five minute drive or a twenty minute walk from the Victorian Hotel.
Ride in a horse-drawn cart through bountiful hydrangea, whimsical heathers, and other fall foliage that’s guaranteed to provide a picture-perfect backdrop for all your Instagram posts.
- Consider a ride on the Stanley Park Ghost Train, which takes you on a journey inspired by spooky tales of the whimsical world of ghosts and goblins. This is a terrific family event open to people of all ages. It’s recommended you reserve tickets ahead of time to avoid disappointment. Book tickets at 604-252-3700 or online at http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/ghost-train.aspx
2) Maplewood Farm
For true fall flavour, take a leisurely trip to Maplewood Farm, located across Lion’s Gate Bridge in North Vancouver.
This open-air wonderland is sure to appeal to the young and young at heart. Visit the farm’s many animals, or partake in one of the family-friendly educational lectures. The cider’s always hot and the pumpkins are plentiful!
1) Fright Nights
October 7th-31st Nightly
If being scared silly is your idea of a good time, head over to Fright Nights at the Pacific National Exhibition and partake in an assortment of bone-chilling affairs.
With live nightly shows, seven haunted mansions, and more scary clowns than you can shake a stick at, you’ll be thrilled by the experience—and don’t forget the rides!
Staying in Vancouver at The Victorian Hotel
There are always plenty of interesting events taking place in Vancouver. If you’re a fall fanatic who’s wondering what to do, be sure to ask the friendly staff at the Victorian Hotel for their recommendations. Then enjoy how the crisp air and leafy sidewalks frame some of the best seasonal entertainment on offer in our lush city.