Bucket List BC: 9 fall experiences you have to try

Aug 28 2023, 5:30 pm

With fall officially in our sights, we thought it was time to reflect on the best experiences in the province you can have this time of year.

It will help you with the Summertime Blues, we promise!

This list is full of adventures big and small that will show you parts of the province you’ve never seen before. How many of these bucket list items can you get to this fall?

Things to do in BC in the fall

Go apple picking

Like a fall activity from a storybook, picking apples is a whimsical way to spend a fall afternoon. Taves Applebarn is a popular choice for Metro Vancouverites.

Meet the wolves in Golden

In Golden, which was just ranked as one of the best small towns in Canada, you can visit the Northern Lights Wildlife Centre and see the wolf pack up close.

Spend a weekend at a cabin

For those fall weekends when the forecast is full of wind and rain, it’s the perfect time to post up at a cabin. Find an Airbnb gem somewhere in a quiet corner of the province and spend some time by the fire catching up on your to-be-read list.

Go storm-watching in Tofino


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Watch waves up to 20 feet high roll in from the beach or your beachfront cabin in Tofino this fall. Stormy weather typically picks up around November and continues into the winter.

Pick the perfect pumpkin from the patch

Whether you’re just going for the cute fall photo-op or you really are stocking up on pumpkins, a visit to the patch is a must for everyone.

Dip in Liard River Hot Springs


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An adventure you have to take at least once in your life is a road trip up to Canada’s most stunning hot springs at Liard River. Surrounded by the woods, this remote hot spring is like heaven on earth and looks beautiful in the fall.

Chase larch trees in Manning Park


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It’s true that fall colours in evergreen BC can be hard to find, but there’s a hidden corner of Mt. Frosty at Manning Park where you can find striking Golden Larches in the fall.

Climb to the Mascot Gold Mine

In Hedley, an old gold mine is built into the cliffs that look like something out of a fantasy novel. You can tour the tunnels and the ghost town mine built almost a kilometre above the valley.

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