Bucket List BC: 9 fall experiences you have to try

Sep 22 2021, 9:24 pm

With fall officially here in BC, we thought it was time to reflect on the best experiences in the province you can do this time of year.

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


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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, but if you want to go on an even more far-flung adventure this fall, you’ll want to head to the source of BC’s apples – the Okanagan-Similkameen Valleys.

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


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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.

Go wine touring in the Okanagan

Did you know fall is harvest season at BC’s wineries? Go on a trip to the Okanagan and taste your way through the valley getting a behind the scenes look at how your favourite vinos are made.

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 looks 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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