10 places to see fall leaves in and around Vancouver

Sep 16 2016, 3:59 am

Fall is officially here, and you now have permission to hunker down warm at home, guilt free, and watch movies to your heart’s content.

Of course, you could also get some fresh autumn air, wrapped up in a cosy sweater and scarf, and enjoy all of Vancouver’s glorious fall colours.

Here are 10 of the most gorgeous places to enjoy fall leaves in Vancouver this year.

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Stanley Park Seawall

The quintessential Vancouver walk around our spectacular urban forest. In fall, Stanley Park’s seawall alongside its network of trails, light up with fantastic reds and oranges.

Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park is the highest point in Vancouver, and a great spot to gaze over our green city turning gold this fall. The Quarry Garden is also filled with red this time of year.

Van Dusen Botanical Gardens

Fall is absolutely stunning at the Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, where Gingko trees, Autumn Crocuses and Hydrangeas bloom into a riot of colours.


Leafy Kitsilano is one of the best neighbourhoods in Vancouver for fall watching, as the tree-lined streets turn yellow then red, before filling with horse chestnuts.


One of the many perks of attending school in Vancouver is the sweeping University Endowment Lands, its 993 acres of greenery turning gold and ochre in fall.

Pacific Spirit Park

The changing colours in the treetop canopy aren’t the only fall treats you can enjoy at Pacific Spirit Park, you can also go hunting for mushrooms too, just don’t eat them!

Trout Lake

This lake in the heart of East Vancouver is a great spot for a fall picnic. It’s also dog-friendly, so you can wander round, admiring the fall colours, with your furry friend.


Burnaby Mountain

UBC students may have the Endowment Lands, but SFU students have an entire mountain to enjoy. Get a view of the city surrounded by autumn leaves shimmering in the sunlight.

Deer Lake Park

The walk around Deer Lake is an easy stroll for an autumn day, passing by a beach, a viewing tower, and a pier, with beautiful fall scenery all around you.


Green Timbers Urban Forest

Once fall hits the Green Timbers Urban Forest, you’ll be floating on a carpet of golden leaves as you stroll the second growth forest trails, or wander around the picturesque lake.


Fall hikes

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2016 but updated to include up to the minute information. 

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