If the season of pumpkin spice, ghost stories, and vibrant fall foliage is your favourite season of the year, you’ve no doubt thought about what would go on your ideal ‘fall bucket list’ in BC. And if you haven’t yet, we’re here to share some quintessential fall activities to look forward to throughout the province. So get your spooky decor and rain gear out, because we’re in for a mix of indoor and outdoor fun!

Here are 12 quintessential fall activities to look forward to in BC.

Canyon Frights 


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If you’re looking to get into the spooky spirit but prefer spending time outdoors to a haunted house, check out Canyon Frights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge, which transforms the iconic bridge into a Victorian ‘Fall Fair.’

Guests are encouraged to wear their best, family-friendly costumes and take part in Halloween-themed games and surprises.

When: October 13th to October 31st
Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Cost: $49.95 to $66.95 per adult

Take in the fall colours


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While Vancouver is home to some absolutely drop-dead-gorgeous spots to take in the fall scenery, BC is truly your oyster when it comes to appreciating the changing foliage. From Cultus Lake Park to Pemberton Valley, here are some of our picks for the most scenic fall spots.

Where: See our picks above

Visit a pumpkin patch

U-pick pumpkin patches are practically a right of passage of the autumn season, and Metro Vancouver is home to many family-friendly patches to choose from. So whether you’re going for a mix of heritage pumpkins or one giant pumpkin this year, check out these local farms for all the classic ‘fall at the farm’ activities you know and love.

Where: See our picks above

Take a ride on Hell’s Gate Airtram

This attraction isn’t free, but if you’re a fan of haunted rides and weird histories – this one’s the perfect combination. Plus, if you go in larger groups, tickets drop to just over $30 each, which is not too bad at all for a ride on one of the steepest trams in North America!

When: Open throughout October
Where: 43111 Trans Canada Highway, Boston Bar, BC
Cost: $36.99 per adult, or $30.99 per ticket for groups of 8+

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Check out a corn maze


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Speaking of popular farm activities, you can’t go wrong with a good corn maze adventure. And fortunately, BC has a handful of truly exciting mazes to offer, from the 25th anniversary of the Chilliwack Corn Maze to a ‘haunted’ corn maze at Maan Farms.

Where: See our picks above

Indulge in a London Fog 

It might not be a PSL, but the delicious London Fog is no less enjoyable during the colder months. And since it was created right here in Vancouver, we think the foamy latte beverage deserves its own spotlight this season.

Where: See our picks above

Visit a haunted house

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Fans of spooky season in Vancouver don’t need to look far for some of the most terrifying haunted attractions in the province – which range from evil clown-filled “haunts” to blood-curdling vampires. So if you’re ready for a good scare, check out these spooky BC attractions this season.

Where: See our picks above

Go apple-picking

Along the same vein as U-Pick pumpkins are U-Pick apples, which can easily be made into delicious cider and pies that will last you all winter long. So if you’re like us and enjoy a good spiced apple delight, you’ll want to head to one of these local farms for a classic fall apple-picking experience.

Where: See our picks above

Explore Fort Langley

Fort Langley is fun to visit any time of the year, but the historic town really comes alive during the autumn months. Spend the afternoon at the Aldor Acres pumpkin patch and head to the quaint downtown area for brunch and window shopping.

And if you want to step into the past for a bit, we recommend checking out the Fort Langley National Historic Site. Explore the former home of the Hudson’s Bay Company and learn about how the fur traders, California gold prospects, and First Nations lived throughout the era.

Visit a small town 


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It’s no secret that Vancouver summers are some of the most beautiful times of the year, but nothing compares to the charming atmosphere of visiting a small town in the fall. From Nakusp to Harrison Hot Springs, to Fernie, there are plenty of places worth exploring this season.

Where: See our picks above

Check out a fall market 

Whether you’re a fan of pumpkins, spooky decor, sips of apple cider, or a combination of the three, you’ll find all of these and much more at these fall markets in Metro Vancouver.

Where: See our picks above

Go on a fall hike 

Hiking through some of BC’s most scenic, picturesque trails is what makes seeing the changing foliage so worthwhile, in our opinion. So if you’re itching for a good hike that’s rewarding in fall scenery, check out some of

Where: See our picks above

And that’s a wrap on some quintessential fall activities to enjoy in BC! Happy almost-autumn.