The season of crisp air, apple cider, and changing colours is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited to watch it all unfold. With so many beautiful spots in Vancouver alone, it can be tempting to stay inside the city’s bubble. After all, autumn always seems to go by too quickly – so we say, take it all in while you can, and try to add a couple of province-wide spots to the mix.

So with that in mind, here are 10 of the most scenic places in BC to witness the changing colours this fall.

Stanley Park

First off, we’ll start close to home. Everyone’s favourite inner-city park has some seriously wonderful fall colours to offer us. And it’s also just a great place to get out of the house and explore. So be sure to head over to Stanley Park in the coming weeks.

Where: Vancouver

S⨱ótsaqel / Chilliwack Lake Park 

This massive provincial park is home to several scenic trails with varying difficulty levels. And every trail will take you past some eye-popping fall foliage. But one of our favourite trails here is the Lindeman Lake loop. It’s short, moderately difficult and has great views, especially once you hit the lake.

Where: Chilliwack, BC

Cultus Lake Park 

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Another pick in Chilliwack worth visiting is Cultus Lake Park – the ideal long weekend day trip, swimming hole, and spot for admiring the changing leaves, all rolled into one. With almost 300 front-country campsites to choose from, the only hard time you’ll have is leaving.

Where: Chilliwack, BC

St Mark’s Summit 

This is one of the most popular hiking trails around Vancouver. And rightly so! The trail takes you to the summit where you’ll catch the most stunning views of the Howe Sound. And this hike is even more spectacular when the leaves are turning gold and red.

Where: Howe Sound Crest Trail

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Queen Elizabeth Park

And how could we forget the beautiful lookout at the top of Queen Elizabeth Park? If you’re heading to Bloedel Conservatory or just up to the park be sure to look out at the city. Because chances are you’re going to catch a glimpse or two of the city changing colours.

Where: Vancouver

Pemberton Valley

This beautiful valley has tons to offer during fall. You can go fishing, pumpkin picking, hiking, biking and a lot more. And you can do all this while being surrounded by unreal fall colours and unforgettable views.

Where: Pemberton

Manning Park

You can check out the Cascades lookout at Manning Park for some seriously spectacular fall views. And we’ll bet you’ll love the drive to this iconic park as well. So there’s nothing to lose by visiting Manning Park.

Where: Manning Park

Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park

On the topic of the Island, you can also head to the well-loved Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park. And this is an especially great spot if you want to bring a kayak or canoe to enjoy the BC fall colours from the water. You have options!

Where: Vancouver Island



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Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies is Fernie, a one-stop destination for skiing, snowboarding, fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. The town’s quaint downtown shops and thriving arts and culture scene are also worth checking out, as is the Nelson Museum Archives and Gallery. But it’s the golden forest trails that we’ve got our eye on!

Where: Fernie


If you’re going to head east, you should also consider heading to Nelson, because while this town is relatively small it’s still a great place to take advantage of fall hiking and views. Plus the drive out there will be equally as spectacular as when you arrive.

Where: Nelson

So there you have it, BC. Happy almost-fall, and enjoy exploring our beautiful province!