Fall is officially here! And we’re sure, like us, you too are ready to road trip your way through the many gorgeous shades of fall. Which is why we put together this list of six road trips from Vancouver that turn straight-up crimson and gold oasis come fall.
Now, the thing about a road trip is that it’s just as amazing as your ride. So, we also found some fancy rides for you. And we have Turo (and their hosts) to thank for it.
The popular car-sharing marketplace is super convenient to use and can hook you up with some seriously cool cars in the city. They offer a diverse selection of cars with over 1,400 makes and models. You can even filter your search based on your needs. You can search for features like electric cars, convertibles, pet-friendly cars or cars including bike racks. Sweet, eh?
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Now that your ride is sorted, let’s get down to the list of road trips from Vancouver—
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.
Distance: 37 mins
Turo Pick for the Ride: MINI Cooper 2015 for a quick zip out of town
Harrison Hot Springs
Colours or not, this is a cute little town. But yes, you will see the fall colour pop that we all love on one of the many trails around town. Plus, thousands of bald eagles migrate here around fall for the salmon run. So, you might even spot a bald eagle (or 3).
Distance: 1 hr 15 mins
Turo Pick for the Ride: Volkswagen Tiguan 2015 for a smooth sailing trip & extra rows to fit the whole fam
Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park
Okay, this is a gigantic park with several trails with different difficulty levels. And every trail will take you past some eye-popping fall foliage. But one of our fave trails here is the Lindeman Lake loop. It’s short, moderately difficult and has great views, especially once you hit the lake.
Distance: 2 hrs 10 mins
Turo Pick for the Ride: Tesla Model 3 2020 for a truly laidback journey
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.
Distance: 2 hr 15 mins
Turo Pick for the Ride: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2022, to really get down & dirty on your valley excursion
Garibaldi Provincial Park
If there’s one park you visit this fall, let it be this one. You can witness the sun, rain and snow, all in a single day. Yes, the place can get snow as early as September. The park has many trails marked by golden meadows, turquoise lakes and radiant autumn foliage. The Elfin Lakes trail and the Panoramic Ridge trail, in particular, are out of this world.
Distance: 1 hr 20 mins
Turo Pick for the Ride: Subaru Crosstrek 2022
That Whistler is an incredibly scenic place is no news to anyone. No matter the season, it’s a must-visit. But for fall colour chasers, the town has many breathtaking sites. Stroll the many trails around Green Lake, Creekside, and Fitzsimmons Creek. Or hit the iconic Rainbow Park or the Brandywine Falls.
Distance: 1 hr 30 mins
Turo Pick for the Ride: Road trip in style with a Hyundai Kona Ev 2022
Ready for your fall adventure? Check out the Turo website to find yourself a fine ride. Just FYI, they do offer insurance with every booking and roadside assistance.