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Guide: 10 beautiful weekend getaways near Vancouver to explore this fall

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Looking to squeeze a little trip in this season? We don’t blame you! The colours are changing, the weather is cooling down, and the coziest season of the year has arrived. If you need some help figuring out the perfect fall weekend getaway near Vancouver, well, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve rounded up some great weekend fall getaways in BC, covering a variety of options. Check out oceanside retreats, or explore the interior a little bit. Whatever you’re in the mood for, chances are that we’ve got an option for you.

Here are 10 weekend getaways in BC to check out this fall.

The Hell’s Gate Airtram

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Located north of Hope, this tram is one of the steepest of its kind in North America. Plus, it offers incredible views of the Fraser Canyon, which is one of BC’s most rugged and stunning regions. Take off early and make it a day trip, or find a cabin nearby and explore the area all weekend long!

Where: Boston Bar, BC
Cost: $30.99, purchase tickets online beforehand

The Hobbit House Airbnb in Osoyoos

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This option definitely lands on the list of the most unique Airbnbs in Canada. Built to emulate the home of Bilbo Baggins, this home comes with a bunch of nods to the iconic saga. When there’s Elvish text on the wall, you know that die-hard Tolkien fans would see this as heaven on earth.

Where: Osoyoos
Cost: $300 ish per night (2 person occupancy)

An oceanfront treehouse on Salt Spring Island

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For those looking for a more traditional getaway, there’s this incredible treehouse Airbnb on Salt Spring Island. Wake up to incredible ocean views, before you explore a region that has long been one of the province’s best hidden gems. Rest and relaxation is the emphasis here.

Where: Salt Spring Island
Cost: $241/night (2 person occupancy)

The best spots to see fall colours in BC

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Ok, you’ve got two options with this one. You could stick around Vancouver, and just make a couple of day trips here and there. Or, we’ve got some off the beaten path options that will have your Instagram followers as envious as ever. Our top pick? The secluded Manning Park, located southeast of the city.

Where: All around BC
Cost: Free!

The new Hotel Zed in Tofino

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The latest addition to Tofino’s hotel scene is Hotel Zed. Having opened at the end of August this year, Hotel Zed offers a mid-century modern aesthetic with all the amenities and activities you’ll need. Stroll along the beach all day, then order some takeout from in town and enjoy it on your balcony. That’s what we’d do, anyway.

Where: 1258 Pacific Rim Highway
Cost: Varies

Scandinave Spa Whistler

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You knew we were going to include this one, didn’t you? With the Whistler backdrop, the hot-cold relaxation system, and Instagrammable elements pretty much everywhere, this place is impossible to ignore. We’d say the winter is our favourite season to enjoy this spa, but a crisp fall day spent in the Scandinave Spa surely won’t disappoint.

Where: 8010 Mons Rd, Whistler
Cost: Varies per package

BC’s best wineries

BC has emerged as one of the best regions in the world for wine. And since we’re close by, why not take advantage of the wineries themselves this fall? We’ve got guides for both the north and south parts of the Okanagan. Plus, did you know that the Cowichan Valley was just designated as another wine region? Bottoms up this fall, folks!

Where: All around BC
Cost: Varies

Harrison Hot Springs

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Okay, so this one feels like another obvious pick, but how could we not include it? You can kayak, canoe, enjoy the incredible hot springs, hike, swim, and more. Honestly, if you’re looking for bang for your buck, hitting up Harrison for a fall weekend getaway near Vancouver might be your best bet.

Where: 100 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs
Cost: Varies per package

Bodega Cove

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So you’re looking to relax, eh? You want to have a unique, memorable couple of days that are a little outside the norm? Well, the newly restored Bodega Cove is for you. It’s insanely cool, limited to only 5 iconic cabins, and not too far from Vancouver.

Where: 18680 Porlier Pass Rd, Galiano Island
Cost: Varies

Applebarn Pumpkin Farm (Taves Farms)

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Sometimes a weekend getaway near Vancouver is more of a day trip, and that’s okay! It’s not easy to get a few days completely free to get out of the city and relax. With that in mind, one of the best fall activities you can do is apple and pumpkin picking. Lucky for you, Taves Farms out in south Abbotsford offers both in spades.

Where: 333 Gladwin Rd, Abbotsford

And that’s our roundup of some amazing fall getaways in BC this year! Make the most of it, folks!