15 Things to do in Vancouver this Fall!

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1. Vancouver Horror Nights

Show your Halloween spirit by getting scared out of your wits! Vancouver Horror Nights has adapted their experience for 2020 and it’s a must-visit fall attraction.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 2. Live From Inside

Create your own at-home concert as Live From Inside continues with Canadian artists like Mariana’s Trench headlining the unique concert series.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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3. VanDusen Botanical Gardens

As the leaves change colours to welcome a new season, VanDusen Garden is a great place to experience the fall colours and makes for a vibrant photo backdrop!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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4. Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park’s pristine pathways and different types of foliage make for a great fall walk. The views from the lookout also can’t be beat!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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5. Vancouver Art Gallery

The Art Gallery has re-opened with new hours and extended exhibitoons. “Modern in the Making” is the featured exhibit which explores post-war craft and design in British Columbia.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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6. Taiwan Fest

In addition to an online series of programming titled “The Survived”, Taiwan Fest also brings art displays and music to showcase the Taiwanese Canadian experience. Be sure to check out the outdoor art display at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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7. Pumpkin Patches

Enjoy the open space, crisp fall weather, and pick out your very own pumpkin at local Pumpkin Patches! Although let’s be real, the real draw are those ‘like-worthy’ pictures.

These are just a few of the many options in the Lower Mainland.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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8. Scary Corn Maze – Maan Farms

Be sure to get your pictures at the Maan Farms pumpkin patch before heading over to the scary corn maze, or you might end up looking pretty flustered on the ‘gram!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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9. Fruit Picking

Head out to the open space and get your fruit the freshest way possible, right from the farm!

These are just some of the options for fruit picking in the Lower Mainland. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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10. Farmer's Markets

Eat local! Farmer’s Markets are available throughout the lower mainland. Many of these fresh produce markets will stay open until mid-late October.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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11. Science World

You may have seen the adorable pictures of Dr. Bonnie Henry as a child on Science World ads throughout the city. The iconic Vancouver attraction is back open with fun and educational exhibitions such as “Towers of Tomorrow”.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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12. Maplewood Farms

Pre-book your timeslot to visit the North Vancouver farm with rabbits, goats, ducks, and many more friendly animals! Here are some other farms to visit this fall:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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13. Comedy Shows

Vancouver’s performance art community has had to adapt and find new ways to entertain audiences. Check out various comedy shows using outdoor and spaced venues, so you can still laugh with everything going on!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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14. Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF)

From September 24th to October 7th, enjoy over 100 feature films and events showcasing exciting, groundbreaking and provocative cinema and creators from around the globe. This year the festival has moved online, so pop a bag of popcorn, throw on your sweats and cozy up on the couch to enjoy all the amazing content!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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15. Riverfest

The annual festival takes place on Rivers Day, on September 26th and 27th. The festival looks much different this year, but the premise is to get outside and help clean up our rivers. Organize your own river clean up team and spend the day cleaning up our beautiful ‘backyard’

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Welcome back Fall in Vancouver by experiencing all the amazing activities this city has to offer!