Take a breather from the city this Fall and escape to somewhere where time stands still. Visiting small towns is more relaxing than a city getaway and you can still find culture, art, artisanal goods and foodie finds.\nWe found the most adorable small towns around British Columbia and in nearby Alberta and Washington State for you to visit this Fall. Get wrapped up in the whimsy and romance of these historic small towns that are perfect for exploring with friends.\nWhether you want to stay at an incredible Airbnb or just drive through as many cutesy towns as possible, our list has you covered!\nMayne Island, BC\nView this post on Instagram #tbt weekend getaway on the island. #airbnb #gulfislands #explorebc #discoverbc #julylongweekend #latepost #kayak #farmersmarket #beautifulbritishcolumbia A post shared by kevin.lee (@keyfunlee) on Jul 25, 2019 at 11:59pm PDT\nHome to Canada's most popular Airbnb, Mayne Island has a ton to offer visitors despite is diminutive size. Mayne Island lies between Vancouver Island and the B.C. Mainland. Small town charms include friendly locals, socially acceptable hitchhiking and a little spot called The Groove that serves the Island's best pizza and hosts live music.\nPort Angeles, WA\nView this post on Instagram Port Angeles adventures with @kerothecorgi A post shared by Visit Port Angeles Washington (@visitportangeles) on Jul 17, 2018 at 9:56pm PDT\nMake your way to Victoria and then board the Coho ferry bound to Port Angeles, Washington. This seaside town is the gateway the Olympic Penninsula National Park where you can discover lush old-growth temperate rainforests.\nCastlegar, BC\nView this post on Instagram He’s a good boy 😘 . . . #kootrocks #beautifulbc #westcoast #potd #dogsofinstagram #dog #carride #explore #explorebc #explorecanada #exploremore #travel #wanderer #wanderlust #getoutside #getoutstayout #mountains #thegreatoutdoors #goodboy #cooper A post shared by Mandy Wells (@scubamandy100) on Sep 4, 2018 at 7:21am PDT\nCastlegar is one of the most picturesque towns on our list because it sits in a valley next to a river surrounded by mountains. They have an adorable Canadian Pacific Railway Station Museum where you can step back in time. There's also plenty of opportunities for kayaking, hiking, biking and exploring Zuckerberg Island Heritage Park.\nCanmore, AB\n View this post on Instagram Cloud perfection over the three sisters #tourcanada #imagesofcanada #explorecanada #earthfocus #special_shots #hubs_united #global_creatives #canada #canadavacations #reflectiongram #awesome_earthpix #earth_shotz #tourtheplanet #canadasworld #earth_reflect #exceptional_pictures #bns_earth #splendid_shotz #dailyviewalberta #splendid_mountains #jaw_dropping_shots @weekly_feature #master_gallery #lensbible #discover_vacations #planet_earth_shots #nature #depthsofearth #pnw #mybanff #ig_fotogramers A post shared by Carmen MacLeod (@swissclick_photography) on Sep 4, 2018 at 11:03am PDT\n\nPeople often overlook Canmore because nearby Banff seems so much more alluring, but they are totally missing out! Canmore has that authentic small-town vibe, unlike Banff which can seem like a resort town. Visit Main Street in Canmore this Fall to discover cosy spots like a bookshop with tea room!\nPowell River, BC\nView this post on Instagram happy here A post shared by Bayllie Pigatto (@bayllietaryn) on Mar 25, 2018 at 5:31pm PDT\nEven though Powell River is on the B.C. mainland, you still have to take two ferries to get there! We promise the trip will be worth it because the historic town of Powell River feels pretty undiscovered. This Fall, check out their Willingdon Beach Trail for a super easy hike with plenty of things to explore like the old railway trestle. When you get thirsty, head to Townsite Brewing to wet your whistle!\nPoulsbo, WA\nView this post on Instagram “Little Norway” with @monikahoang A post shared by jryoungberg (@jryoungberg) on Sep 8, 2018 at 3:07pm PDT\nWhat makes Poulsbo, Washington so adorable is that it's known as Little Norway! The pedestrian-friendly town centre is perfect for exploring local shops, artisans and galleries. Poulsbo had such an influx of Norwegian immigrants that at one point in the 1880s, Norwegian was the only spoken language here!\nPeace River, AB\nView this post on Instagram Throwback to one of the most beautiful locations I have ever had the pleasure of filming in for @travelalberta #tbt #throwback #clintlewing #actor #model #fitnessmodel #nature #canoe #dog #camping #family #friends #peace #travel #summer #night #fire #beautiful #life #love #happy #smile #photooftheday #instagood #instalike #f4f #follow @scottmalo @mikelyons914 @criticalmassagency @mikeseehagel @danika.inc A post shared by Clint Lewing (@clintlewing) on Sep 6, 2018 at 7:56pm PDT\nHead to 'Mighty Peace Country' in Alberta for wild backcountry and the ultimate rustic Fall vacation. You can stay at a ranch or lakeside guest house in Peace River and see the sublime autumnal colours of the landscape on your outdoor adventures. The town itself is thriving with culture and alive with history.\nBella Coola, BC\nView this post on Instagram Don’t let summer go without a visit to this magical vacation paradise in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest on the central coast of British Columbia. You can relax with a fishing line in hand, explore a hiking trail, drift a river, hire a guide to watch wildlife, tour petroglyphs & totems, an ocean cruise, air-touring, heli-hiking & swim among salmon. ・・・ 📍Bella Coola, British Columbia 🇨🇦 ➖ 📷 @conarfair ・・・・・・ ・・・・・・#greatbearrainforest #bellacoola #travelbc #explorebc #britishcolumbia #beautifulBC #fitnesstravel #travelfit #activeliving #fitness #wanderlust #adventure #roadtrip #explore #nature #wildlife #ocean #beach #island #mountains #wilderness #forests #outdoors #retreats #holiday #destination #escape #getaway #tourist #summertravels A post shared by Active Fitness Retreats (@activefitnessretreats) on Aug 30, 2018 at 1:56pm PDT\nEveryone knows that Bella Coola is the perfect summer destination, but a visit in the Fall will take you closer to the town itself to discover local art, indigenous history and cuisine. Check out The Rooster outdoor cafe at Government Wharf for lunch and embed yourself in this fun and creative community.\nHoodsport, WA\nView this post on Instagram Lake Cushman #lakecushman #ravinelake #cloudsoverwater A post shared by Stephen Naylor (@snappingwithelectrons) on Jul 22, 2019 at 12:35am PDT\nHugging the natural fjord of Hood Canal, Hoodsport is a small town in Washington State that's worth a visit this Fall. With plenty of cabins to rent like Jupiter's Landing, this seaside town has everything you need to explore the local wilderness both inland and on the water!\nHope, BC\nView this post on Instagram nature is neat A post shared by Nicole | Travel + Lifestyle (@nicolehuui) on Oct 2, 2016 at 6:10pm PDT\nHope is a totally underrated destination! This little B.C. town has a lot going for it. This little town sits right by where the Fraser and Coquihalla rivers come together so there are plenty of hiking opportunities nearby with amazing view points. There's more to Hope than meets the eye. Check out the local shops and eateries in town like Anna's Incense for freshly dried bundles of sage and fill up on a hearty breakfast at Home Restaurant to fuel up for your adventures.\nLake Louise, AB\nView this post on Instagram Lake Louise, Banff.. This world is incredible, can’t wait to explore more of it!! Sony A7riii | zeiss 55 1:8 | iso 300 | f2.8 | ss 1/250 A post shared by Gustavo (@photosbygustavo) on Sep 10, 2018 at 11:52am PDT\nIt's impossible to take a bad photo of the emerald waters at Lake Louise. You will definitely want to visit the Fairmont at Lake Louise for a little dose of luxury, but Lake Louise has more to offer than these two iconic spots! Take the gondola up to Whitehorn Bistro for incredible views and good food.\nUcluelet, BC\nView this post on Instagram Happy birthday to our @hans100fuegos & @ian.mcnic highbred @bumbling_bear! #glutentäg A post shared by Zoe's Bakery And Cafe Ucluelet (@zoesbakeryandcafe) on May 24, 2018 at 5:43pm PDT\nEveryone knows Tofino is the number one place to visit on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, but the nearby little town of Ucluelet is a better pick for a laid-back visit. They have awesome eats from cute local bakeries serving hand-blended teas, a place to get wood-fired pizza and fresh seafood food trucks. You'll have to explore this quaint seaside town yourself!\nPort Townsend, WA\nView this post on Instagram #fujifilm #fujifilm_xseries #travel #traveling #trip #visiting #travelgram #travelingram #instadaily #instagood #igers #igersfrance #artofvisuals #ig_underdogz #fujixt2 #instatravel #instamood #moodygrams #fuji #all_shots #bestplacestogo #travelphotographer #suitcasetravels #letsgosomewhere #welltravelled #travelmemories #igersfrance A post shared by Fab’s Travel Stories (@fabs_travel_stories) on Sep 10, 2018 at 11:51am PDT\nUnlike other small towns on this list, you can leave your hiking boots at home when you visit Port Townsend. The small Victorian-style aesthetic of this town is why people come! This is no place for big box stores because locally run shops line the streets of Port Townsend. There's lots to discover here, especially on their historic waterfront.\nBeaverlodge, AB\nView this post on Instagram Hey Girl/Boy Hey! El mas grande de todos 😊 #saturday 💕 YouTube: Etety Etety snapchat : etetysdr_05 Instagram : Etety_etety #cultura #heritage #heritageday #diadelacultura #canada #canadian #ilovecanada #proudcanadian #orgullosacanadience #orgullosadominicana #dominicanaencanada #dominicana #feliz #moments #momentos #vida #cute #blessed #travel #travelblogger #travelbug #travelblogger #travelingram #fashionista #belleza A post shared by 🇩🇴 ETETY 🇨🇦 (@etety_etety) on Aug 18, 2018 at 1:25pm PDT\nWhy wouldn't you want to visit a place called Beaverlodge? Imagine the fun you'll have creating puns and having your photo taken with the hilarious roadside attraction—the largest beaver in the world. Beaverlodge has more than just this fun sideshow. Visit the town's library and gallery for a taste of Beaverlodge and the historic McNaught Homestead. Just be careful googling 'Beaverlodge', kids!\nSooke, BC\nView this post on Instagram @artisansgarden is now selling sunny saverz ! Located at 6689 Goodmere Road in Sooke. Check them out for your plant fix and a beautiful view 😀 #sooke #Etsy #yyj A post shared by ☀️😎 (@sunnysaverz) on Jul 23, 2018 at 2:24pm PDT\nYou might have driven through Sooke before, on your way to Port Renfrew and the start of the West Coast Trail. Those who veer off the highway to explore Sooke and its surrounding municipalities are rewarded nicely! From a magical garden cafe where you can get your hair done, to secret swimming pools and a place called Whiffen Spit—Sooke is one can't-miss small town on Vancouver Island.\nChehalis, WA\nView this post on Instagram Thank you Nana & Papa for a fun day on the train! 📸: @aworkngurl A post shared by kira lee (@kiraleemettler) on Jul 22, 2017 at 5:05pm PDT\nThis cosy little town in Washington is a must-see this Fall. Their Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum will be running special Pumpkin train at the end of October! Visit their working historic steam train that's over 100 years old for some serious Hogwarts Express vibes.\nGolden, BC\nView this post on Instagram Campfires, guitars and lots and lots of stars. Last night was fantastic! #campmoosetrail . . . #goldenbc #goldenrules #bc #explorecanada #yohonationalpark #banffnationalpark #canmore #banff #camping #campvibes A post shared by Moose Trail Overland (@moose_trail) on Jul 26, 2019 at 8:27am PDT\nIf you're an animal lover, you have to make your way to golden ASAP. Not only can you go horseback riding, but you can also visit the wolves at the wildlife centre! The town of Golden is home to a bohemian bookstore and cafe hideaway and a truly unique dining experience with international flavour in the lodge-inspired Island Restaurant.\nSlave Lake, AB\nView this post on Instagram Next stop on the "we are from Lesser Slave Lake, not Great Slave Lake brewery tour" is @yellowdogbeer . #slavetothebrew #bcbeer #liverhurts A post shared by Dog Island Brewing (@dogislandbrewing) on Mar 28, 2018 at 5:09pm PDT\nThis super tiny town in Northern Alberta is home to Devonshire Beach, one of Alberta's few natural beaches. You can visit their local craft brewery, Dog Island Brewing, to meet with locals and find out all the hidden gems in Slave Lake and the nearby Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park.\nFernie, BC\nView this post on Instagram Who's going on a wander this weekend? #FerniePhotographer #kootenayphotographer #yycnow #calgarylife A post shared by Matt Kuhn - Fernie BC (@mkuhnphoto) on Jun 15, 2018 at 6:01am PDT\nWhen it comes to adorable towns in B.C., Fernie is at the top of everyone's list! Though Fernie is a popular destination in the Winter when it's dusted with snow, the Fall is a great time for a visit since it will be nice and quiet — you'll have the place to yourself! From their quirky little museum and heritage buildings to their artisanal chocolate shops and public art walk, this is one place you need to check out!\nLa Conner, WA\nView this post on Instagram Sjarmerende småbyer langs kysten av Washington State ☀️😄 A post shared by tinasylthe (@tinasylthe) on Sep 8, 2018 at 6:17am PDT\nThe old-timey streets of La Conner are what endears us to this sleepy little waterfront town. Originally a mill town, La Conner bursts to life in the Spring with their Tulip Festival. In the Fall, the town will be more quiet and all yours to discover. Check out the local shops and galleries tucked into gorgeous historical buildings!\nPincher Creek, AB\nView this post on Instagram Huge historic town is recreated this is only a tiny sample. A post shared by Norine Braun (@norinebraun) on Apr 19, 2017 at 5:45pm PDT\nThis wouldn't be a complete list of adorable small towns without at least one Pioneer town honourable-mention! Pincher Creek is home to the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village. With 27 heritage cabins, a general store and museums filled with historic curios and artifacts, this Pioneer town is a fun way to spend a Fall afternoon!\nMerritt, BC\nView this post on Instagram Some very chill 😎 mountain goats 🐐 🐐🐐 just hanging out on a lazy Sunday. ⛰ #exploreBC A post shared by #TinyHomeExperience (@tinyhomeexperience) on Sep 9, 2018 at 2:44pm PDT\nYou're in Ranch Country when you enter Merrit! There are dozens of lakes and ranches to explore nearby. You can go horseback riding, take a historic walking tour and check out Spences Bridge where you can go trainspotting and look out for wild Mountain Sheep!\nFall City, WA\nView this post on Instagram With September around the corner, it's easy to forget that it's still summertime. Let's soak up the sunshine and get outside while it lasts! #tothetrees 🌞 . 📸 Hill Country Hideout #treehouse in Texas . . #TreehouseMasters #nelsontreehouse #petenelson #tinyhouse #cabins #summertimeliving #summerholiday #playoutside #natureliving A post shared by Nelson Treehouse and Supply (@nelsontreehouse) on Aug 29, 2018 at 12:59pm PDT\nFall City's claim to fame is the Nelson Treehouse, which is basically a childhood dream come true. Only 30 minutes from Seattle, you can sleep amongst the trees this fall and get a front row seat to the changing leaves!\nCowichan Bay, BC\nView this post on Instagram Dinner at a friends of a friends house. Overlooking Cowichan Bay and mountains. #mountains #ocean #water #dinner #dreamdestinations #dreamhouse #cowichanbay #canada #landscape #canadianlandscape #bc A post shared by Andréa (@lightningdre95) on Jul 24, 2019 at 10:44pm PDT\nGet some artisanal bread and cheese and take yourself out on a Fall picnic in funky Cowichan Bay! If you want to spend a little time here, check out this Airbnb float-home for a totally West Coast experience.\nTrochu, AB\nView this post on Instagram Being positive doesn’t mean ignoring the negative. Being positive means overcoming the negative! 🌈 Positive people have real problems. They get angry and challenge people and fight hard for what they believe in. Positivity is not about wearing rose-colored glasses and rolling over when the going gets tough. It’s about being strong and toasting a glass of rosè knowing knowing everything will be okay! It’s about being self-aware and accountable for your emotional state. .... And always choosing to find a positive ending, outcome or solution to help you move forward making the most out of every day! So, CHOOSE to find the positive in every day, and even more so, CHOOSE to surround yourself with people who do the same and can lift you up when needed! 💪🏼 #SundayMotivation A post shared by Ｃｈａｎｔａｌ 🌻 (@cowgirl_boss_) on Aug 12, 2018 at 8:54pm PDT\nLearn about the Trochu's French settlers and visit their Arboretum to take in the colours of fall. Their Centennial Trails make a great spot for an autumn wall, the kind with a coffee in hand! Looking for more adventure? The nearby park Dry Island Buffalo Jump is the place to go for an unforgettable view of the Red Deer river valley.\nLadysmith, BC\nView this post on Instagram Cool little breakfast spot in Ladysmith! Beantime A post shared by Dwayne (@dschafers) on Jul 8, 2016 at 11:01am PDT\nThe town of Ladysmith used to be called Oyster Harbour, and if that isn't adorable then I don't know what is! This is one of the first settlements on Vancouver Island, so the town has a distinctive Edwardian aesthetic that you can see along its streets and in its heritage buildings.\nLeavenworth, WA\nView this post on Instagram #bavariantown #washingtonstate #leavenworth #germanstyle A post shared by Anais Loreto Parraga (@alpeseternas) on Sep 10, 2018 at 3:24pm PDT\nThis Bavarian-style town in Washington is seriously adorable. Every Fall, they have an Autumn Leaf festival to celebrate the change of the season, and the spectacular colours combined with the European-aesthetic of the town make Leavenworth a must-see.\nTerrace, BC\nView this post on Instagram Artwork: Sage Nowak @sagenowak The Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art students kicked of their month long exhibit at the Terrace Art Gallery last night with an opening reception. There are many beautiful pieces on display you need to see! Head over to our Facebook page for some more photos for a #sneakpeek but be sure to visit the Gallery from now until Feb. 24 for your chance to take it all in. #NWCCBC #StudentArt #TerraceBC A post shared by Coast Mountain College (@coastmountaincollege) on Feb 3, 2018 at 9:47am PST\nA visit to Northwest B.C. is not complete without a stop in Terrace! There are so many opportunities to immerse yourself in indigenous art and culture here. Planning on spending the night? Check into the Hidden Acres Farm and Treehouse Resort where you can sleep only five minutes from Downtown Terrace and stay in a treehouse-style cabin!\nCamrose, AB\nView this post on Instagram It’s beautiful to think that swans often mate for life #swans #graceful #beautiful #love #togetherness #ontheriver #wildbirds #naturephotography #rivertrent #downbytheriver #atruelovestory A post shared by Wendy Johnson (@wendlebear) on Sep 10, 2018 at 2:24pm PDT\nCamrose is a seriously idyllic small town in Alberta. Their lovely Mirror Lake goes through the centre of town and has a flock of swans that call the lake home. They have a heritage railway and a museum if you want to discover local history, but this cute town is just the perfect place to spend a quiet Fall afternoon.\nRevelstoke, BC\nView this post on Instagram Yeah, let's just go ahead and file this place under "totes adorbs" 🗄 A post shared by sarah mceneaney (@smceneaney) on Aug 13, 2017 at 8:55pm PDT\nIf you only make it to one small town this fall, let it be Revelstoke. It looks like it's simply taken from the pages of a storybook! Visit the kitchy Enchanted Forest attraction for fun afternoon or just take a stroll through the town and end up at DOSE Coffee for an instagram-worthy lunch.