Put summer in your rearview mirror by making plans for a fall road trip! We've got a few B.C. fall road trip ideas that you're going to want to have handy the next time you find yourself with a free weekend and the forecast looks good for crisp autumn air. Whether you have just a few hours or you're wanting to get lost on the road for a few days, the trips on this list are going to fit into your life so easily.

On these trips, you can explore all that B.C. has to offer, including fluffy white alpacas, spotted lakes and acres of serene West Coast nature. 

Here are six breathtaking B.C. road trips that you can take this fall:

Similkameen Valley

Distance from Vancouver: 3.5 hours

Why you need to go: Canada's only desert offers some serious fall colour inspiration! Check out the magical Spotted Lake in the Okanagan. During the drive, check out produce stalls and wineries on your road trip adventure to Osoyoos.

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Fraser Valley Circle Farm Tours

Distance from Vancouver: 1 hour

Why you need to go: Drive around the colourful Fraser Valley and explore hidden treasures like local wineries, beekeepers, produce farms and even alpaca farms! The Circle Farm Tour is an easy way to get started.

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Nelson

Distance from Vancouver: 8 hours

Why you need to go: Easily one of the top places in the province to see all the beautiful colours of fall, a trip to funky Nelson is worth the drive!

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The Sunshine Coast

Distance from Vancouver: 2 hours

Why you need to go: The drive from Gibsons to Desolation Sound is incredible. If you love kayaking then this is one of the best spots you could get in the water. Not to mention, you'll probably spot tons of sea animals in their natural habitat while the seasons change.

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100 Mile House

Distance from Vancouver: 5 hours

Why you need to go: This cute gold rush town is a great place to check out in the fall for horseback riding and seeing historic ranches. Located in central B.C. this historic town is the perfect rest stop during a cross-province road trip. 

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Ucluelet

Distance from Vancouver: 6 hours

Why you need to go: Hiking on the Wild Pacific Trail is a must-do, especially in the early fall. While you're there, check out the Ucluelet Aquarium, Amphitrite Point Lighthouse and more. Ucluelet makes a great getaway and it's less busy than other major beachside towns on the island. 

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