Summer is officially over. And while we don’t want it to be true, fall is the perfect time to hit the road with some good pals and explore parts of the province that you may not have otherwise. In order to get you off the ground and running, we curated a list of seven of the most adorable small towns in B.C. that you didn’t know you needed to visit. Now all you have to do is pick a time and head out. 

Fall in B.C. is the most beautiful time of the year. As the leaves change, the entire province becomes one big sheet of orange, yellow, and brown hues. 

And now that fall is upon us, that means tourism season is down. With fewer out of town bodies roaming about, now is the perfect time to get out and explore your own province. 

From nearly isolated spaces to tiny towns that feel like big cities, B.C. has it all. Every town in our beautiful province is so unique and we think you should explore them all. 

While it would be great to sell all of your assets and buy a van to travel in, we know that is unrealistic. So we made a list of the seven most incredible small towns from around B.C. that are a must-visit. 

All these locations are bucket list material so don't miss out. 

Nelson

Why You Need To Go: This B.C. town is literally the coolest as it has some of the most amazing architecture, art, food, and music. The relaxed vibes will take you over the minute you step foot in town. Romp around town and get some seriously amazing food or find a hike nearby. No matter what you’re doing you’ll be happy you visited.

Bella Coola

Why You Need To Go: Located on the central north coast of Vancouver Island, this gorgeous place is super close to the Great Bear Rainforest. Here, you will find a diverse ecosystem that boasts an incredible amount of wildlife. 

Powell River

Why You Need To Go: From breweries and farmers markets to historical sites and hikes, this sleepy town has it all. And did you know Powell River is known for having some of the largest octopi in the world? If diving is on your list of things to do, then so is Powell River. 

Penticton 

Why You Need To Go: In the heart of the Okanagan, Penticton boasts everything a big city has just on a smaller scale. From amazing eats to super cool antique shopping, this city is worth exploring. Not to mention, Penticton is super close to literally dozens of wineries. 

Revelstoke 

Why You Need To Go: If you’re into outdoor activities then Revelstoke is for you. Spend the afternoon hiking, biking, or climbing your way through and around the city. This Insta-worthy location looks too good to be true but it isn’t!

Fernie 

Why You Need To Go: This beautiful small town is often a winter destination. But in the fall, it’s just as beautiful. The hikes around Fernie are beautiful and boast some of the most insane waterfalls ever. Be sure to bring your camera as you’ll want to share this. 

Ucluelet 

Why You Need To Go: It’s like Tofino but even more chill. This gorgeous small town offers a wide range of outdoor activities, great places to eat, and adorable shops. There are some hidden gems in this town like the Ucluelet Aquarium seen above. Not to mention the views around town are totally worth it.

It's time to get exploring. We recommend doing it sooner rather than later as winter is just around the corner. Safe travels.


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