21 Little-Known But Magical Places To Bring Your S/O This Fall In Vancouver
Magical and romantic spots you have to see this fall. 🍂
Need a little inspiration this fall for new places to check out? We've found some of the best little-known Vancouver places that are going to seriously impress your s/o. They're impressive not because they're fancy but because they have a je ne sais quoi about them. It just feels good to be there and it even feels a little magical in the right light of a perfect fall day.
Unlike in the summer, when you could just go anywhere in the warmth and sunshine and have a good time, now you have to plan a date out. Especially if it's raining that weekend because even though we know, no one wants to get their look wet.
These little-known places are hidden in plain sight and they're great to have in your back pocket when you want to make your time with your s/o extra magical this fall. From new favourite brunch spots and hidden cafes to little-known restaurants and galleries, you're going to want to hit every place on this list.
Plus, it's hard to come by impressive fall colours when you live in a rainforest where everything is green year-round! We've also taken the liberty of including all the most breathtaking spots to see fall colours and walk under a canopy of changing leaves.
Here are 21 little-known but magical places to bring your s/o this fall in Vancouver:
Address: 3080 Main St, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: Sip colourful lattes and split a vegan Reuben sandwich in the loft at this bright and airy spot in Mount Pleasant.
Trout Lake Park
Address: 3300 Victoria Dr, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: In the heart of East Van, this park is one of the best spots for an afternoon stroll to see the ducks and fall colours.
Price: $17 for a class
Address: 150 W Hastings St, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: The warm brick and wood interior of this vintage-inspired come-as-you-are yoga studio is the perfect place for a yoga date with your s/o.
Southlands Heritage Farm
Price: By donation
Address: 6767 Balaclava St, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: This farm in the city is where to take your pumpkin-crazed s/o to get their fall fix.
Price: $50 for a 45-minute session
Address: 940 16th St W, North Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: Thisfeels like being in a magical Himalayan salt cave.
Blossom & Vine Floral Co.
Address: 156 E 11th Ave, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: The most adorable floral shop in Vancouver, Blossom & Vine will take your breath away with its cute shop and magical fall coloured bouquets.
Nitobe Memorial Garden
Price: $15 admission
Address: 1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: Hidden in UBC, this little-known garden is great for a unique date with your s/o this fall.
Address: 1154 Gilford St, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: This historic hotel by English Bay is covered with magical colour-changing leaves.
Cuisine: Coffee shop & luncheon
Address: 2601 Quebec St, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: Hidden off of the main streets, this coffee shop and luncheon makes a cool cup of coffee and it has a unique neighbourhood vibe that makes it totally magical.
Address: 1025 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: Treat yourself to vegan brunch and then pick up a few things for dinner at this laid-back gem on Commercial Drive.
Address: 413 Industrial Ave, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: Take your s/o to see where the magic happens at Beta5's store on Industrial Avenue and get a gorgeous cream puff straight from the source.
Barclay Heritage Square
Address: 1433 Barclay St, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: This park in the middle of the West End is surrounded by gorgeous heritage homes, changing fall colours and little hidden pathways.
Address: 1433 W Pender Street, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: This bakery makes colourful and fun treats that are nothing short of magical.
The Arbutus Greenway
Address: Starts in Kitsilano at Fir Street and 5th Avenue
Why You Need To Go: Pick a crisp, sunny Saturday morning this fall and head out for a long walk or bike along the magical greenway converted from old train tracks.
Price: Ticket prices vary
Address: 1131 Howe St, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: This tiny theatre right downtown is a chill place to catch a foreign or independent film. They play films year-round but they're also a part of VIFF every fall.
Bill Reid Gallery
Price: $13 admission
Address: 639 Hornby St, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: Blink and you might miss this amazing gallery hidden downtown. It's full of breathtaking works by Indigenous artists and your s/o probably never even knew this gallery was here.
Address: 4316 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: Deep Cove is famous for Honey's Doughnuts and the Quarry Rock Hike, but you can take your s/o to Cafe Orso for a twist on your usual trip to the cove.
Cuisine: Cafe & restaurant
Address: 4194 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: Bakery? Coffee Shop? Restaurant? Ubuntu Canteen does it all and they do it better than most.
Lulu Island Winery
Price: Free tastings
Address: 16880 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
Why You Need To Go: This magical winery has aand offers VIP tours and free tastings.
Cuisine: West Coast brunch
Address: 122 W Hastings St, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: If you're going to line up for brunch, you need some guarantee of quality and you'll get that at Catch 122. It's a cozy gem in Gastown and has been doing brunch right for a long time.
Cuisine: Coffee shop
Address: 868 E Hastings St, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: This cool East Van cafe is a stylish and magical place where you'd want to linger over a latte with your s/o.