It's almost September and we're so ready. As much as summer's been great, it's time for a nice change of season. The end of summer marks the beginning of sweater weather, PSLs and a whole lot of cuffing to do.
Vancouver is beautiful in autumn and it's time to grab your bestie or your bae and take them out on a nice fall date.
What are you looking for?
Because who needs that summer bod anymore?
The end of summer doesn't mean the end of adventure.
Did somebody say Fright Night?
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Savary Island Pie Company // 1533 Marine Dr
Nothing says fall like a nice slice of apple pie or peach cobbler. Savary Island Pie Company is the perfect spot to get your fill of yummy pie that's to die for.
Belgard Kitchen // 55 Dunlevy Ave
Summer may only be three months, but brunch is forever. Belgard Kitchen has arguably the best brunch in Vancouver. Their cozy interior and wooden barrel wall is #fallfeelings.
Finch's Tea and Coffee House // 353 W Pender St
Colder weather means more intimate indoor time with your BFFs or bae. Finch's is the perfect spot to grab a snack and some coffee to fill up your empty afternoons. And don't leave without trying their Pear Baguette.
Les Faux Bourgeois // 663 E 15th Ave
Now that you don't need that summer bod anymore, indulge in rustic French comfort food at Les Faux Bourgeois. They've got everything from cheesy French onion soup to juicy steak and frites to ruin your diet...oh and of course, wine. Lots and lots of wine.
The Oakwood // 2741 W 4th Ave
Super warm and super friendly, The Oakwood is the perfect spot on a chilly fall evening. Their ever-changing seasonal dishes are always fresh and will make you excited for fall...and that fire place is too cozy.
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Outdoorsy Things 🍂
Chilliwack Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm // 41905 Yale Rd
A corn maze and pumpkin picking? Yassss. What better way to get in the mood for fall and Halloween than to snatch the perfect pumpkin for your award-winning jack-o-lantern.
Queen Elizabeth Park // 4600 Cambie St
Parks aren't just a summer thing. Queen Elizabeth Park shows off some of its most beautiful foliage during the fall and with way fewer tourists, it's the perfect place to snap a few Instas.
Backyard Vineyards // 3033 232 St
You don't have to go on a summer road trip all the way to the Okanagan to taste BC's best grapes. Right in our own backyard in Langley is Backyard Vineyards, home of unique and flavourful wines. Go for a tasting and a stroll through their lush vineyards.
Dog Mountain // Mount Seymour Provincial Park
It's never not hiking season in Vancouver. Whether it's smack in the middle of summer with the sun beating down your back or in the middle of fall and its rain beating down your face, hiking is an all-season sport around here and Dog Mountain is a perfect spot for it.
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Festivals and Fun Stuff 🎡
Bard on the Beach // 1695 Whyte Ave
Dust off your high school Cole's Notes copy of Much Ado About Nothing because Bard on the Beach will continue all the way until Septemeber 23. Entertaining and absolutely hilarious, you don't have to be a Shakespeare buff to enjoy and have a good laugh at Bard on the Beach.
Taiwan Fest // Downtown Vancouver
If Richmond Night Market, Illumination Night Market, nor the Shipyard's Night Market was enough for you, Taiwan Fest has come. This year, Taiwan Fest will be taking over several blocks in downtown where you can get delicious Taiwanese eats and enjoy some cool exhibits and workshops.
Playland Fright Nights // 2901 E Hastings St
This year returning on October 6 will be Playland's Fright Nights. If you're looking to have a good time with some screams, Fright Nights is the spot...make sure you bring some cute arm candy to scream with.
Harvest Haus // 88 Pacific Blvd
You don't have to be in Germany to have the best Oktoberfest ever because Oktoberfest is coming to Vancouver. Harvest Haus will literally be bringing down the house with German festivities, dancing, drinking games and a whole lot of beer. Harvest Haus will take place October 5-7.