Explore Vancouver’s attractions and adventures with a fabulous fall getaway
As the season changes, consider looking for a change of scenery. It’s time to trade in your virtual tour for an authentic Vancouver experience and indulge in a fall getaway.
Whether you are looking for family experiences or looking to spend some quality time with your partner, the experiences are endless. From world-class hotel stays and colorful culture, to award-winning global cuisine and exciting outdoor adventures, there has never been so much to see and do in and around Vancouver. .
The city invites you to reconnect – in a safe and responsible manner – and to rediscover the vibrancy of Vancouver. Getting to know each other has never been so fun.
If you’re wondering what to include on your urban explorer itinerary, Destination Vancouver has unboxed a few of its favorites.
Leisure and adventure
Spectacular scenery and outdoor activities go hand in hand when you connect with nature, easily accessible from any downtown hotel.
On Grouse Mountain, the Skyride Aerial Tram will take you 1130 meters (3,700 feet) above Vancouver. Grizzly bear watching at the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife; self-guided eco-walks; Children’s tree canopy adventure; Peak chairlift tour.
Enjoy sensory delight as you cross the easy swing of the Capilano Suspension Bridge, 70 meters (230 feet) above the Capilano River. Discover the Story Center, the First Nations totem poles at Kia’palano and stroll through the rainforest of the West Coast.
The Sea to Sky Gondola offers an awesome adventure. Climb to the top for breathtaking views of Howe Sound, towering mountains and coastal forest, Shannon Falls, and famous chef Stawamus.
Attractions, arts and culture
Continue your adventure from the heights, but here, from a virtual perch. Fly Over Canada transforms from September 27 to October 31 into HowlOver Canada, a lively and fun family Halloween ride. Feel the thrill of flying over the country’s most iconic landmarks with a bunch of spooky acolytes.
Hockey is back! Watch the puck fall live and be one of the first fans to return to Rogers Arena to cheer on the Vancouver Canucks. The regular season kicks off Oct. 26 for its home opener against Minnesota.
In Stanley Park, the 65,000 amazing animals of the Vancouver Aquarium await you. There are over 30 unique exhibits, including a new marine mammal rescue exhibit and a new 4D experience film, Octopus: Blue Planet II. You will have the audacity to explore the oceans of our planet.
Achieve your cultural quotient with visits to: Vancouver Art Gallery, tours and family programs; UBC Anthropology Museum for the extraordinary art and artifacts of the Northwest Coast First Nations; The Bill Reid Gallery, featuring contemporary Aboriginal art from the Northwest Coast; the Stanley Theater, the Queen Elizabeth Theater and the Arts Club Theater for plays, musicals, dancing and more.
Al fresco dining and dream digs
There is no final end to patio season in Vancouver, but a chill in the air is no reason to chill terraces – most have heaters, otherwise, pair your favorite meal with one. cozy sweater. Choose from tranquil or lively views.
Waterfront: Award-winning Dockside restaurant overlooking False Creek at the Granville Island hotel; marina side, Cardero’sin Coal Harbor; Miku overlooking Burrard Inlet, a pioneer of flame-seized sushi (Aburi) in Canada; Sylvie’s restaurant, dinner by English Bay Beach at the historic Sylvia Hotel. Shop over 50 independent food vendors at the Granville Island Public Market and step outside.
Roof: 1931 Gallery Bistro at the Vancouver Art Gallery, overlooking Robson Square;
Thoughts: Garden terrace at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia; ELEVATOR in Coal Harbor with split level deck; Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House, with over 50 kinds of fresh fish.
Streetscape: Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar in Gastown, offering 100% craft beers; family run The Old Spaghetti Factory in Gastown, since 1970; Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar, Yaletown with caviar menu; Yaletown Brewing Company, Vancouver’s original brewery.
Pamper yourself with a hotel stay and spa retreat. These are just good deals and sweet dreams when you sleep in one of these best places: The Wedgewood Hotel& Spa (stay and reward); Shangri-La Hotel and CHI, The Spa (Exclusive to members, 20% reduction on stays); Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and Absolute Spa (Take your time offer); Sutton Place Hotel and Vida Spa (save up to 50%); Rosewood Hotel Georgia and Sense, A Rosewood Spa (Sojourn Suite, 25% off select suites).
For more information, visit destinationvancouver.com, email [email protected] or call 604-682-2222.
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