Fall activities that'll leaf you smiling!

Ah, the sweet embrace of autumn is upon us, and with it comes a symphony of falling leaves and pumpkin-spiced everything (Especially Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte!). At this point in the year you might find yourself saying ... There's literally nothing to do in Vancouver now that the summer is almost over. But we are show you what's going on in Vancouver this autumn! So buckle up your boots and wrap yourself in your quirkiest scarf, because we're about to dive headfirst into a whirlwind of fall activities that will have you leaf-ing your worries behind!

A bit outdoorsy are we?

Step through the gates of VanDusen Botanical Garden in autumn, and you'll find yourself in a realm straight out of a fairy tale. As the leaves start to turn every shade from fiery red to golden yellow, this garden transforms into a breathtaking canvas of nature's artistry.

But it's not just the trees that are getting in on the autumn action. The flowers, too, have a final show-stopping performance before the frost arrives. Their vibrant hues create a contrast against the earthy tones of the season.

And let's not forget about the pumpkins! The garden takes a whimsical turn with its pumpkin displays. From cheerful jack-o'-lanterns grinning mischievously to elaborately carved gourds that pay homage to famous works of art, the pumpkins bring a sense of playfulness that's infectious.

Unleash Your Inner Cinephile at VIFF!

Avoid Raincouver's worst and embark on a cinematic journey like no other at the annual Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF). This event is perfect for film enthusiasts, storytellers, and curious minds alike.

VIFF isn't just about showcasing Hollywood blockbusters. It's a platform that bridges cultures, languages, and perspectives from around the world. With films spanning every genre and corner of the globe, you'll find yourself immersed in tales that touch your heart, expand your horizons, and introduce you to experiences you've never imagined.

The festival isn't just about watching films; it's about engaging with the people who make them. From Q&A sessions with directors and actors to panel discussions on industry trends, VIFF offers a chance to interact with the minds behind the magic. Who knows, you might even find yourself in a conversation that sparks your own creative endeavors.

Where Thrills Meet Chills Fright Night!

Prepare to scream, shiver, and have a spine-tingling blast as Playland transforms into a realm of darkness and delight for its legendary Fright Night event! If you're seeking heart-pounding excitement mixed with a dose of Halloween spookiness, this is the ultimate destination that promises to deliver screams and laughter in equal measure.

The hair-raising atmosphere of Fright Night is not limited to haunted houses alone. As you venture through the park, be prepared for unexpected encounters with ghouls, ghosts, and creatures from the darkest corners of your imagination.

The frightful fun doesn't stop at the haunted attractions. Prepare for spine-chilling entertainment that ranges from eerie stage performances to adrenaline-pumping rides that become even more intense in the dark. The atmosphere is electric, charged with both anticipation and a dash of dread.

Plunge into Pumpkin Paradise!

Is there a better way to embrace the spirit of the season than by embarking on a pumpkin patch adventure? From picking the perfect pumpkin to immersing yourself in a world of autumnal wonder, the lower mainlands numerous pumpkin patches offer an experience that's both quintessentially fall and picture perfect!

Pumpkin patches are a haven for families and friends alike. Roam through the fields with loved ones, sharing laughter as you hunt for the most splendid pumpkins. Many patches offer a variety of activities beyond pumpkin picking, from hayrides and corn mazes to petting zoos and cider tastings. It's an opportunity to create cherished memories and capture the essence of the season.

Lets be honest - pumpkin patches are a photographer's dream. The interplay of the warm autumn light against the vibrant pumpkins creates a canvas that's just begging to be captured in photos. From candid shots to picturesque portraits, these patches offer endless opportunities to snap frame-worthy moments.