17 Fun Things To Do In Vancouver This Fall (2023)

Last Updated on October 24, 2023

Fall in Vancouver paints a picture of vibrant hues, crisp air, and a city bursting with unique activities. Get ready to delve into an autumnal wonderland, from exhilarating forest hikes amidst fiery foliage to tranquil tea tasting in cozy corners. Get your boots and scarves ready – Vancouver’s fall offers more than just a visual treat!

If you’re looking for some fun things to do near Vancouver this fall season, we’ve got you covered! From pumpkin patches to corn mazes, there’s plenty of Fall fun to be had in the Lower Mainland.

Grab your friends and family and get ready for an Autumn adventure!

Pumpkin Patch

As the leaves start to change color and the days grow shorter, many people begin to feel the excitement of Fall in the air. One of the best ways to celebrate the season is by visiting a pumpkin patch. Pumpkin patches offer a festive atmosphere, with rows upon rows of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes. Many also offer hayrides, corn mazes, petting zoos, and other Autumn-themed activities. Whether you’re looking for the perfect jack-o-lantern or just want to enjoy some time outdoors before winter sets in, a visit to a pumpkin patch is sure to get you into the spirit of fall.

Aldor Acres and Laity Pumpkin Patch are a couple of the best pumpkin patches near Vancouver. Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch is smaller, but is a great one too.

These family-friendly farms all a huge pumpkin patch where you can pick your own perfect pumpkin right from the field they grew on.

Visiting the pumpkin patch is a fun family tradition that everyone can enjoy!

Aldor Acres: $65 for a family day pass, or $15 general admission for all individuals walking age and up.
Laity Pumpkin Patch: $10 per person on weekdays, $13 per person on weekends. Tickets required for 3+.
Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch:$7.50 (weekday), $10 (weekend) for those age 2 and older.

Maan Farms

Experience all your autumn dreams at the farm. Whether it’s capturing the ideal selfie amidst the NEW Forest Pumpkin Patch or savoring the delectable Double Pumpkin Spice Cream, Maan Farms offers everything you need to transform your fall fantasies into reality.

From kid-friendly farm fun (forest pumpkin patch, corn maze, barnyard animals, wooden fortress, zipline, jumping pillow… and more!) to the Scariest Corn Maze In Canada, “goat yoga and pumpkins,” and there’s something for everyone at Maan Farms.

Check out their full variety of Fall fun HERE.

While you’re there, don’t forget to try some festive Fall treats like Mama Maan’s signature Pumpkin Pie, and Double Pumpkin Spice Cream. The Double Pumpkin Spice Cream is made with roasted pumpkins from the Maan patch, and is full of spices like nutmeg, ginger, & cinnamon. It is topped with a homemade ginger molasses cookie and whipped cream for the perfect fall dessert!

Autumn Harvest Afternoon Tea

Experience the essence of autumn with Vancouver’s newest afternoon tea, carefully crafted to capture the spirit of the season.

It is perfect for family time, a date night, or to spend time with friends.

The menu includes Butternut Squash Tart, Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwich, Duck Rillette, Brie + Pear Tea Sandwich, Pumpkin Profiterole, Cinnamon Roll Macaron… and more!

Enjoy these delectable treats while sipping on a warm cup of seasonal-inspired tea.

Immerse yourself in the cozy atmosphere of the charming tea room and indulge in the flavors of autumn.

To complement these delightful bites, there are three exclusive cocktails available: Pumpkin Spice Latte Martini, Harvest Moon Honey, and The Orchard Breeze.

On until Sunday, November 19. Seatings are held Thursday through Sunday, and statutory holiday Mondays (11am, 1pm, 3pm).

Price: $69 per person, with a $40 Children’s Afternoon Tea option for 12 and under.

Location: Notch8 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street

Stanley Park

Stanley Park provides a much-needed oasis of green in the midst of Vancouver’s urban landscape.

Take a wander in Stanley Park and along the seawall as the colors change. It is a great way to spend a gorgeous Fall day.

Stanley Park is lovely and a must-visit at any time of year, but it becomes even more beautiful during the Fall. There are several fantastic locations to see the leaves change, but the seawall by the rowing club is a must-see.

Chilliwack Corn Maze

Greendale Acres, home of the Chilliwack Corn Maze, was established in 1999 as the first corn maze in all of Canada. It is located in Chilliwack, BC.

Greendale Acres features a corn maze, as well as: seasonal flowers, a pumpkin patch, a jumping pillow, rope obstacle course, bubble bar, pedal kart track, a hay bale maze, Corn sandbox, farm animal displays, farm carousel garden, Sandbox/kids playground area, antique farm machinery, and much more!

This year’s maze design is a celebration of the relationships and memories that have been made on the farm and in the community over the last 25 years.

Weekday general admission is $16, and Weekend general admission is $18.

Admission is free for those 2 and under, or 75+.

Exploring the corn maze is a great way to get outside and have some fun with friends or family. Add some extra fun by setting a timer. See if you can find your way out of the maze before time runs out!

Other smaller corn mazes in the area include: Taves Family Farm and Maan Farms.

Sylvia Hotel

The Sylvia Hotel’s Virginia creeper-covered exterior has made it a Vancouver icon, especially in autumn when the leaves turn shades of amber, gold, and crimson.

The hotel’s Virginia creeper is a distinctive feature and a well-known attraction in the city. Mrs. Kenvyn, one of Sylvia Court’s first tenants, began the plant after World War II.

Take a few minutes to stop and enjoy this iconic sight!

Playland Fright Nights

Prepare to scream your face off this October, because Playland Fright Nights will once again become a terrifying Halloween experience, with seven frightening houses, 15+ rides, spooky décor, roaming monsters, and live shows.

This year a new attraction, “scaremony”, opens. Check out the new props, early admission access, and more. There are plenty of food options too – perfect for anyone looking to get into the spooky season spirit!

After this Halloween season, the Hollywood Horrors haunted house will be retired, so don’t miss out!

*This activity is not recommended for children under the age of 12, seniors over 65, or people with conditions that may be irritated by strobe lighting or fog machines. They do not allow any guests to wear costumes or have their faces painted.

Admission includes Haunted House & Ride Pass: $54 online in advance ($56 day of/onsite ticket booths). Rapid Pass (Admission + Express Entry for Haunted Houses & 5 rides): $110 Online ($114 day off/onsite ticket booths). Early Entry (5pm admission with access to 3 houses): $15 add-on

Photo: Flyover Canada

Fly Over Canada’s Howl Over Canada

Bring the entire family along for a spirited Halloween ride with Biker Mama the witch. From coast to coast, you’ll travel with a group of spooky sidekicks on your way to an out-of-this-world music event in Howl Over Canada.

Tickets range from $28-$34, depending on the day of the visit.

Ride HowlOver Canada or Legendary Iceland: Landscapes & Lore from September 28 – October 30, Monday through Thursday, for a free kid’s ticket with each accompanying adult*. Children must be at least 102 cm (40″) to ride.

Loft Country Fall Festival

Loft Country is the most unique pumpkin patch experience near Vancouver and is a great option for an afternoon of family-friendly fun.

Their petting zoo is adorable, with their goats eating through the heads of fun characters painted along the fence. Also, enjoy a wild west shootout, a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch, a jumping pillow, panning for gems at the LC Mining Co, horse-drawn carriage rides, a giant rocking horse, pony rides, and more.

General Admission (Ages 3 and up) – $15.00 (weekday), $17.50 (weekend)

Family Admission (2 parents and their children) – $60 (weekday), $70 (weekend)

Get your tickets for Loft Country here!

Apple Picking

Apple picking is a great and tasty way to celebrate the beauty of the Fall season.

Willow View Farms is a great little farm in Abbotsford, BC without all the extra bells and whistles. However, that also means that you get a charming farm set against wide-open spaces, without the massive crowds.

Willow View is a classic spot for apple picking near Vancouver — they also don’t charge you to enter the field, or parking, just for the apples you pick.

If you’re looking for a charming little farm to take the family without a huge price tag and crowds, Willow View Farms is a fantastic spot to spend an afternoon.

There are also several picnic tables; so bring lunch with you! And, grab some delicious fresh apple cider!

Another farm to go apple picking at is Taves Family Farm. Admission to the farm is FREE weekdays for apple picking.  On weekends, holidays or Pro-D days, from September 30th to October 31st ALL guests entering the farm at 333 Gladwin Road must purchase a Pumpkin Pass, a Fun or SuperFun Admission Pass.  Tickets must be purchased online or at the gate.

If you’re looking to go apple picking and choose Taves, make sure it a weekday, unless you want to take part in their other myriad of fun activities too!

Check rates and admissions.

They also charge a $6.77/car parking fee during October.

Horseback Riding

Take in the Fall foliage on a horseback riding adventure! There are plenty of trails to explore near Vancouver, and horseback riding is a great way to see the autumn leaves up close.

One great option for horseback riding near Vancouver is the Leghorn Ranch. They offer a variety of rides to suit all levels, from beginner to experienced riders. Come explore beautiful, wide-open trails just minutes away from Vancouver.

A horseback ride is a great way to enjoy the beauty of fall in BC. Prices start at $130 per person for a one-hour ride, plus a lesson before hitting the trails.

Ghostly Walking Tours

The Grave Tales tour of Fort Langley is a spooky excursion through the town, complete with intrigue and tales.

More than ten years ago, Parks Canada conducted research to identify any ghost stories that were hidden in the town’s history. They went house-to-house, expecting to hear a dozen stories, but they received thousands of responses from going door-to-door. The most common local tales were used to create their walking tour.

Buy your tickets here!

If you’re looking for a tour of dark secrets or lost souls in Vancouver, Forbidden Walking Tours is a company that offers guided walking tours through Gastown, downtown Vancouver, the West End, and Stanley Park.

Watch Scary Movies At The Drive-In Theatre

Cozy up to stay warm and catch some scary movies at the drive-in theatre.

It was announced that next season (2024) will be the last season of Metro Vancouver’s only drive-in movie theatre, so now is the time to go make memories!

Visit their website HERE for tickets and showtimes.

Cranberry Farm

Visiting a cranberry farm is a great way to learn about BC’s cranberry industry and enjoy the fall colors in a unique setting.

The Vancouver Cranberry Festival is held every October, but you can visit a bog any time during the cranberry season (September to October).

Take a stroll around the edge of the field to witness the beater machine in action or to see the berries being pumped off, depending on what part of the harvest is happening. Don’t forget to scan the QR codes on the informational displays to learn interesting facts about cranberry farming.

If you’re looking for something different to do this Fall, consider visiting a cranberry bog! It’s a great way to learn about BC’s agricultural industry and see the fall colors in a unique setting.

Two great options are Hopcott Farms in Pitt Meadows and the Riverside Cranberry Bog in Fort Langley. You can even put on a pair of farm waders and snap a photo in a field of floating cranberries.

Check their websites for updated tour and cranberry plunge pricing.

Cranberry Festival

Date: October 07, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Location: Fort Langley National Historic Site
Cost: Free admission

Experience the ultimate berry-filled extravaganza at Fort Langley National Historic Site! Sharpen your scarecrow-judging prowess, don your stomping boots, and prepare to be captivated by the extraordinary cran-tastic creations forged by the skilled blacksmiths!

Uncover the captivating realm of the cranberry trade and its profound impact on the history of the Fort. And the cherry on top? It’s completely free of charge!

Take A Hike

With the cooling weather, Fall is the perfect time to lace up those hiking boots and go on a hike. There are plenty of great trails to explore near Vancouver.

Take a look at our Ultimate Guide To Kid-Friendly Hikes Near Vancouver for a massive amount of trails to choose from!

Arts Nursery Scarecrow Stroll

Are you looking for a fun, family-friendly activity this fall? Look no further than Arts Nursery’s Fall festival! Not only can you browse the nursery and see all of the beautiful plants on display, but you’ll also have the chance to witness over 60 unique and creative scarecrows. In previous years, there have been some well-known character scarecrows, including Disney favorites. And be sure to stop by the pop-up pumpkin patch for some picture-perfect photo opportunities. Plus, there’s even a scavenger hunt to add an extra element of excitement for both kids and adults.

Best of all, the Scarecrow Stroll is completely free to attend. Additionally, you can purchase all the pumpkins and gardening supplies your heart desires!


What are your favorite things to do near Vancouver in Autumn? Let us know in the comments below!


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