There are lots of reasons to be excited for fall in Vancouver, including outdoor adventures, Thanksgiving and Halloween (Halloween is a big deal in Vancouver), film festivals (including the celebrated Vancouver International Film Festival), and gorgeous fall foilage.
Use this guide to events and activities in September, October and November to find the best things to do during fall in Vancouver.
1. Fall Outdoor Adventures: Hiking, Kayaking, Fishing, Biking & More
2. Film Festivals Galore: Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) & More
Fall in Vancouver is the season for cinephiles (or anyone who even casually loves movies), since it's jam-packed with film festivals. The biggest and best film festival is, of course, the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), which grow more and more acclaimed every year. VIFF screens over 300 films from over 60 countries, and attracts industry insiders and celebrities as well as movie-lovers from across the Lower Mainland. This year, VIFF runs September 26 - October 11, 2013.
3. Thanksgiving in Vancouver
Canadian Thanksgiving falls on the second Monday in October, placing it at the very heart of fall in Vancouver. While there aren't a lot of huge Thanksgiving events in the city (though there are often great meal deals for dining out on the big day), it's still a special time to get together with friends and family.
4. Gorgeous Fall Foilage in Vancouver
5. Halloween in Vancouver
The biggest event of fall in Vancouver has to be Halloween (October 31), which is second only to Christmas in the sheer number of events and activities happening around town to celebrate the holiday. Throughout October, there are parties and haunted houses, attractions like Fright Nights at the PNE and the Stanley Park Ghost Train, and much, much more!