Fall Meetings in Vancouver - Know Before You Go!
Fall in Vancouver: the leaves are changing colour, the arts scene is warming up, and autumn delicacies are popping up on menus. Make the most of your time in Vancouver with our Fall Meetings Guide:
Temperatures cool down in Vancouver over the fall months and things get a little rainy as well. But overall, the climate is quite mild, with temperatures ranging from a sunny 18˚C (65˚F), through to a rainy 9˚C (48˚F) in later months. Check Vancouver’s current and historical weather conditions here.
What to Wear
Plan on dressing in light layers, and pack a rain jacket and an umbrella for wet days. If you’re thinking about heading up to the local mountains, make sure you bring a warmer layer as well as gloves, scarf and a hat. Bring some good walking shoes – Vancouver is a great place to explore on foot!
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Vancouver Fall Events
Vancouver’s fall festival schedule offers lots of arts-focused options, including the acclaimed Vancouver International Film Festival and the Eastside Culture Crawl —an opportunity to explore the studios of the city’s independent artists and craftspeople.
Fall signals the beginning of hockey season for the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks, playing at downtown’s Rogers Arena. But you can also still catch a late season Vancouver Whitecaps soccer match, or BC Lions Canadian football game – their seasons wrap in October and November, respectively.
Check our Calendar of Events for more information about what's happening in the fall.
Top Fall Sightseeing Options
The city’s seawall starts at the Vancouver Convention Centre and travels 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) around Stanley Park and then further around the waterfront. On a sunny fall day, a stroll or bike ride along the route makes for a great way to spend a few hours.
Dr. Sun Yat –Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a great rainy-day option (yes, a garden in the rain!) as it’s designed to be enjoyed throughout all 12 months.
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Capilano Suspension Bridge will give you a glimpse into our temperate rainforest – while there, thrill seekers should check out the attraction’s Cliffwalk feature!
Tour the City
Westcoast Sightseeing’s hop-on, hop-off buses have stops at most of Vancouver’s top attractions. Check out Landsea Tours & Adventures for day-long or half-day trips. Or incorporate a bit of exercise into your sightseeing with a Cycle City bike tour or Rockwood Adventures’ interpretive rainforest walk.
Vancouver Art Gallery
The Vancouver Art Gallery is the largest public art museum in Western Canada. Spend an afternoon exploring photographs by masters such as Ansel Adams, as well as important works by Emily Carr and other respected British Columbian artists.
Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
The Bill Reid Gallery is the only public Gallery in Canada dedicated to contemporary Indigenous Northwest Coast Art.
BC Trips From Vancouver
Vancouver makes a great starting point to explore BC. Whistler is just 2hours from Vancouver, offering opportunities to ski or take in the mountain scenery. Victoria makes a charming day trip, especially if accessed via a scenic 35-minute float plane ride. Fall in BC's wine country — the Okanagan Valley — is a beautiful way to experience the harvest season.
Looking for more ideas? Visit our Itineraries page for a suggested two-day schedule to get the most out of your stay.