Fall in Vancouver Sunset Beach

Fall Meetings in Vancouver


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: 

Seawall in the fall


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

Walking in Vancouver Fall

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! 

People walking down Gastown during fall season

Getting Around

Connect from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to downtown Vancouver with the Canada Line – Vancouver's rapid transit rail. Taxis, Lyft, and Uber are also available.  

Downtown Vancouver is compact and walkable. Visit our Getting Around page for more information.

Delegates at Waterfront, VCC

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Your delegate badge comes with perks! You’ll save on admission to some of our top attractions, enjoy special offers at some of our favourite restaurants, as well as savings at spas, boutiques and tours. See a list of offers here

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

Jogging on seawall

Vancouver Seawall 

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. 

Granville Island

Granville Island  

Grab an Aquabus mini-ferry over False Creek to Granville Island. The spot is famous for its public market, but you’ll also find plenty of tempting cafes, artisan studios and other souvenir-worthy diversions. 

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden

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. 

Surrounded by nature (courtesy Capilano Suspension Bridge Park).

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! 

cycle city tours

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

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

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.

Yaletown Patio

Vancouver's Neighbourhoods

Exploring Vancouver’s diverse neighbourhoods is a great way to spend the afternoon. Grab a coffee and wander downtown areas such as hip Yaletown, the beach-side West End, or historic Gastown.

Whistler village

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. 


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