Off the beaten path places to enjoy fall foliage, Vancouver
This time of the year, having a chance to go out in the open and enjoy the magical colors of fall is a special treat. There are a few traditional areas that many frequent during this time of the year for its color rich natural scenery. New England comes to mind, ripe with an extended fall blanket stretching as far a the eye can see. Canada has its own prime spots for enjoying fall. Alaska also commands a fair share of such spots. Those who visit New York this time of the year, particularly enjoy the enchanting fall colors of central park. In this series, however, we will cover places that you might not have heard of, but that nonetheless are equally magical if not more.
Sitting on a backdrop of waterways and greenery , Vancouver is a a beautiful diverse city, perched between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountains, and opening its arms to the south towards the American continent. Vancouver is a city that has something for everyone. Frequently dubbed one of the "best cities to live in" - maybe more repeatedly than any other city - for a good reason. Whatever you enjoy doing in life, chances are Vancouver offers it. Not only that, but maybe as well or better than anywhere else in the world. Take food, or cuisine, for example; Vancouver has pretty much any flavor, taste or cuisine you would want, thanks to the diversity of it's people. If you are a nature and outdoors enthusiast, Vancouver has what your looking for. The wildlife and marine biodiversity is breathtaking. The city also teams with joggers, walkers, skaters, and rollerbladers, and more, enjoying the lush green scenery that is a constant theme in every corner, and taking advantage of the mildest climate in Canada, mild enough to grow palm trees. Vancouver also holds many concerts and other cultural events, and the nightlife rivals the best out there. The city is a beautiful, lively one with a clean green feel, mild in weather but definitely not in spirit.
Avoiding peek season is not the only upside of visiting Vancouver during the fall. Its true, the prices fall substantially. The Vancouver International Film Festival and the Halloween Parade & Expo. take place during this time of the year.
The backdrop of waterways and greenery gets specially beautiful with the changing tree colors. Imagine the views from the Capilano suspension bridge, not to forget about Stanley park.