Top 10 Reasons to Fall for Vancouver’s North Shore

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Thinking about a fall getaway? Have you ever watched salmon migrate up the river?  Well this is the year to see it. This is just one of the top ten reasons to come and stay on Vancouver’s North Shore – The Place Where Nature Lives.

Our Top 10 Reasons to Fall for Vancouver’s North Shore!

  1. It’s the best salmon run on Vancouver’s North Shore in years.  Come and see nature in action at the free Capilano Fish Hatchery.
  2. If you like fishing and want to catch a salmon for yourself, book a tour with Sewell’s Marina in Horseshoe Bay. It’s where you’ll also find BC Ferries taking people to and from Vancouver Island.
  • If you love to bring your dog on your getaway, Vancouver’s North Shore is totally accommodating! We have amazing nature trails that are ablaze with fall colours that allow on or off-leash dog walks.  Best of all, they are scattered all across the North Shore. From easy hikes with breathtaking vistas to strenuous mountain trails.
  • Visit The Peak of Vancouver this fall when it’s crowd free and the Artist for Conservation Festival is on from Sept. 26 to Oct.6.  Grouse Mountain is accessed by gondola or hike “The Grind” if you’re energetic. Once you are at the top, take in the scenic views of Vancouver and beyond.  Be sure to visit Grinder and Coola, the resident bears before they go into winter hibernation.
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is another one of Vancouver’s most popular attractions because it’s thrilling! There’s a spectacular suspension bridge that swings high above the Capilano River, a cantilevered Cliffwalk that follows a precipice along the river, and a Treetop tour that lets you stroll suspended pathways through the tops of Douglas-fir trees.
  • If art and culture call your name, take a Public Art self-guided tour through one our neighbourhoods, or stroll through one of our many Art Galleries. If a live performance is on your must-do list, check out our Performing Art Centres schedules.
  • Fill your gastronomic senses by experiencing the North Shore’s unique local restaurants, bistros and pubs. From West Coast fare at scenic waterfront locations to award-winning French cuisine tucked into local neighbourhoods, you are sure to find something to please. You’ll find world-renowned chocolatiers, local craft breweries and unique specialty coffee and teashops.
  • If you want to mix and mingle with locals go for a walk! One great ideas is to stroll the West Vancouver seawall. It offers great views of Lions Gate Bridge and Stanley Park.  End at the Dundarave Pier and walk up the hill and along Marine Drive where you will find the quaint village of Dundarave. There you can browse the local shops and sample local specialty foods.
  • When the leaves are falling so are the prices on hotel rooms available with or without kitchenettes. Choose from casual to luxury waterfront suites, and be sure to ask about free wi-fi and parking. Check out this fall special at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier on the waterfront.
  • Staying close to nature does not mean that you have to miss our dynamic downtown core – it’s just a SeaBus ride away from our waterfront hotels, restaurants and Lonsdale Quay Market.