3 great places to find fall in B.C.
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It's that time of the year, the kids are back to school and the leaves are beginning to change. A new colour scheme is emerging accompanied by the change of the season. Fall is here which means the mountainsides are glowing with the warm hues associated with autumn. The bright foliage is a welcome addition to any outdoor activity. Even a light stroll becomes a walk in Mother Nature’s gallery. Since British Columbia is surrounded by trees succumbing to the autumn leaf phenomenon, spending time here is ideal for enjoying the colours of fall. Here’s where to stop, linger, and look while taking in the spectrum of seasonal colours.
1) Sunshine Coast
The Sunshine Coast is pretty relaxed any time of year, and in the fall it’s quieter still. Listen—that’s the sound of the leaves floating to the ground. Cooler mornings and evenings also promote luxurious downtime over a coffee or dinner in the picturesque community. While you are exploring, make sure to check out the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl that features the area's finest artisans and crafters.
Mountains make incredible backdrops for fall photography! Find incredible scenery in Whistler Village, and on the mountain. Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife. Bears and deer make regular treks into the town while eagles soar overhead and salmon spawn in nearby rivers. Do you know how Whistler Blackcomb got its name? Find out here.
3) Port Alberni
Add the crunch of fall leaves to your fall foliage experience by taking a walk or bike ride in Port Alberni. With many trail options, there is an abundant number of ways to see every fall colour from yellow all the way to purple. Better yet, make your way to the lake to see the full effect of autumn on the surrounding sandy shores. Learn more about the area here.
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