Five ways to cozy up to fall in BC


As the warm weather cools and we arrive in a classic shoulder season, there's still great adventures to be had before winter comes! Especially in BC, fall can linger a little longer. 

When the fall weather turns cool, saunas and storm watching, Indigenous cultural experiences, fall comfort food, hiking and hot springs bathe your senses in a different kind of warmth. 

Here are five ways to snuggle up with the seasonal comforts of autumn, in BC, and get cozy!

Bike to farm-to-table in Vernon

Stop at O'Rourke's Peak Cellars for a wine and food pairing in Vernon, on a bike tour of the region.

Vernon's mild fall makes for excellent cycle touring and with the abundance of farms and wineries in the area, you can find plenty of tasty stops along the way.

Visit a lavender farm, crunch into crispy seasonal apples and enjoy locally made wine paired with specially curated menus. Best of all, by biking between stops, you can build up a good appetite between meals.   

Sauna & storm watch in Tofino 

Luxuriate with a steam at Tuff City’s oceanfront sauna. Treat yourself to local chocolate. Hike the local trails and watch fall storms rise off the coast. And all of it while supporting the rise of Indigenous tourism in Tofino, with a stay at Tin Wis Resort.

The resort is owned by the local Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, and their bonus card offers savings on many Tofino experiences that are part of their Tribal Park Ally program, so you can feel good about indulging a little.  

Connect to Indigenous culture in Ktunaxa

Go hiking or skiing (very soon!) in the Ktunaxa Rockies and pause to appreciate the landscape and its importance. These are #Ktunaxahomelands, and the mountains, waterways and hoodoos you adventure in here have a special story to uncover. Read more in this story. 

Shoot for the stars, find Zen

Picture yourself on a beach, watching the stars while listening to the sounds of the ocean, your wood cabin or RV just steps away as the cool night settles in.

Head to Tsawaak RV Park and Campground and you can enjoy an extended stay for a truly Zen experience.

Soak in hot springs in Arrow Lakes  

Sip on some mead, tour wineries, enjoy handmade wood-fired pizza and baked goods. The cities and towns of Arrow Lakes and the Slocan Valley abound with fresh produce and homemade flavours. But there are few better ways to top off a fall day than a soak in the soothing waters and commanding mountain views from Halcyon Hot Springs. 

Fall is a great time to take a quieter, more relaxed approach to life and travel. Often, without the summer crowds, you’ll find it’s easier to connect to local community and gain a greater appreciation of the place you’re in. Why not reward yourself with a little fall indulgence?

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