Festive fall spots in Vancouver
With Halloween right around the corner, shorter days, cooler nights and plenty of pumpkin-flavoured treats, its obvious we are in the midst of fall. And if you’re a dog owner, there are so many festive fall spots in Vancouver worth checking out.
Even if you’re more of a spring and summer kind of person, one thing you have to admit: Vancouver is so pretty in the fall. The crunchy leaves, the crisp, fall air, and the beautiful array of reds, yellows, and orange that make the perfect backdrop for the 1,000 photos you’re going to take of your pup this season.
Take a peek at the best ball spots for you and your dog to hit up in Vancouver.
1. Stanley Park
We hate to belly flop right into the obvious, but who can deny the obvious beauty of Stanley Park — those trees, those hills, and all the trails just begging for a romp and a wrestle. There are tons to explore in this urban forest. Plus, tons of water if you need a break from the breathtaking foliage (if that’s a thing).
You don’t need an address for Google Maps — just pick a random area in Kits and start exploring. Every street in Leafy Kitsilano is lined with trees that make for the most picturesque canopy. Plus, we guarantee you there will be plenty of piles of leaves at the curb just begging for you to toss a ball for Fido into.
3. Queen Elizabeth Park
Address: 4600 Cambie St
It’s the highest point in Metro-Vancouver, which means you’ll get stunning, sweeping views of the city in the midst of the fall foliage change. Plus — there are 130 acres of park for you and your pupper to play in. So, bring a hot apple cider, pack a frisbee and bring your walking shoes.
4. Chilliwack Corn Maze
Address: 41905 Yale Rd W
A 12-acre corn maze for you and your pupper to explore sounds like the best way to spend a crisp, Sunday afternoon. The original Chilliwack corn maze has been operating since 1999 and every year has a new design. With it being dog friendly, you can check it out with your pooch, enjoy a pumpkin flavoured treat, pick up a pumpkin and more! There are plenty of photo ops for your pooch as well.
5. Pumpkin Patch
Address: 6767 Balaclava Street (at W 51st Ave)
Visiting a pumpkin patch is a no-brainer, but some people get put off by the drive. A lot of farms make it worth your while with extra activities, like hay bale mazes, tractor rides and petting zoos. Plus, how can you resist the adorableness of your pup with a backdrop of hundreds of pumpkins? Keep in mind that not all pumpkin patches are dog-friendly, or, if they’re like Southland Farms, require your dog to be well-behaved and on a leash at all times. Make sure you double-check before you go!
Tis the season of pumpkin patches, corn mazes and foliage packed hikes! We hope you enjoyed this list of festive fall spots in Vancouver.