According to Conde Nast Traveller’s recent Reader’s Choice Awards for 2017, Vancouver has once again placed in the top 10 best cities in the world and it’s obvious as to why: mind-blowing outdoor scenery, rich multicultural diversity, a dizzying array of cosmopolitan as well as a hipster dining experiences and of course, a thriving visual & performing arts scene.
But what sets Vancouver apart from other top-ranked cities is that it’s spectacular, virtually unbeatable year-round mountain and water vistas just cannot be duplicated; one which must be seen to be believed. And if there’s one season in Vancouver that must be experienced it would be autumn, when Mother Natures reaches for her palette to paint richly-hued swaths of orange, red and gold to the city’s well-treed landscape. What’s more, there’s plenty to see and do during this time of year: start your day with an early morning visit to a farmers market heaped with a bounty of produce; strolling, running or cycling the False Creek seawall; tasting a flight of local craft beer in Olympic Village; buying what’s local and fresh at Granville Island Public Market or just soaking up the pleasant late afternoon sun in one of the many interesting suburban parks in downtown Vancouver. For something truly sublime, climb aboard The Aquabus for a scenic ride around False Creek to capture a fleeting, golden autumn sunset.
Concierge tip: Experience some panoramic vistas along the False Creek waterfront: take the full tour on The Aquabus where you’ll see incredible fall foliage ablaze in colour at the stops along their route; of particular note include Granville Island, Hornby St., Olympic Village & David Lam Park.