A family visit to Vancouver in the Fall isn’t complete without a colourful photo of your children tossing leaves into the air, grinning from ear to ear as they gaze at the floating foliage that falls to the ground in reds, oranges, greens and yellows. Fortunately, Vancouver is chock-full of photo-perfect spots to capture those special autumn moments. Here are just 5 of the best places to snap Fall photos of your family in and around Vancouver.
Nitobe Memorial Garden (Vancouver)
Nestled in the grounds of the University of BC, this Japanese Tea and Stroll Garden is not only the perfect spot to enjoy a tour of the majestic maples, quaint Koi ponds, and pristine streams and waterfalls, the Nitobe Memorial Garden also provides a lovely backdrop for a family photo amongst the autumn leaves.
English Bay (Vancouver)
Located in First Beach Park in Vancouver’s English Bay, this spot promises leaves aplenty. Rain or shine, this picturesque gazebo is a great area to snap photos while soaking in the surrounding beach and city views. A great spot to stay dry if you’re snapping Fall pics on a drizzly day.
Stanley Park (Vancouver)
Home to the Vancouver Aquarium, some of Vancouver’s most popular beaches, a miniature train, a striking stretch of seawall, and decadent dining options, Stanley Park is a must-visit destination for any Vancouver visitor. But tourist attractions aside, the park’s natural surroundings are just as worthy of attention. Featuring over 1,000 acres of hemlocks, spruces, firs and cedars, the park is the perfect spot to spend an autumn day with your kids and a camera in tow.
Cates Park (North Vancouver)
Located just outside of Deep Cove in North Vancouver, Cates Park is an ideal spot for playing outdoors with your kids. Not only does it feature an amazing playground structure, open fields, tree-lined strolling trails, and ocean-front beaches, but it’s full of picture-perfect Fall foliage fit for a leaf fight and some fun action shots during the autumn months.
Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary (Delta)
Bird lovers flock to the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary to observe the over 300 species of birds that live amongst the 300 hectares of treed pathways and intertidal marshes. While it may be just under an hour’s drive from downtown Vancouver, it’s well worth the trip for bird enthusiasts and leaf lovers. Known as one of Canada’s top birdwatching sites, your visit will be anything but fowl.