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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-19-2014, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Hi people. I'm wondering if anyone has any favourite places to see autumn colours in the area north of the Fraser River from Vancouver in the West to somewhere around Mission in the east. Sites could be everything from forests and waterfalls to residential streets. Ideally, these places would be accessible by car or bicycle, plus perhaps an easy walk. Suggestions apart from Stanley Park, Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, Queen Elizabeth Park, Lighthouse Park, etc., would be most welcome as I am already aware of those places. Thanks in advance for your consideration.
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GVRD doesn't have any fall colours. You're looking in the wrong place.
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Actually up in the alpine and sub alpine regions you can find some interesting colour this time of year. Also, Kitsilano and Point Grey can surprise you here and there
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Research Forest and Buntzen Lake have some nice maple fall colours (yellows/gold bigleafs) and reds/oranges/yellows of the vine maples.
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taking some side roads on the coquilhala can offer great displays, but its 2-3 hours away, but many city parks can also offer excellent options all over the GVRD, take a map and camera and head out for a full day loop trip.
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Town Center Park in coquitlam is great for a local place to see some fall colors


as well as Hollyburn and Mt Strachan in Cypress Provincial mark
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Whistler. Lots of gorgeous colour in the valley.
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The road to Paradise Valley goes right through a stand of pure bigleaf maple.
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The road to Paradise Valley goes right through a stand of pure bigleaf maple.
I'll second that, well worth a look. Also the Squamish Valley Road has some nice sections
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Closer to home, UBC endowment lands (Pacific Spirit Park, a name only a political committee could love) has some nice colours in the north west areas. Lots of maples there.
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Thank you, everyone, for these suggestions. And Eagle Ridge Hiker: nice pics!
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Closer to home, UBC endowment lands (Pacific Spirit Park, a name only a political committee could love) has some nice colours in the north west areas. Lots of maples there.
Second this. Had very nice walk Sunday afternoon. Park at Spanish Banks and follow variety of trails up/across UBC. There are now maps at all intersections. Lovely carpets of fallen leafs all around.
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GVRD doesn't have any fall colours. You're looking in the wrong place.
Dang Arnold, may have to take a second look around, perhaps not the many uninhabitated acres one dreams of, but plenty of cool pockets of vibrant scenes all over many neighborhoods.
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GVRD doesn't have any fall colours. You're looking in the wrong place.
Dang Arnold, may have to take a second look around, perhaps not the many uninhabitated acres one dreams of, but plenty of cool pockets of vibrant scenes all over many neighborhoods.
If you think these are "cool" or they are a good representative of "fall colours", then you need to get out of GVRD to take a look at what real fall colours look like. Try Montreal, for example, and much of the eastern Canada/US.
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GVRD doesn't have any fall colours. You're looking in the wrong place.
Dang Arnold, may have to take a second look around, perhaps not the many uninhabitated acres one dreams of, but plenty of cool pockets of vibrant scenes all over many neighborhoods.
If you think these are "cool" or they are a good representative of "fall colours", then you need to get out of GVRD to take a look at what real fall colours look like. Try Montreal, for example, and much of the eastern Canada/US.
Well comparatively speaking the GVRD's fall colours don't really match up to that. But you're comparing to amongst the best.

I'd add the Yukon to the list of mind-blowing fall colours.
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