Five Ways to Warm Up In Victoria This Fall!

Fall is the perfect time to visit Victoria to take in all the glory of the autumn colours and enjoy the vibrant city culture. Here are five of our recommendations for nature, shopping, art, wine, and food.

One of the most popular places to visit in the fall is Goldstream Provincial Park. Experience old-growth forest and a nature walk through winding paths by the river where people flock to see the annual salmon run. If you feel like more of a challenge, you can hike up to the hidden waterfall and the trestle bridge. Schedule about 3 to 5 hours for this adventure.

Boost your mood and get lost in a relaxing day of shopping and dining. Fort Street, also known as Antique Row, is where you will find rare gems and upscale clothing boutiques. You will be sure to find a charming vintage piece of jewelry and a new favourite sweater.

Get inspired by visiting the Victoria Art Gallery. You won’t want to miss paintings by Victoria’s most famous painter, Emily Carr. Carrs’ post-impressionist style and interpretation of the indigenous cultures are breathtaking. Carr’s influence can be felt all around British Columbia. The only art-focused university bears her name. Be sure to check out the gallery’s current exhibit to ignite your creativity.

Cafe Brio is a must-visit for an Italian-inspired rustic west coast experience. The menu is built from local farms and in-season vegetables combined with fresh seafood. There’s a reason it’s been a Victoria Favourite for over 20 years. Cafe Brio is a warm hug on a crisp autumn evening, with its ambient and inviting atmosphere of soft light and friendly conversation.

Unwind at the end of the day with a glass of wine or a fine whisky at Raindogs Wine Bar. Just steps away from your room at the edge of Victoria’s historic Chinatown. This hidden gem is frequented by locals who are in the know. Sit on the patio under a heat lamp or find a cozy spot by the window watching the hustle and bustle outside.