Dec 2012 1

Vancouver in Fall Season Photo Essay

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Red leaves in Vancouver Oak & 26th was showered with beautifully coloured autumn leaves

We are introducing a brand new series of Photo Essays! Have a look at amazing Photo Sets all shot by talented photographers. Explore the vibe of the city, its hidden treasures, explore Vancouver! This time, let's have a look at Vancouver through the lens of Kevin Eng!

Welcome to Vancouver

The Incredible Transformation of Vancouver

Fall is one of the favourite seasons of the landscape and urban photographers — and no wonder: the burning red, bright yellow, and many shades of orange can change familiar urban scenes into some very dramatic images!

Kensington Park in fall colours The lovely colours of Kensington Park and the mighty mountains in the background

Vancouver is surrounded by high mountains and has a great selection of city parks where you can enjoy long nature walks. A brisk walk, breathing in the fresh air and admiring nature’s colour palette can recharge your batteries like nothing else. Take your camera with you and hunt for the perfect fall picture!

Autumn in Vancouver

The Best Spots for Walks in Nature around Vancouver

1. Stanley Park

With more than 404.9 hectares of green area, this urban park close to downtown Vancouver is even bigger than New York’s Central Park! This is definitely one of the most visited areas for recreation by both locals and tourists. The 22-kilometre seawall path circles the park and provides the perfect route for walks, biking, and inline skating. In the middle of the park you can explore the deep forest by choosing from the over 200 kilometres of trails and roads in the park.

Stanley Park at night The unusual sight - Stanley Park and the fall trees at night

2. Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park is a municipal park located on Little Mountain and is the second most visited park in the city. This beautifully landscaped garden also happens to be the highest point in Vancouver (152 metres above sea level), so expect to enjoy some of the best views of Vancouver while exploring its many paths. In 1939, the royal couple King George VI and Elizabeth II officially opened Lions Gate Bridge while on a visit that was celebrated by naming the new park after the Queen. The gardens in full bloom offer many romantic retreats for dates. While in the park, pay a visit to the Bloedel Floral Conservatory!

Fall foliage in the Crescent The wonder of fall foliage in The Crescent

3. Lighthouse Park

Lighthouse Park is quite a different place from the first two parks listed. The area is covered by rugged rainforest and in many places the only access to the sea is large rocks. At the southernmost tip of the peninsula is Point Atkinson, with its beautiful white lighthouse that was built in 1875. A good place for a short hike, but you’re advised to bring good hiking shoes, as the ground can be very rough and slippery after a rain.

Street full of fallen leaves Oak and 71st was on fire!

4. Capilano River Park

This park, located in the District of North Vancouver, is a little bit further from downtown but still easily accessible by local transit. The park encompasses most of the upstream areas of the Capilano River with the Cleveland Dam surrounding Capilano Lake (notice that the area north of the dam is closed to the public), a large source of the region’s drinking water. Catch some great views of the roaming river from the dam or learn about the fish life cycle in the fish hatchery nearby. Take the 232 bus (from Phibbs Exchange), 236 (from Lonsdale Quay), and 246 (from downtown Vancouver) or to the trail entrance.

The FountainThe Fountain

5. Pacific Spirit Park

When you head west in the city, you’ll find Pacific Spirit Regional Park located in the University Endowment Lands on Point Grey. What are the highlights of this park? At the base of Trail #6 you will find the world-famous, clothing-optional Wreck Beach! And the entire section running from the rocky Acadia Beach to Trail #7 is also clothing-optional. There are many multifunctional walking and hiking trails that are suitable for hiking, biking, and horseback riding — perfect for a family day out!

Pink autumn leaves in Vancouver Pink magic in front of Pacific Life Bible College
Children play with leaves in Trout Lake Park Trout Lake Park becomes a perfect place for playing
Frontyard full of fallen leaves Autumn brings a little extra work around your house!
Autumn leaves and UBC The ivy on the walls of UBC buildings looks great against the white
Fall leaves detail

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Meet the Photographer

Kevin Eng

Kevin Eng

Kevin's passion for photography has encouraged others to see the splendor and beauty of nature right at their doorstep, as he captures the sights of the day, and colors and mystery of world while it sleeps. Many of the subjects of his work are based locally in his hometown in Vancouver, B.C, where he first discovered his fascination with night photography. Kevin is a currently working as a music teacher, music director for his church, and landscape photographer.

5 Responses to “Vancouver in Fall Season Photo Essay”

  1. Dagny Eason

    Wow! That was stupendous!

  2. Mary-Ann

    Hi. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I took the photos of Vancouver on some truly wet days. Your photos are far more revealing of how beautiful this city is. Thanks for giving me the link!

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    Hi..! Nice job! thanks for sharing. Your pictures are amazing! If you don’t me asking: In what month and week are you taking these beautiful pictures of the autumn leaves in Vancouver? I’m planning to come to visit this October but not sure the best week?

    • Jay Banks

      Hi Tong,

      I hope you will enjoy your stay in Vancouver! The best time is usually the second half of October.



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