With the rich, golden hues of autumn leaves, deep blue waters and steely, crashing waves, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything more impressive than Vancouver Island’s fall scenery. If you’re thirsty for exploration, our fall road trip guide is chock full of local favorites and off the beaten path destinations where you can soak up the island’s natural beauty and the beginning of the region’s dramatic storm season. What are you waiting for? Pack up the car and cruise along the island’s rocky eastern coast for a true Pacific Northwest adventure.

A Guide to Fall Road Trips on Vancouver Island:

With scenic highways and relatively mild weather, Vancouver Island is a great locale for a fall weekend getaway. Follow the crisp, colorful leaves from Victoria all the way to Qualicum for the perfect 48-hour escape.

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  • Looking for more ways to explore the natural beauty of Vancouver Island? Read our list of scenic drives to inspire your next adventure on the road.
  • Walk or bike through Victoria to see Mother Nature work her magic this fall everywhere from The Butchart Gardens to Beacon Hill Park, transforming deep, green leaves into vibrant reds, oranges and golds.


Feature Photo: Rupert Kim