You know it’s nearly autumn when your sweaters and boots suddenly appear from the back of the closet, squirrels hastily begin collecting acorns outside, and the couch starts to look mighty cozy in the evenings. We’ve got 5 ways for you to get out and welcome autumn in Kitsilano and here they are:
5 Ways to Welcome Autumn in Kitsilano
1. Add some pumpkin spice
Those big orange beauties are already growing rapidly in the fields and even in some backyard gardens. Undeniably fall’s favourite flavour – pumpkin, can already be found in locally crafted beers (try the Granville Island Pumpkin Ale), soups, lattes, pies (try a slice of Aphrodite’s Pumpkin Pie), and even donuts!
2. Walk through fall foliage
Stroll through one of Kitsilano’s many parks and you’ll find the changing colours of the season sprinkling the ground right about now. Make big piles for the little ones to jump into, collect a variety of leaves to make a collage, or find a few pieces just right for a roasted dinner table spread.
3. Book a winter getaway
Now’s the time to think ahead and plan a holiday for the moody grey months to come. Stop into Flight Centre on West 4th and they’ll do all the hard work for you to find that perfect sunny spot down south. Plus it’s just fun to browse through all those glossy vacation brochures, remember those?
4. Add a new staple to your wardrobe
There’s no shortage of clothes shopping in our neighbourhood, especially along West 4th. From the Salvation Army to Gravity Pope and all the little boutiques in between, you’ll find something to ward off the cool evening air and the occasional spot of rain.
5. Catch a flick
Head over to the retro Fifth Avenue Cinemas on Burrard or the Dunbar Theatre for a night out at the movies with the best seats and popcorn in town. You’ll probably have the place all to yourself and you won’t have to clean up all those dropped sticky kernels afterwards.
Last modified: September 19, 2014