Family-Friendly Fall Experiences on BC Route 7

Published On: November 8, 2022Categories: Fall

Even in the late fall, there are still plenty of fall activities for you and your family to enjoy before the winter fully arrives and the holiday activities start! From cozy cafes to some of the best rainy-day spots, here’s some inspiration for your late fall trip through BC Route 7!

Photo location: Muddy Waters Cafe in Harrison Hot Springs

Cozy Cafes & Bakeries

Each community in our region holds its fair share of cozy cafes & bakeries that are perfect pit stops for you and your family to check out during your adventures! Here are just some of the many that we’d recommend for a delicious drink and a sweet/savoury snack too!

Olivier’s La Boulangerie – 12 King Edward Street #101

Stop in at Olivier’s La Boulangerie and experience delectable, genuine, French baking!

Maple Ridge
Gratia Bakery & Cafe – 22225 Dewdney Trunk Road

Enjoy Gratia’s delicious artisan drinks and treats while you and your family take a break from your adventuring in this cozy, welcoming spot!

The Penny – 33128 1st Avenue

A staple of Mission, The Penny is a wonderful and charitable spot to visit when you’re in the area!

Agassiz & Kent
Agassiz Corner Cafe – 1824 Agassiz-Rosedale Highway

Owner and Chef, Jean-Yves Benoit, is an award-winning 2 Michelin star chef who graces the Agassiz Corner Cafe with delicious eats paired well with their drinks!

Harrison Hot Springs
Muddy Waters Cafe – 328 Esplanade Avenue

Prioritizing local sourcing, Muddy Waters Cafe has amazing eats, treats, and drinks that we recommend enjoying while you take in the moody views of Harrison Lake!

Blue Moose Coffee House – 322 Wallace Street

The Blue Moose Coffee House has been a classic spot on Wallace Street for over 20 years! Grab a warm drink and a snack here as you and your family explore Hope’s downtown area!

Photo location: Spirit Trail in Harrison Hot Springs


Enjoy the last of fall and its beautiful colours on one of the many scenic and family-friendly trails before the cold and snow of the winter settles in!

Pinecone Burke Provincial Park

This beautiful park is full of scenic trails that take you winding through the forest to stunning views! A good trail for you and your family might be Burke Mountain Dawg and Hustler.

Maple Ridge
Golden Ears Provincial Park

The Golden Ears Provincial Park is another park with tons of gorgeous trails to explore and if you come with the whole family, we’d recommend checking out the Lower Gold Creek Falls Trail!

Rolley Lakeside Trail

A popular and relaxing trail in our region, the Rolley Lakeside Trail gives wonderful views of Rolley Lake as you explore forest trails!

Agassiz & Kent
Deer Lake Trail

In a quieter area of BC Route 7, this spot is a great place to take a serene walk in nature while enjoying beautiful lake and mountain views!

Harrison Hot Springs
Spirit Trail

Wander through this easy trail and find amazing, locally made masks on many of the cedar trees along the way! See how many you and your family can spot!

Thacker Mountain Loop

This leisurely trail is a great way to experience the last of the fall colours while also catching the snowy and foggy mountain views in Hope!

Photo location: Home Restaurant in Hope

Comfort Food

On a chilly day, nothing compares to tucking into a cozy meal, especially when it’s made for you! Check out these comfort food spots throughout our region and enjoy truly delectable food!

Henderson Place Food Court – 1163 Pinetree Way

Check out the Henderson Place Food Court to experience a wide variety of amazing Asian cuisine!

Maple Ridge
Bobby Sox 50’s Diner – 22596 Lougheed Highway

Take a blast to the past with this immersive 50’s diner, and don’t forget to end off with one of their 12 delicious milkshakes!

Ember’s BBQ – 32559 Logan Ave

The ever-popular, Ember’s BBQ, is a great spot to grab a quick bite of classic, excellent, barbecued food!

Agassiz & Kent
Broken Whisk – 7205 Pioneer Avenue

A relatively new restaurant, Broken Whisk has a warm and cozy atmosphere with food to match!

Harrison Hot Springs
Black Forest Steak and Schnitzelhouse – 180 Esplanade Ave

Mix things up with a taste of Germany and head to Black Forest where you and your family will find amazing traditional dishes!

Home Restaurant – 665 Old Hope Princeton Way

Competing to be the comfort food go-to in Hope is Home Restaurant! And their desserts make dining here especially memorable!

Photo location: HMI Skate Park in Hope

Rainy Day Activities

Even when the rain is coming down, there are plenty of fun things to do in our region! Here are a few unique outings that you and your family can explore this season!

Positively Petite Art Exhibit – 1120 Brunette Avenue

Attend this one-of-a-kind miniature exhibition, Positively Petite, which showcases small artwork created by local artists.

Maple Ridge
Visit the ACT Arts Centre – 11944 Haney Place

The ACT Arts Centre hosts a variety of excellent art installations and shows year-round! Catch a show, explore a gallery, and more!

Explore Mission’s Movie Moments – Mission

Many businesses in Mission have had their Movie Moments on film and you can go visit them yourself! Check out the link above to see just how many are in Mission for you and your family to explore!

Agassiz & Kent
Pacific Salmon: The Struggle Home Museum Exhibit – 7011 Pioneer Avenue

Visit the Agassiz Harrison Museum/Visitor Centre and experience their latest museum exhibit, opening on November 8th!

Harrison Hot Springs
Ranger Station Art Gallery – 98 Rockwell Drive

With monthly rotating exhibits, there seems to always be new local artwork to behold at the Ranger Station Art Gallery!

HMI Skatepark – 840 5th Avenue

HMI Skatepark is a great spot for the whole family to visit with skate lessons for all ages and an expansive indoor skatepark!

Before winter hits, we hope that you can get out on BC Route 7 and experience some of these fun fall experiences with your loved ones! And be sure to share your adventures with us by tagging us at @BCRoute7 and using our hashtag, #BCRoute7!