Mom me time: 5 ways to spend a perfect fall day in Vancouver alone

Picture it: the leaves are falling, the sun is shining, and your children are otherwise occupied for a few hours. This dream may one day become a reality, so make sure you’re prepared. You need to have an arsenal of ideas at your fingertips so you’re ready to go whenever this amazing opportunity of “me time” arises.


Ways to entertain yourself on a beautiful fall day

Go for a walk or run

Trout Lake’s scenic loop is only 1.2km so you can stroll at a leisurely pace while taking in the views or you can do a couple loops to get your kilometres in.

East 15th Ave and Victoria Drive, Vancouver


Grab a latte and muffin

Nothing says fall more than pumpkin spice and Our Town Cafe serves up a mean vegan spice muffin. Enjoy a latte or an Americano misto with your muffin, while you relax at this local cafe’s second Vancouver location.

1398 Kingsway, Vancouver


Book shopping

You can find new, used, and out-of-print books at Pulpfiction Books , where you can browse. Alone. And not in the kids’ section! Whether you’re into fiction, nonfiction, sci-fi, thrillers, mysteries or biographies, you’ll find something here to pique your interest.

2422 Main Street, Vancouver 

Discover the wonders of reflexology and massage

If you’ve never experienced reflexology before, you need to book an appointment immediately! ToetoSoul Relax Lounge lives up to its name, transporting you to a place I like to call Bliss Land. My favourite package, Combo Bliss B, includes reflexology and a full body massage.

678 West Broadway, Vancouver


Top off the day with a beer flight

Wrap up your “me time” with a flight at Strange Fellows Brewery and Tasting Room. It’s the best way to try a sample of the ever-changing selection of beers Strange Fellows offers. And don’t forget to grab a growler to take home!

1345 Clark Drive, Vancouver 

Now open up a note on your phone and mark down these ideas (and maybe a few others!) so when the time comes, you’re ready to “Spend the Perfect Fall Day in Vancouver… Solo.”

What would you do on the perfect fall day? Tell us in the comments below.

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