Activities to Do with Friends this Fall

Fall Fun is Better with Friends.

It's a fact: fall is better with friends. Whether your besties are near or far, there are lots of ways to make the most of the season with friends! Here is a list of ideas to help you pumpkin-spice up your virtual and in-person friend dates this fall.

Online Activities to Do with Friends this Fall

Games Night 2.0: As the weather turns chilly, who doesn’t love connecting with friends over a good board game? Good news: Even if your friends, colleagues or family members live around the world, you can still beat them at Settlers of Catan. FOR FREE. Check out Board Game Arena, a free online platform to play over 500 games with anyone—friends, work friends, family and more.

Friends that Sing Together… Laugh Together? If it’s been a while since you sang karaoke, take heart. You and your friends, colleagues or family members can all warm up those rusty pipes by belting out Bohemian Rhapsody together from the comfort of your home(s) with apps like Karafun (starting at $9.99/month).

Nothing says “fall” like a dinner party with friends! Especially when you cook and eat together, right? Whether you live in the same city or apart, prefer pasta or sushi, sign up for your preferred online group cooking class, and then sit down to enjoy your delicious fare “together” over Zoom. Vegan options available. Browse classes, dates and prices at Cozymeal.

Escape the evil pirate Blackbeard! You and your friends are being held captive in Blackbeard’s ship… While he’s gone ashore to pillage and plunder, you have 60 minutes to figure out how to escape! This beginner-level online escape room is #FamilyFriendly and suitable for teams of 2-8 (recommended for 5-7 people). Book here ($25/person)

Cozy up with an online movie night! Thanks to the free Google Chrome extension Teleparty, it’s easy to have a movie night with friends from the comfort of your own home. Teleparty synchronizes your friends’ videos and adds a group chat feature to Netflix, Disney Plus, Hulu, HBO Max, and Amazon Prime where you can talk about the movie in real time! Snacks not included. Can’t decide what to watch? Check out our list of the perfect fall movies and TV shows!

Plan Your Autumn In-Person Hangout

Get creative by hosting a Paint Night. Gather your group of besties, your favourite drink (mulled cider and pumpkin spice lattes are highly encouraged), and channel your inner Bob Ross (happy little accidents are also encouraged!). Paint Nights are a great way to spend time with friends while unleashing your creativity. Plus, you can find them in cities across Canada: Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver.

Put on your gourd-geous plaid flannel, channel your inner lumberjack and get ready to throw some axes. Axe throwing is a great way to spend time with friends, get active and release some stress. Who said axes are just for chopping wood? BATL Axe Throwing has locations in Ottawa, the GTA and Calgary and for our Vancouver besties, Axewood Axe Throwing has you covered.

Ghouls and goblins, gather your tools and get carving! Is there anything more autumnal than a pumpkin carving night? You can keep it simple or go the extra mile by hosting a Jack-o-Lantern design contest, roasting pumpkin seeds, putting on your favourite scary movie, or sharing stories while you carve. Need inspiration? Check out these spooktacular designs!

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