Long walks in cozy sweaters, the colourful foliage in the trees, and warm apple cider to come home to. It’s no wonder fall can be the most picturesque season of all.
It’s also a great time to revel in our country’s beauty and experience the wonderful sights it has to offer.
So to help you with your travel itinerary and spice the fall season up a little, we scouted our map to find you 11 of the most amazing Canadian destinations to check out over the next two months.
Polar bears in fall? You’ve come to the right place. Churchill is located on the shore of the Hudson Bay and during the months of October and November, the bears migrate north making stops along the way. You might just win for #fallselfie of the year here.
The Bruce Peninsula, Ontario
Cedar trees that have been around for thousands of years bring beautiful colour swatches to the rugged mountains of the Bruce Peninsula. Located smack dab in the middle of a World Biosphere Reserve, you will find stunning lakes and views for days.
Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Alberta
If wilderness and adventure is on your bucket list, this is the place to be. This UNESCO World Heritage site has been nominated as a “must-see” destination time and time again. Get ready to have your breath taken away.
Algonquin Park, Ontario
Canada’s oldest Provincial Park, Algonquin is spread over 7,653 square kilometres. Consisting of more than 2,400 lakes and filled with a plethora of campsites, the nighttime here is truly stunning. Watch for the moose, though, they tend to get too friendly at times.
Fundy Coastal Drive, New Brunswick
New Brunswick is just a pleasure to see all around. With its festivals and drool-worthy seafood, the drive along the Fundy Coastal is truly worth it. With Fundy Bay being one of the most magnificent natural wonders of Canada, you can only imagine what driving alongside it might be like.
Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
A west coast surfer’s paradise, Tofino is known for its waves, its oysters, and its fall colours. Take a seaplane ride to experience beautiful views from above or if you want to road trip over, the scenic drive will provide you with enough images to create a full photo album.
The Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Considered to be one of the world’s most striking coastlines, the Cabot Trail’s fall colours usually reach their peak around the second week of October. But even if you miss that, Nova Scotia’s fall schedule is full of music, film, and theatre, perfect for a weekend getaway.
Mt. Currie, Pemberton Valley, British Columbia
Yellow is the keyword here. Forrest’s are filled with this bright shade, which makes the drive through Pemberton Valley seriously worth it. Don’t forget to stop and see the valleys, rivers and wilderness along the way.
If you’ve ever heard of the Northern Lights but haven’t seen them, add that as one more thing to your bucketlist. Imagine hints of neon and splashes of florescent green all along the sky…magic.
Whistler, British Columbia
Canada’s premiere ski destination is a true stunner when the leaves change colour and the usually busy streets are more peaceful. Let’s not forget the beauty of the mountains themselves and a bustling village filled with a few nights of guaranteed fun.
From fall concerts to the annual Symphony of Colours festival, Mont-Tremblant is buzzing during the fall. Make sure to take a few pics among its sugar maple trees and go for a hike to explore the nature the region has to offer.