Ten spots to explore in Canada this Fall

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Canada is filled with parks and trails, among other natural spots that brim with the tangy red and yellow colours of fallen leaves that make up the colours of autumn. The country transforms into a wonderful, colourful place during the fall season! People from around the world travel to Canada to experience the fall colours and witness the amazing scenery offered by the country first-hand. If experiencing fall in Canada is on your bucket list, then we’ve got you covered! In this blog, we’ll take you on a quick virtual tour of the best spots to travel in the country during this magical season.

Here are the top ten places in Canada to explore during fall:

1. Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

One of the most popular autumn sites in Cape Breton is the Cabot Trail, a 298km (186-mile) drive that loops around the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, is considered one of the most picturesque destinations in Nova Scotia, especially in the fall. You can also do various activities such as enjoying the fall foliage and immersing in the environment, hiking, tasting fresh seafood, and even attending cultural festivals.

2. The PEI Fall Flavours Festival

Dubbed as “Canada’s Food Island,” Prince Edward Island is famous for its vast culinary scene, and going to the Fall Flavours Festival is the best time to experience it! You can explore the island’s food celebrations by joining culinary bootcamps or even producing your own local PEI brewery at a brewmaster dinner! The festival is famous for its servings of oysters and lobsters, so make sure to not miss it!

3. Bruce Peninsula, Ontario

The Bruce Peninsula in Ontario is a popular fall destination due to the beautiful fall foliage on its hiking spot, the Bruce Hiking Trail! However, if you’re not comfortable with hiking, you can also visit the Bruce Peninsula National Park so you can admire the wonderful fall colours with an all-around scenic view.

4. Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick

If you’re a fan of the mesmerizing combination of fall colours and a relaxing view of the coastline, take a trip to the Bay of Fundy! This amazing coastal drive covers several provinces, including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and all the way to the state of Maine in the USA. You can also enjoy fall views in the Acadian Forest!

5. Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Old Town Lunenburg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that will surely give you an authentic autumn vibe, with its colourful colonial buildings dating back from the 18th to 19th centuries! Enjoy an amazing ambience as you explore the town and its restaurants, breweries, distilleries, and much more.

6. The Canadian

One great way to enjoy fall in Canada is by travelling across the country by train! Enjoy picturesque views as you embark on a four-day trip between Toronto and Vancouver! You can make the trip through VIA Rail’s “The Canadian.”

7. Niagara Parkway, Ontario

This historic site was once dubbed “the prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in the world” by Winston Churchill, and for good reason! During fall, the maple trees along the drive will make you fall in love with the classic fall colours of red, orange, and gold. You’ll also spot iconic sites as you go along, such as Lake Ontario.

8. Butchart Gardens, Vancouver Island

Vancouver’s capital, the city of Victoria, offers a lot of scenic destinations, especially during the fall season. One of these locations is the Butchart Gardens, which highlights beautiful maple trees and golden chrysanthemums in its renowned Japanese Garden.

9. The Laurentians, Quebec

The Laurentians are a famous fall tourist destination due to their iconic mountain range, as well as the magical fall foliage you can witness throughout the season. You can also explore the delicious gourmet foods produced in the region, such as sausages, honey, cider, wine, and cheese.

10. Agawa Canyon Tour, Ontario

Compared to the Canadian, the Agawa Canyon Tour Train is a shorter route, but offers a trip into the Ontario wilderness. Travelling 114 miles from Sault Ste. Marie, you’ll experience a tour like no other as you get to witness the majestic cliffs of the Canadian Shield, made extra special by the fall foliage.

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