5 best places to see fall foliage in Canada

The perfect spots for striking autumn scenery

  • Dorset Lookout Tower

    The 30-metre-high Dorset Lookout Tower near Huntsville, Ont. will make you weak in the knees as you climb up the metal grates, but the 360 degree view of endless crimson, orange and golden foliage is well worth it.

  • Bruce Trail

    At 885 kilometres, Ontario’s Bruce Trail is the longest footpath in Canada. It would take over a month to walk the whole trail, so we recommend these highlights for taking in fall colours: the Bruce Peninsula, the Terra Cotta Conservation Area northwest of Georgetown and the Niagara Escarpment.

  • Mont Tremblant

    This resort town in the Laurentian Mountains region isn't just a hotspot for winter sports. Sun seekers can hike, golf, zipline, climb and luge in the summer. Of all the seasons, however, fall is the most visually striking. Visitors can take the gondola up to the top of the mountain and go on hikes—such as the 9-km Les Sommets and the 1.1-km Le Manitou—to take in the amber and gold of the hills. (tremblant.ca)

  • Larch Valley

    The climate in the Canadian Rockies may be limiting to the range of flora and fauna grown, but the mountains and wildlife in Banff National Park are nothing short of spectacular in the fall. Start from Moraine Lake, a rather scenic stroll along the water, and hike to Sentinel Pass for a breathtaking view of Paradise Valley.

  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park

    This is the stuff that postcards are made of—an autumn palette so sharp you wonder if your eyes are playing tricks on you. Hike up the walking trails or drive along The Cabot Trail to take in breathtaking views of the highland plateau and ocean. To maximize your visit, go during the Celtic Colours International Festival when fall colours are at their peak and artists from all over the world come together to celebrate music and culture on the island.(pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ns/cbreton/index.aspx)


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