Autumn in Canada!

 

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Autumn in Canada – Things to Do and See!

Hot summer days are coming to an end, but this doesn’t mean the end of the outdoor fun! September marks the start of the autumn season in Canada, and with it brings breathtaking foliage, fun outdoor activities, and the preparation for the upcoming autumnal holidays: Thanksgiving and Halloween!

Colours of the Fall

One of the most beautiful aspects of a Canadian autumn (or “Fall” as many Canadians refer to it) is the changing colours of the trees. Bright yellows, fiery reds, and brilliant oranges create a kaleidoscope colour pallet across the Canadian landscape.  This sparks a peak in hiking season, allowing trekkers to walk amidst the scenic view; and just a few of the best places to experience the colours are:

  • The Rocky Mountains – Alberta, (Banff National Park & Jasper National Park)
  • Algonquin Provincial Park – Ontario
  • The Laurentian Mountains – Quebec
  • The Cabot Trail – Nova Scotia
  • Fundy Coastal Drive – New Brunswick

 

These are just a small sample of the many places in Canada that you can indulge in the spectacular colours of the seasonal changes.

Autumn Activities 

While Mother Nature’s impressive display of colour is enough to capture even the least of enthusiastic outdoor people, there are plenty of other activities that become more popular during the autumn months in Canada. The cooler temperatures make many activities more enjoyable to participate, some of which are:

  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Apple picking
  • Biking/Cycling
  • And many more!

 

Thanksgiving in Canada falls in October as well, and this brings many fall activities including decorating homes and dinner tables with fallen pinecones and colourful leaves, big traditional dinners, and a fun weekend spent with family and friends.

Halloween at the end of October is an exciting time for kids and adults! Visiting orchards for apple picking and pumpkins, decorating outdoors with hay bales and spooky scenes, and costume shopping for trick-or-treating! A very fun occasion for the entire family!

Regardless of the time of year you choose to visit Canada, every season offers lasting memories for years to come for the entire family!

 

 

 References

 

http://gocanada.about.com/od/canadatravelplanner/tp/fallfoliage.htm

http://travelsquire.com/autumn-in-canada/

 

 

Image by Webnut Shen – Toronto, Canada

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