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Canada is known to have some of the most beautiful fall scenery in the world, thanks to the lush forests spreading from coast to coast.
Of course, trying to figure out the exact dates for the most colourful leaves is a gamble, but your best bet for a walk or a hike around the beautiful foliage would be between the end of September and mid-October. So whether you’re in the mood for a quiet hike or for a cozy autumnal camping weekend, don’t miss the opportunity to feast your eyes on some breathtaking scenery, anywhere you are in Canada!
Here are 6 great spots to look at the fall foliage in Canada:
1. The Rocky Mountains (Alberta)
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Also known as the Rockies, this mountain range is the largest mountain system in North America, and home to some of the most stunning views across Canada. Home to sub-alpine larches, the Rocky Mountains offer a range of activities, with hiking trails of all levels to museums and cultural experiences. Whether you decide to hike through Larch Valley or experience the scenery from a canoe on Lake Louise, the Rockies will certainly give you an unforgettable experience.
2. Algonquin Park (Ontario)
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Algonquin Park’s proximity to Ottawa and Toronto makes it a great option to explore the outdoors in the fall without going too far away from the city. Most developed campgrounds remain open into October, making it the perfect destination for an autumnal camping trip with your family.
3. Laurentian Mountains (Quebec)
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The Laurentians are a great region to truly enjoy all the colours that Canadian fall has to offer, and is home to many beautiful national parks and ski resorts. You can go to Mont-Sainte-Anne to experience a chairlift view, or visit the popular ski resort of Mont-Tremblant for a lovely hike and walk around its quaint town!
4. Cabot Trail (Nova-Scotia)
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Considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful drives, Cabot Trail is located in the celtic heart of North America, right along the shore of Cape Breton Island. Longing both the sea and mountains, the Cabot Trail is a 298 kilometer-long mix of roads, stairs, and pathways that offers a stunning ocean view and plenty of fishing villages for you to stop by.
5. Miscou Island (New Brunswick)
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Here you won’t see flaming colours of fall foliage on the trees, but rather on the peat bogs along the roads. The Peat Bog Boardwalk on this small island in northern New Brunswick is connected to the mainland by a bridge that runs through Lameque Island, and is an unexpected and breathtaking leaf-peeping experience. The island is protected and has no hotels on it, so many visitors stay in nearby towns.
6. Corner Brook (Newfoundland & Labrador)
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Fall foliage at Corner Brook is at its peak between the end of September and early October, and is a must-see destination for scenic hikes. This town is a wondrous mix of green coniferous trees, and bright red and orange maples and birches. Once you’re there, make sure you also visit Gros Morne National Park for some breathtaking hiking views of mountain ranges and coasts.