Top Destinations for Fall Foliage in Canada

The fall foliage in Canada is a sight to be seen: up close and personal. Here are 7 top spots across the country to view the change from green to gold


With the days getting slightly shorter and the weather cooling off, it’s evident fall is just around the corner. Soon enough the leaves on the trees will begin their transformation, turning brown and gold, orange and scarlet. There are plenty of incredible locations across Canada to get your fill of the fall rhapsody. Here are a few of our favourite spots to visit for fall foliage across Canada.

Moraine Lake, Alberta


Once printed on the back of the Canadian twenty dollar bill, Moraine Lake’s landscape is sometimes referred to as the “Twenty Dollar View”—but it’s more like a million dollar view. Visit the Banff-Lake Louise region in Alberta this fall to see why it’s one of the most photographed places in the world.

Gaspé, Quebec


Recognized by National Geographic Traveler as one of “Canada’s 50 Places of a Lifetime,” the Gaspésie gives visitors the opportunity to discover four national parks—not to mention abundant picturesque views of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, like the one pictured above, featuring famous Percé Rock.

Antigonish, Nova Scotia


Considered the heart of the Maritime highlands, Antigonish is a small town, rich in Gaelic history and surrounded by lovely beaches. This is a tourist gem that travellers often overlook in favour of larger Halifax. Don’t make the same mistake!

Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario


Algonquin was established in 1893 and is the oldest provincial park in Canada—and one of the largest and most popular protected outdoor destinations in Ontario. The park publishes a daily fall colour report on its website, so you can easily plan to experience the best that autumn has to offer.

The Grotto & Tobermory, Ontario


Tobermory, a quaint little town at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula, boasts a must-see, “The Grotto.” Carved out by the waves of Georgian Bay over thousands of years, it’s a pristine setting; there are no signs, lights, stairs or handrails here.

The Laurentian Mountains, Quebec


Located in southwestern Quebec, the Laurentian Mountain range is one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, containing rocks deposited over 540 million years ago. The sugar maple trees in Quebec have been known to contribute to the amazing fall foliage, and Mont-Tremblant hosts an annual Symphony of Colours which highlights the beauty of the changing leaves.

Confederation Trail, Prince Edward Island


Hugging the length of PEI itself, this multi-use trail is not to be missed in autumn. The island’s annual Fall Flavours Festival, throughout September, boasts activities and experiences for everyone, from hiking treks to enjoying the local cuisine.

Stanley Park, Vancouver


Vancouver’s first and largest park offers an incredible view of nearby mountains, forests and surrounding water. Vibrant yellows, oranges and reds are sure to take your breath away as you explore the vast space.

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