Autumn is approaching fast and we are excited for this season to come! There are so many activities to do and enjoy outdoors while admiring the beautiful colour changing leaves that only occur once a year. Many people love the Fall season as it is a period of transition for the weather, so the days are not too hot nor too cold, so it is very convenient to do awesome activities such as hiking and camping, as there are not too many mosquitos.
You can enjoy Fall in many ways, it is not limited to backpacking, hiking and camping. There is so much to do! Like planning short and long trips for leaf-peeping as an excuse to explore new destinations. Autumn is also apple season which makes apple picking one of the favourite fall activities for Canadians. Especially near Thanksgiving Day, so you can get fresh apples to prepare a delicious homemade pie.
Canada is one of the most beautiful places on earth in the Fall, and there are lots of ways to appreciate it. Let’s check these places out:
Several parks in Ontario offer a unique Fall experience. If you live in Toronto, you can visit Toronto Islands during October to enjoy the lovely orange and gold colours with the skyline of the city behind. You can also plan a day trip or weekend getaway to Peterborough and the Kawarthas which is only 2 hours away from Toronto. Rent a cabin or book a B&B and enjoy a relaxing time immersed in nature. If you are more adventurous, take a trail around the Warsaw Caves and conservation area.
Remember to dress warmly and to fill your canvas backpack with snacks, hot beverages, cookies and bring your favourite blanket. Spend a nice afternoon with your friends surrounded by this enchanted atmosphere.
Canada’s north-east coast is full of amazing nature, scenic landscapes and many adventures. Fall is one of the best seasons to travel and explore this wonderful province. Nova Scotia has a lot to offer during Autumn, such as scenic hiking trails in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, whale watching, kayaking to explore lovely Halifax and cycling along the coastal routes. These are some of our must-do's for this province during the fall season.
Since September and October are off-season months you can travel from other Canadian provinces to Nova Scotia at lower prices and explore new places. During the Thanksgiving week, the Celtic Colours International Festival will take place. If you love festivals and you would like to learn more about the island roots, traditional dances and dishes, this will definitely be something you will like to participate in. Don’t forget your camera! Remember to have it handy in your backpack to get as many memories as possible.
In beautiful British Columbia, one of the epic places to see the stunning fall foliage is in Victoria. Take the ferry from Vancouver to Victoria and enjoy a breathtaking ride passing through the islands. Once you arrive in lovely Victoria, you will discover the magical combination of heritage architecture and autumn colours. Wear comfortable shoes, dress warmly and pack your Patriot backpack with snacks and drinks. British Columbia is a rainy city, so your new water repellent backpack will keep your valuables dry and protected.
Lastly, we cannot leave out Quebec, as it is known as one of the best leaf-peeping destinations in the world. The fall foliage in this province is just breathtaking. The autumn in Quebec starts at the end of September and goes until early November. You must check the Fall foliage report and be very lucky to have the perfect timing since the best part of the Fall colours only lasts for a week or two. The Laurentians is one of the top places to enjoy an epic autumn atmosphere. Dress comfortably and be prepared to take a hiking trail to one of the peaks to admire those colours, it is a great natural show. Pack your backpack with your essentials for the day, bring your camera and a light jacket.
Always keep in mind that we love to hear about your adventures, so please share with us the places you have visited lately and don’t forget to tag us on your photos with your TruBlue backpack! Happy adventuring!