Best spots for colourful fall leaves in Canada

It’s officially autumn in Canada, which means crisper weather, fewer daylight hours, but also a lot of beauty! The changing colours of the leaves turns the country’s forests into a vivid landscape. While you can catch sight of this in any neighbourhood, there are a few spots in Canada that are go-to places for autumn leave chasers.

 1. Algonquin Park, Ontario

A beautiful park outside of Toronto with red maple leaves at their best at the end of September or early October.

2. Niagara Parkway, Ontario


The Niagara Parkway is the route that Winston Churchill called “the prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in the world,” especially in early October when the fall colours are at their finest.

 3. Bruce Peninsula, Ontario

Explore amazing fall colours on foot, hiking along the 890-kilometre-long Bruce Trail in the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario.

4. P.E.I. National Park

In fall, PEI National Park is full of colour and is a great time to enjoy many outdoor activities.

5. Laurentian Mountains, Quebec

The Laurentian Mountains are known as one of the most beautiful displays of fall foliage in North America, with sugar maple trees and yellow birch trees.

 5. Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

The Cabot Trail is spectacular as leaves transform to vibrant shades of red, orange and yellow, peaking in early October.

 6. Rocky Mountains, Alberta

Ride the Banff Gondola to see spectacular views of this lovely region, which comes alive with colours of yellow, gold and green in fall.

7. Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C.

Often given the title of the best park in the world, Stanley Park in the fall is stunning, even though many trees stay evergreen. Catch the views from Prospect Point, with fall colours peaking in October and even into November on the west coast.