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Cabot Trail | © gLangille
Cabot Trail | © gLangille
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Where to Go to See Stunning Fall Foliage in Canada

Picture of Kate Horodyski
Updated: 17 October 2017
Few natural sights are as stunning as the leaves changing colour in early fall. Canada, particularly Eastern Canada, is one of the top destinations in the world to see the beautiful fall colours. Check out our list of some of the best spots in the country.
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Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia

Not only has Cape Breton been rated one of the best islands in the world (beating Hawaii and the Maldives!), but its Cabot Trail is also considered one of the world’s most beautiful drives. Never is it more spectacular than during the fall, when the scenic route is lined with beautiful, colourful foliage.

Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia, Canada


Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail | © Dennis Jarvis/Flickr

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Fundy Coastal Drive, New Brunswick

New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy region boasts some of the highest tides in the world, and it’s a popular destination in the summer. Fall is equally stunning though, particularly during the first two weeks of October when the burnt orange and gold fall colours are at their peak.

Fundy Trail Winter Park Office, 229 Main St, St. Martins, NB E5R 1B7, Canada, +1 506 833 2019

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Niagara Parkway, Ontario

Winston Churchill called the Niagara Parkway “the prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in the world,” and we may have to agree with him! During the fall this route, which runs along the Niagara river along the Canada-US border, is a not-to-miss sight.

Niagara Parkway, Ontario, Canada


Niagara Parkway | © paul bica/Flickr

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Rocky Mountains, Alberta

Rocky Mountains? Breathtaking. Fall colours. Beautiful. The two combined? An unforgettable experience. Fall is an ideal time to visit the Rockies because the craziness of the summer’s tourism has died down, and the winter ski season hasn’t started up yet.

Rocky Mountains, Canada

Laurentian Mountains, Quebec

A trip to the Laurentian Mountains in the fall is stunning! From mid-September to late October, the mountains are aflame with the fall colours. The resort town of Mont-Tremblant is a great hub for exploring the area.

Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

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Prince Edward Island

With its rolling hills, coastal views, and bright fall colours, the entire island is a sight to see in the fall. Most tourists think of the island as a summer destination, but it’s also an amazing place to visit in autumn.

Prince Edward Island, Canada

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Algonquin Park, Ontario

Explore the great outdoors and enjoy some seriously beautiful scenery at Ontario’s Algonquin Park. We can’t think of a much better way to spend a fall day than hiking and canoeing amidst the vibrant fall colours.

Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada


Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada | © Ron Reiring/Flickr

If you want to ensure that you visit at just the right time, keep an eye on the fall foliage with these Canadian Fall Foliage Reports!