Top 5 Travel Destinations in Canada for fall 2016

By: Michelle Johannesson

Making travel plans? Canada offers some of the most scenic destinations in the world — especially in the fall! To give you inspiration for your next in country getaway we’ve compiled our top 5 ‘must-see’ fall destinations. Getting packing!

1. Jasper, Alberta

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Our #1 Canadian travel destination is Jasper, Alberta. Maybe it’s the rich forests, snowy mountain peaks and glacier-fed lakes that have us infatuated, but we can’t get enough of this gleaming paradise amid Canada’s Rockies. Journey to the heart of Jasper and prepare for breath-taking scenery, blood-pumping outdoor activities and charming local cafes. With accommodation options like quaint cabins surrounded by nature and wildlife, you’ll find yourself coming back again and again.

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2. Ottawa, Ontario

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There are few things more beautiful than watching the colours of autumn dance in the reflection of Ottawa’s Rideau Canal. Stroll in the historic Byward market or visit major monuments like Parliament Hill or The Peacekeeping Monument. Ottawa is always a fantastic trip filled with culture and Canadian history. Looking for a place to stay?

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3. Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

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Calling all seafood lovers! Cape Breton, Nova Scotia provides visitors with a brilliant taste of life on the East coast. This Canadian island is teeming with nature and wildlife, and offers opportunities to explore rolling hills and beautiful coastal lines. If you work up an appetite after hiking the scenic trails, you can feast on delicious meals of lobster and seafood chowder. You’ll feel relaxed and rejuvenated after you fall into the rhythm of the easy-going east coast lifestyle.

4. The Blue Mountains, Southwestern Ontario

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The Blue Mountains are well known for their gorgeous winter peaks and fantastic ski slopes — but this scenic area of southern Ontario should also be on your fall travel list! You can bike or walk through the stunning mountain trails or enjoy a coffee as you stroll through Blue Mountain village. Craving a little extra TLC? Visit the Scandanavian Spa and immerse your body in relaxation with hot and cold spring baths! Without doubt, The Blue Mountains have earned a solid spot on our top 5 fall travel destinations in Canada.

5. Toronto, Ontario

Last, but certainly not least is Toronto, Ontario. Exciting doesn’t begin to describe the hustle and bustle of this beautiful, culture-filled city. Offering some of the best restaurants, museums, and clubs, there’s always something to discover in “the 6.” Take a stroll through Toronto’s Distillery District, buy fresh organic meats and cheeses from the St. Lawrence market or experience a musical at the Royal Alexandra theatre. Each neighbourhood in Toronto offers unique culture, food and entertainment. There is truly something for everyone!

What’s your favourite place to travel in Canada during the fall? Let us know below!