Aug
26
2018
banff

Iconic landmark: Sir William Cornelius Van Horne statue near the Fairmont at Banff.

Fall is one of the best times of year to visit Canada. The spectacular array of gold, crimson and orange across scenic valleys is a sight you don’t want to miss. You can also see it all on a budget with a Canada campervan rental, so once you have secured your set of wheels, make your way to one of these amazing places. Each and every one of them will be unforgettable in autumn.

Banff National Park, Alberta

Banff is one of those Canadian delights which you simply must experience – no matter what time of year you visit. From September through to October most of the tourists are gone, which means you’ll have stunning views to yourself. At this time of year, the days and the weather are generally still good for outdoor adventures.  On your must-do list is visit the stunning Lake Louise. Outlining the beautiful blue lake will be orange and gold hues from plants. It’s also a good time to take up one of the area’s many hikes, including the famous Banff Legacy Trail.

The Laurentian Mountains, Quebec

This region will warm your heart no matter what season you visit. In autumn, the region’s sugar maples and golden birch trees and transform to bursts of yellow, orange and red. It’s an incredible destination for anyone who loves everything the outdoors has to offer – including rolling hills, lakes, forests and mountains. An incredible attraction is the rich cultural and cuisine scene. Local gourmet treats including cheese, wine, sausages, cider and honey. Spend your autumn days and nights sampling away!

Cape Brenton, Nova Scotia

Cape Brenton is bound to be one of the most stunning places you visit in Canada this fall. It’s home to the Cabot Trail, which consistently ranks as a top scenic drive. It winds around the coast and the highlands, with many lookout points along the way. What many visitors don’t realise is for nine days every October, Cape Brenton comes alive with Celtic music and culture. It’s all thanks to the Celtic Colours International Festival, which attracts musicians, artists and storytellers from around the world.

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

The Okanagan Valley is famous for its wineries, quaint towns, excellent mountain biking trails, water sports and stunning scenery. Just four hours’ drive from Vancouver, it’s also makes for a great stopover between Vancouver and Banff. Explore the blue rivers and lakes by hiring a canoe and paddling around on your own. With the region home to more than 100 wineries, there’s plenty of opportunity to join a wine tour. Some of the most popular stopover points are Mission Hill and Quail’s Gate.

BRIANNA PIAZZA

Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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