5 Reasons to Visit Canada in the Fall
When most people think of Canada, they probably think of vast peaks and sprawling glacial landscapes. Few places allow for such fun-filled diversity as Canada; a place where you can start the day with a dip in the ocean before hitting the ski slopes that same afternoon. Fall’s arrival brings autumn’s changing colors across Canada and all the more reason to plan your fall vacation around its natural beauty. The visual impact of the leaves is dramatic and definitely worth a visit for leaf peepers.
Here are 5 reasons you should visit Canada in the fall.
In September and October, the days are mild and dry in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. The summer crowds have gone home, providing a peaceful atmosphere as you take in the reds and yellows of the subalpine larch and aspen trees. Try visiting accessible spots like Johnston’s Canyon and Tunnel Mountain near Banff, or hike up to Lake Agnes from Lake Louise. For a birds-eye view, treat yourself to a gondola ride at the top of Sulphur Mountain, where you’ll glide up over the treetops and have a glimpse of local wildlife.
There is a wide palette of RV parks and campgrounds around Canada. From those offering first-class resorts, to the very rustic and retro sites, with many more in between. Each region has its own spectacular parks and campgrounds which offer beautiful views and outstanding recreational opportunities. Campervan rental Canada will help you discover your own piece of Canada. A huge number of privately owned campgrounds can be found through local tourism offices.
This fall fair is huge and teeming with things to see and do for families. It has been operating since 1868 and each year seems to get bigger and better. The free music stage is a hit amongst all visitors. While some are enjoying the music others are getting their adrenaline rush at the thrill park which includes rides such as the crazy mouse roller coaster and Niagara Falls water flume ride. Kids will love Imagination Park where they can interact with pirates, watch the high dive show and come face to face with some of their favorite characters. Don’t forget to gauge on favorite treats of the fair such as cotton candy, elephant ears, candy apples, and corn dogs.
This annual nine-day festival is actually considered the second largest Oktoberfest in the world and attracts up to a million visitors each year. Traditional events include the opening ceremonies with the tapping of the keg, numerous pancake breakfasts, barrel racing, parades and specialty nights. Many of the celebrations take place in venues that sell traditional food and beer and feature polka dancing and live music. Golf events, fashion shows, treasure hunts, an annual Turkey Trot and so much more are featured throughout the nine-day festival and one thing is for sure, visitors will have an authentic German Oktoberfest experience.
Take a tour through this spectacular outdoor art exhibit of 7,000 handcrafted pumpkins all lit at night along a kilometer long path in a picturesque 19th-century backdrop. Open select evenings from late September through October, you won’t want to miss this chance to walk in a world of pumpkins. On a 45-minute walking tour, you’ll come across 28 different themes in total, each represented by multiple carved pumpkins fit together to create a scene. Of course, real pumpkins won’t hold up for a month-long event, so like last year the artists are using artificial pumpkins.