Autumn Wonderland

Come September in Canada, there is an undeniable snap to the air and a briskness in the breeze, but the most obvious harbinger of the coming autumn season is the startling colours that begin appearing in the trees. Canadians, and many people from outside of the country, begin looking toward lazy weekend days travelling the countryside to take in the breathtaking fall foliage. Here are five top tours guaranteed to give you an eyeful of autumn!

Top 5 fall foliage trips

Gatineau park fall foliage tour

The two and a half hour Gatineau Park Fall Foliage Tour takes place aboard a historic trolley or open-top double-decker bus. Travellers make their way through the fantastically scenic and beautiful Gatineau Hills, stopping along the way at Pink Lake, Champlain Lookout and the Mackenzie King Estate (where there is a museum and tea room on offer).

 

Muskoka autumn studio tour

Although this is not an escorted tour, the Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour provides a unique opportunity to take in the astounding fall landscape along the backroads of the Muskoka region. Stop to visit the numerous artists who open up their studios each year to the public. A driving/studio map is all you need to take part in this incredible autumn experience!

 

Agawa canyon fall colour train tour

Set in the Canadian Shield near Sault Ste Marie, Ont., the Agawa Canyon Fall Color Train Tour winds through a forest boasting absolutely incredible fall colours. The train itself is known to be very comfortable with large windows allowing unparalleled views of the passing scenery. Be sure to bring a camera!

 

Grand river fall colour rafting tour

Outdoorsy types will love this fall colour option! Near Toronto, Ont., the Grand River Fall Colour Rafting Tour takes guests on an escorted paddle through the Grand River Valley and Carolinian Forest. Visitors will experience autumn in all its glory while on a raft. There's even an opportunity to stop and walk to a lookout area to have lunch. The guide will fill you in on native plants, burial grounds and lost villages too!

 

 

Rockies fall colours train tour

For those looking for a tour on a somewhat grander scale, check out this four-day adventure through the picturesque Canadian Rocky Mountains by train. The Rockies Fall Colours Tour begins in Vancouver, B.C. From there, guests ride the Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops, all the while taking in the awe-inspiring scenery tinged with the west's fall colours. Once in the Rocky Mountains, expect to see plenty of wildlife. You'll be thrilled as the train makes its way through the dark spiral tunnels! The tour takes visitors into the beautiful resort town of Banff to explore and concludes in the western city of Calgary, Alta. Wow!

 

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