Fall is in the air! Why not get outside and make the most of the last warm days of the season? Here is a list of must-visit destinations that will refresh your mind, body and soul before the winter cold settles in.
1. Spa retreat
It’s easy to find a charming spa retreat with unique destinations all across the country. Immerse yourself in nature and get as far away from the hustle and bustle of the city as you can. Let yourself be carried away by the relaxing sound of trickling water, the gentle melody of singing birds and the soft whisper of the wind rustling through the trees—a place where the air is fresh, and the fall foliage is bursting with colour. Nordic bath circuits never felt so good. You might as well get a massage with that!
2. Explore one of our national parks
Iconic destinations brimming with untouched natural beauty and hiking trails that lead you deep into the Canadian wilderness—don’t miss out! You are spoiled for choice with breathtaking destinations across the country like La Mauricie National Park in Quebec, Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia, Fundy National Park in New Brunswick and Pukaskwa National Park in Ontario. Park your car, lace up your hiking boots and become one with nature. Experience hiking like never before!
3. Tour wine country
Enjoy time with family and friends by touring a vineyard or two. On the itinerary: get your hands dirty learning how to make wine, roam the endless rows of grapevines and finish off the day with a delicious wine tasting that you can relive at home by purchasing this season’s best vintage. Ontario’s Niagara-on-the-Lake, Quebec’s “wine route” in the Eastern Townships and Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley are all sure to delight the senses. Remember to pick a designated driver in case you decide to go for seconds!
4. Fall U-pick fun
Fall is synonymous with harvest. Why not make the most of what this season has to offer by enjoying a day out with the family? Apple picking is still a fall classic with U-pick farms all across the country. Your choice of beautiful, sprawling orchards and deliciously juicy apple varieties are virtually endless. But the fun doesn’t stop there—squash and pumpkin season is also in full swing. Don’t worry, Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes have you covered. Enjoy the spoils of your harvest by whipping up a seasonal favourite like apple or pumpkin pie.
5. Fall fishing
Fishing season doesn’t end when the trees start to change colour. Whether fly fishing in one of New Brunswick’s many lakes or rivers or angling at one of Quebec or Ontario’s local hot spots, you are sure to reel in some impressive catches—hungry fish can sense the coming winter which means more nibbles on your line. Cold weather? No problem! Leave the mosquito spray at home. Bundle up and get out on the water!
6. Treetop adventures
Experience nature from new heights! Aerial courses and treetop adventures are all the rage this fall. Put on your workout clothes and dive headfirst into nature. In New Brunswick, you can visit TreeGo in Moncton, in Quebec, explore Arbraska Rigaud, in Ontario, take on TreeTop Trekking and in Nova Scotia, discover OnTree Park. There are so many wonderful and exciting spots just waiting to be found. Be daring and give it a try with some of your family members or friends.