When summer comes to an end and makes way for the last few months of the year, it’s time to spend time outdoors partaking in your favourite fall activities. In need of inspiration? We’ve got some ideas to help you enjoy the fall season.
Visit Ontario’s vineyards
Europe isn’t the only place for wine lovers to explore, and Canadian wines deserve more attention. If you love visiting vineyards, there’s no need to head to France this fall. Consider a trip to Ontario, instead!
The Wine Country Ontario website is a goldmine when it comes to finding the best vineyards to visit. They are divided into five regions:
- Lake Erie Norther Shore & Pelee Island
- Niagara Escarpment & Twenty Valley
- Prince Edward County
- Emerging Regions
You can even use the website to create your own itinerary for tasting delicious local wines and making great memories.
Attend a university football tailgate
The beginning of fall and back-to-school season are synonymous with the return of university football. And our American counterparts have nothing on us!
Quebec has five university football teams located in Montreal, Sherbrooke, and Quebec City. Ultramar is a proud sponsor of Université Laval’s Rouge et Or: the team has won the Vanier Cup 10 times since 1999!
So slip into a warm hoodie and hat in your favourite team’s colours, and head to the pre-game with your friends for a hotdog and some pics with the team mascot.
With 27 teams spanning the Pacific to the Atlantic, there is no excuse for missing a Canadian university football game and tailgate with your favourite team!
Go apple picking
New Brunswick is filled with orchards, to the delight of avid apple pickers. The Maritime province’s official website lists over a dozen orchards to visit with your family, friends, or that special someone. Fun times ahead!
In fact, there are so many orchards that you can plan an itinerary to visit more than one, and taste fruit from different apple farmers.
Rent a cottage
Although summer is ideal for camping because of its warm nights, renting a cottage near the water and enjoying some cocooning time indoors when the mercury drops is the perfect option for fall.
Where better than Prince Edward Island to find a place to rent? After all, it is an island, and there is water at every turn. The Atlantic province offers plenty of locations that will make you want to wrap yourself in a cozy blanket and curl up near a campfire or an indoor fireplace.
From its capital, Charlottetown, to North Cape Costal Drive, with a stop at Green Gables Shore, there are plenty of beautiful holiday locations to enjoy with your loved ones.
Drive down country roads
Nova Scotia’s roads are some of the world’s most beautiful once fall comes around. The last warm days of summer when you can feel the crisp and pleasant autumn air will make you want to turn down the roof of your convertible and take in the gorgeous countryside.
For amazing scenery that is worthy of a Hollywood film, try the Lighthouse Route, which follows the Atlantic Ocean from the Western Shore to the other side of the Gold River. It’s so beautiful you’ll want to start over again once you’ve finished!
If the mere idea of hiking in summer makes you sweat, fall is the ideal time to lace up your boots.
Passing through Maine (U.S.A.) and several Canadian provinces, the International Appalachian Trail is a wonder of Man and nature.
In Newfoundland and Labrador, you’ll find the Humber Valley Trail—which is part of the International Appalachian Trail—where you can work your legs and lungs over 25 kilometers of hiking. The view is simply breathtaking!