To inspire you to pack up, fuel up and hit the road, we’ve put together a list of some suggested trips around Canada for this fall.
Sea to Sky Highway, British Columbia
Words don’t do it justice - the unique geography of this stretch of road between Vancouver and Whistler is breathtaking. Towering mountains to one side and the expansive ocean to the other, the Sea to Sky highway will take you past lakes, meadows and roaring waterfalls that you won’t even need to stop the car to see, although you definitely should. The road continues all the way to Whistler, where you can rest for the night or take a dip in one of the local glacier lakes.
The Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia
This scenic loop around the northern tip of Nova Scotia is famous for its stunning nature. It’s an especially beautiful scene in the fall when you can catch the leaves turning colours, painting the landscape red, yellow and orange. At just under 300 km, the trail will take you past rugged mountains and views of the endless ocean, and you can even do some whale watching in one of the little towns along the way.
Fundy Coastal Drive, New Brunswick
Winding its way down the eastern coast of New Brunswick, Fundy Coastal Drive is so stunning you must see it with your own eyes to believe it exists. Stop in Moncton to witness the largest tidal waves in the world beating the shores of the Bay of Fundy. Jagged cliff sides and dense forests mark the way through towns big and small and you can stop in St. Martins for a stroll through its famous sea caves.
Wherever you go this fall, pack a cooler full of food, plenty of blankets and a couple of lounge chairs to stargaze somewhere out in the wilderness.