Our country’s nature has one of the world’s rich palettes as the seasons switch from summer to autumn.
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Canada is renowned for its breathtaking autumn colours, where changing leaves transform landscapes from verdant to scarlet and gold. Generally speaking, the more northerly the location or higher the altitude, the earlier fall colours appear. Check these 10 coast-to-coast-to-coast destinations, then grab your GoPro, cameras or binoculars and explore in August through October.
2) Yukon: Dawson City is famous for the Klondike Gold Rush. Board a Trans North Helicopter to buzz increasingly rugged terrain extending into the Tombstone Mountains, where brilliant scarlet bushes and golden poplars colour the landscape.
3) Alberta: Drive from Banff to Jasper national parks along the Icefields Parkway. Stop at classic viewpoints such as Peyto Lake; golden poplars and tamaracks rim its turquoise waters. Spend the night at Num-Ti-Jah Lodge, which overlooks Bow Lake, to maximize the splendour.
4) Saskatchewan: Horseback ride with Sturgeon River Ranch along Prince Albert National Park trails through golden poplar groves. Look for Plains bison—Canada’s only free ranging herd in an historic range—and camp in a tipi after a cowboy supper.
5) Manitoba: From the front-row seat of a Frontiers North Tundra Buggy, look for polar bears amid the tundra landscape of purple-flowering fireweed in Churchill in early August. Or go a few weeks later when the fragile foliage has turned crimson and orange.
7) Ontario: Mer Bleue Bog is a Ramsar wetland, a rare boreal peat bog southeast of downtown Ottawa. Its boardwalks offer accessibility to wheelchairs and strollers, so everyone can see puffy cotton-grass seedpods making white “cotton balls” against a backdrop of golden tamaracks.
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