Incredible Canadian Road Trips to Take This Fall

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Fall is a magical time to visit Canada.The crisp air, the change of colours, the anticipation of winter - it all creates an incredible feeling that's impossible to resist. One of the best things about Canada is the four distinct seasons, and fall is one you don't want to miss.A great way to experience fall in Canada is on a road trip. Autumn happens in every part of Canada, so no matter where you are, there's sure to be a gorgeous drive nearby.To inspire your trip to Canada, here are six stunning fall road trips from coast to coast.Although you could drive the Sea to Sky highway in less than two hours, it can easily be extended into a weekend trip as the road is packed full of beauty and adventure. Leaving Vancouver city via Lion's Gate Bridge, you'll take Highway 99 towards Whistler. Along the way, make a stop at the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish. From the top, you can get a birds-eye view of Howe Sound, North America's southernmost fjord.Spend some time exploring Squamish, which is famous for its outdoor recreation opportunities. There are over 600 miles of mountain biking and hiking trails in this area. One beautiful hike to do is the Stawamus Chief, which is a granite dome that pears over Squamish.The Sea to Sky Highway passes right below the dome, so from the top of the hike, you get stunning views of the winding highway along the coast.Continue driving on Highway 99, and you'll end up in the beautiful city of Whistler, one of North America's top four-season resorts. September is one of the best times to take a road trip on the Sea to Sky highway as all the trails are accessible. It's the perfect time to go hiking, as the mixed forests come alive with shades of yellow, orange, red, and green.These colours, combined with the blue waters of Howe Sound and glacier-capped mountain peaks, create a scene bursting with colour.There is so much to do in Jasper, you would definitely want to plan a few days. But you should also allow some time for the drive between Banff and Jasper. Also known as the Icefields Parkway, it is continuously named one of the best road trips in the world. Along the way, you will pass through ancient glaciers, cascading waterfalls, blue lakes, and stunning canyons.It’s also a great place to see some of Canada’s best wildlife, with over 50 species of mammals in the area, including bears, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, and elk.Although you could make the drive in one day, it would be worthwhile to spend a week exploring this beautiful part of the world. There are so many scenic stops along the way, but a few you don’t want to miss are Bow Lake, the Colombia Icefield area, and Athabasca Falls.A road trip through the Icefields Parkway is guaranteed to be beautiful year-round. Still, autumn is a particularly scenic time to drive it as you can witness the leaves change colour, which is a perfect contrast against the snowy mountain ranges and emerald lakes.September is an excellent time to road trip the Icefields Parkway as there is generally pleasant weather, favourable road conditions, and wildlife viewing opportunities.Of course, driving through the mountains at any time of year, you have to expect unpredictable weather, so factor in potential delays in your itinerary.If you’re looking for a road trip from Toronto, then head to Algonquin Provincial Park. Covering over 3,080 square miles of rugged Canadian Shield, this gorgeous park is home to some of Canada’s most pristine forests, rivers, and lakes. It’s one of the best places in Canada to go canoeing, with over 990 miles of canoe routes that follow lakes, streams, and portage trails.Algonquin Park offers some of the most remarkable fall colour experiences in Canada. Starting in mid-September; the park begins to burst with breathtaking colours due to its high concentration and diversity of maple trees.The best way to view Algonquins autumn colours is by hiking, bicycle, canoe, and of course, driving.