Fall is almost upon us and that means it’s time to plan your next road trip. When it comes to Canada's fall season, we really have huge choices. There are so many great places to go on a Canadian road trip and enjoy the vibrant scenery and colours of nature.
In this article we are looking at some places near and far for a road trip. If you are in Greater Toronto Area, planning is as easy as tapping in ‘car rentals near me' on your smartphone and finding the best car rental GTA has – Zoom Rent a Car. A clean reliable car will be your trusted steed as you prepare yourself for the winter with a Canadian road trip. Let’s also be honest: any Canada road trip will take you somewhere beautiful. In fact, the entire country is resplendent in the fall.
1. Algonquin Park, Ontario
Admittedly not the most original idea, but Algonquin Park is the right mix of distance from Toronto and wilderness for most city types. If you want to be able to enjoy a crazy colourful Canadian fall season and be able to share it on Instagram as you go along, Algonquin Park is the destination for you. Distance from the GTA: Around 280 km; 3.5-hour drive
2. Collingwood and Tobermory, Ontario
Okay, so, this may be one of the most popular tourist jaunts from the GTA, but it’s so worth the visit! The parks dotted around Georgian Bay are exceptional vantage points for watching a vast undulating fall landscape. A plethora of lake towns surrounded by a vibrant autumn scene is just something else to behold. Besides, being not too far from the city, you can get car rental GTA fairly last minute. Distance from the GTA: 150-250 km, depending on how far you want to go
3. Laurentian Mountains, Quebec
Quebec is beautiful pretty much any day of the year, but there’s something very special about the sugar maple leaves in autumn. Regarded as one of the most beautiful spots to see this Canada fall season (and for the best fall colours in North America), the best time to go is between late September and early October. It’s a long drive too so make sure you get the best car rental GTA trusts for a road trip you remember for the right reasons. Distance from the GTA: Around 900 km
4. Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
For a true Canada road trip you need to drive to Nova Scotia. There is something so special about driving from the relative hinterland to the edge of the Atlantic Ocean this time of year. It’s a long drive so be prepared to swap driving duties. But Canada's fall season is about the best time to experience Nova Scotia. If you go towards the end of October you’ll enjoy a full palette of autumn colours, set against a mesmerizingly blue Atlantic! Distance from the GTA: 2000 km (definitely share driving duties for this one)
5. Agawa Canyon, Ontario
It is hard to describe the Agawa Canyon Tour Train – a truly out-of-this-world experience. Get a car rental GTA and drive to Sault Ste. Marie (which in itself is a must-visit city). The drive is long but certainly possible in one day. Driving through the Muskokas will make it worthwhile already, but once you reach Sault Ste. Marie, your Canada road trip will bring you to the middle of the best Canadian fall season Ontario has to offer. It gets better after that once you board the Agawa Canyon Tour Train and explore valleys, rivers and exquisite scenery bathed in a sea of orange. Distance from the GTA: 700 km