Upper Canada is maybe its most gorgeous in autumn. The trees turn every colour from golden yellow to deep, Canadian flag maple red in a fantastic tapestry. But you’re not going to witness this in the city!
Here are some of our favourite day trips to revel in the beauty of nature.
A three-hour drive from Toronto, Algonquin Park is truly beautiful in the fall. Featuring access to rivers and lakes and huge deciduous forests, Algonquin Park is a showcase for all the charms of the Ontario landscape. Go for a hike or a canoe, but definitely bring someone you love to witness its majesty.
AGAWA TOUR TRAIN
Starting in the Sault and heading North, the Agawa Tour Train on the Algoma Central Railroad offers a unique cross-section of Ontario’s beauty! Cutting through Northern Ontario, this 2-3 day trip will deliver you into the intense beauty of the Canadian Shield, and I can’t think of a better time to do it than when the leaves change colour!
Located just outside of Hamilton, the triple threat of Webster’s Falls, Tews Falls and Dundas Peak offers great hikes and even better views. Watch the water crashing against the rocks, or climb Dundas Peak for an aerial perspective on the surrounding landscape! Your jaw is sure to drop when you reach the top.
THE NIAGARA PARKWAY
A gorgeous trail between Fort Erie and Niagara on The Lake, Winston Churchill once remarked that the Niagara Parkway was “the prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in the World.” See the natural fireworks of the colourful trees yourself on your own Sunday afternoon drive! Don’t stay cooped up in the city – get out into nature and enjoy the fall colours to their fullest. Rent a car from Zoom rentals and explore Ontario!