5 Places to Visit on the Ultimate Canadian Fall Road Trip

Temperatures are cooling and cottage season is coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean travel has to stop. Fall is the perfect time to explore Canada’s jaw-dropping natural wonders and landscapes in the Great White North.

Cabot Trail (Nova Scotia)

Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail is a world-renowned destination that offers incredible coastal views and a glimpse into Nova Scotia’s exceptionally rich culture. Also known as the “300 km seafood trail,” this circuit forms a loop at the northern tip of the island and passes through Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Activities in Cape Breton include camping, hiking, boating, whale watching, and water sports. A journey to Nova Scotia also provides foodies the opportunity to enjoy fresh east coast seafood while also taking in historical sites and Cape Breton’s Celtic music. Also, October is the perfect time to visit to see the leaves change colour. The Celtic Colours International Festival takes place Oct. 6-14.

Cruise the beautiful roads of the Cabot Trail in a comfortable yet performance-driven car like the BMW M550i.

  

Dempster Highway (Yukon and Northwest Territories)

Adventurers, we have the perfect road trip idea for you.

Dempster Highway is a challenging route through the Arctic tundra that links Dawson City, Yukon, to Inuvik, Northwest Territories. The highway is an all-gravel road, uniquely designed to insulate the permafrost below.

Travelling the Dempster Highway offers an incredible view of dramatic scenery and wildlife in Canada’s north and it is the only road in the Western hemisphere that allows for one to cross the Arctic Circle.

Visiting the Yukon also gives travelers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see the northern lights, which are best viewed between September and April.

Tour the rugged landscape in a vehicle equipped to handle it all like the Jeep Wrangler.

  

Icefields Parkway (Alberta)

The Icefields Parkway is a scenic 232 km stretch of highway linking Lake Louise in Banff National Park to the Town of Jasper in Jasper National Park.

The route offers a splendid look at Canada’s beautiful topography from sweeping valleys to the snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies.

Fall is the perfect time to travel this route with a variety of fun-filled activities such as camping and hiking in the national parks. Explore stunning waterfalls, lakes, and icefields and see Canada’s wildlife up close and personal.

Explore the parkway in an Audi Q5—a car that handles well on the curvy roads but is also prepared for your outdoor adventures.

  

Sea to Sky Highway (British Columbia)

The Sea to Sky Highway, also known as BC’s Highway 99, is a famous route that takes travelers from Vancouver to the Whistler area with a beautiful view of mountain ranges, waterfalls, meadows and forests. This path offers a variety of fun pit-stops for outdoor activities like bungee jumping and ziplining as well as points of interest such as the famous Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge and the Sea to Sky Gondola.

The winding roads weave through the coastal mountains and pass by crystal-clear lakes and fjords. The Sea to Sky Highway is a beautiful road to travel on the west coast and a vehicle that is perfect for the highway is the comfy and spacious Honda Accord.

  

Tobermory (Ontario)

Tobermory is a beautiful lakeside town that sits on the tip of the Bruce Peninsula, enveloped by the dramatic landscape of the Niagara Escarpment.

Fall is a great time to visit this popular Ontario getaway, with activities including hiking, kayaking, canoeing and biking. Air and boat tours are also available.

Explore the Cyprus Lake Grotto, a natural sea cave with stunning water, or visit the enchanting Flowerpot Island—only accessible by boat. Flowerpot Island is a part of the Fathom Five Nationals Marine Park, which also provides scuba divers or snorkelers with the chance to see over 20 historic shipwrecks off the coast of Big Tub Harbour in the warmer months.

The Volkswagen Golf is the perfect weekend getaway car for these Ontario roads.
 
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