Fall Foliage Train Trips
Autumn is one of the most spectacular times to visit Canada
In late September, all across Canada, maple trees stand red, gold and amber, each one a deeper hue than the next; and proud alpine larches shine bright yellow against turquoise Rocky Mountain lakes. The best way to experience this brief-yet-stunning transformation is on a fall foliage train tour.
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Best Places To See Canada's Fall Foliage
Nothing can match the fiery beauty of Canada's fall foliage. Warm, golden rays of sunshine shimmer on mirror-like lakes and slant through canopies of auburn, ochre and crimson leaves. The skies are bright and blue, the air is crisp and the sunsets are achingly beautiful.
Whether you're traveling through the aspen alpine meadows of the Rockies, the dense forests of Quebec's interior or the craggy coastline of Nova Scotia - Canada will enchant you in the autumn months.
As the needles of the larch trees turn a stunning shade of burnished brass, the alpine meadows of the Albertan Rockies come alive with colour. Gaze through the train windows at the pine-covered mountainsides, where you can see a dramatic contrast between the dark green conifers and the golden poplar and birch.
If your Canada train journey begins or ends in Toronto, consider adding on a day trip to gorgeous nearby Algonquin Park. You can wander through dense colourful forests and thousands of lakes and rivers, some of which can only be explored by canoe or on foot. This is also an ideal time of year for camping as campgrounds are less crowded and you won't be bothered by bugs.
The sugar maples of Quebec's forests turn a dramatic shade of crimson in autumn, making this region a treat for the eyes. The pretty countryside and the fiery foliage in the Laurentian Mountains will have you reaching for your camera again and again.
Nova Scotia Fall
At the edge of Eastern Canada lies Nova Scotia, with the fruitful orchards and vineyards of the Annapolis Valley and the sheer cliffs of the Cabot Trail. There's just something so striking about the contrast between the extravagant golden fall foliage and the cobalt blue of the Atlantic.
Recommended Fall Train Trips
Canada Coast to Coast by Train
Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Jasper, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax
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Canada Eastern Rail Classic
Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax
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