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Now that November is here, autumn’s brilliance is beginning to fade. Fortunately for those of us who wish it could be October all year round, members of Canadian Geographic’s Photo Club were busy all month long, documenting the beauty of fall across Canada. Come January, when we need a break from the monotony of ice and snow, we’ll have these colourful captures to look back on.


Here are 10 of the best images uploaded to the Photo Club in October:

1. Halifax

10 amazing photos of autumn in Canada from Can Geo's Photo Club | Canadian  Geographic

There’s something downright magical about strolling along a dirt road overhung with golden branches.

2. Vancouver

autumn leaves in park

Ditto for swishing through deep piles of leaves — especially when you don’t have to be the one to rake them.

3. Rocky Mountain House, Alta

misty morning cattle walking on path alberta

Misty October mornings are nature’s gift to early risers.

4. Vancouver

running in vancouver on an autumn morning

Shorter days just mean more time to enjoy shooting golden hour scenes.

5. Mont-Tremblant, Que.

Mont-Tremblant aerial view fall foliage

Quebec is world-famous for its fall colours and looking at this scene, it’s easy to see why.


6. Calgary

grey jay with fall foliage sharif galal

Autumn is the time for many Canadian wildlife species to hightail it south, but some, like the hardy grey jay, stay put year-round.

7. Bow Valley Provincial Park, Alta.

larch trees bow valley alberta in fall

Alberta’s mountain parks are dominated by coniferous forest, which doesn’t turn the same variegated shades of red as the deciduous forests of the east, but one species, the larch, does sport bright yellow needles in fall — a photogenic contrast to the mountain pallette of deep blues and greens.

8. Tombstone Territorial Park, Yukon

tombstone territorial park in autumn

Even the Arctic tundra puts on a colourful show as summer comes to an end.

9. Mississippi Mills, Ont.

blakeney rapids mississippi mills ontario

We can practically smell the fresh air.

10. Kananaskis Country, Alta.

wedge pond alberta brilliant fall colours by aslinah safar

Remember what we said about the larches? This stunning capture, taken at Wedge Pond by Edmonton-based photographer Aslinah Safar, is our Photo of the Month for October.



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