Pack the car and get your Instagram filters ready, because these fall drives are the most picturesque you’ll find in Canada.
1. Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia
Starting on the east coast, you can’t go wrong with heading to Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. The winding road that hugs the cliffs and coastline provides breathtaking views anytime of the year, but during the autumn season? It’s spectacular and something you really need to see first hand to appreciate.
2. Eastern Townships, Quebec
Easily one of Canada’s prettiest drives, taking a trip through this rural part of Quebec will prove to be a great spot to see fall foliage. Don’t forget to warm up on a chilly day with a stop by one of the small town pubs for a pint or two of local stout.
3. Muskoka, Ontario
A Toronto favourite to escape the city all summer long (the pristine lakes make it the dream cottage destination for urbanites). But in the fall the twisty, turny roads along the rocky landscape are lined with brilliantly coloured fall foliage, and makes heading up north from Toronto even more worth it.
4. The Assiniboine River and Park, Manitoba
To capture some of the most stunning fall colour reflection on water you’ll need to take a drive through Manitoba along the Assiniboine River. The last stop on your drive should be at the Assiniboine Park to take in the firey red and orange tall trees, which just so happens to be designed by a pupil of Frederick Law Olmstead, who created Central Park in New York City.
5. Victoria, British Columbia
This quaint, charming town on Vancouver Island is pretty incredible all year long, but come fall it really shows its colours. Drive along the rocky coast, stop by the many parks and gardens (don’t miss the fall spread at Butchart Gardens), and one of the best things about this destination is that the leaves change a bit later than in other parts of the country.