6 Best Canadian Parks To Visit In The Fall
Fall is one of the best times to go exploring. The French author Albert Camus is credited for saying, “Autumn is the second spring when every leaf turns into a flower.” According to the National Wildlife Federation’s website, the color of a tree’s autumnal leaf is determined by its pigment. For instance, anthocyanins, commonly found in tree species like oaks, dogwoods, and certain maples, tend to turn leaves red or brown in color.
For those looking to experience the second spring in Canada, here are six parks to consider exploring.
- Fundy National Park – New Brunswick
If you love the sea and dense forests then you will absolutely adore the Fundy National Park. The park includes about 8 miles of shoreline near St. John at the Atlantic coast. The park then extends inwards to include the Acadian forest. This is one of Canada’s most popular parks. There are plenty of activities you can enjoy such as beach walks, forest trails, forest and waterfall exploring and much more.
- Jasper National Park – Alberta
Jasper National Park is one of the most scenic places in the world thanks rugged mountains and turquoise waters that form a huge contrast with yellow and red leafy scenes of Fall. One of the biggest reasons to consider this park during the fall is because of the Dark Sky Festival in October. During this festival astronomers and star admirers flock together from all around to enjoy parties, concerts and to enjoy the bright and beautiful starry skies.
- Torngat Mountains National Park – Newfoundland and Labarador
The Torngat Mountains are absolutely breathtaking. One of the biggest reasons to visit this park is so you can get a taste of something completely different. In Torngat Mountains National Park all staff members are Inuit which presents you with the unique opportunity to study a completely different culture. You can also enjoy fishing and might even spot a polar bear while you camp on the shores of Mountain Lake.
- Thousand Islands National Park – Ontario
This might be one of Canada’s smallest national parks but it is one of the best to visit if you love kayaking. The park consists of more than 20 granite islands and hundreds of inlets as well as mainland bases. These islands and inlets are rich in wildlife and consist of many hiking trails as well as kayak or powerboat excursions as well as an aquarium, camping site, playground, exhibits and more.
- Banff National Park – Alberta
This was Canada’s first national park and is considered one of the most stunning. Banff National Park consists of diverse landscapes and is rich in animal life. When you choose to visit this park during fall you can explore mountain scenery, river rafting, nature walks and you can gawk at beautiful wildlife.
- Pacific Rim National Park – British Columbia
If you are an adventure seeker that loves to explore and go for long walks then the Pacific Rim National Park is a great choice. The park includes a 47 mile West Coast Trail that is considered the best hiking trail in the continent. The lush rainforest has ancient trees that are up to 600 years old the vast vegetation’s sure is something to behold. You can enjoy activities like beach walks, whale watching and kayaking.
Canada has more than 40 national parks and each of these parks is bound to awe you during this fall. The above mentioned six are however without a doubt some of the most glorious national parks in the world and will definitely be worth your time this fall.
According to its website, as a steward of Canada’s national parks, Parks Canada has a legal obligation to maintain or improve ecological integrity while providing benefit and enjoyment for present and future generations of Canadians. Nature’s Packaging is committed to sustainably managed forests for harvesting and for recreational enjoyment.