As the fall season approaches and welcomes us into its embrace, it can be bittersweet to say goodbye to our favourite summer sports and activities.
However, Canada is known for offering an abundance of great sports to practice and activities to enjoy throughout every season.
We’re here to share with you some of the best outdoor fall activities to do in Canada, as you prepare to embrace the cooler weather.
If you want to take advantage of the beautiful colourful leaves during this fall season, taking a road trip through the Icefield Parkway in Alberta is the ideal way. The parkway stretches between Banff and Jasper, and is known for its historic glaciers, abundant waterfalls and numerous emerald lakes.
Along the route, you will encounter key destinations such as Lake Louise, Athabasca Falls and the Columbia Icefield. All of these, are perfect for creating memories and getting the best photos!
As well, you will be amazed by the numerous wildlife you will see along your drive. There are over 50 different species of mammals in the area, including bears, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, and elk.
Nothing is better than bundling up in warm clothes, and canoeing on a beautiful lake to experience the beautiful changing colours of leaves and stillness that fall offers.
At Algonquin Park, you can experience all of that, and much more. Algonquin Park has over 990 miles of canoe routes that follow lakes, streams, and portage trails, making it one of the best places in Canada to go canoeing.
You can venture on a multi-day backcountry canoe trip, where you can become immersed in everything Algonquin Park has to offer from beautiful lakes to various wildlife.
If you love to bird watch, you should try to catch one of their migrations in the fall. Goldstream Provincial Park in Victoria is the best place to bird watch in the fall, as you may have the chance to see large flocks of bald eagles congregating nearby.
In mid to late September, you can alternatively go for a hike along the Coastal Trail in East Sooke Park to catch a glimpse of raptors migrating.
Make sure to bring your binoculars!
You may think that the best time to visit the polar bears in Canada is during the winter, however, mid-October to mid-November is the time to go.
The bears move back to the bay's edge in October and November as the weather starts to get colder in preparation for their winter feast, ultimately making it the best time to see one of Canada’s greatest wonders!
Churchill offers Tundra Tours and Tundra Hikes, allowing you to get close to the polar bears either by vehicle or foot.
Hikers can find rocky paths and smooth trails in Saskatchewan's Grasslands National Park. Due to Saskatchewan's expansive skies, schedule your trip to coincide with sunrise or sunset for the most stunning photos.
In the fall, you can expect to be amazed by the abundance of wildlife and nature as you trek through the various trails that Grasslands National Park offers.
Aside from stargazing, fall is the best time to hike at Grasslands National Park because of the colours, lack of bugs, and extensive hiking trails.
Gear up for fall with Fresh Tracks Outdoor Club
As we bid farewell to summer, it is important to note that the fall season brings forth a plethora of exciting and enticing activities to indulge in.
Whether you are looking to embark on a cross-country road trip, go bird watching, canoeing or hiking, Fresh Tracks Outdoor Club has the gear you need to make the most of the autumn season.