Discover some of the best trails across the country to capture the colours of the season
Autumn is arguably the most photogenic season in Canada, which means it’s a great time to get outside to snap some photos with your family. Since there’s an overwhelming number of trails and national parks you can explore as the leaves begin to turn, we’ve assembled a list of some of our favourite spots from across the country for you to discover.
The Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, N.S.
Named after the famous explorer John Cabot, this renowned trail is a must-see for outdoor enthusiasts. Take a guided hike alongside Cape Breton Highlands National Park and experience an unforgettable afternoon in the wilderness. Be sure to have your camera ready for the drive into the park – there’s just as many scenic shots on the highway as on the trails.
Olmstead Trail, Montreal, Que.
Looking for one of the best urban hikes in Canada? The Olmstead Trail stretches up Mount Royal in the heart of Montreal, passing iconic landmarks like the Cross and Beaver Lake. Stop by the lookout point in front of the Mount Royal Chalet to take a photo that melds a view of the city with a wash of autumn colours.
The Agawa Canyon Wilderness Park, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
Step aboard for train ride that takes you past rivers, forests and rock formations along a winding stretch of the Canadian Shield. Once your train has arrived inside the canyon, you can trek on foot to an elevated lookout 250 feet above the base of the canyon and snap photos at any of the four waterfalls you’ll pass along the way.
Lake Agnes Trail, Banff, Alta.
Start your trek at one of Canada’s most recognizable landmarks, Chateau Lake Louise, and climb toward the rustic Tea House that’s waiting at the end of this hike. When you arrive, there’ll be plenty of family photo opportunities alongside the breathtaking autumn reflection visible in Mirror Lake.