Enjoy the autumn in Canada
When autumn comes in Canada, the endless forests of Quebec and Ontario turn into a unique sea of color. Only one ice-cold night is needed to start this spectacle, commonly known as "Indian Summer". When this firework of colors begins can not be determined exactly. There are only approximate guidelines. In addition, it is quite possible that northern areas already wear their colorful dress, while the southern forests are still deep green.
Our autumn tour starts in Toronto
If you really want to enjoy this fantastic view, look for one Car Rental in Toronto *, the largest city in Canada, and drives the rental car first north towards the lake at Huron Parry Sound, A boat tour through the "30.000 Islands" leads past countless islands and offers an incomparable view of the colorful nature experience. Killbear Provincial Park west of Parry Sound or Massasauga Provincial Park, a few miles south, invite you to hike in the colorfully leafy forests.
Enjoy the Indian Summer at Algonquin Provincial Park
Continue towards Algonquin Provincial Park. This 7725 km² National Park enchants with its coniferous and deciduous forests, swamps, rock faces and thousands of lakes. The observation deck of the visitor center offers a unique view of the surrounding forests. If you have good eyesight, with a little luck, you will not only see the wonderfully colored crowns of the sugar maple, but also some moose or white-tailed deer. Black bears, wolves, beavers, and many other mammals, birds, and reptiles are not all that easy to spot.
Ideal as a next stopover Ottawa, the capital of Canada, which shows itself as a successful symbiosis of old-world flair and business drive of the new world. The architecture, which perfectly combines the glass facades of the skyscrapers and stone houses from the 19th century, underlines this fascinating contrast. The special charm of the "Westminster of the Wilderness" is based on the combination of high quality culture and art and the unspoiled nature surrounding the city. Ottawa's outstanding attractions include numerous art galleries and the National Museum. But the houses are also beautiful, many of them adorned in autumn are.
Montreal in the fall
No less interesting Montreal, the second largest city in Canada, located on a large island in the middle of the St. Lawrence River. Montreal has the largest French-speaking community outside the Western European country. In addition, the city offers a distinctive mix of French and English culture. Lively residential areas such as Chinatown, Little Italy, the Mount-Royal Plateau and others reflect the ethnic diversity and influences of cultures from around the world. Montreal travelers should not miss the Notre Dame Basilica, Bonsecours Market and the Pointe-à-Callière National Historic Site.
Autumn in the La Mauriecie National Park
Afterwards, the journey leads to the nearby La Mauriecie National Park amidst the splendor of color. Here, the last ice age left a magnificent granite landscape, interspersed with numerous small lakes and covered with mixed forest vegetation. Among the bright red maples, moose, black bears, foxes, coyotes and more than a hundred different species of birds live. Wall paintings testify that nomadic tribes lived, fished and hunted in this area about 5.000 years ago.
Autumn in the Laurentids
Endless forests in colorful autumn dress can also be found in the Laurentides, one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world. Located in the heart of this magnificent landscape, Laurentides Provincial Park, home to numerous caribou, bears and beavers, has been declared a protected ecosystem by UNESCO. Wild rivers, long gorges and clear lakes in untouched natural landscape offer excellent hiking opportunities.
Indian Summer at Saguenay Fjord
One of the most impressive regions of eastern Canada is also the Saguenay Fjord, This majestic fjord landscape sounds almost Norwegian. In some places, the tributary of St. Lawrence reaches a depth of up to 275 meters. Whales can be found here until autumn, with a bit of luck on a boat trip. In addition to belugas, there are huge fin whales and even the world's largest creatures, the gigantic blue whales, in this area.
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