America By Rail Blog

posted on October 06, 2016

Canada is a beautiful place to visit. There are many different cities and scenes that you can see throughout all of Canada. Because of Canada’s open, natural landscapes they have a very rich and colorful fall season, that gives every scene a new, crisp look. The best way to experience both the cities and the open landscape in this upcoming fall season is by rail. Through the many different rail trips across Canada you can visit many different cities and enjoy the scenery in between. Here are 4 of the best places to visit in Canada in the fall.

1.      Quebec

Quebec is located on the eastern side of Canada and therefore has more deciduous trees. These are the type of trees that change with the seasons. So, in Quebec you have a great opportunity to view the changing of the colors. You get to experience the bright reds, oranges and yellows of the wonderful fall season. If the Canada train you are on does stop in Quebec, this is also the perfect time of year to truly enjoy the crisp mountain air as well as the food that is produced in the area, such as cheese, wine, ciders and maple syrup products. But either way, whether you stop or pass through, Quebec is a beautiful sight to see.

2.       Nova Scotia

The island of “New Scotland” is teeming with life in the fall. Not only do the trees changing colors create a wonderful scene to look upon, but there are also festivals. One festival is the Celtic Colors International Festival which goes on for nine days each October. This festival brings people to the island from all over. Also, if you are interested in historical sights, then you will love the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Park. This is a re-creation of the 1744 French fortress and holds a lot of the island’s history. You can learn more about this if you choose the Canada train that stops and tours the fortress.

3.       Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island is another spot where you can fully experience the changing color of the foliage that is so iconic to the fall season. If you take a rail trip across Canada and stop here, then you will be treated to an abundance of fresh produce, that have just been harvested as fall is the harvesting season. This includes the best of fruits, vegetables and seafood. There are also festivals to experience here in the fall such as the Fall Flavours Festival and the International Shellfish Festival. So if you are interested in the foods of fall as much as you are in the colors, this is most definitely a place you want to visit.

4.  Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park is located in central Vancouver, at the cities highest point. Here there is a mix of evergreen and deciduous trees that give the park a very unique view of fall. As the deciduous trees change to their bright reds, oranges and yellows, the evergreens stay their rich green, and the contrast of the colors is really something to see. Also, throughout the park are sculptures, some by renowned artists. If you would like to enjoy man-made art as well as the art of nature you can surely see both here. If you would like to experience something more exotic on your tour of fall, Queen Elizabeth Park is home to the Bloedel Conservatory. This conservatory allows you to experience the sights and smells of the tropics year-round. It might be nice to take a five-minute break from the crisp fall air. 

As you can see, from the East to the West there are many different, beautiful places to visit on one of our Canada trains. Different trips stop in different places, and knowing what you are looking for in your rail tour will help you choose which tour to take. With the many different rail trips across Canada it will be easy to find one that best fits what you want from your tour. Even though these places are beautiful to visit in the fall, Canada only continues to get more and more beautiful as the winter approaches, and the Canada trains continue to run through the winter as well. 


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