6 Best Canadian Parks To Visit In The Fall

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.

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For those looking to experience the second spring in Canada, here are six parks to consider exploring.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.


9 National Parks To Visit This Fall

9 National Parks To Visit This Fall

Many forest explorers tend to favor summer when exploring national parks. Visits to these mesmerizing parks can however be glorious in autumn as well.  The landscapes tend to be much richer in spectacle displays of vibrant fall colors.  Fall is an ideal time to visit national parks for those that aren’t too keen on hot weather and for those that love to gawk at glorious landscapes.  It is especially a good time for photographers that are looking for some vibrant landscape shots.  Here are nine of the most beautiful national parks in the United States to visit in the fall.

Denali National Park – Alaska

This 6 million acre park offers visitors lots of enjoyment.  Even though you might not be able to enjoy quite as much activities during fall there is still much to do.  You can enjoy quad biking, hiking, take scenic air tours, fishing expeditions and if you can bare the cold you can even give rafting a try.  But what is truly amazing is the gorgeous scenery during fall since the wilderness trails are covered with deep reds, oranges and yellows as a result of autumn’s whimsical charm.

Glacier National Park – Montana

The National Park Service of Glacier National Park claims that fall is one of the best times to visit this gorgeous area for two reasons. First, you can enjoy uncrowded and quitter exploring and excursions.  Second, because a natural phenomenon where the trees in the west of the park will begin changing color mid-September where those on the west side of the park start changing color much later in the month.

Acadia National Park – Maine

Mid-October is the time where you can truly explore and marvel at Acadia National Parks wilderness because this is the time where fall is at its ripest and when colors are most flamboyant.  Acadia National Park is also a superb place for bird watchers and visitors can enjoy superb mountain trails and even horseback riding.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park – North Carolina

This national park starts showing off its fall colors in mid-September and you can enjoy the most extravagant scenes around mid-October.  You can also combine lots of other activities in your fall trip like lake paddling, waterfall spotting, hiking trails and more.

Mt. Rainier National Park – Washington

This national park is superb during fall for two reasons; you can explore the Mt. Rainer volcanoes and you can enjoy glorious fall scenery in bright oranges and yellows during mid-October to November.

Rocky Mountain National Park – Colorado

Want to catch the Rocky Mountain National Park’s fall at its peak?  Then the best time to visit is during mid to late October.  You may even hear some serious head-butting contests from Bighorn sheep and it is a perfect place for mountain trailing.

Shenandoah National Park – Virginia

The hiking trails in this park are an absolute must around mid-October because this is when you can explore the brightest fall colors.  You can also catch the best landscape shots if you are into photography.

Yosemite National Park – California

Yosemite National Park is most popular for its gigantic sequoia trees.  The best time to explore these trees in glorious fall shades is during the first quarter of fall.

Zion National Park – Utah

If you love waterfalls and hanging gardens, then Zion National Park will definitely ignite your senses. This is also one of the most vibrant parks during fall.

Many park visitors focus way too much on summer and summer activities.  They miss out on the most dramatic and breathtaking landscape views and wilderness displays that these wonderful parks have to offer.  Fall is definitely a good time to explore some of these top national parks.

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