Fall is one of our favorite times of the year to rent an RV in Canada. Stunning fall colors combined with cooler temps make for an epic road trip. Here are a few of the best Canadian RV road trips that offer the best views of the season.
Take a trip through Nova Scotia and discover the beauty that is the Cabot Trail. Set along the rocky coastline that runs through Cape Breton Highlands National Park, this 186-mile trail offers stunning views of fall foliage and is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most scenic destinations. The trail is beautiful any time of the year, but locals claim fall is the best season to take the journey. Those taking the road trip can stop in quaint small towns, fishing villages, and delicious seafood restaurants along the way. Rent an RV in Nova Scotia to begin your road trip adventure.
Fundy Coastal Drive
One of New Brunswick’s most traveled routes, Fundy Coastal Drive guarantees remarkable fall views. The 243-mile drive spans the entire southern shore of News Brunswick on the eastern coast of Canada. In addition to vibrant fall colors, travelers will see lighthouses, beaches and beautiful coves along the way. While the entire trip can be completed in as little as five hours, most travelers take stops along the way to take in the spectacular scenery. The road trip ends in the Bay of Fundy, a National Park best known for some of the world’s highest tides and amazing whale watching.
The Niagara Parkway
The Niagara Parkway is one of the oldest routes in Ontario, running alongside the well-known Niagara River that divides Canada and the United States. Beginning in Fort Erie and ending at Niagara on the Lake, the route offers unbelievable views of both the Niagara River and Niagara Falls. The best part of this fall drive is between the towns of Queenston and Niagara on the Lake where the fall colors truly explode. Sir Winston Churchill once referred to Niagara Parkway as the “prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in the world.” The entire route is only 34 miles, leaving travelers with plenty of time to stop at various destinations along the way. Check out RV rentals in Ontario to get the journey started.
Located in Southern Quebec, the Laurentian Mountains are known as one of the most breathtaking sights in Canada during the fall. The autumn colors begin in late September and continue through the end of October. An abundance of trees includes sugar maples, red maples, yellow birch, and American beech trees ensuring a variety of colors and scenery. RVers can rent an RV in Quebec and head north on Highway 15 toward the mountains.
Algonquin Park Explorer
Embark on a journey to Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, which transforms into a magnificent canvas of fall colors during autumn. This road trip takes you through dense forests, serene lakes, and rugged landscapes, offering plenty of opportunities for hiking, wildlife spotting, and photography. The park features various campgrounds, making it an ideal spot for RV enthusiasts. Be sure to visit the Algonquin Visitor Centre for information on the best fall foliage viewing spots.
Kootenay National Park Drive
Head to the western province of British Columbia and explore the Kootenay National Park for a fall road trip to remember. The scenic drive through this park offers breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies, crystal-clear lakes, and forests ablaze with fall colors. You can start your journey in Radium Hot Springs and make your way to Vermilion Pass. Along the route, stop at the Numa Falls, hike the Paint Pots Trail, and watch for wildlife like elk and bighorn sheep.
Prince Edward Island Coastal Tour
For a coastal fall adventure, consider a road trip to Prince Edward Island (PEI). This charming island province is known for its red sand beaches, rolling countryside, and picturesque coastal villages. As autumn arrives, PEI's landscapes become into a tapestry of red, gold, and orange hues. Begin your journey in Charlottetown and follow the scenic coastal roads around the island. Visit Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place, sample fresh seafood, and take leisurely strolls along the island's serene beaches.
Jasper to Banff via Icefields Parkway
Explore the Canadian Rockies in Alberta with a road trip along the iconic Icefields Parkway. Starting in Jasper National Park and ending in Banff National Park, this route takes you through some of Canada's most stunning mountain scenery. In the fall, the aspen and larch trees add vibrant colors to the already awe-inspiring landscape. Make stops at Athabasca Falls, Columbia Icefield, Peyto Lake, and Lake Louise for incredible photo opportunities. Camp at picturesque campgrounds along the way and savor the crisp mountain air.
Start planning your next road trip down one of Canada’s most scenic fall routes. We promise the stunning fall colors on the journey won’t disappoint. To start planning your next adventure in Canada, visit CruiseAmerica.com. We offer plenty of RV rental locations throughout Canada to get you started.