Fall Colours in Ontario | OntarioTravel.net

Fall Colours

Between mid-September to mid-October, the landscape becomes a fiery tapestry ablaze with golden hues, crimson reds and fiery oranges.  During this magical season, nights are cool and the days are warmed by the lingering summer sun, ideal conditions for outdoor adventures. 

The expanse of colour across Algonquin Provincial Park vast tree covered 7,725 square kilometers is truly a sight to behold. Catch the Maples at their peak in the last week of September or in the first few days of October. A couple of weeks later, the Aspens, Tamaracks and Red Oaks hit their best and put on their own kaleidoscopic show.

The 1000 Islands region is a romantic retreat all year round, but in the Fall the magnetism intensifies as islands are ablaze with sultry hues of red, orange and gold. Enjoy a 1000 Islands cruise from Kingston, Rockport or Gananoque. 

Climb onboard the Agawa Canyon Tour Train to witness Northern Ontario’s Algoma Country in all its fall colour glory. The train’s large picture windows allow for great views and photos as it makes its way over towering trestles, alongside pristine northern lakes and rivers, and through the awesome granite rock formations and mixed forests of the Canadian Shield. This day trip into the beautiful Algoma region travels 114 miles north of Sault Ste. Marie, to the bottom of the Agawa Canyon where visitors disembark and spend the afternoon in the Agawa Canyon Park. For rewarding views, take the sign posted trails leading to the most scenic spots. Fall colours run rampant in the park from mid- September to early October, but the tour is available throughout the summer (starting in mid June).

A group hiking through the forest

1000 Islands

Cruise or hike through the 1000 Islands in the Fall!

Aerial view of fall colours


Climb the Dorset Lookout Tower for a panoramic view of dazzling colour.