7 Places to Camp This Fall in Canada

7 Places to Camp This Fall in Canada

Although the lazy days of summer are behind us, the opportunity for outdoor vacationing is still very present. Camping in the fall is awesome. The crowds are smaller, the searing heat of summer is gone, but warm days and cool nights arrive (perfect for sleeping). It’s also the perfect point of view to absorb the changing of the leaves as nature weaves one of her most spectacular seasonal sights. If you are planning on camping in Canada this fall, here are a few campgrounds you’ll want to check out.

7. La Mauricie National Park, Quebec

The tree-lined landscapes in La Mauricie National Park, located mid-way between Montreal and Quebec City, are a sight to behold in the autumn. It’s a tapestry of contrasts with the reds and golds of the changing leaves, against the vast forests of coniferous trees, maintaining their green as the year marches on. This park is popular with canoe campers and car campers alike, with the opportunities for outdoor leisure as vast as the open spaces that surround them. Looking for some panoramic views? Drive around the Ile-de-Pins, and stop along at the lookout points; hike the Solitaire Lake Trail or around the Gabet Lake Trail and pause for some serious scenery.

La Mauricie National Park

6. Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, British Columbia

If hiking the arduous West Coast Trail is on your bucket list, you only have until the end of September annually to do it. The mild September temperatures and drier weather make it a more pleasant experience, although the sense of the accomplishment, along with the once-in-a-lifetime scenery along the way is compelling enough in terms of motivation. The West Coast Trail is not the only scenic jewel in the Pacific Rim National Park though. Visit the Rainforest (yes, there’s one in Canada). There is the incredible Long Beach, where you can participate in 9.5 km Long Beach Challenge run every autumn. There is lots of opportunity to camp here, with many serviced campsites open through October. Camping in the Broken Islands group is particularly good in September, in part because you still have summer-like weather without the summer crowds.

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
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