Ontario Tourism Blog


By Natalie Thursday, September 21, 2023

When autumn arrives in Ontario, it brings with it a spectacle of colors, crisp air, and a sense of adventure that’s hard to resist. Whether you’re a leaf-peeping enthusiast, a pumpkin spice aficionado, or simply someone who craves a cozy escape, Ontario offers a treasure trove of fall getaways that promise to make your season memorable. Here are some of the most enchanting and fun-filled autumn destinations across the province to get you inspired.


Niagara-on-the-Lake: Sip, Savor, and Stroll

small building in the middle of a winery in Fall

Our journey begins in the heart of wine country, Niagara-on-the-Lake. This idyllic town is known for its award-winning wineries, and fall is the perfect time to explore them. This charming town is not only known for its stunning vineyards but also for its historic appeal. Embark on wine tours and tastings amidst the golden vines, meander along cobblestone streets, and revel in the grandeur of the Shaw Festival for a touch of culture.


Muskoka: The Crown Jewel of Fall Retreats

Trees and a lake in the Fall

Muskoka, often called “cottage country,” is an autumn paradise. This picturesque region is synonymous with serene lakes, vibrant forests, and the most breathtaking fall foliage you’ll ever witness. Stay in a cozy cabin or luxury resort on the edge of its pristine lakes. Take leisurely boat rides, go fishing, hike the awe-inspiring trails in Algonquin Provincial Park or simply relax by the water while soaking in the autumn colours. The Muskoka region offers the perfect blend of relaxation and outdoor adventure.


Blue Mountain: Adventure Awaits

 A person waling across a bridge in the fall

If you’re seeking an adrenaline rush along with your fall getaway, head to the Blue Mountains. This popular ski town turns into a playground of fall fun. Get a Play All Day Ticket that offers unlimited daily access to all Adventure Park attractions and activities. Ride through the autumn forest on a mountain coaster, zipline through the colourful canopy, tackle the exhilarating rope courses, and hike the scenic trails that offer panoramic views of Georgian Bay. Close by is Scandinave Spa for all your pampering needs and the Blue Mountain Village is bustling with energy, featuring restaurants, shops, and exciting events throughout the season.


Prince Edward County: Charm and Character

A path beside a body of water

Known for its charming small towns and artistic flair, Prince Edward County is a delightful fall destination. Sip on crisp wines at the numerous wineries, explore its quaint shops, art galleries, indulge in farm-to-table dining experiences and explore the Sandbanks Provincial Park with its mesmerizing sand dunes and crystal-clear waters reflecting the vibrant fall foliage.


Ottawa: Urban Meets Autumn

A building in a fall landscape

Canada’s capital, Ottawa, is a unique destination where urban amenities meet the splendor of fall. Visit Parliament Hill to witness the autumn leaves framing the iconic architecture, stroll along the Rideau Canal, and explore vibrant neighborhoods filled with cozy cafes and artisanal shops.


Haliburton: Romantic Reconnection

A man and women in a canoe

For couples seeking a romantic fall getaway, Haliburton offers the perfect backdrop. Enjoy scenic hikes to waterfalls and cozy up by the fireplace at Sir Sam’s Inn and indulge in spa treatments designed for relaxation and reconnection.

Your perfect fall getaway awaits!


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