Fall colors reflected in the still waters of Canisbay Lake, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada
Destination: Canada / Ontario

Where to see Fall Colours in Ontario

Discover the top 5 places to visit in Ontario during the fall, as well as the best hotels and things to do with our curated guide.

Are you looking for a romantic getaway for you and your loved one this fall? You should consider chasing the gorgeous colours of changing leaves in the fall in Ontario. Canada has long been known for its gorgeous and vast scenery, but fall is the best season to visit Ontario for its spectacular colours and cool climate.

Think about sipping on Ontario Wine, sitting in front of a warm fire, or picking in-season apples with your loved one on a romantic getaway in Ontario. Does this sound like something your partner would like to do? Well, we have picked our top 5 places to enjoy the yellows, reds, and oranges of fall and, of course, some of our favourite places to stay for all types of couples.


A charming town in Ontario, Canada, Niagara-on-the-Lake is often considered one of the best romantic getaways for couples, especially during the fall season.

Picturesque Niagara-on-the-lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake is known for its quaint and picturesque atmosphere. The town’s historic architecture, tree-lined streets, and well-preserved heritage buildings create a charming backdrop that’s especially enchanting during the fall season. Couples can take leisurely walks through the town, hand in hand while admiring the beautifully decorated storefronts and gardens.

The Shaw Festival, a renowned theater festival, takes place in Niagara-on-the-Lake from April to October. In the fall season, couples can enjoy world-class theatrical performances together. Attending a play or musical production at one of the festival’s historic theaters can be a unique and romantic cultural experience.

Niagara-on-the-Lake is renowned for its wineries, vineyards and apple orchards. During the fall, the grape and apple harvest season is in full swing, making it an ideal time for couples to embark on winery tours, tastings and apple picking. Exploring the picturesque vineyards, sampling local wines, and indulging in gourmet food pairings can be a delightful and romantic experience.

Many accommodations and spas in Niagara-on-the-Lake offer relaxing spa treatments and wellness experiences. Couples can indulge in couples’ massages, soothing hot tubs, and other rejuvenating therapies that provide a perfect opportunity to unwind and connect.

Places to stay in Niagara-on-the-Lake

The town offers a range of cozy accommodations that cater to couples seeking a romantic retreat. From charming bed and breakfasts to luxury inns and boutique hotels, there are options to suit different preferences.

We offer a variety of charming accommodations in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Many of these accommodations feature elegant decor, comfortable amenities, and personalized service that add to the romantic ambiance. Check our picks:

Book Best Western Colonel Butler Inn
Book Hilton Garden Inn Niagara-on-the-Lake

Algonquin Provincial Park

The ultimate destination for couples seeking a romantic getaway away from the hustle and bustle, especially during the fall season.

Kayaking in Algonquin Provincial park, Ontario, Canada

The fall transforms Algonquin Park into a mesmerizing palette of warm colours due to diverse tree species. The vibrant foliage provides a picturesque backdrop for couples to enjoy leisurely walks, hikes, and scenic drives.

Algonquin Park is designated as a Dark Sky Preserve, making it an excellent destination for stargazing. In the crisp fall evenings, couples can marvel at the clear night sky and possibly even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

Algonquin is also renowned for its untouched natural beauty and serene atmosphere. The fall season brings cooler temperatures and fewer crowds, allowing couples to immerse themselves in the peaceful surroundings. The park’s lakes, rivers, and forests offer a tranquil environment, perfect for couples seeking a romantic escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Places to stay in Algonquin Park

Algonquin Park is known for its cozy accommodations for couples to enjoy. From charming cabins and cottages to luxury lodges, there are options to suit different preferences and budgets.

We offer a variety of cozy accommodations in Algonquin Park. Many accommodations provide amenities such as fireplaces, private decks, and beautiful views, enhancing the romantic experience. Check our picks:

Book Spring Lake Resort Motel and Restaurant
Book Pinewood Inn

Dundas Peak

A popular destination for couples seeking a romantic getaway, particularly during the fall season.

Waterfall in Hamilton

Dundas Peak is known for offering stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, which becomes even more breathtaking during the fall. The escarpment and surrounding forests transform into a riot of warm hues as the leaves change colours, creating a romantic and picturesque backdrop for couples.

To reach Dundas Peak, couples can take a scenic hike along the Bruce Trail, a renowned hiking trail that winds through the Niagara Escarpment. The trail offers a mix of easy-to-moderate hiking options, allowing couples to enjoy leisurely walks and explore the natural beauty of the area.

The vantage point from Dundas Peak provides stunning views, especially during sunset. Couples can witness the sun setting over the escarpment, casting a warm glow over the landscape. The golden hour, combined with the fall colours, creates a truly magical and romantic setting. For couples who enjoy photography, Dundas Peak presents numerous opportunities to capture beautiful moments like this.

Along the hiking trails and near the peak, there are designated picnic spots where couples can enjoy a romantic meal amidst the natural beauty. Bringing along a picnic basket filled with your favourite treats adds a personal touch to the experience.

Places to stay in Hamilton

Dundas Peak is near Hamilton, where you will find an array of destinations fitting each budget. Take advantage of the breweries and restaurants while you’re there.

We offer a variety of accommodations in Hamilton, Ontario. Check our picks:

Book Admiral Inn
Book Courtyard Hamilton

Bruce Peninsula National Park

It offers a unique and captivating destination for couples seeking a romantic getaway.

Sparkling turquoise blue water of the Grotto at Bruce Peninsula National Park, Tobermory Ontario, Canada

The Grotto, a stunning sea cave with crystal-clear blue waters, is a highlight of Bruce Peninsula National Park. Exploring the Grotto and its surrounding caves together can be a memorable and intimate experience for couples. The enchanting play of light and water inside the caves adds to the romantic atmosphere and cinematic colours in the fall.

The park offers a network of hiking trails that wind through diverse ecosystems, including forests, wetlands, and limestone terrain. Couples can embark on hikes of varying difficulties, allowing them to explore the natural beauty of the park while holding hands and sharing moments of connection.

Bruce Peninsula National Park is home to a variety of wildlife, including white-tailed deer, foxes, and various bird species. Spotting wildlife while hiking or exploring adds an element of excitement and wonder to the romantic getaway.

The crystal-clear waters of Georgian Bay are inviting for couples who enjoy water activities. Couples can embark on a kayaking adventure, paddle along the shoreline, or even go snorkelling in the cool autumn waters, creating memories together on the water.

Places to stay in Tobermory

While camping is an option for adventurous couples, While camping is an option for adventurous couples, we offer a range of tranquil accommodations in Tobermory, from cozy cottages to charming bed and breakfasts. These accommodations provide comfort and relaxation after a day of exploring the park. Check our picks:

Book Grandview Motel
Book Tobermory Princess Hotel

Prince Edward County

a charming and idyllic destination that offers a wonderful romantic getaway for couples, especially during the fall season.

Vineyard view on a rainy and golden sunrise on the Prince Edward County Winery region

Prince Edward County is renowned for its wineries and breweries, making it a perfect destination for wine and beer-loving couples. Indulging in wine tastings and enjoying wine-paired dinners can be a delightful and romantic experience, especially against the backdrop of fall foliage.

The county is home to a thriving arts and culture scene, with galleries, studios, and artisan shops to explore. Couples can enjoy browsing through local art, attending cultural events, and discovering unique pieces that resonate with them.

Prince Edward County boasts beautiful beaches along Lake Ontario and Lake Huron. The crisp fall air and quieter atmosphere make beach walks and lakeside picnics particularly romantic, allowing couples to enjoy the natural beauty and tranquillity of the waterfront.

Fall is the season of apple picking and pumpkin harvesting. Couples can visit local apple orchards and pumpkin patches, enjoying the experience of selecting fresh produce together and perhaps even participating in seasonal activities like hayrides.

Prince Edward County hosts various fall festivals and events, including harvest celebrations, art exhibitions, and cultural festivals. Attending these events can add an element of excitement and local flavour to the romantic getaway.

Places to stay in Prince Edward County

Prince Edward County offers a variety of charming accommodations, including bed and breakfasts, boutique inns, and cozy cottages. These accommodations often feature comfortable amenities, personalized service, and an ambiance that fosters intimacy and relaxation.

We do not have any hotels in this area yet, and Ramada Inn-Belleville is the closest.

Looking for Fall Colours in Ontario?

Ontario’s combination of vibrant fall foliage, wineries, apple orchards, quaint accommodations, outdoor exploration, and festive events make it a top choice for couples seeking a romantic getaway in the fall season.

Ontario’s vast charming ambiance and array of activities provide ample opportunities for couples to create cherished memories and enjoy each other’s company.

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