Autumn is Ontario's greatest season and fall colors tours are the best way to enjoy it, whether it's by by car, coach, train or boat.
This page, and its companion pages (see links below) are photos of fall colours as a sampler before you visit Ontario in person.
There are links to more of our fall colors images below. You'll quickly see from all our autumn colours pages that I'm a big fan. And your guess would be right, I am a big fan and I encourage visitors to make at least one of their trips here in the fall.
Photo courtesy of J. Taras.
Robinson Lake is a small, shallow lake just outside the Park but, like the lakes inside, is sheltered by trees and low hills, which keep the water mirror-like and perfect for reflecting the colours.
Throughout much of Ontario, it's the combination of clear skies and sunshine, colorful trees and reflecting water that makes the season so good.
This next photo is not so far from Toronto, in Durham Region -- Pickering to be exact.
Durham Region lies to the east of the Greater Toronto Area and comprises the towns of Whitby, Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, and Uxbridge, as well as smaller communities such as Port Perry, Bowmanville and Clarington.
The peak fall colours' time depends on where you are in the province.
The farther north the earlier they begin and end. And, of course, above the northern shores of Lakes Huron and Superior in the west and north of Timmins in the east, there are few deciduous trees to change colour.
Generally, the peak lasts from late-September to mid-October in the southern end of the province and about a week earlier in the northern areas.
After the yellow maples above, I thought some red ones would be good.
Maples are either vivid red or yellow. Other trees, such as oaks, are usually orange shades, while shrubs such as sumacs and burning bushes are fiery crimson, much darker than the maples.
One of the best ways to see fall colours is on the
Agawa Canyon train tour
that runs out of Sault Ste Marie. Or, alternatively, visit our page of
Agawa Canyon Fall Photos.
Another great way to see autumn colours is by boat. Island Princess, for example, runs fall colours tours out of Orillia, or a Thousand Islands cruise out of Gananoque.
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