As leaves transform into a vibrant tapestry of reds and golds in the fall, and a crispness fills the air, Eastern Canada unveils its hidden charm. Tourist crowds disperse, allowing visitors to explore the region’s charming towns, historic sites and national parks at a leisurely pace. If you’re looking for the ultimate fall vacation – stunning landscapes, vibrant cities, breathtaking scenic drives and exceptional cuisine awaits.

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Resplendent colors of the Niagara Range

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Crimson, copper, mahogany and burgundy. During the fall, one of the most remarkable spectacles in Eastern Canada is the vibrant display of color enveloping the landscape. In particular, the Niagara Range with its towering cliffs, thundering waterfalls and charming towns becomes a haven for luxury travelers seeking a visual feast.

The fiery reds, burnt oranges and golden yellows of the changing foliage create a breathtaking backdrop for scenic hikes, leisurely drives and unforgettable photo opportunities. And witnessing the cascading waters of Niagara Falls framed by nature’s vibrant palette is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Seasonal culinary delights

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A highlight of fall travel is the abundance of seasonal produce and thriving farm-to-table culinary scene that makes Eastern Canada even more of a gastronomic paradise at this time of year. Indulge your taste buds with exquisite dishes prepared using locally sourced ingredients, including the region’s famous apples, pumpkins, and of course, maple syrup.

 Travel with Luxury Gold and indulge in a four-course dinner at the acclaimed Play Food & Wine in Ottawa. The menu emphasizes a shared dining experience, allowing guests to sample a variety of dishes inspired by global flavors. Its small plates of fresh food utilize local, sustainable and seasonal products sourced by farmers and foragers. Enjoy a fine vintage from their extensive wine list, bask in the warmth of the fireplace and sample a wide array of delicious dishes. A unique, modern and cozy culinary experience.

Offering quintessential First Nations gastronomy to visitors in the historic district of Quebec City, Sagamité restaurant treats you to meals that are both gourmet feast and cultural experience. Over Flaming Yatista prepared tableside, discover how important fire is to the First Nations. Tracing the path of Indigenous cuisine, warm up with a traditional soup, enjoy main dishes of seafood, game meat or pasta, and finish with a decadent dessert.

These two fine eateries are highlights of the exceptional dining that awaits you on Indulgence in Eastern Canada.

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Savor the grape harvest

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Niagara is the best-known wine region in Canada, growing more than 30 grape varieties at over 60 wineries, and is responsible for the majority of Canada’s wine. One of the best places to go in October, in the fall the grape harvest is a bountiful and vibrant time to explore the regions vineyards and vintages, with many harvest festivals taking place.

We invite you to enjoy the crisp air and falling leaves while sipping some of the country’s finest vintages on a VIP tour and wine tasting at Château des Charmes. You’ll be welcomed with a limited production rosé sparkling wine, followed by a tour and tasting of wines from St. David’s Bench Vineyard, accompanied by hand-made local ice cream and local fruit.

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The thrill of the Salmon Run

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Eastern Canada’s salmon run is a remarkable natural phenomenon that attracts fishing enthusiasts and nature lovers from around the world. This annual migration of salmon is a dazzling display of determination, as these majestic fish navigate their way back to their spawning grounds.

Primarily involving Atlantic salmon, these fish spend most of their adult lives in the ocean. However, once a year, they swim upstream against strong currents to return to their natal freshwater rivers and streams to spawn. As they migrate, they also go through physical transformations, developing vibrant colors and pronounced features.

Take time out at Eastern Canada’s numerous rivers to witness this marvel and gain a deeper appreciation for the delicate balance of nature. For visitors who prefer to observe the salmon run without fishing, there are often designated viewing areas, enabling you to witness the spectacle while minimizing disturbances to the fish.

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Treat yourself to exceptional hotels

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Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa. In the fall, Ottawa transforms into a stunning display of vibrant autumn colors and the Fairmont Château Laurier, situated in the heart of downtown, provides a perfect vantage point to admire fall foliage. A historic landmark hotel known for its grand architecture and luxurious amenities, the hotel’s strategic location allows guests to easily explore nearby parks and gardens, such as Major’s Hill Park and Rideau Canal, where you can immerse yourself in the beauty of the changing leaves.

Enjoy fine dining, exceptional service, and some of the suites and rooms at Fairmont Château Laurier are equipped with fireplaces, offering a cozy and inviting atmosphere for guests to enjoy.

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Quebec City. Perched atop the picturesque cliffs of Old Quebec, the iconic Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is renowned for its breathtaking views and rich history. The hotel features luxurious rooms and suites, treating guests to a cozy ambiance while enjoying the charm of the city.

Opulent interiors provide a warm and atmosphere, while its grand halls and elegant rooms exude a sense of timeless beauty. Guests can savor the flavors of fall with seasonal culinary delights offered at the hotel’s restaurants. Additionally, the hotel’s central location allows easy access to the city’s fall festivals, events, and the beauty of the surrounding landscapes.

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One of the world’s most exquisite fall getaways, enjoy the ultimate luxury vacation with Indulgence in Eastern Canada.