Golden Coastal Colour

Saint Andrews, New Brunswick  Canada

There's nothing like the Bay of Fundy dressed in brilliant fall colour. 

Maples and amber oaks dot the landscape of golden fields running down to the sea, while the autumn sun casts warm hues over the horizon. It's simply stunning.

Fall is a wonderful time to visit this well-known region. You'll be treated to excellent whale-watching (whales are particularly frisky this time of year), food fests and culinary events, and weather that practically begs for long, leisurely strolls. 

Visit Irving Nature Park in Saint John or the Van Horne Trail in Saint Andrews for a blend of seascapes and fall colour. If you're bringing your bike, Rockwood Park offers a profusion of trails – more than 50 km – and the winding boardwalks at Sackville Waterfowl Park unveil a salt marsh environment awash in fall hues. 

Hop on a ferry to the Fundy Isles - Grand Manan, Campobello, and Deer islands - to explore lighthouse trails, hidden coves, and small fishing communities as they prepare for the changing of the seasons.  

3 Tips to Help you Explore the Bay of Fundy Coastal Drive

Irishtown Nature Park, New Brunswick  Canada

1. Explore Irishtown Nature Park

Visit this park for a unique look at fall's effects on a variety of wooded habitats. From Acadian forests to wetlands, you can explore footpaths and surfaced trails with names like 'Bunny Hop' and 'Dragonfly' just a short drive from downtown Moncton. With 2,200 acres of forest, there's no question you're going to get that perfect fall photo.

2. Camp Out at Fundy National Park

What's more fun than camping under a canopy of colourful autumn leaves? Pitch a tent in one of Fundy National Park's front-country or back-country campsites, or cosy up in style with your choice of oTENTik, yurt, or Goutte d'ô accommodations. Search out the iconic red Adirondack chairs around the park for a treasure hunt of enchanting locations.

Fundy National Park, Alma, New Brunswick  Canada

Fundy Trail, Salmon River, New Brunswick, Canada

3. Hike, Bike, or Drive the Fundy Trail

For the exclamation point to your fall Fundy adventure, head to St. Martins and experience the Fundy Trail Parkway. One of the last untouched coastal wilderness stretches in North America, the park features a 30-km drive that hugs the coast and offers numerous lookouts, foothpaths, picnic spots, and beaches.