Indian Summer Forest

Autumn is the best season to go to Canada,
when the leaves take on vibrant colours.

From mid-September to end of October, beech, oak, birch and of the course the famous maple trees start to change colour. The forest suddenly gets covered with very bright and bold yellows, oranges and red. The conifers and cedar trees remain green, which creates an even bigger contrast.

Walking on the fallen leaves releases a strong smell of wet earth, fresh wood, pine, musk and undefinable Canadian awesomeness! You will surely meet chirping squirrels and see a group of Canadian goose fly above you in V-formation. If you are lucky, you may also have a glimpse at a hare, partridge, pheasant or a bigger beast like a deer, moose or brown bear! 

Two of the best areas to watch the foliage go colour crazy are New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
85% of New Brunswick land is forest and forestry is one of the region main industries. The Fundy national park has amazing views of the bay with the biggest tides on earth.
In Nova Scotia, the coves on the littoral and the hundreds of lakes in-land reflect the tree colours. Add a canoe and a log cabin and you get the perfect postcard photo.

This time of year is called the "Indian summer" because the first nations of Canada used the brief return of sunny days to prepare for the long and harsh winter. Temperatures in the day can reach 20 °C but the nights can be colder. It's an ideal time for hiking or hunting and end the day around a big fire outside. One tip from a local: birch bark burns really well and can help start any fire, even in wet weather. Also, it smells great!