Fall Road Trip Through Ontario Canada

Fall is an ideal time for a romantic road trip among the colorful leaves and Canada is the perfect place for it! My one week road trip itinerary will provide something for everyone with plenty of leaf peeping opportunities. I have suggested using Niagara Falls, Toronto and Ottawa’s Radisson hotels as home bases. The towns are full of many activities and make a good base. Radisson’s flexibility in check out times and the local style of each individual hotel makes them an ideal brand to use on your road trip.

Start in Niagara Falls, Ontario

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View of the American Falls from the deck of the Hornblower cruise.

A highlight for any bucket list, the falls in summer can be very crowded, so fall is the perfect time to see its splendor. Here are some Niagara Falls highlights:

Drive through Niagara-on-the-Lake

You must stop at this quaint, little town on the shore of Lake Ontario to visit its vineyards and take in its character.

Stay in Toronto, Ontario

Drive through Algonquin Provincial Park

By driving through this park, you will see the transition of Canada’s birch and maple forest to deciduous forest. You can hike the exterior or canoe through any of its numerous lakes. This is a great park to catch a view of a moose.

Stay in Ottawa, Ontario

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Radisson Hotel Ottawa Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada

Finish your Ontario road trip in Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, where you will find many museums, learn a lot about this country and see some great sights. Here are a few to check out:

  • Take a picture under the Maman Sculpture of a humongous spider outside of the National Gallery of Canada to use as your Halloween card.
  • Visit Parliament Hill, first taking a tour inside to learn of this countries history, then taking in the panoramic views.
  • Make sure to be here on a Saturday when you can join the cities residents on a walk through the closed parkway.
  • Get lost in Saunder’s Farms, the world’s largest selection on hedge mazes.
  • Take a haunted walking tour of the city.
  • Visit Gatineau Park to walk among its many leave celebrating this glorious season with the Fall Rhapsody Festival throughout the month of October.

The Giveaway has ended! Congratulations to our winner Michelle Tremblett who is planning to use her voucher to stay at the Radisson Toronto Waterfront! You are welcome, Michelle. I am glad to see your positive attitude rewarded. She had wished everyone else luck! Watch your inbox,  Michelle! Winner was drawn at random by a third party random.org.

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200 thoughts on “Fall Road Trip Through Ontario Canada”

  1. What a great road trip! I love the Algonquin detour. We always try to plan a camping trip up there in the summer, but I bet the fall is just as beautiful!

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  2. While you are in Toronto, the Harbourfront Centre is always a good choice to check out for events, which run from folk concerts to symphony to cultural festivals. There’s a fine garden with a design inspired by a Bach cello suite too.

    I’ve been wondering about that Cat Cafe, sounds like a great idea — want to visit next time I am in Toronto.

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  3. I want to go to Vancouver because it looks beautiful especially in the fall! Plus, it is only 3 hours from me and would make the perfect little road trip!

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  4. I would love to stay at the Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview in Ontario and visit Niagra Falls! It has b een one of my dreams to visit Niagra.

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  5. I’ve always wanted to road trip through Canada! I’ve honestly just been right over the niagara border. Niagara on the lake is a must to bike around to the wineries!

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  6. I would love to visit Calgary one day. It looks like such a beautiful place and I know there would be so many great things to see!

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  7. i love vancouver and haven’t been since i was little, so i would either use it there or i would use it in quebec. I’ve never been and really want to

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  8. Goodness, what a great Fall Road Trip. There are so many great stops on your itinerary. I didn’t know that Canada’s Thanksgiving was on October 10th (good info to know). I would love to see the foliage by rail on the VIA Rail Sudbury-White River Train. Seeing Niagara Falls has been on my Bucket List for years. Also, the Radisson Admiral Hotel Toronto Harborfront looks like a great place to stay – beautiful Hotel.

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  9. So glad I came across this post! I have been thinking about taking a road trip around Canada soon but had NO idea where to start! This was extremely helpful! Will be saving this for the future!

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  10. I would love to go to the all-night modern art festival on October 1, 2016, Nuit Blanche. Sounds like fun! And you forgot to mention the casino in Niagara! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  11. I love that you highlight the arts and culture of the spots on this list. Sounds like this trip would be perfect for me! And I didn’t know there’s a Canadian Thanksgiving! I think I need to get in touch with my family friends and go for a visit 🙂

    By the way, I’m assuming the Maman Sculpture outside the National Gallery is by Louise Bourgeois. I love this artist! There’s a twin sculpture outside the Guggenheim in Bilbao.

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  12. I’d love to use this to take the family on a road trip to Baltimore, MD for a weekend! We’d check out the Inner Harbor: the aquarium, maybe take a boat tour to Fort McHenry, eat at Cheesecake Factory…then spend the night at the Radisson!

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  13. We would stay at the Radisson Hotel Ottawa Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada
    We want to go see a Hockey game in November so what a treat it would be to win this giveaway.
    Thanks for the review. Ottawa has so many interesting things. I love that they show awesome videos on the
    Parliament Building at night. Coolest thing ever. The area is filled with children and adults alike.

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  14. This hotel sounds wonderful! I have yet to even have a honeymoon so even one night would be nice!! I have checked out a few of them and am thinking I would love to stay at the one at Boston , MA.
    @tisonlyme143

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  15. I’d like to stay at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre in Calgary. I’ve heard the Aero Space Museum of Calgary and the Calgary Zoo are must-sees! And Banff National Park (close by) is high on my travel bucket list. Would be a perfect trip!

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  16. I remember a few years back there was a survey or travel magazine that listed Toronto as one of the best cities to visit in the world. I would love to come see it someday.

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  17. My family would stay at the Country Inn and Suites located in Historic Williamsburg VA. We homeschool and would make a great education family trip!

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  18. I’ve never really visited Canada only drove through it from Michigan to Maine, I would like to do some hiking in Algonquin Provincial Park.

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  19. I love this itinerary especially checking out the food and wine festival! If I were to win this I think I would use my free night at the Radisson Hotel Baltimore Downtown-Inner Harbor. My husband and I have wanted to visit downtown Baltimore for a while and staying there would make it easy to do without the hassle of driving and parking!

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  20. I do agility with my dog, but always stick to local trials since I can’t afford hotel rooms in addition to trial entries. Would love to use this to try an out of town trial.

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  21. My daughters and I stayed at the Radisson Martinque in New York City when they were teenagers. We all loved it. It was within walking distance to so many attraction and Macy”s. The restaurant at the hotel was so good that we ate there 3 times. Best of all the price per night was excellent. I am a single mom so I am always on the lookout for a good deal and boy did we get one with that Radsson hotel.

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  22. Wow! Ontario and Niagara look beautiful! My favorite would be staying at the Downtown Salt Lake City hotel for our 3rd wedding anniversary. It’s a beautiful hotel.

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  23. I’ve always wanted to see Niagara falls, it looks like you had a blast and I wouldn’t change a thing. If I won I’d check out the fall colors in Asheville NC.

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  24. I would love to use the free night at the Park Inn & Suites By Radisson in Vancouver, BC. It would make for a great romantic weekend getaway!

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  25. the first night of our honeymoon 14 years ago, we stayed at the Radisson Hotel Baltimore Downtown-Inner Harbor . It was beautiful. We haven’t been away since our honeymoon so I would love to win a night there for us to do a weekend get away which we badly need.

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  26. I live so close to Canada and I’ve never been! Would love to go someday. I’d probably use the free night at the Radisson in Seattle or Portland Oregon and have a little “staycation” with my husband.

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  27. The Ontario trip sounds fantastic. I have been there before and really like it. I’d love to use this freebie for a getaway for me and my hubby, near KC, MO.

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  28. I would love to visit Canada. Our budget means an overnight stay at Park Inn by Radisson Houston North would be a mini vacation.

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  29. I’ve never been so I wouldn’t know what to add but I think out of the items listed the haunted tour would be my favorite. Visited link on 10/01

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  30. I would have loved this road trip! My dream would be to go to Canada, but more realistically would probably be an overnight trip somewhere not-too-far from home!

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  31. That looks like a spectacular drive! I would probably stay at the Radisson in Niagara Falls, and I would definitely stop at Kill Kare Provincial Park. It’s so awesome!

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  32. I have fond memories of Ramada hotels when I was a little girl and all these years later still seek it out when traveling with my husband and children. My young daughter is a competitive gymnast so we would love to stay at the Ramada Waterfront in Sarasota, FL at her upcoming competition in Bradenton, FL.

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  33. we are on the westcoast and would LOVE to spend the night in Vancouver! there is so much to see in the city! thanks for the chance!!

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  34. In the itinerary you described, I loved many ideas. I especially liked the visit to the hedge mazes, and the the haunted walking tour of Ottawa. I also find a trip to the Bata Shoe Museum irresistible.

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  35. I would live to stay a night at the Radisson in Cocoa Beach, FL. I would be a nice staycation for the fiance and I before our big day in November. Just relaxing and listening to the waves roll in. Thank you for the opportunity. ?

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  36. I would love to stay at the Toronto Harbourfront hotel, such a beautiful view and so much going on right outside the hotel. Thank you for this awesome contest ! Good luck everyone.

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  37. I absolutely love Radisson Hotel! Unfortunately, I can’t travel because of university but that trip looked awesome! I’d stay in Toronto since it’s nearby my uni and i love my city

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  38. So many great choices to use the hotel voucher. But an idea while in Ottawa why not take a short walk across the river just to say you were in Quebec too.

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  39. I would love to visit that part of the country! I have always dreamed of visiting Niagra Falls. But I would probably stay at the Radisson in downtown Austin, TX to hang out with my daughter.

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  40. I like the idea of going to Saunder’s Farms, the world’s largest selection on hedge mazes. I would love to have a night stay in Wisconsin!

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  41. I like the:
    Take a picture under the Maman Sculpture of a humongous spider outside of the National Gallery of Canada to use as your Halloween card.
    Visit Parliament Hill, first taking a tour inside to learn of this countries history, then taking in the panoramic views.

    I would stay somewhere in the USA.

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  42. I would definitely stay at the Radisson Admiral Hotel in Toronto on the Harborfront! I would also visit the CN tower and Ripley’s Aquarium, as they are both near to the hotel.

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  43. That road trip looks awesome! Love the colours of fall. Could use the certificate to stay at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport.

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  44. The only place in Canada I have visited is British Columbia, so Ontario would be a whole new adventure to me. As for the Radisson, it’s a great place to stay.

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  45. Looks like a great trip! One of my favorite things to do on any road trip is to stop off spontaneously at any thing that strikes my fancy. When my baby gets old enough for road trips, I’d like to make it a point to allow everyone one stop of their choosing each day.

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  46. I like the idea of visiting Niagara Falls because I haven’t been able to visit it before but know people who have and they liked it 🙂

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  47. I love the idea of the haunted walking tour! We are recently retired and always looking for road trips and new adventures. Thanks for the great ideas.

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  48. Date night weekend getaway! My husband and I haven’t had a date night in over a year. I would love to get to drop the kids off with a sitter and have a weekend to ourselves. We could stay in the Houston area not far from home. Get dressed up, eat a fancy dinner, spend the night talking, laughing, remembering why we fell in love. This would be a gift for our marriage.

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  49. I would redeem my free night in Philadelphia! My husband and I are trying to visit every MLB baseball stadium and Philly is still on our list!

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  50. I would want to go to Niagara Falls! I would probably go there if I won. My kids are planning their birthday vacation (instead of a party, we will take them somewhere!) THis would be great to win!

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  51. I would love to stay at the Radisson Hotel and Suites Fallsview Ontario. Hubby and I would love to see the falls and this would be perfect to celebrate my anniversary.

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  52. What a beautiful trip! I wish I could go on it but I just opened a plumbing company and cant leave! If I won a hotel stay, my husband and I would take it here in Omaha for a well needed one night staycation!

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  53. I’ve never been to Canada, so I’m not sure what you should add to the itinerary. Maybe if I won the giveaway I would go!

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  54. A trip to Canada is on my bucket list, its one of the places that I would so love to visit. Niagara Falls is the one place that I think is just so beautiful and I want to see it first and then, Quebec, where my cousin lives. If I won I am not sure where i would use it, it would be somewhere on a road trip,

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  55. I agree with all the above. I would add that I would collect leaves from each area in Canada I visited and make a leaf book. I would love to see Niagara Falls during the fall as well. I would visit one of the hotels in the south on a day trip with my husband!

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  56. That’s an awesome road trip! I need to get my passport so I can head over to Canada…haven’t been there in years! Always love visiting Niagara Falls and think it’s been about 15 years since I have been to Toronto. One of my favorite things to do there was see the theater productions! Phantom of the Opera was a favorite!

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