Larch Valley, Banff National Park, Alberta
The Alpine Larch is one of the oldest tree species in Canada – some date back 1,000 years. These deciduous conifers turn the surroundings of Moraine Lake golden-yellow throughout October.
Terra Nova National Park, Newfoundland
In Canada’s most easterly national park, rocky headlands and numerous ponds – evidence of glacial activity – make for an abundance of bog-loving black spruce with colourful pockets of tamarack and maple.
Parc National des Grands-Jardins, Quebec
With 90 percent forest coverage, this provincial park is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Thanks to varying altitudes – reaching from five to 1,150 metres – there’s an unusual mix of paper birch and maple forests, lichen tundra ecosystems and boreal needleleaf woodlands.
The Crack, Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario
Where the Boreal Shield and Mixed Wood Plains meet, look out from the white quartzite ridge onto Killarney Lake, flanked by maple and black cherry to the south and pine and oak to the north.
Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park, B.C.
At over 90 metres tall, the Walbran Valley’s 800-year-old Sitka spruce are some of the world’s largest. This remote Vancouver Island rainforest is kept wet, lush and green year-round by rain and sea spray.
Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba
This part of the Canadian Shield is dominated by Fallgold ash that grow best along rivers and lakes and whose leaves turn bright yellow in autumn.