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Celebrating the Season: 10 of the Best Canadian Fall Festivals

Fall reminds us of the soil beneath our feet and the harvest gifts it gives us. The changing colours of leaves are like a farewell letter before the snowy winter and fall festivals are the best way to celebrate this transformation.

Pumpkin Festival-West Vancouver, British Columbia October 4th and October 5th

Everything from a Scarecrow contest to a Harvest dance is offered at the Vancouver Pumpkin Festival. It's a celebration of the crisp air and knitted sweater weather in a beautiful city by the ocean

Okanagan Wine Festival, British Columbia -October 2 to October 12

Well over a hundred events dot the Okanagan landscape like the grapes that give us the best wine. Celebrate the kind of party only the land of fruit can give during harvest time.

Oktoberfest Waterloo, Ontario- October 10-18

Fashion shows, 5k runs, and all the beer you can drink. Waterloo brings in the German heritage for one big fall party.

Tremblant Symphony of Colours-Quebec- Saturdays and Sundays in Sept through first week of October

Fall is an experience. People flock to the mountains in search of real beauty in the form of mulit-coloured falling leaves. It's a reminder of what's real and what's temporary. **

PEI Fall Flavors Festival-Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island-Sept 5th-28th

The fall has far more tastes than just pumpkin spiced everything. In Charlottetown, the change in seasons comes with tastes created by famous culinary experts.

Lake Louise Fall Festival- Lake Louise Alberta- Sept 13-21

Under the snowy mountain tops that offer visions of a wintery future just around the corner, you can celebrate the colourful turn of the season in one of the most visually stunning places in the world.

PumpkinFest-Wellington, Ontario-October 18

It's the festival for all the things you can do to celebrate the pumpkin and the fall harvest. Who knew that pumpkins would become so connected to art and creativity? They're the perfect round, orange canvas.


Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Ontario- Oct 4

Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Ontario- Oct 4

If you're not into pumpkin art this fall, you can experience one night of contemporary art. It's not only visually interesting, but it will inspire thought for the days, or even weeks that follow.

Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, British Columbia- Sept 25-Oct 10

The Vancouver International Film Festival is an all out film experience from interesting films to Q and As with creators. Sharing a film with a friend will prompt fascinating conversations over your after film coffee (and pumpkin pie).

Ottawa International Writers Festival Fall Edition. Ottawa Ontario, Sept 20 thru Nov 14

An international writers festival is the place where ideas are brought to life through language and the wonder of the written word. Here is where thoughts will clash, and compliment in the most spectacular fashion.