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10 amazing photos of autumn in Canada from Can Geo's Photo Club

From misty mornings to bright fall foliage, these photos highlight the beauty of the season

  • Nov 01, 2017
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Now that November is here, autumn’s brilliance is beginning to fade. Fortunately for those of us who wish it could be October all year round, members of Canadian Geographic’s Photo Club were busy all month long, documenting the beauty of fall across Canada. Come January, when we need a break from the monotony of ice and snow, we’ll have these colourful captures to look back on. 

Here are 10 of the best images uploaded to the Photo Club in October: 

1. Halifax

There’s something downright magical about strolling along a dirt road overhung with golden branches. 

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Photo: Heather Rushton/Can Geo Photo Club

2. Vancouver

Ditto for swishing through deep piles of leaves — especially when you don’t have to be the one to rake them. 

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Photo: Craig Robison/Can Geo Photo Club

3. Rocky Mountain House, Alta.

Misty October mornings are nature’s gift to early risers.

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Photo: Brenda Klosse/Can Geo Photo Club

4. Vancouver

Shorter days just mean more time to enjoy shooting golden hour scenes.

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Photo: Patrick Bocking/Can Geo Photo Club 

5. Mont-Tremblant, Que.

Quebec is world-famous for its fall colours, and looking at this scene, it’s easy to see why.

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Photo: Nunzio Guerrera/Can Geo Photo Club 

6. Calgary

Autumn is the time for many Canadian wildlife species to hightail it south, but some, like the hardy grey jay, stay put year-round. 

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Photo: Sharif Galal/Can Geo Photo Club

7. Bow Valley Provincial Park, Alta. 

Alberta’s mountain parks are dominated by coniferous forest, which doesn’t turn the same variegated shades of red as the deciduous forests of the east, but one species, the larch, does sport bright yellow needles in fall — a photogenic contrast to the mountain pallette of deep blues and greens. 

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Photo: James Anderson/Can Geo Photo Club

8. Tombstone Territorial Park, Yukon

Even the Arctic tundra puts on a colourful show as summer comes to an end. 

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Photo: Marta Keller/Can Geo Photo Club 

9. Mississippi Mills, Ont.

We can practically smell the fresh air.

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Photo: Melissa Lewington/Can Geo Photo Club 

10. Kananaskis Country, Alta.

Remember what we said about the larches? This stunning capture, taken at Wedge Pond by Edmonton-based photographer Aslinah Safar, is our Photo of the Month for October. 

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Photo: Aslinah Safar/Can Geo Photo Club 

Just wow. 


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