Saskatoon’s Black Fox Distillery hosts a number of seasonal events (including a pick-your-own pumpkin event every weekend throughout September) but none are as famous at its Pumpkin Smash Fundraiser.
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Plus, four other fall-related travel stories that were trending on Canada.com this week.
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There are loads of ways to welcome the change in season, like layering your favourite shirts one atop the other, or indulging in that hearty recipe that just felt too autumnal for the warmer months. Some Saskatonians are choosing another, slightly more modern but just as satisfying fall tradition to ring in the harvest season; smashing pumpkins.
Saskatoon’s Black Fox Distillery hosts a number of seasonal events (including a pick-your-own pumpkin event every weekend throughout September) but none are as famous at its Pumpkin Smash Fundraiser. Thousands gather annually to watch the giant pumpkins stuffed with piñata-style goodies dropped from 100 feet onto a car. Kids who want to get in on the destruction can also bowl pumpkins down a hill, all for a good cause.
Observing an enormous creature like a whale in its natural habitat is a thrilling experience. If you haven’t been whale watching but would like to, or you want to go again, chances are there’s an outfit not so far away just waiting to take you out into the waves.
In this roundup, travel writer Mark Stachiew highlights five of the most popular marine tour hotspots across Canada, from the Newfoundland coast to the St Lawrence River in Quebec to the waters surrounding Victoria, British Columbia.
Lazy Bear Expeditions out of Churchill, Manitoba brings nature lovers to Hudson’s Bay to get up close and appropriately personal with the 60,000 beluga whales that congregate there each summer.
Not everyone is stoked to get back into the classroom come September, but for those planning a visit to any of Canada’s tourism hotspots, it’s kind of a blessing.
The toll of the school bell marks the arrival of lower hotel prices, shorter line-ups at popular destinations and an overall more relaxing experience at basically any public space. Niagara Falls in Ontario is an obvious mention in this context, but there are plenty of other places that shine brightest when summer begins to fade.
When you think of National Parks in Canada, spots like Banff National Park or Canada’s largest park, Wood Buffalo, likely come to mind, but this week, we’ve got our eyes on Manitoba’s Riding Mountain National Park. As fall approaches, so do the reasons to make a trip to this jaw-dropping region. Some of the best reasons to visit this hidden gem in? The incredible changing fall colours, the lack of visitors once school’s back in as well as the chance to spot the aurora borealis.
Cinema lovers have descended on the city of Toronto for another year of TIFF and once again the city is buzzing with energy over premieres of big-ticket films like Dolamite Is My Name. But sitting in a dark theatre for a screening isn’t the only way to celebrate the film fest.
Whether you want to catch a movie downtown with all the other cinephiles or just grab a drink at a fancy part where you might could spot a celebrity, Toronto comes alive during TIFF like no other time of year.