Our Favourite Fall Photos

The fall is a great time of year to visit Newfoundland and Labrador. Striking vistas and landscapes make for rugged backdrops as brilliant colours drape the diverse geography of the province, with bright reds on the west coast and the interior of the island and bright yellows on the east coast and Labrador. With all the wonder that autumn harbours, it's no wonder that our visitors are compelled to capture the fierce beauty of this place. With that, here are some of our favourite local photographers showing us fall colours and scenery through their eyes.

Glowing St. John's

 
 
 
 
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St. John's has a variety of parks and walking trails to explore. Throughout the valleys and hills of the capital city you will find great places like this to capture vibrant colours.

The Broader Palette of Harbour Breton

 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Alex Stead - Photographer (@alexstead)

No stranger to grand vistas, the Harbour Breton area has a rugged backdrop, coastal vistas and the winding beauty of country roads that get even more dynamic in the fall. As the leaves turn you begin to see a broader palette of colour everywhere you look. 

Valley of Colours

 
 
 
 
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The Humber Valley is a great area to see fall foliage in the Western part of the island. Stands of birch trees and colourful maples dot the area and can be seen from a number of vantage points in the region.

Plenty of Berries 

 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Jackie Zheng (@jackz_adventures)

The months of September, October, and November carry crisp air filled with flavours as the first dawn frosts deliver seasonal berries like blueberries, cranberries and partridgeberries. Head out on one of the province's 300 hiking and walking trails and you'll be sure to come out with a full belly and a bucketful of berries. 

Spillars Cove Shrouded in Fog

 
 
 
 
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Who says you need trees or bright pops of oranges and reds to experience fall's wonders? In Spillars Cove on the Bonavista Peninsula, rock formations jut from the coastline in dramatic silhouettes against the grey fog. Can you blame the clouds for wanting a closer look?

Golden Quidi Vidi

 
 
 
 
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The vibrancy of fall transcends the village of Quidi Vidi: here you'll find no shortage of things to do during a fall visit. Take an autumn-inspired hike on the East Coast Trail, walk around the peaceful lake, enjoy a beer at the brewery, or browse the artwork at the Quidi Vidi Village Plantation.

Coastal Colours

 
 
 
 
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The province's 29,000 km of coastline features the greens and blues of the crashing ocean surf year-round, but the fall offers a spectrum of shades that add another dimension to an already photo-worthy landscape. If you're hiking in Humber Valley and the Bay of Islands, you'll find bursts of colour along the coastline, with pops of red poking out from a soft carpet of vivid green and yellow moss. 

Multicoloured Parks

 
 
 
 
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The province's national and provincial parks are great places to take in fall foliage. Each park consists of its own unique eco-region, allowing for a variety of colourful vegetation in these protected areas. 

Big Colour in the Big Land

 
 
 
 
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Autumn comes early in Labrador, and places like Battle Harbour along the coast offer intense colours and soft light at this time of year. The hillsides provide a backdrop for a cascade of golds, greens, russets and reds in a place where you'll be sure to find more than just a breath of fresh air. Imagine taking in this scene, with a fresh carpet of orange cloudberries spread out before you. 

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