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 beauty that autumn harbors, 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
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 Twillingate
No stranger to grand vistas, the Twillingate area has a rugged backdrop, coastal vistas and the winding beauty of seaside hiking that gets 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
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.
Handful of Berries
October and November months carry crisp air filled with flavours as the first dawn frosts deliver seasonal berries like 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 Magic Hour
Who says you need trees to experience fall colours? In Spillars Cove on the Bonavista Peninsula, rock formations reflect warm light and yellow tones as magic hour floods this coastal locale with its glowing warmth.
The vibrancy of fall transcends the community of Trinity: here you'll find no shortage of things to do in the area during a fall visit. Autumn brings a variety of whales to the area as the Bonavista Peninsula plays host to world class hiking trails, a craft brewery, and many great restaurants. Enjoy the scenic route on your road trip as the bright reds of dogberries line the towns' quaint roads.
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. While the East Coast Trail is mostly lined with evergreens, you will still find bursts of colour along the coastline, with pops of red poking out from a soft carpet of vivid yellow moss. Fall can also be a great time of year to take a boat tour to view fantastic coastal colour-laden scenery you won't get any other time of the year.
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.
Beaches in the Big Land
Beaches in the Big Land may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to fall in Labrador, but the Wonderstrands near Cartwright along the coast offer intense colours at this time of year. The Mealy Mountains provide the 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. Hiking, birdwatching and even surfing are all great choices when you head to the beach in Labrador.
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