This way to making the most of the fall season!
Autumn is a special time of year in Canada. There are amazing sights to see, events to attend and family activities to enjoy. It’s also the perfect time to get a jump on preparation for the long season that comes next.
In the spirit of this unique season, we’re giving you two-for-one in this post – some ideas for fall road trips AND some tips to prepare your vehicle for the colder months ahead!
First up, the fun stuff! Summer isn’t the only season for outdoor fun, check out these ideas to help make the most of sweater weather with friends and family.
Book a cottage escape
Imagine a cozy weekend filled with games, hot cider, home cooked meals and time by a fireplace.
Explore a national park
Enjoy the spectacular colours of the changing season up close. https://parks.canada.ca/
Hit up an orchard for some fall fruit picking
Fresh apples that you pick yourself make that pie taste even sweeter!
Visit a fall fair or harvest festival
Corn mazes, pumpkin patches and hayrides. Need we say more?
Take in the wonders of a dark-sky preserve
Head out of town in the late afternoon/early evening to catch a beautiful sunset and then enjoy some star gazing at one of Canada’s 13 dark-sky preserves.
And with all this road trip potential and the more treacherous travel season ahead, check out our top tips to ensure you’re well prepared!
Check your wiper blades & stock up on wiper fluid
Check your battery
Prepare a winter emergency kit – include items such as:
- Roadside flares
- Jumper cables
- Water & snacks
- Ice scraper
- First Aid Kit
There’s a full checklist you can use here.
Ensure your winter tires are in good shape and plan for the changeover
Like the mix of warm days and cool nights, fall is the season of balance. A time to enjoy in-the-moment fun while also planning for what’s to come. Waypoint is here for all of it too – whether you need to pick up snacks on the go or are in search of those all-important supplies to ensure you’re ready for when the first flakes fly!