This way to making the most of the fall season!

Split image - blurred background showcasing leaves changing colours + two young sisters in the backseat of a vehicle + outdoor shelves with wiper fluid and other vehicle supplies

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.

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
    • Sand/salt
    • Jumper cables
    • Water & snacks
    • Ice scraper
    • Blankets
    • 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!

About this Blog


Every great adventure needs convenience.
This blog is for those who believe the journey is just as fun as the destination! Whether to visit family, adventures with friends, or classic family fun, no road trip is complete without the perfect snacks to fuel the good times! Like this blog is the stop at the start of the adventure, a Waypoint convenience store is a stop along the way to a lifetime of memories.