Get your sweaters, boots, and pumpkin spice lattes ready, the coziest time of the year s officially here. And there’s truly no better way to embrace the season than by heading outside and enjoying the crisp air while enjoying the many seasonal activities taking place in and around Toronto.
Read on for our top picks for fall activities happening this year.
Easily the most Instagramable spot in the city during fall, this outdoor pop-up experience features wood-fired food, multiple fire pits, a wine bar, and even a pumpkin patch.
If an urban adventure is more your style when the weather starts to get cool, head to Toronto’s historic Distillery District. Here you can learn about the haunted history of the Distillery District on an eerie ghost tour.
No fall is complete without hitting up a pumpkin patch, and there’s no better place to visit than Downey’s Farm for Pumpkinfest. Pumpkinfest is Downey’s Farm’s biggest celebration of the year and features wagon rides, farm animals, live entertainment, an 8-acre corn maze, and so much more. Pumpkinfest is on now until October 31st, from 10 am – 5 pm.
Horror movie buffs, get excited! The Toronto After Dark film festival is back this year and runs from October 19 through 23. All-access passes will be available at the end of September, so you can get your fix of horror, sci-fi, and action movies all five days.
Take a mini trip to Europe by attending Oktoberfest Toronto. Returning after a two-year hiatus, the festival will take over Ontario Place for a weekend filled with festivities, fun, and, of course, plenty of German beer.
Toronto’s Casa Loma will once again transform into a massive haunted house this spooky season. You can walk around the grounds of the castle from the gardens to the deep tunnels under the castle. Trust us, this haunted house isn’t for the faint of heart!
Canada’s Wonderland is turning its park back into a haunted amusement park. With thrilling rides, haunted exhibits, and scary street performers, it’s sure to be a visit you won’t forget.
This fall, drive just over an hour west of Toronto and you’ll find one of our fave activities. Fear Farm is a terrifying haunt at Snyder’s Farm that’s home to a number of bone-chilling attractions and plenty of ghosts and ghouls that will definitely keep you up at night.
Watching the leaves change colour from green into a colourful canopy of red and orange is one of the best things about fall. You can head north of the city to see the real show, with plenty of spectacular options for prime leaf peeping. If you’re interested in spending an afternoon tracking down the beautiful fall foliage, be sure to check out Ontario Park’s Fall Colour Report, which indicates how the leaves are changing across the province
Fall is the ideal time to take advantage of activities like pick-your-own farms for a bushel of apples. There are plenty of places around Toronto to stock up on apples of all kinds including Dixie Orchards in Caledon.
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