CAA Manitoba Fall 2018 - Page 24

2 1 Top 10 Awesome Autumn Canadian destinations and events that prove fall is a fabulous season for travel by craig moy 5 3 1 | ClearwaTer, ManiToBa 2 | JaSper, alBerTa fall means fresh produce, crisp air and good times with family and friends. Enjoy all three at one event in Clearwater: the Harvest Moon festival (Sept. 14–16). The annual outdoor food and music gathering celebrates Pembina Valley crops with foodie workshops, a local farmers’ market, fair-trade craft sellers and musical talent from across Canada. 24 fall 2018 The Rockies naturally draw our eyes upward, but in Jasper National Park there’s reason to look even higher. a dark sky preserve, the park is protected from light pollution—perfect for stargazing. Jasper’s Dark Sky festival (Oct. 12–21) hosts night photography workshops, astronomy activities presented by TElUS World of Science–Edmonton, and an appearance by twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly. cAA MaNITOBa 3 | SaSkaToon, SaSkaTChewan a trip to what is arguably the Prairies’ hippest town yields everything from pasta made with heritage grains (at Primal restaurant) to thought-provoking art (at the new Remai Modern gallery). Until Thanksgiving, you can also get great views of the Bridge City on a Prairie Lily riverboat cruise. Spot downtown landmarks, waterside homes and pretty parks bursting with colour. 4 | Tofino, B.C. 5 | kelowna, B.C. autumn is a great time to visit this rainforest- fringed community on Vancouver Island’s west coast. The roiling ocean has made Tofino popular for surfing— the Queen of the Peak women’s surf champi- onship (Sept. 28–30) is a local highlight—but you can also ply calmer currents on a sea kayak or dugout canoe tour. foodies are in fine fettle too: Restaurants pay tribute to the Pacific bounty of oys- ters, salmon and more. Verdant B.C. wine country is a fab- ulous year-round destination—not just for eating and drinking, but for golf, hiking, skiing and more. Of course, it’s even better during the autumn grape harvest. That’s when the annual fall Okanagan Wine festival (Sept. 27– Oct. 7) hosts events for toasting the latest, lauded vintages paired with culinary delights by top chefs. PHOTOgRaPHy/STUDIODyxE.COM; 4