“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.” Oscar Wild never visited Canada in the autumn and I find that strange. I read this quote and can’t help but think clearly he was talking about a Canadian fall.
Bright blue skies, golden harvest moons, and colours so vibrantly rich they can’t possible be real are all part of autumn in Canada. A few years ago my husband and I made the most of fall when hiked Larch Valley and Sentinel Pass. The trail is a steady climb through the larch meadows and then another 2.5 kilometres up a switchback trail to reach Sentinel Pass. The views are astounding and the hike really gives you a great view of the valleys and peeks, but the dramatic change of the larch trees steel the show. Larch trees are both conifers and deciduous. Their needles change colours before they fall and witnessing the change is bucket list material.
I have to say one of the best parts of the trip was staying at The Post Hotel. It is unbelievably charming and elegant. The restaurant is culinary perfection and the atmosphere and location make you feel like you’re staring in a surreal movie. We have also stayed here in winter and it’s every bit as perfect.