Like many places, fall in the Canadian Rockies is a magical vista of brilliant yellows, subtle reds, and the ever-green conifers. High in the alpine, in late September, the larch trees turn yellow, then orange as the needles start to fall in preparation for the snowy winters. Low in the Bow Valley, usually on south slopes, the aspen trees also turn brilliant yellow. It can be dazzling to walk through such a forest on a sunny day! To top it off, literally, the mountain peaks usually start to gather a frosting of early snows.
It's still a great time to paddle, mountain bike, road bike, hike, scramble, or just wander about the town of Canmore to enjoy the views!