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Canada is a vast country with an incredible amount of natural beauty in addition to it’s fascinating metropolitan cities. It’s a particularly great getaway option for Americans that don’t have enough vacation time to take a transatlantic trip. If Canada’s on your radar, here’s what to pack for Ontario in Fall!
Packing for Ontario in Fall
Written by: Kelly Ella Maz
Most people think to visit Ontario during the warm summer months, but fall is when this province is at it’s best! The mild weather and sunny days makes this the perfect opportunity for an adventure-packed vacation, – but what do you pack?
Ontario- resident Kelly Mazur has got you covered with a list of five must-pack items for a fall visit to Ontario:
Black leggings as a go-to staple
Paired with running shoes and an athletic top, black leggings complete your adventure-friendly outfit – and have you perfectly prepared for an afternoon forest walk!
Swap out the running shoes for boots, and the athletic top for a plaid button down, and you’re ready for a casual dinner in Ontario. Black leggings are the single most versatile and most-used piece of clothing in my Ontario fall wardrobe!
These are the best leggings for women that travel!
Stay warm with a blanket scarf
One of this season’s biggest trends is the blanket scarf. Part scarf, part blanket these cozy layering pieces are great for adding a layer of warmth to your outfit on a cool morning.
As an added bonus: blanket scarves work at the perfect blanket to keep you bundled up during your mid-flight nap! Gotta love a multi-use accessory!
Take a look at the clothes you’re already packing, and purchase a blanket scarf in a complimentary color that will work well with your current wardrobe. I love black and red plaid patterns for fall – but neutral colors like tan will look great with almost any outfit.
For more accessory ideas, here’s the best (budget-friendly) winter fashion this season!
Flat boots and running shoes as your must-have footwear
A great pair of flat leather boots are a must-have for fall in Ontario! The versatile style is great for dinners out, exploring quaint towns by foot and easy-level forest walks. They also work with almost any outfit – leggings, dresses or jeans.
For more sporty activities (such as longer walks, hiking and parks) a pair of athletic running shoes are your best bet. Some of the area’s best waterfalls require a 60 minute walk to reach – so you want to make sure you have comfortable shoes that will allow you to visit them!
These are our favorite womens leather boots for fall!
Layers will help you battle the weather
This time of year, it’s not uncommon to have cold mornings and hot afternoons – and the only way to pack appropriately is to make sure you have lots of layers. A windbreaker jacket or denim coat is the perfect layering piece to add over your t- shirt and leggings, and can easily be taken off in the afternoon.
A light beanie is another way to keep warm during the mornings, and can easily fit in your purse when you’re not wearing it. As an added bonus, slouchy beanies are always in fashion in Canada – so you’ll blend right in with the locals!
Take a look at our cold weather layering strategies!
Don’t forget sunglasses to keep the sun out of your eyes
The temperatures may drop during fall months, but the sun is still out in full force in Ontario! If you’re exploring any of the popular waterfalls, parks and trails then you’ll probably need a pair of sunglasses so you can properly enjoy the stunning views.
We love polarized sunglasses. Find out why!
What are your tips on what to pack for Ontario in fall? Comment below!
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For more North America packing tips, please read:
- What to Wear in Montreal in Winter: Staying Warm and Stylish
- How to Pack for Toronto Year Round
- What to Pack for Toronto in Fall
- What to Wear in Toronto in Winter
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Author Bio: Kelly Ella Maz is a writer and full-time traveller. Originally from Canada, she left her home to chase summer around the globe. She’s currently living in Sydney, Australia where she spends her days exploring new cafes and hidden beaches. You can follow her travels at www.kellyellamaz.com.