Fall is officially here! And we’re sure, like us, you too are ready to road trip your way through the many gorgeous shades of fall. Which is why we put together this list of six road trips from Edmonton that turn straight-up crimson and gold oasis come fall.

Now, the thing about a road trip is that it’s just as amazing as your ride. So, we also found some fancy rides for you. And we have Turo (and their hosts) to thank for it.

The popular car-sharing marketplace is super convenient to use and can hook you up with some seriously cool cars in the city. They offer a diverse selection of cars with over 1,400 makes and models. You can even filter your search based on your needs. You can search for features like electric cars, convertibles, pet-friendly cars or cars including bike racks. Sweet, eh?

 

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Now that your ride is sorted, let’s get down to the list of 6 road trips from Edmonton to take this fall—

Elk Island National Park

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There’s a lot to enjoy here. The wilderness is peaceful, the rolling landscape is serene, the wildlife and birds are exquisite and the fall foliage is stunning. For anyone chasing fall colours, this small-but-mighty park is a definite must-visit.

Distance: 35 mins
Turo Pick for the Ride: Hyundai Elantra 2019

University of Alberta Botanical Garden

 

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Just a half-hour drive from Edmonton, this beautifully manicured garden is one of the most beautiful places to be all year round. And fall is no exception. All 97 acres of this botanical beauty turn even more magically with hints of gold and red popping up everywhere.

Distance: 35 mins
Turo Pick for the Ride: A quick rip doesn’t require anything fancy, just reliable- like a Volkswagen Jetta 2013 

Pigeon Lake Provincial Park

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Come fall, the park turns into a colour-loaded fall palette with bright yellows, oranges, reds and even some pinks. All its 12kms of trails offer plenty of photo ops that will brighten up your ‘Gram game. Plus, there are several picnic sites and playgrounds to make your trip even better.

Distance: 1 hr 15 mins
Turo Pick for the Ride:  Ride in style with a BMW 3 Series 2013

Smokey Lake County

 

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This beautiful town is perfect for a fall day trip. Check out Pumpkin Park, and the pumpkin festival if you’re there on the first Saturday of October. Stroll through the Garner Lake Provincial Park for breathtaking fall colours. Then head to town to enjoy the cute cafes and local eateries.

Distance: 1 hr 40 mins
Turo Pick for the Ride:  Get comfy for a longer drive in a Hyundai Ioniq 5 2022

Drumheller

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This is a special one! Because this dino city will let you experience the fall colours taking over the trees as well as the awe-inspiring clash that is the prairie and hoodoo landscape in fall. And the best way to experience both fall beauts is to hike the Midway Provincial Park.

Distance: 3 hrs 5 mins
Turo Pick for the Ride:  A big trip requires a big vehicle, like a Ford F-150 2016 for any-and-all adventures 

Jasper National Park

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A trip southwest lies Jasper National Park. We personally like it just as much as Banff, plus, the landscape has been transformed by wildfires over the past few years. We’re recommending Jasper for those who want a little less hustle and bustle and a little more unique setting, but with all the fall foliage you can think of.

Distance: 3hrs
Turo Pick for the Ride: Get comfortable with a Tesla Model 3 2018 for a smooth cruise to Jasper

Ready for your fall adventure? Check out the Turo website to find yourself a fine ride. Just FYI, they do offer insurance with every booking and roadside assistance.