5 Fall Activities You Won’t Want to Miss

Couple in front of the St Louis gate
Francis Fontaine

Looking to make the most of a dazzling season? Here are activities to add to your calendar.

  • 1 See Colourful Landscapes That Will Take Your Breath Away

    As the days grow shorter, the forest gradually dons its fall colours, culminating in an explosion of scintillating hues: golden-glow yellows, astonishing oranges, and fiery reds. Visit any one of these grandiose settings and see for yourself.

    When fall is in full swing, Mother Nature usually graces us with a glorious stretch of warm days and cool nights known as Indian Summer—the perfect time for getting outdoors.

  • 2 Rediscover Old Québec

    Have you ever strolled through Old Québec as it reveals its fall look? The autumn colours and the warm light make it even more charming. Plus, thanks to the many city parks, it's easy to enjoy the foliage without having to leave the city.

  • 3 Go for an Invigorating Forest Hike

    With the cooler weather and low mosquito count, not to mention the fresh smell of the forest floor, hiking is one of the best ways to experience fall colours in all their glory. Check out our selection of 5 hikes for a stunning fall foliage scenery.

  • 4 Take the Local Artisan Route

    Fall is a time of fruitful abundance, in colours and in crops. Head for the harvest and pick your own apples, pumpkins, and squash at one of the many u‑pick (“autocueillette”) orchards on Île d’Orléans or along Côte-de-Beaupré. It’s also grape‑harvesting time—the perfect excuse to discover an array of local wineries. Of course, be sure to save room for the other artisans along the way who will offer you jams, cheeses, baked goods, pâtés, smoked meats, and a host of other local products to fill up the corners of your gourmet basket.

    Find out more about picking-your-own farms and local products.

  • 5 Relax at one of the Nordic spas

    What could be better than a day at the spa to relax and enjoy a moment of deep relaxation? Neither too hot nor too cold, autumn is an ideal season for an outing to a Nordic spa, with dazzling colours to admire as a bonus for even more gratitude!


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Editorial Team

As proud ambassadors of our beloved city, we’re delighted to be sharing the things and places we love most in the Québec City area. What a joy for us to help you discover everything this vibrant and welcoming city has to offer!

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