What to Do in Québec City in October

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Francis Fontaine

The days that are getting shorter and the weather cooler urge us to spend as much time as possible outdoors and to make sure we are not missing the awe-inspiring spectacle of the fall foliage. Here are our suggestions of activities and events to put on your agenda in October.

Enjoy the Thanksgiving Long Weekend

Live this colourful three-day holiday to the fullest! On the program: a visit to Old Québec and its transformed landscape, gourmet discoveries, a walk in beautiful urban parks, and many other activities to put on your agenda.

Get in the Mood for Halloween

Immerse yourself in the Halloween atmosphere by visiting fully decorated venues and by participating in activities organized for the occasion throughout the month of October. 

Admire the Colours Without Even Leaving the City

There are so many beautiful urban parks to enjoy the beautiful fall days without making long trips. Whether on the Plains of Abraham, in Bois-de-Coulonge Park, on the Samuel-De Champlain promenade or in the Parc de la Plage-Jacques-Cartier, a pleasant stroll awaits.

Sample Local Beers

Map out your own craft brewery tour in the city center or take a little road trip to the surroundings. There are about 30 microbreweries in the area, and the number keeps increasing! In October, a stop at Microbrasserie des Beaux Prés, near Mont-Sainte-Anne, is a must. Its patio looks out over the St. Lawrence River, making it a great place to watch the snow geese as they migrate south.

Take a Hike to Admire the Spectacular Landscapes

Many hikers put on their boots during this month when the colours are at their peak, especially during the first two weeks of the month. Check out our suggestions for the best places to hike around Québec City. Psst! Also get inspiration from our favourite trails to enjoy the fall colours, including the legendary Les loups trail at Jacques-Cartier National Park.

Capture 400 Years of History

It's no secret that Québec City is one of the most photogenic cities. Explore the heritage treasures as you wander Old Québec's historic streets.

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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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