What to do in Québec City in October

Québec City
Pamela MacNaughtan

October Event Calendar:

Mont-Sainte-Anne's Great Colour Adventure


Come out and join the fun: hiking, treetop adventures, pumpkin hunts, a bouncy castle, a gondola ride up the mountain, disc golf, mountain biking, and more! September 21 to October 14


Halloween à Québec
Mention de source Guy Lessard

Get into the spooky spirit of Halloween with activities and events all through the month of October.

SSQ Québec City Marathon

Marathon de Québec
Mention de source Philippe Roger

Thousands of participants from all over the world are expected to take part in this international sporting event. October 11 to 13

Les Rendez-vous ès TRAD Festival

Les Rendez-Vous Ès TRAD
Mention de source Les Rendez-Vous Ès TRAD

Four days of traditional music from Québec and abroad. Come for the music, the talks, the people, and the fun! October 11 to 14

Canadian Thanksgiving

Chateau Frontenac
Mention de source Guy Lessard

Treat yourself to a colourful getaway for the October long weekend. October 12 to 14

Québec en toutes lettres

Maison de la Littérature
Mention de source Jeff Frenette Photography

Indulge your love of the French language at a literary festival brimming with writing and reading challenges, literary happenings, and other fun, unique events that will set your mind alight. October 17 to 27

This Month's Suggestions:

9 Best Spots to See the Fall Colours

Kayak Marais du Nord
Mention de source Francis Fontaine

There are plenty of fabulous places where you can admire wooded landscapes all lit up in shades of yellow, orange, and red. Here are 9 spots in and around Québec City where the fall scenery is particularly splendid.

7 Tasty Stops on Île d’Orléans

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Heading to Île d’Orléans? Add these inspired culinary artisans to your hitlist.

5 Best Hikes

Randonnée pédestre Quebec
Mention de source Francis Fontaine

Fall is the best time of year to hike. See some of our favourite trails!

For more inspiration, see also the events calendar and our fall activity suggestions.

Québec cité
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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