Your Complete Guide to a Colourful Thanksgiving Weekend

Chateau Frontenac
Guy Lessard

The fall colours in the Québec City Area will be at their peak during the Thanksgiving long weekend (October 12–14 this year in Canada). It’s the perfect time to take a stroll through the streets of Old Québec or enjoy the great outdoors in the dazzling beauty of the local forests. Here are some fun things to do during a stay in Québec City.

Breathtaking Sights

Parc national jacques cartier automne
Mention de source Sepaq, Luc Rousseau

The fall colours are at their most brilliant during the Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend. Plus, the Québec City Area has loads of fun fall activities. It’s the perfect time to head out into the woods for a favourite outdoor activity and a boost of energy before winter arrives.

For active outings, The Great Colour Adventure at Mont-Sainte-Anne has a fun and festive vibe, with lots of activities held the whole weekend. At Massif de Charlevoix, the Massif en Couleurs event will be an opportunity to try the new mountain bike trails.

An Inspiring Cultural Outing

Oeuvre d'art de l'exposition Passages Insolites
Robert Greffard

Unusual Passages: Make the most of the weekend and the brilliant fall colours by exploring this outdoor art exhibition. The photo ops alone are worth the trip!

Fun Family Activities

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Mention de source Jeff Frenette Photography
  • Halloween Decorations on the Plains of Abraham: Have fun with the kids and give them a sneak preview of Halloween at Joan of Arc Garden, a historic gem nestled in the Battlefields Park. The garden is gorgeous in the fall and is decked out for Halloween all October long, with spooky props and spookier tales from the annals of the Plains of Abraham.
  • Looking for adventure? Head to one of the Nature-Adventure Parks and go swinging through the trees on their zip line trail, strung up between earth and sky .
  • Apple picking: Apple picking is a popular activity among locals at this time of the year. There are many orchards where you can enjoy this sweet activity in a beautiful setting.

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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