Top Things to Do in Québec City This Fall
Québec City is beautiful year-round, but fall kicks it up a notch. Here are our suggestions of the greatest activities to enjoy in fall 2023 in Québec City and around.
Take Advantage of a Long Weekend to Get Away From it All
- Francis Fontaine
Walk the Prettiest Streets of Old Québec
- Pamela MacNaughtan
Some are well known, others are hidden gems... the cooler days and the beautiful fall light make their visit even more pleasant. Here is our selection of the 15 prettiest streets in Old Québec City.
Marvel at the Fall Foliage
- Canyon Sainte-Anne, Audet Photo
Québec City and Area is home to several grandiose places to admire the natural show of the fall colours. Here are 10 places where the landscapes are particularly spectacular.
Treat Your Taste Buds With the Abundance of Harvests
- Groupe La Tanière-Simon Ferland
Gastronomy is one of the main reasons to visit Québec City, regardless of the season. In fall, the culinary scene is at its peak with bountiful harvests fuelling the creativity of chefs. More than ever, the richness of the terroir is on the menu of the restaurants in the region.
Go on the Wine Route
- Vignoble Ste-Pétronille
Do an Outdoor Activity
- Arbraska Duchesnay, Francis Fontaine
Discover or Rediscover the Neighbourhoods
- Audet Photo
Have you ever visited Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Montcalm, Limoilou, Saint-Sauveur and Saint-Roch? Québec City's neighbourhoods all have their own personality and fall is a perfect time to appreciate them.
Be Amazed by an Immersive Multimedia Night Walk
- Onhwa' Lumina - Moment Factory
Looking for an evening activity? The immersive multimedia pathway created by Moment Factory, Onhwa’ Lumina, enchants with the magic of light, sound and video projections. With a length of 1.2 km, Onhwa' Lumina celebrates the life and values of the great Huron-Wendat Nation and is open to the public at dusk.
Ride in Town or Around
- Jeff Frenette Photography
With its vast cycling network, Québec City invites you to get on a bike and visit the city and the region while enjoying that special freedom feeling. No bike? No problem! You can rent one or go on a bike tour. There is also the option of the new bike-sharing service àVélo, which offers electric-assisted bicycles in several stations in Old Québec and in central neighbourhoods.
Go for a Ride on Eastern Canada’s Biggest Mountain Biking Trail Network
- Empire 47
MTBers will find plenty of places to test their skills—and their pedal power—less than an hour outside Québec City. Vallée Bras-du-Nord, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Empire 47, and Massif de Charlevoix all have great trails for all levels of rider, including beginners looking to try the sport, while the enduro trails at Sentiers du Moulin are the perfect place to get sendy.
- Jeff Frenette Photography
Fall wouldn't be fall without apple picking! For picking your own, head to Île d'Orléans as well as Côte-de-Beaupré. In most orchards you will not only find apples but also many processed products or local spirits.
Get in the Mood for Halloween
- Hôtel de Ville, Ville de Québec
Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of this celebration by participating in a special Halloween activity throughout the month of October.