When September rolls around, fall is in the air in the Québec City area. Vibrant hues of green, orange, yellow, and red abound not only in the trees but also in the fields and orchards. It’s apple-picking season, and delightful activities await you, whether with family, as a couple, or among friends.

Orchard at Île d'Orléans | Credit:  Catapulte Design
Credit: Catapulte Design

Apple picking and good times!

Apple picking is a cherished fall tradition in Québec, and the area boasts many orchards surrounded by breathtaking landscapes—great for taking colourful family photos!

September and October are the perfect months for picking different varieties of fresh apples and enjoying processed products like apple juice, apple butter and jelly, apple pastries, cider, and ice cider.

Many sites are open to the public so you can fill your bag with apples as you create beautiful memories.

Île d'Orléans

On Île d'Orléans, ride through scenic and picturesque villages to pick your apples at Cidrerie Verger BilodeauVignoble Domaine de la source à MargueriteFerme Guillaume Létourneau or at Polyculture Plante Inc. (Cidrerie du Bout de l'Île).


In the Côte-de-Beaupré region, you can pick apples at the at Ferme Arthur Cauchon, which offers apple picking in an orchard with a spectacular view of the St. Lawrence River.

Go grape picking in Québec City!

Grape Picking | Credit:  Vignoble Domaine L'Ange-Gardien
Credit: Vignoble Domaine L'Ange-Gardien

Local vineyards let you make an old dream come true—grape picking! In addition to gathering the divine fruit, you can learn about vine cultivation, grape harvesting, and wine making. Grape picking is upon reservation only.

Vignoble Domaine de la source à Marguerite
Vignoble Domaine des 3 Moulins
Vignoble Isle de Bacchus
Vignoble du Mitan
Vignoble Domaine l’Ange-Gardien

To your health!


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