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5 Fall Activities You Won’t Want to Miss

Credit: Francis Fontaine

Looking to make the most of a dazzling season? Here are 5 activities to add to your calendar.

1 See Colourful Landscapes That Will Take Your Breath Away

Parc national jacques cartier fall Credit: Sepaq, Luc Rousseau Zoom

As the days grow shorter, the forest gradually dons its fall colours, culminating in an explosion of scintillating hues: golden-glow yellows, astonishing oranges, and fiery reds. Visit any one of these grandiose settings and see for yourself.

When fall is in full swing, Mother Nature usually graces us with a glorious stretch of warm days and cool nights known as Indian Summer—the perfect time for getting outdoors.

2 Discover the Natural World

Moose Watching Credit: Alex Prunier Zoom

The animal kingdom is quite active in the fall, which can make for truly memorable encounters. Set out in search of a North American giant on the moose‑watching safari at Forêt Montmorency and discover the biology, habitat, and behaviour of this noble creature.

Snow Geese at the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area Credit: ECCC Zoom

Witness the spectacular migration of snow geese at Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area. Naturalists are on hand with telescopes from mid‑September to the end of October to take questions from visitors.

3 Go for an Invigorating Forest Hike

Mont Wright Credit: OTQ Zoom

With the cooler weather and low mosquito count, not to mention the fresh smell of the forest floor, hiking is one of the best ways to experience fall colours in all their glory.

Check out our selection of 5 hikes for a stunning fall foliage scenery.

4 Take the Local Artisan Route

Vignoble Domaine des 3 Moulins Credit: Vignoble Domaine des 3 Moulins Zoom

Fall is a time of fruitful abundance, in colours and in crops. Head for the harvest and pick your own apples, pumpkins, and squash at one of the many u‑pick (“autocueillette”) orchards on Île d’Orléans or along Côte-de-Beaupré. It’s also grape‑harvesting time—the perfect excuse to discover an array of local wineries. Of course, be sure to save room for the other artisans along the way who will offer you jams, cheeses, baked goods, pâtés, smoked meats, and a host of other local products to fill up the corners of your gourmet basket.

Find out more about fall-fruit pricking and local products.

5 Have Fun at The Great Colour Adventure

Great Color Adventure Credit: Mont-Sainte-Anne Zoom

For active outings, The Great Colour Adventure has a fun and festive vibe, with lots of activities held every weekend from September 15 to October 8, 2018. Pumpkin hunting, races, bouncy castles, disc golf, mountain biking, and a lot of fun surprises await visitors looking to enjoy the fall colours at one of the most beautiful spots around.

Find out more suggestions of fall activities and events.

Enjoy your fall visit to the Québec City Area!

 

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