The top 10 places where to see the fall foliage in Quebec
Quebec teems with sublime landscapes, especially during the fall season. In fact, during the months of September and October, the trees are filled with orange, yellow and red colours for us to enjoy and marvel at. If you feel like admiring nature all while doing some outdoor activities, here are a few places where to see the fall foliage in Quebec. Go take a great big breath of fresh air and let yourself be captivated by the beauty of the Quebec fall landscapes.
From September 15th to October 14th, you can admire the seasonal colours on the Mont Sutton during their Fall Festival. This event teems with activities on weekends: you can hike, there’s a mini treetop aerial course and you can also taste some local wines. It is a great place to observe how nature changes in the fall.
The Massif du Sud Regional Park, located three hours and a half from Montreal, is an exceptional place where to go see the fall foliage. Just like at the Mont Sutton, you can enjoy tons of activities, like hiking, mountain biking, treetop aerial courses and creek fishing.
You can also attend the Festival des couleurs in Val Saint-Côme. This way, you’ll get to enjoy seeing the incredible landscapes of the region but also enjoy some fun activities with your kids, attend some craft shows and exhibits, listen to some live music and more!
The Batiscan River Park is definitely one of the places to see the fall foliage in Quebec. Located in Saint-Narcisse, two hours from Montreal, this place allows you to camp, hike among more than 20 km of marked trails. Try canoeing and kayaking, all while admiring the beauty of the lush landscape. If you feel adventurous, you can even do the Via Batiscan route including Via Ferrata, treetop aerial courses and Tyrolean. You certainly won’t have time to get bored!
The Mont-Tremblant National Park is a must, whatever the season of the year. In autumn, the panorama is covered with orange, red and yellow leaves for our greatest pleasure! You can discover this landscape while camping or, once again, through the Via Ferrata.
Baie-Saint-Paul, which is located in the sublime Charlevoix region, has a lot to offer to nature lovers. In fact, the landscapes bordered by the St. Lawrence River are simply incredible and, epicureans will be happy to know that Baie-Saint-Paul is renowned for its gastronomy. This destination is to be seen at least once in his life, especially in autumn.
The Matapedia Valley, located in the Gaspé Peninsula, offers an exceptional panorama to anyone who goes there to explore it. You will be able to observe the gorgeous fall colours across the horizon of the promontory of Saint-Alexis-de-Matapédia or of a belvedere, located in Matapédia.
The Sainte-Anne canyon is also a great place to see Quebec’s fall foliage. Located just 30 minutes from Quebec City, this unique hiking trail has three different points of view, giving you a breathtaking view of the falls, the forest and, of course, the canyon. You can hike, take an Air Canyon tour or experience the Via ferrata route. In any case, you will have a breathtaking view of the surrounding nature.
The Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area offers you the opportunity to appreciate the landscape transformed by the fall foliage and populated by sublime white geese. You will be captivated by this wildlife reserve where forests, marshes and plains constitute a breathtaking fresco of colours.
This natural park, which is located in the Portneuf region, has been open to the public for only 4 years. This is a beautiful place to see the change of season. In fact, the landscape includes lakes, but also a sublime cliff and the Trou du Diable cave, which is the second longest cave that can be explored in Quebec. You can also canoe, kayak, climb and do many other activities in the Portneuf Natural Regional Park.
So, as you can see there is no shortage of places to see the fall foliage in Quebec. In fact, our province is full of places to enjoy some breathtaking scenery during the autumn. So don’t hesitate to go on the roads of Quebec to explore nature at its best!
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