6 places to admire fall colours in Quebec.
Now that summer’s coming to a close, you can finally pull on a sweater and take a long walk in the woods to admire the wonderful colours of fall. On foot, by bike or in the car, Quebec is bursting with beautiful views of fall’s spectacular scenery. Fill your thermos with a hot drink and don’t forget your camera!
MONT-TREMBLANT NATIONAL PARK | THE LAURENTIANS, QUEBEC
The classic Quebec fall excursion! The picturesque alpine village of Mont-Tremblant offers stunning panoramic views that can even be enjoyed from the comfort of state-of-the-art gondola lifts for an exceptional autumn experience. Take in the grandiose views of one of Quebec’s most striking mountains! Sit back, relax and drink in the sight of the changing Laurentians.
MOUNT ROYAL BELVEDERE | MONTREAL, QUEBEC
Smack in the centre of beautiful Montreal, Mount Royal’s belvedere is a world-class scenic lookout that’s easy to get to. It’s a perfect walk with family and friends, as you wind through quiet, leaf-strewn paths that make it hard to believe you’re just minutes from downtown. So when you emerge at the top, you get a spectacular view of the beautiful city and beyond.
MONT SUTTON | EASTERN TOWNSHIPS, QUEBEC
The Eastern Townships are a paradise for wanderers who wish to lose themselves in endless fall colours. From mid-September to mid-October, Mont Sutton invites lovers of the outdoors to join in its Fall Festival. The celebration is the ideal opportunity to get carried away on a chairlift, set off on a guided walk with the family, do some mountain yoga or chill at the bottom and enjoy a barbecue and live music.
MONT SAINT-HILAIRE | MONTÉRÉGIE, QUEBEC
Located some 40 minutes from Montreal, this mountain offers panoramic views of the entire region – even as far as Montreal on cloudless days. The site has plenty of hiking trails for anyone looking to stretch their legs in a magnificent setting. Keep an eye out for the many species of birds or take a self-guided tour. Plus, the road to Mont Saint-Hilaire is lined with orchards and cider mills, which are a great way to fill up on local fall favourites.
HAUTES-GORGES-DE-LA-RIVIÈRE-MALBAIE NATIONAL PARK | CHARLEVOIX, QUEBEC
When it comes to breathtaking panoramas, Charlevoix simply can’t be beat. Just imagine how much more impressive the views are in fall! Home to the legendary Acropole des Draveurs trail – the most difficult in the SÉPAQ network – the Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie National Park also offers trails for every hiking ability. Discover majestic valleys that cut through some of the highest mountains east of the Rockies.
JACQUES-CARTIER NATIONAL PARK | STONEHAM-ET-TEWKESBURY, QUEBEC
Located just 30 minutes from Quebec City, this park is notched by deep valleys and offers spectacular fall views that will take your breath away. A majestic river snakes its way through the park, which is home to one of the most stunning glacial valleys in the province. With over 100 km of hiking trails, this is the perfect place to take some big breaths of fresh air and get your circulation going. Your camera is a must!
Whatever the location, one thing is certain: Quebec’s autumn landscapes are majestic and magical no matter where in the province you experience them. We’d love to know where you’d like to catch Quebec’s changing colours!