How to make the most of the foliage season

Attractions to discover, September 18, 2023 2023-09-18
Sommet Saint-Sauveur fall foliage festival © Sommet Saint-Sauveur en couleurs

What would fall be without colours? From bright yellows to blazing reds and deep oranges, nature’s palette of hues is sure to impress. Here are a few suggestions on how to make the most of this ephemeral wonderland full of splendour.

Go to a foliage festival on the mountain

Every weekend from September 16 to October 29, the Sommet Saint-Sauveur fall foliage festival is in full swing! To celebrate this colourful season in the Laurentians, take the chairlift up to the summit and enjoy a scenic mountain hike, or take the whole family on the rides at Parc F.U.N. Activities, entertainment and musical performances are also on the program, plus a Halloween party on October 28! Get your costumes ready!

Sentier des cimes Laurentides
Sentier des cimes Laurentides. Photo credit: Daniel Desmarais

Climb to new heights!

How about climbing a structure that’s 40 metres tall to watch nature put on a colourful show? At Sentier des cimes Laurentides, that’s exactly what you’ll get! Treat yourself to a wonderful treetop walk into a fall-coloured forest and get a panoramic view of the region’s brightly hued backdrop. Plus, celebrate fall with the Colour Odyssey, promising special activities to delight visitors of all ages from mid-September to late October.

Choose a stay at Domaine Château-Bromont, conveniently located at the foot of the mountain and an ideal starting point for colourful experiences and thrills at altitude. Special activities will be offered at the Bromont ski resort on weekends until October 9: take a chairlift ride, climb to the summit or take on the challenge of the Hisséo adventure course with the whole family. After enjoying the mountain, relax in the comfort of your hotel room or condo!

Plan a fall fishing trip

With 10 lakes teeming with brook trout, the Pourvoirie du Lac Blanc Outfitter is the ideal place to go fishing, admire the fall foliage at its peak and soak up the picturesque scenery of the Mauricie region. You’ll be amazed by the various choices of activities and accommodations, as well as the fish-based dishes offered at the restaurant, including a mouth-watering trout chowder.

Pêche à la Pourvoirie du Lac Blanc
Fishing at the Pourvoirie du Lac Blanc Outfitter
AX Tremblant
AX Tremblant. Photo credit: Émilie Robert

Enjoy a getaway to Mont-Tremblant

The highest mountain in the Laurentians welcomes you for a colourful trip, whether you choose to stay on the mountainside or in the downtown area. At AX Hotel Mont-Tremblant, you can get your fill of fall foliage right from the window of your stylish room, or take a moment to relax in the outdoor pool heated year-round, Finnish sauna or relaxation areas with fireplaces overlooking the striking mountain landscape.

Located in the heart of the famous European-inspired pedestrian village, the Fairmont Tremblant is the perfect place to experience the best this region has to offer in the fall. After a busy day of shopping, exploring the trails or savouring seasonal cuisine, return to the comfort of your luxurious room or suite with a magnificent view of the mountain, the village or the surrounding forest.

Feast on dishes as colourful as the landscape

Sherbrooke is brimming with places to admire the fall colours, such as Mont-Bellevue with its 30 km of trails and the famous Lac-des-Nations boardwalk. Delta Sherbrooke Hotel, close to downtown, is ideally located to make your explorations easier, whether you’re enjoying this enchanting scenery on a couple’s getaway or taking a break between meetings on a business trip! For a meal with colleagues or a romantic dinner, the hotel’s Coape & Felton restaurant will delight both your eyes and taste buds with its colourful dishes and signature cocktails!

Gourmet dining and panoramic views featuring nature’s shimmering fall palette also take centre stage at Manoir des Sables. This charming hotel’s restaurant will tantalize all your senses with its local, bistro-style cuisine and its exceptional views of Mount Orford’s vibrant foliage. And when you book The Gourmand package this fall, you can enjoy the full experience with a stay in a cozy room, a three-course dinner and a delicious breakfast.

Delta Sherbrooke
Crédit photo : Hôtel Delta Sherbrooke

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