Ideas to inspire you for your perfect fall getaway

Attractions to discover, September 25, 2023 2023-09-25
Ski Saint-Bruno’s Fall Colours festival

Imagine yourself in a cozy room with panoramic views of landscapes that look like paintings. Or curl up next to a crackling fire while the wind gently blows outside. A fall getaway is an opportunity not only to treat yourself to a stay at a hotel nestled in a breathtaking location, but also to enjoy activities and visit must-see attractions. In Quebec there are all kinds of ways to indulge in what you love and plan a getaway that’s just right for you! Here are our suggestions.

Do you want to enjoy fall colours?

To admire amazing views of colourful trees on the mountain, head over to Ski Saint-Bruno for the Colours Festival, taking place every weekend from September 23 to November 5. Discover the mountain from a whole new angle on a hike, take the ski lift to the top, visit the animals in the Enchanted Forest and enjoy special activities!

At this time of year, Mont SUTTON turns into a paradise of awesome hues, and hosts a very special event to celebrate the season: the Fall Festival, happening every weekend until October 15. In addition to chairlift rides, outdoor shows, hiking and mountain biking, you can soar above the colourful treetops on the giant zipline, the most inclined in Canada, or the “zipline coaster”, which is a one-of-a-kind zipline in North America with turns. An exciting way to admire the natural wonder of fall!

Festival d'automne au Mont SUTTON
Fall Festival at Mont SUTTON. Photo credit: Jocelyne Trudeau
Grand Lodge Mont-Tremblant
Grand Lodge Mont-Tremblant. Photo credit: Jessica Grenon

In the Laurentians, the Grand Lodge Mont Tremblant is the perfect place to take a breath of fresh air. An exceptional resort experience awaits you on site, combining warm hospitality, Quebec gastronomy and plenty of activities to make the most of fall. Get a closer look at the colourful landscape by going out with a mountain bike you can rent from the hotel’s Experience SK boutique. You’ll get to explore the network of trails on the slopes.

Do you love animals?

Parc Safari will be open on weekends until October 9 and invites you on an extraordinary safari that will delight wildlife lovers. Climb aboard a bush truck and travel along the 4-km trail to observe and feed camels, wildebeest, bison, elephants, greater kudu and many other species. If you prefer to explore at your own pace, fill up on family memories by visiting the Felines’ Tunnel, the Afrika Terrace, the Olduvaï Walkway or the Cheetahs’ Plain!

Sometimes, you don’t have to leave the city to see some wildlife! Learn about Quebec’s fauna at the only outdoor zoo on the island of Montreal: the Ecomuseum Zoo in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, an establishment dedicated to animal welfare. The friendly residents await you as you stroll along the paths that wind through the living areas. And this Halloween, the whole family will enjoy exploring the decorated site and taking part in special entertainment. You can even wear your costume! Stay tuned: more information on Halloween activities will be announced shortly!

Ecomuseum Zoo
Photo credit: Ecomuseum Zoo

If you’re heading for the Outaouais region, stop by Parc Omega where a new route takes you through a habitat dedicated to Arctic wolves. To enhance the experience, enjoy an unforgettable face-to-face encounter with these emblematic creatures during a cocktail reception at the wolf observatory in the company of a naturalist guide. And if you want to stay longer, how about spending the night in a suite with panoramic windows, offering a privileged view of a natural cohabitation of young wolves and bears – a first in North America!

Hôtel Universel
Ripplecove, Hotel & Spa

Do you dream of just taking it easy?

The Ripplecove Hotel & Spa is the ideal place for a relaxing stay in the Eastern Townships. Take advantage of the relaxation area with a sauna offering a peaceful view of majestic Lake Massawippi, two outdoor hot tubs and a fire pit for a quiet rest. Continue your relaxation with a beauty treatment or therapeutic massage at the Arboressence Spa. And to recharge your batteries, have a seat at Le Riverain restaurant, where the menu changes with the seasons.

Ideal for a family getaway, Hôtel Ambassadeur in Québec City boasts a magnificent interior garden with a tropical decor that promises an exotic change of scenery. Parents and grandparents can unwind in the relaxation area or the soothing spa, while youngsters splash around in the heated pool and play in the water games. The perfect place for a dose of summer, whatever the season!

If you’re visiting Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, PAUS Spa Expérience, nestled in the heart of Chicoutimi, is a true haven of relaxation in an urban setting. This wellness sanctuary located within the OTL Gouverneur Saguenay offers a relaxing setting where you can recharge your batteries with a range of soothing treatments, revitalizing thermal baths and a serene ambience. It’s the ideal place to forget about your routine and immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience this fall.

Do you love history and culture?

Close to the Plains of Abraham, the Petit-Champlain district and Parliament Hill, the Hilton Québec hotel is perfect for an fall getaway at the heart of Québec City. The historic district of Old Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to a wealth of cultural treasures and monuments that history buffs will love to discover. And the best part of all is when you return to the cozy confines of the hotel after your days of exploration.

Hilton Québec
Hilton Québec

Trois-Rivières is another city you’ll want to spend time in if you want to soak up some culture! Between a poetry festival and historical attractions like the POP Museum, the Old Prison and the Musée des Ursulines, you’ll have plenty to choose from when it comes to creativity and cultural discovery. Hôtels Gouverneur Trois-Rivières is the perfect place to stay in the heart of the city’s historic district, just steps away from a multitude of attractions.

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