9 original ways to enjoy fall to the fullest

Attractions to discover, October 2, 2023 2023-10-02
Circuit du paysan agritourism circuit Circuit du paysan © Nathalie Choquette

Fall offers a wide array of amazing colours and unique experiences to enjoy anywhere in Quebec. These nine original ideas will help you make the most of this enchanting season, whether you're looking for something delicious, out-of-the-ordinary or Halloweenesque!

Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu
Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu

Soar across a kaleidoscope of colours on a zipline

If you'd like to combine thrills and luxury, the Grande Tyrolienne at Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu is for you! From the roof of the hotel, you'll slide across breathtaking panoramic views at speeds of up to 50 km/h. Once the adrenalin drops, you’ll be poised to relax in your cozy room, treat yourself to some pampering at the Moment Spa or explore the autumnal beauty of Charlevoix.

Play a character and load up on thrills

Channel your inner racecar driver, immerse yourself in a high-stakes tactical mission like a sniper or use your brains to escape from zombies! At Action 500, there are plenty of thrilling activities to choose from to get away from it all for a few hours. Go-karting, paintball, escape rooms: these activities are ideal for getting into a Halloween mood... and just a great excuse to have a good time!

Action 500
Action 500

Enjoy a teleworking holiday

Liven up your work day with fun-filled breaks! Hotel Chicoutimi offers accommodations suitable for both leisure and work. Designed with the “Hyvi” concept in mind, rooms can be adapted to the needs of today’s modern guests thanks to furniture that is equally aesthetic, comfortable and functional. Between work sessions, take the opportunity to explore the city, discover trendy shops or enjoy a nature outing!

Hôtel Universel. Crédit photo : Frédéric Bergeron
Hotel Universel. Photo credit: Frédéric Bergeron

Relax in an exotic indoor garden

Heated pool, Nordic spa, sauna, tropical-themed relaxation area... Find everything you need to combine relaxation and pleasure with your family, sweetheart or friends at Hotel Universel in Québec City. Rain or shine, you’ll enjoy a moment of escape and a change of scenery in the irresistible exotic garden. And on beautiful fall days, you’ll be close to the city’s many attractions!

Build your own food tour and learn about delicious local fare

A road trip along the Circuit du paysan, in the western part of the Montérégie region, promises a parade of fall-coloured country landscapes and an array of local products to discover as part of a family outing, a romantic getaway or a day out with friends. As you make your way from place to place, you'll get to meet the farmers and producers who are eager to share their know-how and delicious creations with you.

Keep diving into homegrown flavours

The Coaticook Valley is a great destination for discovering agri-tourism businesses where you can savour every moment of your visit to the region. Fill up on flavours by taking a tour of orchards, cheese shops, cider houses and vineyards or visit the Hop Station Microbrewery, founded by three beer enthusiasts and located in a former train station. Don't forget to add the Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook or Parc Découverte Nature (open one last weekend on October 7-8-9) to your itinerary for a colourful hike!

              Comptonales dans la Vallée de la Coaticook
The Coaticook Valley is a foodie's paradise!

Learn about an archipelago that is more than 500 million years old

Made up of seven islands as its name suggests, the Sept-Îles archipelago is a magical place with a long history and boasts a fascinating marine universe. Nestled in the heart of the city, Hôtels Gouverneur Sept-Îles offers prime accommodations with easy access to the city's picturesque shores. It's the ideal location for nature lovers who want to enjoy a maritime-inspired stay combining comfort and quality in an enchanting environment.

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. Photo credit: Guy Lessard

Stay overnight in a forward-thinking castle

Classified as a National Historic Site and renowned as an architectural gem, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is the ultimate in luxury for a stay in the heart of Québec City. Featuring European elegance, the rooms offer modern conveniences and contemporary décor while retaining their original character. In fact, this is the first historic hotel in Canada to achieve carbon neutrality, proving that the past and the present can coexist in harmony!

Climb aboard a ghost train

This fall, ghosts, skeletons, bats and spiders take over Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum. From October 13 to 29, the Railway Ghosts activity presents the museum’s collection from a new angle. Kids can also create a Halloween mask during a craft workshop. And for guaranteed chills, on weekends from October 14 to 29, you’ll be able to climb aboard the ghost train and learn about the tragic fate of an early 20th-century railway worker.

Exporail, le Musée ferroviaire canadien
Photo credit: Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum

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