Trips and activities: 8 ideas to make fall last longer

Attractions to discover, October 16, 2023 2023-10-16
Domaine Jolivent © Domaine Jolivent

Fall is in full swing, and we’d love to be able to enjoy this beautiful and energizing season longer! To keep the fun going, how about a trip to a vibrant city that promises a whirlwind of colours and activities, a peaceful stay in a rural setting, a visit to a museum or a thrilling karting race? Discover our suggestions for all tastes and stretch out the fall!

Le Bedeau
Le Bedeau restaurant and wine bar

Visit Old Québec City with friends or your sweetheart

Choose the charming Hotel Manoir Victoria for your accommodations: modern rooms and suites for a touch of comfort in cool weather. Take advantage of your visit to take an invigorating stroll through this historic gem or along the splendid Promenade Samuel-De Champlain. If you’re a foodie, a stop at Le Bedeau wine bar and a foray into the world of northern cuisine at Chez Boulay - Bistro boréal will add an exquisite note to your stay.

Take the family out for a day at the museum

To keep you entertained no matter the weather, the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau invites you to discover the world’s largest indoor collection of totem poles and the most important exhibition on Canada's history. And for an interactive family adventure, head for the Canadian Children’s Museum, which is located at the same address. Until November 26, explore the exhibition Unexpected! Surprising Treasures from Library and Archives Canada to find out what these treasures can reveal about the country’s past!

Canadian Museum of History
Canadian Museum of History. Photo credit: Photolux Studio

Enjoy a quiet stay in the Eastern Townships

Domaine Jolivent is the perfect place to unwind and soak up nature in the Eastern Townships. Admire the colourful bicentennial trees along the trails and gaze out over the peaceful Brome Lake located steps away, then treat yourself to a delicious meal at the renowned Alizé restaurant. Take the time to relax in the lounge area by the fireplace, or in the refined comfort of your elegant room.

Fairmont Le Château Montebello
Fairmont Le Château Montebello. Photo credit: photohé

Live the high life at Château Montebello

Fairmont Le Château Montebello, the largest log castle in the world, is ideal for a luxurious stay in the heart of nature. The hotel also offers an irresistible package, the Fall Escape offer, for hiking, biking and relaxing at the spa. And if you want to tempt your taste buds, don’t miss the Autumn Harvest event on November 17, where you can taste regional wines, ciders and spirits!

Leave your cares behind and seek refuge in Gaspésie

A popular summertime destination, the Baie-des-Chaleurs is also a delight to discover during fall. Book a stay at Hotel Interprovincial and enjoy a spacious room or suite with a kitchenette. Comfort food awaits you at the hotel’s Pastali restaurant, and you can look forward to a good time with friends at the Le Billard bar. In the area, you can enjoy hiking, cycling and strolling along the bird-watching trails.

Dive into art and culture in Montreal

With the exhibition Becoming Montreal – The 1800s painted by Duncan, the McCord Stewart Museum presents the remarkable watercolours of artist James Duncan, offering a unique look at the city and the reality of city-dwellers from 1830 to 1880, while celebrating the colours of autumn and the changing seasons. And starting October 20, Wampum – Beads of Diplomacy, a world-first exhibition, will be showcasing more than 40 belts exchanged over two centuries at meetings between nations.

McCord Stewart Museum
Photo credit: Laura Dumitriu/McCord Stewart Museum

Book a stay in Sherbrooke and see the sights

Located in the heart of the downtown area, OTL Gouverneur Sherbrooke is a hotel that gives you a front-row seat to the city’s must-sees. Explore its renowned giant murals or stroll along the Lac-des-Nations boardwalk, which is a wonderful place to go in the fall. The hotel’s bright rooms, oversized indoor pool and urban spa are sure to win you over, just like the trendy Boefish restaurant, serving up a mouth-watering surf and turf menu.

TAG E-Karting & Amusement
TAG E-Karting & Amusement

Load up on thrills and fun

For great indoor entertainment, TAG E-Karting & Amusement invites thrill-seekers to try out the half-kilometre, multi-level karting track inspired by the vision of racecar driver Alex Tagliani. This recreation centre also features a state-of-the-art laser tag arena, bowling and axe-throwing lanes, a 7D interactive cinema, virtual games and arcades. And since all these activities are sure to have you working up an appetite, you’ll be happy to know there’s a bistro and resto-bar on site!

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