What to do on a road trip in Quebec this fall

Road Trips, October 4, 2021 2021-10-04
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With October starting, nature is transformed and gives way to a magnificent blaze of colours. How about a road trip to explore beautiful regions, enjoy the landscapes of Quebec and enjoy fun experiences? Here are some suggestions for getaways, tourist attractions to visit, outdoor activities and themed tours, where the beauty of fall is always amazing!

Discover the Haut-Richelieu region
Discover the Haut-Richelieu region

Get to know two parts of the Montérégie region

A getaway to the Haut-Richelieu region is a chance for a change of pace and scenery! Water sports enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the Richelieu River and Lake Champlain, while nature lovers will adore the many parks and great cycling network. Foodies will also be in heaven thanks to tempting tours that highlight local products. The Haut-Richelieu is also known for its rich culture, so why not add visits to historic sites to your itinerary?

Discover another charming corner of the Montérégie region by visiting Vaudreuil-Soulanges and Rigaud and staying at the Auberge des Gallant. Located in the heart of an ornithological reserve regularly visited by deer, this magnificent hotel offers you a comfortable experience, combining gourmet dining, relaxation and nature. In addition, some rooms are reserved for those who travel with their pets.

Plan a trip to the Eastern Townships

Domaine Jolivent makes the perfect headquarters for a vacation to explore the Eastern Townships, and specifically the treasures of the Brome-Missisquoi area. This charming hotel offers rooms with superior comfort, an excellent restaurant and massage therapy treatments, not to mention access to hiking trails and to Brome Lake. Your stay will also be the opportunity to follow any of the themed routes that are suggested in the region.

Relax and play at Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu

This fabulous five-star hotel located in La Malbaie in the Charlevoix region promises a dream stay. Discover this charming destination, treat yourself to a relaxing vacation, a gourmet getaway or go to let your hair down! The elegant Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu offers several restaurants, a spa and a wide range of outdoor activities, including golf, ATV and via ferrata.

Discover the splendour of Portneuf

The beautiful region of Portneuf knows how to help you plan your vacation there: with a new website designed so that you can create your own road trip! A section lets you make your own downloadable map based on the attractions you select or the various themed tours that are available in the region. This website makes it easy to choose from a wide range of cultural, gourmet or nature activities!

Rent a cabin for a trip to Tremblant

Head to the Laurentians and discover Tremblant Living, which specializes in cottage and condo rentals in Mont-Tremblant. Fully equipped, these luxurious residences offer an incomparable vacation experience. Nearby, you'll find a host of activities to enjoy on vacation: hiking, golf, biking or ziplining, Scandinavian baths... and a gondola ski lift ride to admire fall foliage from the top of Mont Tremblant!

Rent a cabin with Tremblant Living
Rent a cabin with Tremblant Living
Take a road trip to the Musée POP
Take a road trip to the Musée POP

Go on a road trip between two museums

Start your cultural trip at Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, located on the very site of the city's foundation. Various exhibitions will teach you more about local culture and civilizations around the world. Crossroads Montréal recounts the meetings between Indigenous and European peoples, Come Aboard! Pirates or Privateers? invites little adventurers to play aboard a real ship, and It’s Circus Time! (starting October 13) promises an immersion in a wonderful world where the ringmaster, acrobats, clowns and lion tamers are at the heart of the show!

Next, head up to Trois-Rivières to visit the Musée POP, known for its daring exhibits, and the Old Prison, a recognized historic monument. A new guided tour, In the Big House: Encounters Behind Bars, combining technology and real-life stories, shows you the prison and what life was like there back in the 19th century. As a preface or complement to the tour, visit the exhibition In the Big House: Prisons, a Solution?

Enjoy a thrilling day out with family

No matter where your travels take you, you will certainly find yourself near one of the Arbraska treetop parks, where you can stretch your legs after a long time spent on the road. And there are many locations to choose from: Rawdon, Rigaud, Mont-Saint-Grégoire, Laflèche, Shawinigan, Chauveau and Duchesnay. Thanks to tips from guides on site, each member of the family can expect a fun and safe experience by taking on challenges adapted to their skill level.

Looking for an indoor activity instead? If you find yourself near Montreal and Laval, Action 500 offers three locations for rain-or-shine fun. Choose from the largest indoor karting track in Canada, the largest paintball and laser tag centres in North America, or the X-CAPE escape rooms for an immersive adventure like no other!

Thrills for the whole family at Arbraska
Thrills for the whole family at Arbraska
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