Take a road trip this fall to see the vast outdoors of Quebec
 

Take a road trip this fall to see the vast outdoors of Quebec

Road Trips, September 9, 2019 2019-09-09
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Take a road trip this fall to see the vast outdoors of Quebec

Discover Quebec in a special way as the landscapes all across the province are changing for fall. During this season of milder temperatures, choose from a variety of outdoor activities and explore vast territories that set the mood for authentic experiences and pure thrills. This road trip runs through many regions known for their breathtaking fall foliage, and all of them provide the perfect backdrop for a family vacation, romantic getaway or a trip with friends.

Start your road trip in the Outaouais
Start your road trip in the Outaouais

Start your journey in the Outaouais

The beauty of Canada's wilderness is revealed at Kenauk Nature in Montebello. This natural reserve welcomes visitors who want to go hiking, paddling, fishing or wildlife-watching. Offering a comprehensive vacation experience, Kenauk Nature also has luxury cottages to rent and a yurt for those interested in glamping.

North or south of the St. Lawrence?

For your next destination, set your sights either on the Laurentians just an hour from the Outaouais region, or head a little further to the southern part of Quebec, in Memphrémagog in the Eastern Townships.

The Laurentians: a prime destination for fall

The possibilities for outdoor activities in the Laurentians are simply limitless! Choose a vacation at the AX Hotel in Mont-Tremblant to refuel and take advantage of the most popular things to do in the Mont-Tremblant area, such as hiking, biking, canoeing and kayaking. Are you dreaming of a cottage in the heart of nature instead? Consider the Fiddler Lake Resort and rent one of the 50 luxurious log cottages, which will make an excellent starting point to explore acres of forests along hiking trails. You could also choose the Chalets Lac à la Truite, which invite you for a stay close to the beautiful mountains in exquisite scenery, where you can enjoy all the outdoor activities offered on site and nearby.

For a family vacation, the numerous Super 8 hotels cater to the needs of kids and parents. The Super 8 Hotel in St-Jérôme and the Super 8 Hotel in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, higher up north in the Laurentians, are ideally located so you can plan outdoor outings for the whole family. Would you like to visit another place, too? Add a stop in the Mauricie region to your itinerary and set up camp at the Super 8 Hotel in Trois-Rivières – all kinds of outdoor adventures are just a short drive away!

The Laurentians: a prime destination for fall
The Laurentians: a prime destination for fall

Unique experiences and outstanding colours in the Townships

Unique experiences and outstanding colours in the Townships
Unique experiences and outstanding colours in the Townships

If you’d prefer to admire the brilliant autumn scenery of the Eastern Townships, combine your outdoor activities with original ways to discover the region. With Escapades Memphrémagog you can take an unforgettable cruise on a majestic lake, which you can upgrade with a delicious gourmet meal, or enjoy as part of a package deal with hotel accommodations. If you have your heart set on a train ride, climb aboard the Orford Express for a relaxing time and scrumptious dishes to sample as you look out the window at beautiful landscapes.

Families will also adore the Eastern Townships! Book at Hotel Chéribourg, where you’ll find the Chéri Club – a space designed just for kids. You could even take the opportunity to add a package to go see the animals in autumn mode at the Granby Zoo in a colourful and enchanting setting. For closer contact with nature, plan a stay in Sutton at Hotel Horizon or in a cottage at Huttopia Sutton. In both cases, you’ll get to make the most of the leisure facilities, explore the trails and go on a bike ride.

Next stop: Québec City

A road trip in Quebec almost always includes a stop in the capital, and chances to do outdoor activities in the surrounding area abound! Choose your accommodations in the city at the Super 8 Hotel Québec Sainte-Foy and you’ll be in the perfect spot to set out and enjoy nearby outdoor destinations. Or move away from the city itself and into the heart of nature in the Jacques-Cartier region, which is known as the biggest playground in Quebec!

Northbound toward exceptional landscapes

The spectacular scenery of the Saguenay region is even more impressive draped in autumn colours. Visit this region about two and a half hours away from Québec City to breathe in the fresh air, go on a short or long hike in a provincial park and have a wonderful time in the forest.

Make the most of fall and enjoy outdoor activities
Make the most of fall and enjoy outdoor activities! @Michel Julien /Nadeau Julien

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