So put these amazing fall destinations in your back pocket. And, one fall day, you can simply get in your car and drive off on an adventure.
Distance from Montreal: 2 hours and 10 minutes
Why You Need To Go: Just across the river from Ottawa, you'll find Gatineau. It's home to Gatineau Park which — with its beautiful trees, hiking trails and famous Pink Lake — cannot be missed, especially as the leaves change colour. If you've had enough nature, you'll find plenty of other things to do from visiting The Canadian Museum of Civilization to eating at amazing local restaurants.
Why You Need To Go: This city in the Eastern Townships is a favourite for visitors because it has a little bit of everything: Lake Memphremagog, a mountainous backdrop, and a lively downtown. Parc national du Mont-Orford is just an 11-minute drive from town and it offers stunning trails where you can appreciate the fall foliage.
Why You Need To Go: Hear Ontario, and most people think of Toronto or Ottawa. But Kingston is a quaint yet lively waterfront city that deserves your consideration. From the majestic architecture (check out City Hall) to the historic Fort Henry site and Queen's University, there's a lot to explore. Martello Alley, an art-themed alleyway representing numerous local artists, should also be on your to-do list.
Why You Need To Go: The Vignoble Riviere du Chene is one of the province's most popular wineries for a reason. Not only do they have incredible wine, but the vineyard itself looks like a work of art in itself. Nestled in the charming Quebec countryside, this place will take your breath away.
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Unexpected incidents have led to significant construction delays for Montreal's most anticipated public transit project, the Réseau Express Métropolitain's (REM).
First, an "unexpected detonation of a century-old explosive charge" in the Mount Royal Tunnel, along with the separate discovery of structural degradation in some tunnels walls, has led officials to push the opening of the segment between the Gare Centrale and Du Ruisseau stations by over a year, to fall 2023.
The surprise detonation occurred on July 20 and thankfully, no one was hurt.
While the pandemic is still ongoing, the project office continues to closely monitor the situation with relevant authorities.
Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM)
Tunnel work will also affect "opening the West Island, Deux-Montagnes and Airport branches, since the tunnel lies in the central segment," the REM said in a press release.
The opening of the West Island branch "is thus planned for the spring of 2024, rather than fall 2023" and "the complete segment up to Deux-Montagnes will be put into service in the fall of 2024, rather than at the end of 2023."
In addition to these, pandemic-related restraints have contributed to further construction delays.
The South Shore branch, from Brossard to the Gare Centrale, is now projected to open in the spring or summer of 2022, "rather than the end of 2021."
Finally, the REM expects the airport branch will open by the end of 2024 instead of the end of 2023.
While the construction is delayed, the first train tests will continue as planned along the South Shore segment.
According to the REM, "teams are working diligently to find ways to make up for lost time."