Have you ever wanted to see Quebec’s colourful forests in peak autumn? An interactive fall foliage map by Bonjour Québec features select locations around Quebec where you can find the best bright red, yellow and orange foliage the province has to offer. Explore Quebec’s artisanal wine and orchards as September draws to a close, or take a bike ride to the cranberry harvest in the Centre-du-Québec. 

The map displays the state of fall foliage from Abitibi-Témiscamingue to Gaspésie, including local leaf-peeping spots in Laval and the Montérégie region.

As of the time of writing, none of the foliage has peaked yet, but some areas have begun to turn, giving you plenty of time to plan that next road trip. 

Bonjour Québec recommends warm clothing made of materials like wool and polar fleece for the fall, with a windbreaker and an umbrella for rainy days.

If you’re planning on hiking, it recommends wool socks and a good pair of hiking or waterproof boots to keep you warm in the cool fall air.

Along the way, you can visit Quebec’s wildlife reserves and the Montmagny Snow Goose Festival, where you can witness the yearly gathering of snow geese on the banks of the St. Lawrence River.

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You can also visit the Symphonie des Couleurs in Saint-Donat, where you’ll find "sporting activities," ski lifts and exhibitions and between September 26 and October 11.

Violinist Alexandre Da Costa is also playing two one-hour shows on October 3 at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., respectively. Tickets are $20. 


If a calm walk or drive through nature is up your alley, you can take a shuttle through what Bonjour Québec calls the "fall rhapsody" in Gatineau Park, which you can explore by car from 12:00 p.m. until just before sunset.

In the Eastern Townships, Owl’s Head is hosting three weekends of fall festivities between September 26 and October 12, where you can partake in games, peruse artisanal crafts and antiques, or watch a live music show or two. 

Some of Quebec’s fall events have fees, and others allow you to enjoy the beauty of autumn free of charge. Panoramic views are expected, so make sure your phone is charged up and ready to snap the perfect fall Instagram photo!

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