Though brief, fall in Montreal represents the city at its very best!\nFrom tolerable temperatures to an abundance of activities, here's why autumn is Montreal's best season.\nWhat's your favourite part of fall in Montreal?\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nAll seasons have their ups and downs, especially in Montreal. Though winter is beautiful and chock-full of seasonal activities (skiing, anyone?), it also turns our beloved city into a nightmarish maze of icy streets and wind tunnels. And, while summer in Montreal brings a ton of festivals and nights spent drinking on terrasses, it's also too-hot and too-humid for most of us.\nSpring in the city only lasts like 10 days, so I won't even bother making up something poetic about that "season."\nI think autumn strikes the perfect balance between the extremes that Montreal throws at its residents: the city still has an abundance of activities, while we can enjoy crisp, mild, sunny days outside.\nKeep reading for all of the other things that make fall the best season in Montreal.\nThe End Of Construction Season\nAh yes, construction season. Every year, from April until October-ish, the city becomes one unified construction site. Road detours, bus stop cancellations, and the steady sound of jackhammers announce the return of summer.\nView this post on Instagram ✌🏽 A post shared by Ciara (@ciara) on Aug 18, 2019 at 4:35am PDT\nIt's a necessary evil that every citizen somehow reluctantly puts up with every year. Though construction sites don't magically go away once the leaves turn, they do decrease in number significantly, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief.\nBeautiful Colours\nWe're lucky to live in a very specific climate that turns our green forests into gorgeous shades of orange, red, and russet for a few weeks each year.\nView this post on Instagram Robur meum civium fides. Sunday Tradition complete. #sunrise #sundaytraditions #westmountsummit #sunnysidepark #summitcircle A post shared by Alexander Gordon Donaldson (@agdonald) on Sep 4, 2018 at 2:25pm PDT\nIn Montreal, we don't have to go very far to enjoy this magnificent sight: all it takes is a climb up Mount Royal or a stroll through your local park.\nPerfect Weather\nAs someone with no air conditioning, you can bet that I am happy to experience the return of colder weather in the city.\nView this post on Instagram C’est parti pour l’automne! 😍🍁🍂🌾 #fall #automne #autumnvibes🍁 A post shared by Diana 🍒 Roque (@damieroqsanz) on Oct 6, 2019 at 5:21pm PDT\nFall weather is perfect for enjoying outdoor activities like hiking or canoeing without feeling like you're going to burst into a cloud of sweaty steam (sorry, too graphic?).\nApple Picking\nTo me, nothing says "fall" quite like biting into a fresh, crisp apple. Apple-picking is a fun way to spend a day with friends and enjoy a beautiful autumn day (while taking cute Instagram photos, of course).\nView this post on Instagram jeune taylor en pleine cueillette 🍎 #2011 #14ans #speaknowdeluxeedition #malaisante A post shared by IZZY 🌼 (@izzypoire) on Oct 9, 2017 at 4:44pm PDT\nCheck out our list of great apple picking spots near Montreal.\nExcuses To Cuddle Up\nFall means cooler weather, and THAT means that it is officially time to cuddle up with your favourite person, a cup of tea, and a scary movie.\nView this post on Instagram New video went live yesterday! Link in bio 🧡 Dan and I are currently driving to NYC and I’m bored. Go ask me questions in my stories 🙈🍂 A post shared by Alex Centomo (@alexcentomo) on Oct 26, 2018 at 6:23am PDT\nCheck out this list of new Netflix releases this season!\nCorn Mazes\nCorn mazes are a distinctly autumnal activity, and they're so nostalgic and fun.\nView this post on Instagram 'Tis the season🍎🌽 A post shared by Sydney (@princessesydneysummer) on Oct 7, 2017 at 6:42pm PDT\nYes, I may be a full-grown, 5-foot-ten "adult," but that doesn't mean that I can't still enjoy running through a maze with some friends.\nIndulging In Comfort Food\nFall announces the return of some of my favourite foods: mac 'n' cheese, apple pies, butternut squash soup, etc. Making all of that stuff at home is great, but Montreal has a plethora of restaurants that serve up fantastic comfort food.\nView this post on Instagram 🔥 🐔 🥪 hot chicken sandwich #chaletbbq • best in the biz #verymerry #poutine A post shared by Huge Galdones (@hugegaldones) on Dec 27, 2018 at 3:50pm PST\nCheck out some of our favourites here.\nAdorable Fall Fashion\nWeather in the fall is a little all over the place: it feels like winter in the morning, but turns into a summer's day in the afternoon.\nView this post on Instagram Sunday in the sun! This photo makes me realize I really missed it by not going to a sunflower field in the Tori overalls and frolicking. . . . . . . #missedopportunity #sunflower #yellow💛 #mustardcorduroy #octoberstyle #weekendstyle #comfystyle #everydaystyle #reallifestyle #slowfashion #slowfashionstyle #ethicallymade #ethicalfashion #ecostyle #madeincanada #madeinvancouver #canadianstyle #canadianmade #montrealfashion #mtlmode #mtlstyle #montrealboutique #falloutfits #falllayers #falloutfits #shopsmall #pillarclothing A post shared by Allison Wonderland Clothing (@shopwonderland) on Oct 6, 2019 at 4:12pm PDT\nHonestly, though, I am HERE for fall fashion and layering.\nAll Of The Halloween Activities\nHalloween is by far one of my favourite holidays of the year. And Montreal knows how to do Halloween RIGHT.\nView this post on Instagram A choochoo, a train! 😃❤💋😃❤💋 . . . . . #rhpsmtl #rockyhorrorpictureshow #rocky #groupie #rhps #preshow #thriller A post shared by Rocky Horror Montreal (@rhpsmtl) on Oct 26, 2018 at 10:18pm PDT\nWhether you're looking for thrills in a super-scary haunted house, a wild night out at a house party, or a raunchy night at the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Montreal has got an event for you.\nAmazing Hikes\nThe beautiful fall colours and amazing weather make fall the perfect hiking season.\nView this post on Instagram They are not the tallest or the most powerful waterfalls in Canada, but the Chutes Montmorency looked gorgeous last Sunday. And as a bonus, they are just 10km away from Quebec City. #chutesmontmorency #montmorencyfalls #montmorency #quebec #quebeccity #quebecregion #quebeccite #quebec_travelers #quetalviajar #tourismequebec #quebecoriginal #boquebec #paysagesqc #narcityquebec #canada #explorecanada #paradisecanada #travel_drops #livelovecanada A post shared by Steve Pépin (@travel_with_steve) on Oct 16, 2018 at 3:50am PDT\nThere are a ton of great hikes in and around Montreal that you can enjoy with your friends, so you have no excuse to be staying indoors!\nFrolicking In Pumpkin Patches\nYes, it's basic, but picking out your perfect pumpkin to carve later is SO FUN. Not to mention how photographic pumpkin fields are. Take a couple of photos, I won't judge.\nView this post on Instagram Rechercher un peu de bonheur pendant cette session difficile. À tous les gens aux études en ce moment, vous êtes capable!!!! 🧡 A post shared by 💿 (@maudeelah) on Oct 2, 2018 at 8:13am PDT\nThe best part about pumpkin picking? Adding pumpkin to every recipe. 'Tis the season to make everything you eat pumpkin flavoured, from coffee to pies, to overnight oats.\nCharming Fall Dates\nWarming up with hot chocolate at a cozy café, going pumpkin picking, enjoying great views from the top of Mount Royal, going to the spa, running through haunted houses together...\nView this post on Instagram 📍Votre destination pour terminer la semaine sur une note parfaite ! // Your destination to finish the week on a perfect note! --- #stromspa #Montreal A post shared by Strom Spa Nordique (@stromspa) on Oct 20, 2017 at 1:14pm PDT\nThis city sets the scene for some truly romantic dates.\nBustling Student Life\nStudents flock to Montreal from all over the world. When classes start up again, the city is filled with new and exciting energy.\nView this post on Instagram Nunca perco o meu olhar de turista sobre Montreal. Já reparou ao redor de você quantas coisas lindas e interessantes existem? Preste atenção no seu caminho. A post shared by Dani Miranda (@danimiranda_photo) on Oct 9, 2019 at 6:21pm PDT\nThere's also the always-entertaining student meme culture — a product of their exam season misery.\nThe Botanical Gardens\nThere is no denying that one of the best things during fall is going to the Botanical Gardens. The space really comes to life with a festival of lights, pumpkin decorating contests, and a Halloween-themed exhibit.\nView this post on Instagram Évitez les mauvaises surprises à #Jardinsdelumière, réservez votre heure de visite en achetant votre billet d'avance. Seuls les détenteurs d'un billet à heure fixe pourront accéder au parcours illuminé au #JardinBotanique. 🍂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Avoid unpleasant surprises at #GardensOfLight – book your time of visit by purchasing your tickets in advance. Only visitors with a set time will be able to access the illuminated path at the #JardinBotanique. 🍂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #Automne #Saisons #Seasons #Garden #Fall #excitedforfall #Jardinbotanique #Jardinbotaniquedemontreal #Botanicalgarden #Espacepourlavie #Spaceforlife #Montréal #Montreal #MTL #ExploreQuébec\n #QuoifaireaMontreal #Whattodo #TourismeMontreal #Livemontreal #Instatravel #visiting #welltraveled #lanterns #lanternes #jardinilluminé #illuminatedgarden A post shared by Espace pour la vie (@espacepourlavie) on Sep 26, 2018 at 10:32am PDT\nNot to mention that the parks next to the Olympic Stadium are perfect for a leisurely stroll.\nFun Weekend Road Trips\nThis season's long weekends give everyone a great excuse to go for a three-day getaway. And, there is no shortage of scenic escapades in Quebec.\nView this post on Instagram Dernière photo qui conclut notre road trip au Quebec! Un peu plus de 3 500 km à sillonner 4 belles régions pendant les couleurs d’automne 🍂 . . Pour ceux que ça intéresse, il y a 2 articles sur mon blog, notre itinéraire dans les régions du Bas-Saint-Laurent et de la Gaspésie. 2 autres articles sur la Côte-Nord et Charlevoix arrivent prochainement. . . . #parcnational #sepaq #reseausepaq #autumn #fall #roadtrip #ontheroad #quebec #quebecoriginal #exploreqc #explorequebec #pvtcanada #pvtiste #hellopanducci A post shared by Adeline 👋🏼 (@hello_panducci) on Nov 4, 2018 at 6:14am PST\nCheck out this list of our favourites.\nThe Instagram Photos Take Themselves\nJust writing this list is making me want to go out and take some photos of the ever-changing leaves.\nView this post on Instagram Robur meum civium fides. Sunday Tradition complete. #sunrise #sundaytraditions #westmountsummit #sunnysidepark #summitcircle A post shared by Alexander Gordon Donaldson (@agdonald) on Sep 4, 2018 at 2:25pm PDT\nThere are so many opportunities to take good photos: a Thanksgiving feast, Halloween parties, lovely hikes, etc.\nYou Can Still Eat Poutine Outside\nIf you thought this list wasn't going to get weirdly specific, you thought wrong.\nView this post on Instagram J’espère que vous avez passez une belle Halloween! Notre souhait pour l’an prochain: récolter de la poutine au lieu des bonbons.🍭 . . . #whynot #labelleprovince #bellepro #momentlbp #food #foodiemtl #foodieqc #qcfoodie #comfortfood #eatwhatyoulove #miam #foodie #foodpics #dinner #lunch #foodporn #hungry #fries #frites #sauce #burger #share #cheese #enjoyagoodmeal #hotdog #poutine #halloween A post shared by 🌭+ 🍔 + 🍟 = 👌 #LBP (@labelleprovinceofficiel) on Nov 1, 2018 at 6:31am PDT\nFall is perfect poutine weather: it's cold enough for a steaming plate of fries and gravy, but still hot enough to enjoy it in the sun.\nFall Farm Baskets\nGetting my fresh farm basket full of butternut squash, potatoes, carrots, and other goodies keeps me feeling like a true Gordon Ramsey. Nothing beats fall produce.\nView this post on Instagram La saison des fruits locaux se poursuit à 100 milles à l’heure 🚗🚗, mais il nous reste tout de même une tonne de raisins biologiques, de fruits à noyau, de melons et de bleuets! #mangerlocal #lesfermeslufa #saisondesfruits • The local fruit season is zooming by 🚗🚗, but we’ve still got a bunch of organic grapes, stone fruit, melon and blueberries. #eatlocal #lufafarms #fruitseason A post shared by Lufa Farms / Les Fermes Lufa (@lufafarms) on Sep 4, 2019 at 12:12pm PDT\nCheck out this map of Montreal's markets!\nWalking Through The Plateau\nThe Plateau is a fun neighbourhood at all times of the year, but it feels particularly special during the fall. You can walk up and down Montreal, ducking in and out of coffee shops, strolling through parks, and enjoying how the colourful building façades match the autumn leaves.\nView this post on Instagram I say this every autumn...the Plateau is a picturesque landscape of beauty 🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂 A post shared by LOR DI MAIO (@lordilor) on Oct 9, 2019 at 2:58pm PDT\nI might be biased, but I'm sure you all agree that Montreal is the best place to spend the fall season.\nDon't forget to send us all of your fall-themed content on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!