Since fall is finally here and the nice weather seems here to stay (for now), shouldn't you be thinking about taking a little trip to some small towns in Quebec to check out the amazing fall colours?
Yeah, that's a great idea! Here are six of the most adorable small towns in Quebec to check out the incredible fall colours this season.
Warwick is a small town just a couple of hours outside of Montreal in the Centre-du-Québec region. Located at the foot of the Appalachians, Warwick has plenty of breathtaking sights to see. The town also has an adorable city centre with antique shops and historical tours.
Saint-Zénon is a picturesque community in the Lanaudière region located on the edge of the Mastigouche Wildlife Reserve. The region is one of the best-preserved natural landscapes in the province, dotted with small lakes and waterfalls. It's around 2.5 hours from Montreal.
Frelighsburg is a historic village in the Eastern Townships around 1.5 hours from Montreal. Not only does this sleepy town have some truly spectacular natural landscapes, but also some lovingly preserved architectural heritage.
If you're a Quebec metalhead, you're probably quite familiar with Montebello. Whether you like metal or not, you'll definitely enjoy the quaint and sleepy town which just so happens to have one of the most prestigious hotels in the world.
Neuville is a lovely little town on the shores of the Saint Lawrence River that's totally worth the scenic drive. Other than its fantastic marina, Neuville has plenty of beautiful sights to see.
One of the farthest places from Montreal on this list is also one of the most beautiful. Located at the entryway of the Saguenay peninsula, L'Anse-Saint-Jean is an absolutely spectacular small town with scenic views. If you have a chance, you must visit!
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.
Our city is undoubtedly beautiful during every season, but it truly gains a special charm during fall, which is why we sought out the best places in Montreal to go and admire the colourful leaves right now.
Most of the leaves will have fallen in just a few short weeks, so we need to make the most of the shortest, yet prettiest, season!
Montreal Botanical Garden
Where: 4101, rue Sherbrooke E., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: The Botanical Garden is stunning during any season, but it truly comes to life during the fall. And it's also absolutely magical at night.
Enjoy the weekends while you can because, as true Quebecers know, the nice weather won't last forever.
Explore One Of The World's Coolest Neighbourhoods
Address: Villeray, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: Villeray has been freshly named one of Time Out's 49 coolest neighbourhoods in the world in 2021. Whether you're a Villeray local or you've never been before, now's your chance to see what all the hype's about.
Why You Need To Go: Sometimes you want to get a head start on the week ahead (or catch up on the week prior). And other times, you need to curl up with a good book on a rainy day. Montreal is full of cozy cafés that are perfect for reading, writing, working and relaxing.
Why You Need To Go: This burger on a pink bun is not only fun and delicious, it's also for a good cause. Proceeds from each burger bought during the month of October will be donated to La Fondation du Cancer du Sein du Québec.
Back in February, OASIS immersion, Canada's largest indoor immersive experience, opened and instantly added a burst of colour to the city. It quickly became a go-to spot for locals and tourists alike, which started off by showcasing the exhibit Inspirations. And now, there's an all-new exhibit for you to check out!
MTL Blog got the chance to get a sneak peek of the new exhibit, titled Unwind, which opens to the public on Thursday, October 7.
The space is separated into three different rooms, all with a different purpose. Visitors begin by going through the "Relaxation" room where the digital art provides a sense of peace. They then make their way into the "Stimulation" room where their senses become awakened. The works presented in the final room, "Reconnection," are meant to make one feel reconnected with themselves, others, and nature.
This new immersive experience features 10 works by digital artists from both Quebec and across the globe — and it's an absolute sensory trip.
It takes approximately 75 minutes to experience the entirety of Unwind.
This unique walk-through experience is the exact dose of colour and music that our souls need right now.
Unwind at OASIS immersion
Address: Palais des Congrès; 301, rue Saint-Antoine O, Montreal, QC
Price: $28.74 for adults
When: Thursday to Saturday from 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. The last entry is 80 minutes before closing