Is there anything better than fall? We totally agree — Not much! And what better way to celebrate than by attending a fall festival in Quebec? Since we know festivals are Montrealers' favourite ways to celebrate just about anything.
All throughout Quebec, you'll find some pretty amazing events that allow you to see the leaves, try some delicious fall treats and get outside to enjoy that crisp, fall air.
Some of the festivals require tickets and others are completely free. But they're all so worth it.
Plus they're in some of Quebec's most spectacular regions, like the Eastern Townships and Charlevoix to name a few.
And be sure to check each festival to see if pups are welcome, too. Because even our furry friends love this time of year.
Just remember to mark all of these festivals in your calendar because just like a fall leaf, they'll come and go before you know it...
Mont Sutton Fall Festival
Address: 671, rue Maple, Sutton QC
When: Every weekend September 12 – October 12
You can take gazing upon beautiful leaves to new heights at the Mont Sutton Fall Festival. Not only will you see Mont Sutton, but you'll get an incredible view of the gorgeous Eastern Townships region.
This fall festival in the breathtaking Charlevoix region spans over four weekends and is totally worth the drive. You'll get to celebrate everyone's favourite season and be able to buy pre-season passes to get ready for the winter season.
Try The City's Newest Asian Market In Montreal's 'Second Chinatown'
Price: Around $5 to $25 per dish
When: September 10 to 12 (Friday and Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.)
Address: Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest (between rue Lambert Closse and rue de Bleury)
Why You Need To Go: If you enjoy the Asian night markets in Montreal's original Chinatown, then you'll love the city's newest pan-Asian street food festival, which will take place in the city's "second Chinatown" in Shaughnessy Village. There's even going to be a corgi party with 100 corgis.
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.