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.
According to The Weather Network, western Canada's active forest fires caused thick smoke to travel across the country, even reaching Newfoundland.
Did you catch the hazy Sun last night or this morning? 🔴 Sadly, this is due to the smoke particles from the wildfir… https://t.co/DCBLR8ibeL
— Canadian Space Agency (@Canadian Space Agency)
Lingering smoke from forest fires in Ontario and Manitoba was one of the principal causes of poor air quality in several areas of Quebec on Monday evening, including Laval, Gatineau, Shawinigan and Montreal, according to Environment Canada.
However, the smog was not expected to last more than 36 hours.
In a July 20 tweet, the Canadian Space Agency explained that particles from the Canadian wildfires caused the sunlight's longer-wavelength colours, like red and orange, to shine through while blocking the shorter wavelengths of yellow, blue and green.
Many Quebecers took to the Internet to create a digital record of the limited-time meteorological phenomenon.
You can go on rides and pig out on cotton candy. 🍭
Summer is in full swing in the Greater Montreal area as life slowly begins to feel a little more normal. If you're looking for something a little different than La Ronde, this is your chance to try out the Fun Show Amusement Fair, a summer carnival in Laval, that will be held at the Centropolis from July 15 to August 8.
Anyone who visits the fair is sure to have a vibrant, colourful evening — just like the ones you had when you were a kid.
Particularly enchanting at night, the amusement park offers about twenty rides, inflatable games, games of skill and mobile snacks. It's perfect for an exciting evening out of the ordinary.
To bring a date, to stuff yourself with cotton candy or simply to get your hair messed up on one of the many attractions, it will cost you $35 for a full day or $2 per coupon. Note that a small ride costs three coupons, and a large ride costs four coupons.
If you miss your chance at Centropolis, the carnival moves to the Metropolitan Flea Market from August 12 to 15, and to Place Vertu from August 19 to 29.