11 Incredible Things You Can Do Around Quebec City This Fall - MTL Blog

11 Incredible Things You Can Do Around Quebec City This Fall

Great ideas for a weekend getaway!

We all know it's fall when Starbucks' PSL has come out. Well that and the chilly morning air that's been very noticeable lately. 

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There are plenty of things going on in Montreal, like apple picking, haunted ghost tours, zombie walks and so much more. 

If you want to experience something outside of Montreal during this beautiful season, why not make a weekend get-away trip to Quebec City? With super cheap rates on bus tickets (as little as $20 one-way for students!), it's definitely an affordable option. 

With the beautiful fall foliage and already scenic views of the Saint Lawrence River, the provincial capital is the ultimate fall destination.

Here's a list of 8 fun activities you can do from now until the end of October: 

11. Go Apple Picking 

Nothing is better than picking fresh fruit, then eating it! Apple picking is perfect in September and October when the apples are at their prime. Also great places to take cute photos for Instagram. There are many sites to chose from: Cidrerie Verger BilodeauVignoble Domaine de la source à MargueriteFerme Guillaume Létourneau or at Polyculture Plante Inc. (Cidrerie du Bout de l'Île)

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10. Ghost Walking Tour 

Take a spooky tour through Old Quebec to learn all about the horrible crimes, incarcerations and even hangings that occured centuries ago at the height of New-France. Learn about the hidden secrets of all these wretched crimes told by the ghosts themselves. Ticket prices: Adults: $20; Students (10-17 years old): $17. Tours start at 8:00pm!

For more information and to buy your ticket visit their website

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9. Visit the German Christmas Market

This is a late fall activity. But although Christmas isn't until late December, of course, the Christmas Market in Quebec City kicks off on November 22nd! The market will evoke famous European winter festivals. With tons of holiday and seasonal goodies on sale, it's the perfect place for some early holiday shopping!

For more information, look here.

Via Québec Region


8. Enjoy panoramic views from the Citadelle

The citadelle sits at the very top of Quebec City. Today a museum and an official residence of the Governor General of Canada, it played a significant role in the British domination of New France. Climb up to the top to enjoy sweeping views of the Saint-Lawrence River basin and surrounding mountains. When the foliage reaches its peak, the citadelle will be the ideal spot for a cozy fall picnic.


7. Explore Île d'Orléans

The island in the Saint Lawrence River just northeast of Quebec city is packed with quaint artists' communities and colonial sites. Take a scenic drive around the island, enjoy the foliage, and stop at whatever shops or stands catch your eye!


6. Walking Lantern Tour  

Another ghost tour, but this time by guides with only lanterns to see Quebec. As you walk along the cobblestone roads, you will hear the creepy stories of murders, executions and even ghost spottings. Ticket prices: Adults:$22; Students: $19. Tours starts at 8:30pm!

For more information and to buy your ticket visit their website.

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5. Visit the cemeteries 

With a few sites to see, there's no shortage of eerie graveyards to visit. There's the Cote de la Montagne Cemetery in Old Quebec, which dates back to the early French settlement. Near lies the Notre-Dame-de-Québec Basilica-Cathedral, where a crypt contains 900 bodies. There are also urban cemeteries  Sholom Cemetery for the Jewish community,  the historic St. Matthew's Cemetery with guided walking tours (free iPhone app available), and two major garden cemeteries – Mount Hermon Cemetery and Saint-Charles Cemetery. 

For information on these cemeteries and where to find them, check out their website. 

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4. Pumpkin Picking 

Enjoy the weather and the beautiful scenery as you pick your own pumpkin in any of these fields: Domaine Orleans, Ferme Bedard et Blouin, and Ferme Guillaume Letourneau

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3. Visit Choco-musée Érico

Give into your sweet tooth and indulge in some fine chocolate at Érico chocolaterie pâtisserie. Here you can find incredible Halloween-themed chocolate on display and see how it's made!

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2. See Chateau Frontenac At Night 

Enjoy nighttime views of the famous hotel, where, along with the fall foliage, you can also see it beautifully lit up. 

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1. Hike Jacques-Cartier National Parc 

An absolute paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, this national park is absolutely stunning. Hike the mountain, go canoeing or kayaking. Open year-round and only $8.50 to explore this outdoor area.  

Visit the park website for more information. 

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