The sunshine and breeze today are the epitome of fall. This type of weather makes me want to go out, explore, and see all the beautiful fall foliage.
TL;DR This map and accompanying list show all the fall festivals that you have to attend in Qubec.
Quebec is absolutely stunning in the fall – full of bright colours, picturesque autumnal landscapes, and tons of cute activities!
There are so many activities to do, like visiting cideries, picking apples, hiking, biking, and visiting historical sites throughout the province.
To help you make the most of this fall, we've put together a list and map of all the fall festivals you can visit across Quebec!
You could use this map to help plan the ultimate fall road trip across the province!
Start north of Ottawa, then travel through the regions north of Montreal on your way to Québec City. Conclude with stops at any or all of the three festivals south of the Saint Lawrence River!
Of course, you'll have to time the road trip to hit as many festivals as you can.
Without further ado, here is a list of all the major fall festivities taking place in Quebec!
14. Fine Fall Weekends at Mont-Comi Park
From September 8- October 7 (weekends only)
See the spectacular colours of fall at Mont-Comi Park. Enjoy various activities such as taking a chair lift ride, hiking, or biking on the mountain.
13. Festival des couleurs de Rigaud
From October 6th-8th
Bring your friends and take cute pictures at this mountain. Enjoy plenty of activities like hiking, biking, helicopter tours, or picnicking. Stroll along their "Escapade" trails for some incredible views.
12. Festival de l'Oie des Neiges
From October 5th-8th
A festival that celebrates not only fall, but also the snow geese and their migratory stop at Cap Tourmente. Celebrate all weekend long with musical guests, activities, and exhibitions. You won't want to miss this one!
11. Festival La Virée
From October 5th-7th
You won't want to miss this weekend jam packed with activities and fun! Choose from a variety of activities: workshops, exhibitions, and storytelling, musical shows, and traditional dancing. Not only that, but it's Gaspésie's largest public market with over 60 producers and artisans from the area.
10. Festival des couleurs de Vallée du Parc
From September 29th-October 8th (Weekends only)
Enjoy all the fall foliage at this mountain. Take a chair lift ride, enjoy a hike, music, and other performances. Make sure to check out the patio and menu of Le 360 restaurant and bar.
9. Symphonie des Couleurs
From September 1st-October 7th (weekends only)
Grab your friends and head to this festival, where you can taste delicious local food, enjoy live musical performances, take a chair lift ride, and so much more! See the fall foliage in all of its glory!
8. Mont-Sainte-Anne's Great Colour Adventure
From September 22nd- October 8th (weekends only)
Enjoy the picturesque views at Mont-Sainte-Anne during the fall. There's so much to do and see, including live shows, food, and sports. An unbe-leaf-able event!
7. Festival of Colours at Mont Sainte-Marie
From October 6th-7th
Discover the true beauty of nature and the wonderful colours of fall. Take a ride up Mont Sainte-Marie on the chairlift and enjoy lots of other fun activities: entertainment, musicians, walking tours, biking, BBQ on the patio, and even helicopter rides!
6. Gleason en couleurs
September 22nd-October 8th
This festival is so popular that it's coming back for its 21st year! Enjoy the magnificent scenery by riding the quad lift or hike some trails.
5. La Flambée des couleurs Magog-Orford
From September 22-October 14th (weekends only)
This charming region offers something for everyone. There's hiking, biking, and plenty of well-positioned terraces to relax and enjoy some stunning autumnal landscapes. Whether you want to walk around in the city centre or hike along the mountains, you won't be disappointed!
4. Mont Sutton Fall Festival
September 15-October 14 (weekends only)
View the fall foliage while hiking or biking and enjoy plenty of outdoor activities. You can ride the chair lift or take a scenic guided hike. The festival even features live music, mountain biking lessons, and a bar of local wines!
3. Sommet Saint-Sauveur Fun Fest
From September 15-October 28
This is more than your average fall festival! It has tons of thrilling rides, like the Viking, Dragon, and much more. If rides aren't your thing, they also have 18-hole mini putt. Also, just look at this view:
2. Festival des couleurs de Val Saint-Côme
From September 22nd-October 7th (weekends only)
Discover the beautiful region of Lanaudière. Take in the panoramic views on mountain hikes, chairlift rides, and helicopter tours. Vendors are also selling local artisanal products!
1. Fall Festival at Ski Montcalm
From September 15th-October 21st (weekends only)
Breathe the fresh air and see the most beautiful sights at the Ski Montcalm resort's annual fall festival. Take a yoga class, enjoy local food during a BBQ, listen to the live music, or go mountain biking/hiking. Make sure to mark this one in your calendar!