Although we have plenty of spots to go hiking in the city (Mount Royal is gorgeous in the fall, guys), and even some highkey awesome places to get your hike on in Quebec... well, I feel like nothing really compares to one special spot.
The mountain itself is located in the Mont Orford National Park, and although it's tailored to be the perfect hiking experience during the fall (thanks to the gorgeous fall colours that engulf the area), there are also plenty of other things to do and see.
And if you're down to stay the night? No worries. They have campgrounds, including huts that are straight-up ready to camp in, they have cabins... TBH, they have whatever you need to get cozy in the woods.
The map was created by Bonjour Québec, the official tourism website of the Quebec government.
It follows a colour code that varies from green to grey.
The legend explains:
Green: The leaves haven't started changing colour yet
Yellow: The leaves are beginning to change colour
Orange: The leaves are at a mid-point between starting to change colour and reaching their peak
Red: The leaves are nearly at peak
Brown: The leaves are past their peak
Grey: The season is over
You can also filter the map by national parks, wildlife reserves, trails, routes and other ways you might want to take in the scenery.
Right now, most leaves around Montreal are in the green zone. But going north toward the Laurentians, you'll find leaves in the yellow zone — beginning to change colour — around Sainte-Adèle as well as leaves in the orange zone — at their mid-point — around Mont-Tremblant.
The tool is updated every Thursday, so it was last updated on September 16 and will be updated again on September 23.
Our province is home to some beautiful mountains that get packed with snow once winter hits.
And if you're already planning your skiing adventures for the 2021-2022 season, Casino En Ligne's new ranking of the "Top 9 Ski Resorts Quebec Has to Offer This Winter" may help you narrow down where you want to go.
The Top 9 Quebec ski resorts to check out this winter according to Casino En Ligne are:
It comes with little surprise that Tremblant won the top spot. As Casino En Ligne put it, "Mont Tremblant is a great skiing location for those of any level of experience whether a seasoned skier or beginner. The renowned resort has over 100 trails in total; 22 easy, 31 difficult and 49 very difficult/extreme. Mont Tremblant has been voted the top ski resort on the East Coast of North America."
Before we know it, it'll be time to hit the slopes again.
In Quebec, a vaccine passport is required to access many businesses and activities deemed non-essential, including restaurants and bars.