Fall is definitely one of my favourite times of the year. The magic and beauty of the leaves are seriously so worth the wait. I mean, it's so magic you have to see it to be-leaf it! And the best places to get lost in the fall foliage are definitely small towns in Quebec.

Although some people get sad that we have to wait another year for summer in the city, the good news is that the magic and beauty of fall are almost here.

Luckily for us, we live in la belle province, so you know the fall leaves will not disappoint.

There are so many places in Quebec to see the gourd-geous season and lots of small towns that become even more spectacular come autumn.

This list includes some places that are more well-known and some that may not be as familiar, but are definitely worth the visit.

While you're driving, maybe you'll stumble upon another town that becomes the apple of your eye with the magic of fall all around it.

It may sound corn-y, but orange you glad it's almost fall?


Gatineau

Distance from Montreal: 2 hours and 20 minutes

Just before the Ontario-Quebec border, Gatineau is home to Gatineau Park, where you'll find beautiful trees and lakes, like the famous Pink Lake.

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Sherbrooke

Distance from Montreal: 1 hour and 40 minutes

Less than two hours from the city, Sherbrooke is perfect for a quick escape with all the charm and enchantment that comes with the fall. It's got a small-town heart with big-city vibes.

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Cacouna

Distance from Montreal: 4 hours and 15 minutes

Cacouna is located in Rivière-du-Loup Regional County in Bas-Saint-Laurent. Definitely one of the farthest places on this list, but so worth it.

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Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury

Distance from Montreal: 3 hours and 10 minutes

Only 20 minutes from Quebec City, Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury is home to Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier and other amazing spots that become surrounded by so much fall beauty.

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Sainte-Rose-du-Nord

Distance from Montreal: 5 hours and 30 minutes

Sainte-Rose-du-Nord in the fall looks almost too beautiful to be true, but luckily for us, it really, really is. And with so many great outdoor activities, you'll get lots of time to soak it all in.

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Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts

Distance from Montreal: 1 hour and 30 minutes

A popular getaway spot for Montrealers throughout the year, autumn is truly a magnificent time of year in the Laurentians and should definitely be on your fall bucket list this year.

And, it has one of the highest ziplines in Quebec, offering some seriously breathtaking views.

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Ham-Sud

Distance from Montreal: 2 hours and 10 minutes

Found in the Eastern Townships, Ham-Sud is located at the base of Mont Ham. Here, you'll find a regional park with the most amazing views of the leaves you need to see to believe.

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North Hatley

Distance from Montreal: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Also part of the Eastern Townships, North Hatley is found at the northern end of Lac Massawippi. It has an old-school charm and sophistication, with some of the most sought-after sites in all of Quebec.

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Val-Morin

Distance from Montreal: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Val-Morin is a great place to see the beautiful changing of seasons. There are unbelievable trails, parks and lakes to explore and more to see around every corner.

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Mont-Sainte-Hilaire

Distance from Montreal: 40 minutes

Close to the island, Mont-Sainte-Hilaire feels like it's so far from the hustle and bustle of the city, but is really less than an hour away. It's a great place to explore and make it home in time for supper.

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Morin-Heights

Distance from Montreal: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Morin-Heights is one of those places that you think of when you think of autumn. Not only does it have beautiful leaves, but the reflection on the water gives you even more beauty — since we all just can't get enough.

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Rupert

Distance from Montreal: 2 hours and 40 minutes

This village isn't far from Wakefield and is just north of Ottawa. While it may not be the most well-known spots of this list, it definitely will be once you see the leaves.

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I'll leaf you to go explore!

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