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Quebec City is where to be during the fall!

What to do in Quebec City in the fall? Especially at this time, when areas in several regions are displaying the same colors as the leaves on the trees? Fortunately, in Quebec City and the surrounding areas, there is no shortage of activities! Whether you are a seasoned nature lover or a novice in the field, here are a few suggestions that will please you!

For outdoor enthusiasts

There is still time to enjoy the colors of autumn before winter covers the landscape with its white screen. To do so, there are several spots to mark on the agenda. The Vallée Bras-du-Nord, in Saint-Raymond within the Portneuf region, includes more than 80 kilometers of trails, including several courses with breathtaking views. 

Mont-Sainte-Anne promises walkers a magnificent view of the river and the Ile d'Orléans at the top of the mountain. One can also hike the Mestachibo trail, which connects Jean-Larose Falls at the foot of Mont-Sainte-Anne to the church of Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges, for a distance of 13.8 kilometers. Alternatively, there is a trail to Saint-Tite-des-Caps for a 22.2 kilometer hike.

Only 30 minutes from Quebec City, the Jacques-Cartier National Park is, without a doubt, one of the favourite destinations for outdoor enthusiasts. More than 100 kilometers of trails for all levels await hiking fanatics. The scenery is spectacular, both in the forest and along the river. 

Mont-Wright's Parc de la forêt ancienne is a true jewel of ecological heritage. Indeed, it is home to one of the last examples of old-growth forest, dating back more than 300 years.

For beginners, the flat trails of the Northern Marshes in Stoneham offer an enchanting scenery and the possibility to observe a wide variety of birds. You can also rent a canoe or kayak to stroll on the Huron River and Lake St. Charles. Bird watching lovers are not to be outdone at the Cap-Tourmente National Wildlife Area. You can take advantage of 20 kilometers of hiking trails and observe the migration of the Greater Snow Goose in the fall and spring.

Finally, why not enjoy the 400 kilometers of bicycle paths in Quebec City and the surrounding areas? Among the favourite routes for cycling enthusiasts are the Coastal Corridor along the St. Lawrence River, the Jacques-Cartier/Portneuf trail, the Corridor des Cheminots and Île d'Orléans.

What to do in the city?

The city's colourful spectacle is also magnificent, especially the Plains of Abraham, the Bois-de-Coulonge Park and the Maizerets estate. Finally, why not seize the opportunity to rediscover Old Quebec, its cobblestone streets, architecture and historic sites.

Have a good Fall