Every fall, the Québec City area comes alive in an amazing blaze of autumn colour. Make sure you plan to stay a little longer to fully enjoy it!

Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier | Credit:  Luc Rousseau
Credit: Luc Rousseau

Parc national de la Jacques Cartier

Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier is a magnet for hikers and photography buffs. More than 100 km (62 miles) of hiking trails lead to some of the park's most scenic landscapes.

Mont-Sainte-Anne

Mont-Sainte-Anne

With its magnificient fall colours, Mont-Sainte-Anne treats you to stunning panoramas.

Don't miss the Great Color Adventure, a fall event featuring more than 145 km of cross-country and downhill mountain bike trails, hiking trails, entertainment, panoramic gondolas, petting-farm, jumpaï, inflatable games and more.

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Family Fun at Canyon Ste-Anne

Canyon Ste-Anne

The spectacular Canyon Sainte-Anne is best viewed from the easy network of paths and the 3 suspension bridges, one of which is the highest in Québec, at 60 meters above the gorge! A memorable sight in fall!

Snow geese at cap tourmente  | Credit:  Luc-Antoine Couturier
Credit: Luc-Antoine Couturier

Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area

Those who enjoy wildlife watching will not want to miss the thousands of Snow Geese at the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area

This major Canadian bird-watching site is the perfect spot to watch the impressive flocks of Snow Geese that migrate every spring and fall. 

Marais du Nord (APEL) | Credit:  Luc Charbonneau
Credit: Luc Charbonneau

Marais du Nord

Located north of Saint-Charles Lake, the Marais du Nord wetlands are a favourite with bird-watchers (159 species) and nature lovers.

A 8-kilometre trail network meanders through this exceptional natural site with various observation points on the lake and the marshes. You may get a chance to see osprey fishing, or a muskrat.

Vallée Bras-du-Nord, Portneuf | Credit:  Vallée Bras-du-Nord
Credit: Vallée Bras-du-Nord

Vallée Bras-du-Nord

Several options are available to admire the colours in this beautiful valley of the Portneuf region.

Whether you prefer hiking or horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking or canyoning, Vallée Bras-du-Nord offer all these activities!

Plains of Abraham

Urban Parks

You don't need to leave town to get your fill of fresh air, thanks to Québec City's many urban parks: the Plains of Abraham, Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge, Domaine Maizerets… the choice is yours.

 

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