Just because summer is over doesn’t mean the options for attractive activities are exhausted. October and November offer ideal conditions to enjoy them, and this transitional period is full of entertaining destinations. Here are 6 ideas to help you make the most of autumn.
A horse ride
For a memorable fall experience, treat yourself to a horseback ride on the trails of Mont St-Hilaire! The Centre Équestre Nouvelle-France, located in St-Jean-Baptiste, is the perfect place to enjoy this adventure. With or without riding experience, this is a unique getaway to enjoy nature.
Gardens of Light at the Botanical Gardens
Find yourself in another world in the heart of the city: that’s the promise made by the Botanical Garden, year after year, with its Gardens of Light. Until October 31, this illuminated tour opens the door to three fascinating cultures: the Chinese Garden, the First Nations Garden and the Japanese Garden. Get ready for an immersive experience that will awaken your senses!
Gloomy discoveries in Quebec City
Ready for the spookiest guided tour of Old Quebec? Until December 1, discover sordid tales with Les Promenades Fantômes. Accompanied by an actor (or even several), you’ll be immersed in a theatrical universe where local stories and superstitions are revealed. Perfect for lovers of tales and legends, theater and a few thrills.
Stroll through the Fairyland of Lights
Let yourself be dazzled by illumi Laval‘s 25 million lights. This three-kilometre pedestrian route takes you through 19 magical worlds. It’s without doubt the most magical and illuminated nighttime stroll of the fall season. A car tour option is also available.
A trip to one of your favorite spas
Hot tubs are even more enjoyable when temperatures cool. There are some great addresses in town, but if you can get away from it all, opt for a spa in the heart of nature, which promises to blow your mind. And the bonus: the air is so good!
Picking squash for winter
U-pick apples isn’t the only must-do fall activity! Picking squash, including much more than just pumpkins, is an annual tradition to mark in your calendar. The Centre d’interprétation de la courge in Saint-Joseph-du-lac, near Oka, is open rain or shine until the end of October (or until the harvest runs out). Wheelbarrows are available to make transporting your harvest easier. Psittt… your faithful 4-legged friend is welcome on site!
As you can see, October and November are by no means the end of interesting activities. On the contrary, this transition period is perfect for exploring new activities!