What to Do in Quebec City for a Colourful Thanksgiving Holiday

Celebrated on the second Monday of October, Thanksgiving is essentially a celebration to honour the harvests and have a good time with our loved ones. It is the perfect time to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery that autumn has to offer. Quebec City offers a wide range of activities to enjoy this long weekend.

What to Do in Quebec City for a Colourful Thanksgiving Holiday

Great Colour Adventure at Mont-Saint-Anne

Every weekend from September 21 to October 14, 2019, enjoy a host of activities for everyone at Mont-Saint-Anne. It’s an event not to be missed in order to enjoy the festive atmosphere and the beautiful colours that the mountain has to offer.

When: Every weekend from September 21 to October 14, 2019

Where: Mont-Sainte-Anne

How to get there: See the map


Get Cruising and Visit Grosse-Île

Get Cruising and Visit Grosse-Île at Quebec City

Would you like to go back in time and learn more about the past of our region? Discover Grosse-Île, located only 35 minutes from Quebec City. It is a legendary place where a human quarantine station was built to counter the many epidemics that have struck Europe. With the help of a guide, you will learn all the mysteries of this island, which has long been closed to the public. Several tour options and prices are available. For more information, visit Croisières AML’s website.

When: From September 12 to October 13, 2019, from 9:45 AM to 3:15 PM

Where: Berthier-sur-Mer Marina

How to get there: See the map


Station Touristique Duchesnay

Station Touristique Duchesnay

Arbraska Duchesnay is the place to go for outdoor lovers. With its abundance of activities, you will be able to enjoy trails, rivers and lakes. A wide variety of circuits are available for the whole family. Among other things: an aerial adventure course offering an incredible view of Lake Saint-Joseph, a 1000-foot zip line and an extreme loop for those more daring. Come and enjoy an aerial experience that you will not soon forget located only 30 minutes from Quebec City.

When: Every weekend from the end of August to the end of October

Where: 140, montée de l’Auberge
Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, QC
G3N 2Y6

How to get there: See the map


Apple Picking

Apple Picking at Quebec City

Apple picking is undoubtedly part of Quebecer’s fall habits and the region offers several orchards with magnificent landscapes. You can even take beautiful family photos and keep them as a souvenir. October is the perfect month to pick your own beautiful and fresh apples. Île d’Orléans has several orchards to help you enjoy this classic fall activity and to fill your bag with apples while having fun.

When: From September to October 2019

Where: At Cidrerie Verger Bilodeau, at Domaine de la source à Marguerite (website in French only), at Ferme Guillaume Létourneau (website in French only) or at Polyculture Plante (website in French only).

How to get there:

See directions to Cidrerie Verger Bilodeau

See directions to Domaine de la source à Marguerite

See directions to Ferme Guillaume Létourneau

See directions to Polyculture Plante


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