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3 Ways to Enjoy the Fall Colours Near Québec City

Credit: Marais du Nord

Summer is turning to fall, which means it’s time for spectacular scenery in the greater Québec City area. Here are 3 great ways to enjoy the fall colours.

1 Fruit & Vegetable Stands

Portneuf Area

Ferme Langlois & fils Credit: Ferme Langlois & fils Zoom

Get your vitamins before winter hits! In the fall, Québec’s roadside stands are overflowing with fruits and veggies. You’ll find plenty of stands in Neuville, a picturesque village just west of Québec City. Head out along the mythic Chemin du Roy on a crisp fall day and fill up on yellow beets, butternut squash, carrots, and tomatoes all as brightly coloured as the leaves in the trees.

Find out more about the Portneuf area and the fruit and vegetable stands along Chemin du Roy


2 Geocaching

Jacques-Cartier Area

Marais du Nord Credit: Marais du Nord Zoom

Grab a GPS and head out in search of 18 geocaches hidden along the marsh trails at Marais du Nord. The new geocaching route is divided into two parts—the first sticks to easy terrain, while the second is meant for experienced hikers. You can use your own GPS for this technological treasure hunt, or rent one onsite.

Find out more about Marais du Nord or the Jacques-Cartier area

3 Fall Colours Festival

Côte-de-Beaupré Area

Mont-Sainte-Anne Zoom

Every year, Mont-Sainte-Anne ski area hosts the Great Colour Adventure, a month-long festival of weekend activities in a spectacular fall setting. There’s a pumpkin hunt, Oktoberfest, bouncy castles, disc golf, mountain biking, and a bunch of surprises, all in one of the best spots around for fall foliage.

Find out more about the Great Colour Adventure at Mont-Sainte-Anne and the Côte-de-Beaupré area

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