Québec City at its Best

What to do in Québec City in October

Credit: Guy Lessard

October Event Calendar:

Great Colour Adventure

Mont-Sainte-Anne Zoom

Come out and join the fun: hiking, treetop adventures, pumpkin hunts, a bouncy castle, a gondola ride up the mountain, disc golf, mountain biking, and more! September 21 to October 14


Halloween in Québec City Credit: Guy Lessard Zoom

Get into the spooky spirit of Halloween with activities and events all through the month of October.

SSQ Québec City Marathon

Québec City Marathon Credit: Philippe Roger Zoom

Thousands of participants from all over the world are expected to take part in this international sporting event. October 11 to 13

Les Rendez-vous ès TRAD Festival

Les Rendez-Vous Ès TRAD Credit: Les Rendez-Vous Ès TRAD Zoom

Four days of traditional music from Québec and abroad. Come for the music, the talks, the people, and the fun! October 11 to 14

Canadian Thanksgiving

Chateau Frontenac Credit: Guy Lessard Zoom

Treat yourself to a colourful getaway for the October long weekend. October 12 to 14

Québec en toutes lettres

Maison de la Littérature Credit: Jeff Frenette Photography Zoom

Indulge your love of the French language at a literary festival brimming with writing and reading challenges, literary happenings, and other fun, unique events that will set your mind alight. October 17 to 27

This Month's Suggestions:

9 Best Spots to See the Fall Colours

Kayaking in Marais du Nord Credit: Francis Fontaine Zoom

There are plenty of fabulous places where you can admire wooded landscapes all lit up in shades of yellow, orange, and red. Here are 9 spots in and around Québec City where the fall scenery is particularly splendid.

7 Tasty Stops on Île d’Orléans

Winery on Ile d'Orleans Credit: Jeff Frenette Photography Zoom

Heading to Île d’Orléans? Add these inspired culinary artisans to your hitlist.

5 Best Hikes

Credit: Francis Fontaine Zoom

Fall is the best time of year to hike. See some of our favourite trails!

For more inspiration, see also the events calendar and our fall activity suggestions.

Next post Your Complete Guide to a Colourful Thanksgiving Weekend


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