Montreal

Fall is definitely my favorite season. Every year, I look forward to an afternoon of apple picking in one of the many orchards around Montreal. However, you can also enjoy the beauty of the leaves changing color right in the heart of the city. Here are my favorite ways to fall in love with fall in Montreal.

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Hiking Mount Royal

This one is a must-do fall activity. Hiking Mount Royal provides a great way to get some fresh air and enjoy a stunning view of the city dressed in autumnal colors. Don’t feel like hiking? Drive up to the top so you will only need to take a short walk to the Mount Royal Belvedere.

Al Fresco Lunch in the Park 

More of a foodie? Plan an al fresco lunch in one of the city’s parks, where you can enjoy the gorgeous fall colors around you. Grab a blanket, a sandwich and your favorite hot beverage and you’re ready to go. The Mount Royal, the Lafontaine Park, the Old Port or the Jardins Gamelin are a few spots perfect for a fall picnic.

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Gardens of Light

Don’t miss the Garden of Lights this fall. Inspired by ancient Chinese traditions, this fall event at the Montréal Botanical Garden has been enchanting us since its creation. Glittering lanterns of various shapes illuminate the Chinese Garden and light up the faces of the thousands of visitors who come to enjoy the spectacle.

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Montreal Zombie Walk

On the last Saturday of October, you can immerse yourself in a Walking Dead-like experience just a few blocks from Loews Hotel Vogue. The Montreal Zombie Walk might just be the scariest night you’ve ever encountered. Be alert if you walk around the Quartier des Spectacles — you may be pursued by a Zombie!

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La Ronde Fright Fest

In October, the famous amusement park La Ronde will turn into the most frightening attraction in the city, the 17th edition of Fright Fest. Visit the park between October 6–October 28, when hordes of evil creatures will invade the park to terrify those who dare venture inside. Will you be brave enough to visit the haunted playground?

Laurence