Whether you’re visiting Montreal or considering moving here, it is a magical and charismatic city, especially during the fall time. As carpets of leaves create dazzling displays of colour along city streets, you can cozy up with a scarf, indulge in pumpkin lattes, and explore some of the amazing fall-themed events and activities that are happening around the city. Make the most of the season with these 5 must-do activities in Montreal this fall.
Pick Your Own Apples
Apples are always synonymous with the autumn, which is why this is a favourite must-do activity in Montreal for locals and visitors alike. With plenty of orchards located close to the city, it’s the perfect way to spend a day. Pay a visit to the City of Saints orchards for some apple picking, or the Cidrerie-Verger Leo Boutin orchard to sample some cider in their factory and explore all sorts of fun activities that the whole family can enjoy. For somewhere closer to the city, check out Verger Au Coeur de la Pomme, only a 15-minute drive from the city core.
Sip on The Best Hot Chocolate While Window Browsing
The fall time is all about embracing things that are warm and cozy, and that means sipping on something warm and delectable – and we don’t just mean pumpkin lattes! Indulge in the best hot chocolate in the city at Juliette et Chocolat. This place is renowned for being the go-to spot in Montreal to sample the tastiest vintage style hot chocolate. Take your new favourite drink and stroll through St. Denis Street to window shop and enjoy the bustling city vibe.
Take Advantage of The Harvest Season
Harvest season is when the markets are booming with fresh produce, seasonal favourites and all kinds of artisanal goods. Jean-Taylor, Atwater, Maisonneuve, and Lachine are the main ones that are open during the fall. You snag everything here, from amazing cheese, locally sourced meat, crafted goods, flowers, pumpkins, and so much more.
Get A Birds Eye View from Mount Royal
You can capture the true beauty of the city during this time of year by visiting Mount Royal. This is a small mountain located nearby that gives you the perfect vantage point to admire the fall foliage. This scenic spot is always a favourite for locals, especially in the fall season.
See the Night Light Up at The Gardens of Light Festival
Watch the night light up with over 700 lanterns surrounding the Botanical Gardens. It’s a magical experience filled with music and a soothing ambience that’s inspired by the traditional ancient Chinese Lantern Festival. Takes place from the beginning of September to the end of October.
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