Hiking, whale watching, cycling and more! Fall 2021
Photo: Roger St-Laurent
Hiking in the Great Outdoors

In the maritime regions of Québec, fall is an ideal time of year to go hiking and explore the great outdoors. Milder temperatures, colourful landscapes and abundant wildlife all ensure a fun and memorable experience. Find out the best spots to go hiking in the fall in Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, Côte-Nord and the Îles de la Madeleine.

Whale watching
Photo: Sébastien St-Jean/Tourisme Côte-Nord
Whale Watching

Thirteen species of cetaceans frequent the waters of the St. Lawrence until October. During a sea excursion or directly from the shore, you may spot fin whales, humpbacks and harbour porpoises. Find out why fall is a great season for whale watching!

Cycling in Kamouraska
Photo: Pilar Macias

Cyclists will enjoy taking advantage of the reduced traffic on our roads to contemplate fall scenery along the St. Lawrence, over hills and valleys, and along country roads. Here are our suggestions for places to go cycling in the fall in Eastern Québec.

À l'abri de la Tempête
Photo: Mathieu Dupuis/Tourisme Îles de la Madeleine
Savouring Local Flavours

Fall is harvest season in Eastern Québec, which means an abundance of incredibly fresh produce, as well as many local cheeses, beers, wines and spirits to savour. Find out more about the fall flavours that await you in our regions!

White-tailed deer
Photo: Jean-Christophe Lemay
Admiring Wildlife Species

In addition to marine mammals, Eastern Québec is home to many other wildlife species that can easily be observed at this time of year, during hikes on your own or organized activities. Here is an overview of the species you may see in our regions.

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