Banish November gloom!

Our between-season activity suggestions

If we don’t put in a little drive and imagination, November can be a bit of a drag. But if you have appropriate clothing for the weather, there’s always a way to do outdoor activities between seasons. You just have to keep active while waiting for the winter sports to kick in and the white cover to envelope the world.

Here are a few activity suggestions that can make a short November day quite memorable indeed.

Station touristique Duchesnay Station touristique Duchesnay
Station touristique Duchesnay Jeanne Rondeau-Ducharme | © Sépaq

Hit the hiking trails and get a full dose of fresh air

Small- and big-time walkers, it’s time to hit our network of hiking trails! Take advantage of the cool fall weather to get a full dose of fresh air, walk in the fallen leaves, and escape into the blazing colours. Whether on circuits designed for families or for expert mountain hikers, superb panoramas will unfold before your eyes, offering a complete change of scenery. An adventure in the wilderness awaits you!

Enjoy Duchesnay’s natural playground

In Duchesnay, outdoor activities never stop! What better way to enjoy the season’s colours than at an open-air playground! Start by exploring the forest along our network of hiking trails, where the wonderful world of underground shelters, a fascinating geological phenomenon, awaits you. Trail running lovers will also get their fix. And why not end the day with a delicious meal at Bistro-bar Le Quatre-Temps? The ultimate in comfort!

Wildlife watching near Montreal

Wildlife will put on a show in every season. During the transition from fall to winter, Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville and Parc national d’Oka are prime destinations for watching a multitude of wild animals, including the white-tailed deer and many birds flocking south. Whether you’re on foot or on your bike, delightful moments await you in the mornings and at close of day.

Parc national des Grands-Jardins
Parc national des Grands-Jardins Paul Dussault | © Sépaq
Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier Thomas Patry | © Sépaq
Parc national des Grands-Jardins
Parc national des Grands-Jardins Julie Audet | © Sépaq
Réserve faunique de Portneuf
Réserve faunique de Portneuf Alexis Pageau | © Sépaq

Visit the marine animals at Aquarium du Québec

If you find your motivation to do outdoor activities dwindling with the grey weather, remember that you can also pay a day’s visit to the 10,000 marine species at Aquarium du Québec. The indoor pavilions take you right down to the spectacular world of the deep seas. A guaranteed fascinating discovery! 

Hide away in a cozy cabin

If you feel November is a good time to do some cocooning, our suggestion is right up your alley: a full comfort stay in one of our well-equipped cabins, a candlelight dinner, and a crackling fire. Let’s think about Compact cabins in Parc national d’Oka, EXP. cabins in Jacques-Cartier and Mont-Tremblant national parks, Écho cabins in Bic, Mont-Mégantic and Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie national parks, as well as the new Oxygène cabins in Duchesnay which are unavoidable during the month of November. A special time for you and your loved ones to share!

Learning the ropes of small game hunting

Welcome to all new hunters! Take full advantage of the fall to cut your teeth in this unique sport that offers all sorts of thrills and chills. Hunting enthusiasts can opt for a day of hunting or hunting with a cabin stay for a good chance to bag some ruffed grouse. If you’re a newbie, here are a few hunting tips. Happy hunting! 

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