Autumn's do not miss Events


That's it, summer is already over. The coats are taken out of the mothball and a mountain of Osheaga accreditation is found in the dumps. You think the festivities are over in Quebec? Well, think again! Even during the fall, Quebec continues to party. Here is a list of some events that are offered this fall.

Various festivals and networking activities

Montreal and its surroundings continue the celebrations with a variety of festivals, which will satisfy all.

The Trois-Rivières International Poetry Festival:  Mauricie lights up in late September to offer a voice to writers of international stature! This event takes place from 28 September to 7 October! For this occasion, the entire city becomes a poetic figure: activities take place in unusual places including bars, schools, and art galleries. This week's festivities bring together different poets from 30 different countries! To top things off, the downtown area has inaugurated, some time ago, permanent plates where you can read poetry. For more information visit,

Pop Montreal: is a non-profit festival, which takes place from 26 to 30 September and brings together a panoply of emerging artists from various scenes. This year, several musicians such as Lydia Képinski and The proclaimers will play as part of this event. This organization does not only offer a music platform, but it also contains various elements, such as:

- Art Pop that develops artistic activities such as exhibitions, or in situ art

-Film Pop that blends movies with the music presented on the scene

- This group also organizes networking evenings and discussions. For followers, visit their website. Here is the link :

Francophone favourite   : aims to spread emerging French music, across Canada. This festival permits minority Francophone communities to be heard and fortunately, they have a component in Montreal that runs from 1 to 11 November. Follow the link for more information:

Unusual festivities

Québec is an art mine for cultural activities of all kinds. So, if you want to try new experiences and get out of your comfort zone, several festivals will allow this. Fun times guaranteed!

Western Festival of Saint-Tite : You've been dreaming of seeing a real rodeo? From 7 to 16 September is your chance to visit "the biggest western attraction in Eastern Canada." So, if you want to get your cowboy boots out, here is the festival website:

Celtic Festival of Quebec   If you want to learn more about your Celtic roots while having fun, go to Quebec from 6 to 9 September for the Celtic Festival! Mythical village, mythological character, presentation of soldiers, and more will be there! Take out your best kilts from your last trip to Scotland, the is calling!

Local family activities

Fall in Quebec is full of surprises for the entire family. Its enchanting landscapes allow you to enjoy nature and local products. Here are two interpretation centres that will charm you and your children.

Squash Interpretation Centre  : To make a change from the traditional apple picking, why not pick pumpkins !? Thanks to this centre located in the Lower Laurentians, you can find your zucchini directly in the fields. Browse their website for more information:

Cranberry Interpretation Centre   : For an original day, embark aboard a cart. You will learn more about the different steps in cultivating this little-known fruit. Please book on the following website:

In addition, if you are a fan of hiking, the Mont Tremblant is beautiful during this time of the year and offers a wide range of activities, such as a gondola ride. To learn more, visit the following link:

 So, if the fall makes you gloomy, just take your umbrella and go outside, because the festivities are just beginning! Come on! Happy September.

Written by: Géraldine Saucier