October is a beautiful month to visit Montreal. Autumn leaves will be in full colour throughout this month, but there are many other fun and exciting things for visitors to do. Toted as one of the best times of the year to visit Montreal, September through November provides more moderate weather and great rates and availability on affordable Montreal suite hotels! If you’re visiting Montreal for the first time, consider staying in one of our fully equipped hotel suites downtown Montreal. Once you’ve booked your hotel room, it’s time to find something to do! We’ve put together a few off-the-beaten-track ideas and activities for families and singles visiting Montreal in October:
How about a day on the farm? This fun farm is located at 2495 Boulevard Perrot, on Notre-Dame-de-l’Ile-Perrot; which is just west of Montreal. Every Thursday to Sunday apple picking is open to the public. This year’s apple picking should run until at least October 13th, possibly later. If you’re interested in a tractor ride, be sure to visit on the weekends as rides only run on Saturday and Sunday. La Ferme Quinn has a great website full of information, so if you’re interested in a fun family day at the farm, be sure to check it out for all the details before you visit. You can also purchase produce from their farm store.
October 8th - 13th Disney on Ice Princesses and Heroes will be showing in the Bell Centre. This is a great show for the whole family, but if you’re visiting Montreal without children, adults will be captivated just as much by the amazing theatrics, music, costumes and stunts exhibited by performers. Check it out!
While there could be occasional closures due to renovations this fall, the Biosphere is open to the public! If you’re visiting Montreal this is a great attraction to take in, especially if you are travelling with children. Featuring a self-guided circuit, guided tours and animated activities, there is much to discover!
The 24th edition runs from October 8th to the 14th, 2014. A weeklong event for and from Montreal’s gay community, you’ll find a wide variety of activities including: dance parties, cultural & artistic activities, sports events, and much more. Proceeds go towards the AIDS cause.
Taking place October 16-18, the Burlesque Festival is all about, well, burlesque. Three nights of burlesque, cabaret, glamour and music.
Not for the faint hearted, Fright Fest takes place at La Ronde throughout October and November. La Ronde is only open on weekends during the fall season, so be sure to plan your visit accordingly. During Fright Fest, La Ronde is transformed with zombies, vampires, giant rats and many more spooky and freaky inhabitants. The Haunted House will be up and running, as well as various gigs to entertain the crowds!