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It’s a juicy landscape in Quebec right now and I kept thinking of fruit not leaves when I looked around: like blood oranges dripping scarlet, limes and grapefruit. And lemons. And well, you get the picture. No, wait! I got the pictures. When it comes to a Quebec leaf peeping fall, there’s not a better destination for photo ops – here are some of my favourite photos from the trip.
Soak and savour the fall colours at this spectacular nordic spa called Natur’Eau.
This best-ever Quebec leaf peeping press trip (thanks Tourism Quebec!) took place in the Quebec region of Lanaudiere and la Mauricie, better known to you and me as that place between Montreal and Quebec City.
Leaf peeping pleasure in Quebec
This is Wolf River at a stellar property called Auberge la Baluchon. Wolf River, or Rivière-du-Loup, is the Paris Hilton of landscapes. It always begs to be photo’d. (Sorry, Paris – maybe I’m wrong.)
And because I can’t resist the fall views, here it is again, Wolf River. Even in the fog it’s stunning.
But it wasn’t all work and Quebec leaf peeping. A girl’s gotta relax:
The above picture is the little nordic spa at Baluchon.
And a gal’s gotta play …
The kayaking was at a woodsy lodge called Lac Taureau, located – wait for it – on scenic Lac Taureau. Another ideal leaf-viewing location.
And then a writer has to relax some more because a Quebec leaf peeping fall trip shouldn’t be tiring. This time we went to another Nordic Spa called Kinipi (above) in Trois-Rivieres.
I also relaxed at La Source, yet another nordic spa (Quebec is so crazy about their nordic spas I’m beginning to suspect Quebec was settled by Vikings, not the French!), but I don’t want to dwell on how relaxed I am and how wonderful the nordic spas are.
We’re here to talk about a Quebec leaf-peeping fall.
With colours like this it’s truly an amazing time of year to travel, so I suggest you get to Lanaudiere and la Mauricie in a hurry …
Because the leaf-peeping opportunities don’t last for long.
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The leaves-in-your-hair photo is the best pic of you, ever, Carol, I vote you make it your new avatar! Those baths look amazing, I can almost smell the woodsmoke. Such an atmospheric post.
You look like the green men carvings in Roselyn Chapel in Scotland only female and orange and red. When we painted in southern Quebec is was so beautiful but also so crisp as you say. It’s a pity we didn’t know to do some hot water Nordic resting. I love your article, found your humor wonderful and am deeply envious. Great photos.
Best press trip ever for sure! Gorgeous
Wow! Love it Carol! You definately captured the trip.
An ideal spot for leaf peeping? Hands down – an outdoor Nordic bath.
Nancy D. Brown
Lovely. This is authentic Quebec at its best!