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Your ultimate guide to fall fun in Montreal

Celebrate the season with concerts, food, art and more

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September 22, 2023


It’s time to say so long to the sweltering days of summer and hello to fall’s golden leaves, strolls down to Atwater Market and delicious seasonal pastries from bakery Les Co'Pains d’abord. To help you enjoy everything this season has to offer, we’ve curated a list of fun fall activities happening around Montreal.  

From art exhibits to food festivals and outdoor adventures, with this guide in hand, every day can be as fun as jumping into a pile of freshly raked leaves (without the mess, of course).

Veuillez noter que tout le contenu des liens ci-dessous est disponible dans les deux langues officielles, sauf indication contraire.

Sing along at a concert 

  • P!NK | November 1 & 2 | Centre Bell - Feel like a rockstar while singing along to P!NK’s new jams and classic hits. Strap in and enjoy the show as she flies overhead in her one-of-a-kind aerial performance.  
  • Bruce Springsteen | November 20 | Centre Bell - Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see “The Boss” perform his classic hits live on his first North American tour since 2016. 
  • KISS | November 18 | Centre Bell – If you want to rock and roll all night and party every day, make sure you have tickets to see these hard rock icons take the stage on their farewell tour.

Go to a CFL game  

In terms of fall faves, cheering on your local football team is right up there with pumpkin spice lattes. The crisp autumn air, fans bundled up in team colours and high-stakes games make for an unforgettable experience. Whether you're a football fanatic or just looking for a fun outing with friends, make sure you’re decked out in blue and red to show your Alouettes pride. View the full schedule here.  

Attend a food festival 

Catch a laugh 

  • Randy Feltface | October 14 | Le National - If you need a good laugh, don’t miss Randy Feltface’s stand-up show. He’s kept crowds laughing at solo stand-up comedy shows, during his three comedy specials and at sold-out seasons in London and New York. A favourite of Canadian comedy enthusiasts, Randy Feltface has been invited to perform at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal on four separate occasions.  
  • Ashwyn Singh | October 9 | Impro Montréal/Montreal Improv (disponible en anglais seulement)– Enjoy a side-splitting performance from Ashwyn Singh, Indian-immigrant-turned-standup-comedian. Singh’s comedy covers a wide range of topics: immigration, free speech, Indian culture, family dynamics and the hilarious trials of dating in Canada.

Meet your favourite author 

Enjoy an art exhibit  

Delight in a theatre performance 

  • Mizushobai | October 10 - October 22 | Segal Centre StudioSpend a night at the theatre while taking in this incredible show, which explores the life of Kiyoko Tanaka-Goto, a Japanese picture-bride turned ‘underground’ businesswoman in 1930’s British Columbia. It delves into her history as a valuable member of Canadian society who had to fight against expectation, and for autonomy and recognition every step of the way. 
  • Beautiful – A Carole King Musical | October 15 – November 5 | Sylvan Adams Theatre – Get inspired by the true story of Carole King’s remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Featuring over two dozen pop classics, this crowd-pleasing international phenomenon is filled with the songs you remember—and the story you’ll never forget.   
  • alterNatives | October 17 – November 25 | Centaur Theatre – Are you hungry? Moose roast, meatless lasagna and biting social commentary are on the menu in this irreverent comedy of manners from one of the leading Indigenous playwrights in Canada.  

Spend time outdoors 

  • La magie de la pomme | Starting September 22 | Saint-Eustache (disponible en français seulement) - Enjoy tailor-made activities for the whole family at this magical orchard. Entertainment, apple picking—and tasting—is the perfect way to get in the fall spirit!  
  • Gardens of Light | Until October 31 | Montreal Botanical Garden – Enjoy an immersive, sensory experience that brings together the best of art, science, technology and emotion! Delight in the ambience of the Japanese Garden, which is transformed with autumn colours, take an immersive and poetic journey through the First Nations Garden, and then finish your tour by taking in the Chinese Garden, which highlights the timeless legend of the Butterfly Lovers.
  • Take a fall hike through Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno - Embrace the crisp fall weather on a hike through this natural oasis, which features five lakes and dozens of kilometres of footpaths. During your visit, make sure to stop by the cozy tea house found inside the old mill and warm up with a selection of special teas and coffees.  
  • Embrace the spookiness of the season with a haunted walk | Multiple Dates - Step back in time as you tour Montreal’s most historic and haunted neighbourhood. Guided by a professional actor and storyteller, you’ll learn the dark history behind some of the city’s most popular tourist spots. 
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