Things to do for Thanksgiving weekend

Thanksgiving weekend is here! Finally, a weekend where you can stuff your face with unlimited servings of turkey and pie, and no one can judge you for it.  In addition to your feast, there are plenty of other activities you can do during Thanksgiving. Here’s to a weekend of food and fun!

Attend Quinn’s Farm Fall Festival

For only 9$, you can attend the fall festival happening at Quinn’s Farm during Thanksgiving weekend, including Thanksgiving Day! Your ticket includes a visit to the animal barn, access to their play yard, tractor rides, pony rides, live music, and animal interpretation. Admission is free for children under 2 years old. You can also go pumpkin picking, so that’s 2 fall activities in one day!

When: October 6 - 8, 10:00 AM – 4 PM

Where: 2495 Boul Perrot, Notre-Dame-de-l’Ile-Perrot, QC J7V 8P4

Cost: $9.00


Attend the Garden of Lights at the Botanical Gardens

This autumn event is truly a magical experience. You will be taken around three cultural gardens including the First Nations Garden, Chinese Garden and Japanese Garden for an enchanting light show, each unique of its own. This is a popular event so it is crucial that you buy your tickets in advance. But don’t worry if can’t go this Thanksgiving weekend. This event takes place until October 31, so you’ve still got some time!

When: Until October 31

            Sunday - Thursday, 7 PM - 9 PM

            Friday & Saturday, 7 PM - 10 PM

Where: 4101, rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal, QC Canada, H1X 2B2

Cost: Québec Resident Rate

          Adult: $16.00

          Adults (65+): $15.00

          Student (18+): $12.25

          Kids (5 – 17): $8.00

          Kids (0 – 4): FREE


Attend a Jazz performance presented by the OFF Jazz Festival

For those who appreciate jazz music, this is for you. Passionate artists who wanted to honour local musicians and the Montreal jazz scene created this event in 1999. Now in its 19th year, you will be able to attend one of 22 concerts in 10 different venues across Montreal, featuring artists from Montreal and overseas. You can find the schedule of their events on the website down below:

When: October 4 – 13

Where: Check website for schedule & location

Cost: Between $5 - $30 


Take a Montreal Ghost in tour in the Plateau with Haunted Montreal

Surely I can suggest taking a hike up Mount Royal, but let’s go for something a little bit more fun in the spirit of October. Experience Mount Royal like never before by going on a lantern-lit ghost walk up the slopes of the mountain. Here you will visit various haunted sites where ghosts have actually been spotted. A professional storyteller and actor will be guiding you throughout the tour while entertaining you with ghost stories, mysteries, and legends about Mont Royal. They even have a haunted walk in downtown Montreal and in Griffintown, so you have more than one option to choose from! You can check out more Halloween related events by clicking the link here.

When: October 6, 8:30 PM (More dates online)

Where: Place Fletcher’s Field (Jeanne Mance Park) Av du Parc, Avenue du Mont-Royal O, Montréal, QC H2W 2N4

Cost: 20.00$


Attend Montreal’s last Food truck festival of the season

Montreal’s food truck season is coming to an end! You can check out their last “First Fridays” event of happening on October 5th at Olympic Park, where a bunch of food trucks will be gathered for one last celebration of food, music, and fun.

When: October 5, 4 PM - 11 PM

Where: 4141 Pierre-de Coubertin Ave, Montreal, QC H1V 3N7

Cost: Free (Pay when you buy from food trucks)


Take a trip to Mont-Tremblant and experience Tonga Lumina

The best time of year to go up north is during autumn, and Mont-Tremblant is the perfect place to see the fall foliage. You can spend the weekend walking around and admiring the beauty of the season this time of year, and you can also book an activity, like the Tonga Lumina. This is an hour walk sensory experience that takes place in the forest, where you will be walking an illuminated trail in the heart of nature in search of the Mont-Tremblant “Giant.” You will take a chairlift to the top of the hill and then take a walk down. Along the way, you will see lots of light shows and sound effects. A truly enchanting experience!

When: Every evening until October 14

Where: 1000 Chemin Des Voyageurs, Mont-Tremblant, Québec, J8E 1T1, Canada

Cost: Adult (18+): $27.99

          Youth (13 – 17): $17.00

          Child (6 – 12): $11.99

          Child (0 – 5): FREE