The apple picker is the ultimate fall family activity everywhere in Quebec! Whether it's with family or friends, the apple picker is a very fun activity, for both young and old alike. In Quebec, we are fortunate to have several beautiful pick-up sites, one more magnificent than the other. Discover some of Quebec's most beautiful apple picker sites to make the most of this fun fall season with your family
Family activity less than 20 minutes from Montreal: Quinn Farm
Located 20 minutes from Montreal, La Ferme Quinn is a wonderful family outing filled with fun activities. Come visit the animal barn, take a tractor ride on the site, practice self-picking Quebec apples and taste delicious fresh pastries. A picnic area as well asa snack bar (lunch counter) is available to enjoy organic sausages on a home-style whole grain bread. Visit the local shop where, every day, you can prepare beautiful pies, muffins, plain and fresh biscuits. A family activity not to be missed during this apple season!
Le orchard Petit et fils, one of the most beautiful apple sites in Quebec
At the end of August, the 2020 apple picker season began at the Petit et fils Orgers. Here you can discover (or rediscover) with your family the ten varieties of apples grown in orchards. It is also a great opportunity to enjoy the incredible view that Mont Saint-Hilaire offers us, as the beautiful colors of the trees begin to change quietly. In addition to the Quebec apple picker, you will have access to several entertaining family activities on site, including visiting the farm: llamas, quails, chickens, sheep, ponies and more will delight animal lovers and families.
Self pick-up and tasting at the Hébert farm
Located in the heart of the New France route, the Hébert de Québec farm offers a wide variety of freshly harvested products and processed products prepared on site by experienced cooks. You can also practice self-picking on the farm site. The Hébert family will be happy to welcome you on its terrace and serve you a good coffee accompanied bya hint of freshly cooked homemade apple pie. Come and discover an activity and a place where people still keep tangible traces of their history today.
Sweet your beak with your family with the orchards Denis Charbonneau
Denis Charbonneau orchards offer you the self-picking of a very wide variety of apples and berries from Quebec: apples, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, plums, pears, and pumpkins! Take advantage of your family activity to bring home farm products, traditional cooked meals and gourmet gifts to Boutique Gourmande: pies and pâtés, apple donuts, apple juice, cider, jams, syrup and other maple products! You will certainly have a pleasant time at one of the most beautiful apple picker sites in Quebec: be it with family or friends!
A hidden treasure of Quebec's terroir — the Domaine Labonté de la pomme!
Be ready to be welcomed at the family agrotourism estate Labonté de la pomme! This magnificent, century-old, rustic orchard on a mountainside overlooks the bucolic Oka Valley and takes back to the Oka National Park in the Lower Laurentians. The apple picker site is known for its original concept: the first apple shack in Quebec! Enjoy its unique antique wood oven and apple wood smokehouse located right on the picnic area!
Several family activities are also available, such as the corn maze, a tractor ride, a tour of the maple syrup kettle and a carousel tour of little ponies! There's plenty to understand why this apple picker site is one of the most popular in Quebec.
Apple-picking thematic activity at the Pirate's orchard
Orchard du pirate is a family business that wants to offer you a fun themed activity of self-picking apples, pumpkins and squash to live with family or friends! Enjoy homemade products: apple juice, pies, muffins, apple donuts, jams, jellies and grilled meats on the weekend! Every fall, the ship and its cheerful crew stay moored at the orchard, before heading off to the southern seas! Captain Pom-Pom receives on board all the young moussaillons who want to hear his amazing stories. The Pirate's Rod is the family pick-up site par excellence!
The cheeses of the orchard — THE eco-friendly pick-up destination
Located at the top of Saint-Joseph-du-Lac, Les chemages du orger is the eco-friendly agrotourism destination to discover with your family this fall! Since the end of August, you have the chance to taste the first varieties of so-called summer apples: Vista Bella, Melba and Jersey Mac rejoice. With their sweet and juicy pulpits it delight Quebec apple lovers who waited for the summer in order to feast on.
Les Fromages du Orchard also offers jellies made from small cheekbones picked on the site! The harvest continues in the early fall with its fall apples: Paulared, Wolf River, Spartan, Liberty. The season ends with the self-picking of Cortland, Empire and Golden Russett apples. Find the variety that will make you fall back in love with this Quebec delight!
Experience the simple pleasures of rural life with the Croque-Pomme orchard
Located in Lochaber-Ouest Township in the Outaouais region, Croque-Pomme is a diversified self-picking and cider-producing orchard that is currently undergoing organic transition. About 3000 apple trees are cultivated on 20 hectares. You will find more than thirty varieties of apples, several of which are not known because they are absent from large supermarkets. A growing diversity of other fruits and berries are also grown such as pears, plums, apples, rhubarb, squash, pumpkins, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, blackcurrant, elderberry, and more! Croque-Pomme is a place designed to experience the simple pleasures of rural life, appreciate nature and discover new flavors of Quebec with family or friends.
Splendid picking site at the Orchard La Pommerais d'Or
The orchard La Pommeraie D'or, located in Rougemont, is ready to welcome you to spend a day that you and your children will remember for a long time. Tractor ride, playground, mini-farm, labyrinth, apple picking and other surprises are available for families. For adults, the autopick site offers a wine and cider tasting experience at Domaine de Lavoie. More than 6 varieties of apples are available for self-picking and 6 others in store for those who would like to savour their apples without having to pick them!
For an autumn activity to share with a couple, family or friends, the Quebec apple picker is an activity to put on your calendar. Whether for a healthy snack, a decadent dessert or a morning juice, the Quebec apple will surprise you with its multitude of varieties! And you, what is your favorite kind of apple?