March 12, 2014 — When autumn settles over Montréal, the city changes in perfect harmony with nature. Responding to the ever-shortening days, Montréal brings the poetry of light into its neighbourhoods. At the Botanical Garden, the displays of Chinese lanterns fascinate, while in Old Montréal, architectural monuments light up the night sky.In October, the fleeting resurgence of the heat of Indian summer triggers an intoxicating renaissance. Summer outfits reappear, outdoor terraces come alive once again.Next arrives the madness of Halloween—the Great Pumpkin Ball at the Botanical Garden, the spine-tingling Ghost Tours, the “scream park” weekend at La Ronde, costume parties all over town—enchantment for young and old. With November comes a heightened appreciation of food which includes à la carte service at several restaurants: Taste MTL, 11 days of three course menus at special prices, and the fragrant flavours of maple.Autumn in Montréal is a variety of tours, walks, and activities revealing the tones, colours, and flavours of the season in all their glory.