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Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Ranked #13 of 228 things to do in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: These 275-foot falls on the Montmorency River tower higher than even the legendary Niagara Falls. The 2013 season promises to be exhilarating for people who will visit Parc de la Chute-Montmorency – Montmorency Falls, the second most visited site of the provincial capital after Old Quebec. The highlight of all the new summer activities is certainly the opening of two via ferrata routes built in the Boischatel fault near the waterfalls. Via ferrata – this is Italian for “iron roads” - is an activity accessible to everyone over 12 years old that combines hiking and rock climbing. The two paths are built on the rock face on the eastern side of the waterfall. The less adventurous will also be able to get stunning views of the 83-meter high waterfall aboard the cable car which now runs with sparkling new cabins. History buffs will be glad to know that guided tours are now offered each weekend in the company of Sir Frederick Haldimand, who served as Governor of Quebec from 1778 to 1786 and Mathilde Robin, best known as the Lady in White, who lost her fiance during the Montmorency Battle in 1759. Guided tours are offered in French or English until Labour Day weekend.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked the stairs to the top. Great views. Spent 2 hours here as it was a beautiful day! Have to pay for parking to enter at bottom of falls.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is definitely worth a visit to see Montmorency Falls. This waterfall is huge and powerful. The waterfall can be viewed from many angles. It is a good way to spend a couple hours and take photos. The tram is expensive but a good option if you are tired. Do not miss this lovely site.

Thank Andrey N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the park several times in all seasons. It is always a pleasure to walk the trails and walk up to the falls. The winter is a very interesting time to visit as well as you can see the sugar loaf formed at the base of the falls. The stairs are closed off during the winter seasons but are open the rest of the year, an excellent way to walk the top and bottom. One can take the gondola if one wishes it is quite nice and not overly pricey. Their is a small museum at the top in governor Haldimand’s manor, which is very interesting (and free). If in Quebec City, it is a must see place to visit no matter the time of year.

Thank pophussar
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The snow melt created roaring falls pouring into St Lawrence seaway. The park has a visitors center and trams over to the top of the falls. The old governors residence at the top of the hill is now a restaurant. This is a short drive from Quebec City and can also be reached with public transportation. Was cool and rainy at end of April and some snow had not melted yet. Falls can be much smaller during a summer drought.

Thank Norine C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see in outer Quebec. The waterfall is spectacular and the boardwalk around the cliffs provide amazing views. The walk across the suspension bridge gives a great view of surrounding area.

Thank Sylvia S
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