Login | Register | Subscribe to the GG RSS Feed

Montmorency Falls - Quebec

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

Montmorency Falls, discovered by Samuel de Champlain in 1613, were once the playground for a long list of dignitaries and royalty. The road to being aMontmorency Falls, QuebecMontmorency Falls, Quebec popular tourist attraction though is paved with intrigue and tragic accidents.

An exiled son of the French crown took up residence in the late 1800s but was called back home to produce an heir - who turned out to be Queen Victoria. The first suspension bridge (built across the top of the falls) in Canada killed 3 people only a few days after being opened to the public.

The falls are the crown jewel of Quebec - they're almost 100ft (30m) taller than Niagara Falls - and a short drive from Quebec City.

Today, the suspension bridge is the perfect place to view the wildly beautiful rush of water spilling over theMontmorency Falls, QuebecMontmorency Falls, Quebec mountain. You can ride a cable car to the top, enjoy a meal at Manoir Montmorency or picnic on the grounds. And it's breathtaking in the winter as well - though a little more treacherous with the ice.

If you go...

  • Allow yourself at least 1½ hours to see the falls and enjoy the grounds. There is a general admission fee to the grounds and another fee if you want to ride the cable car, but parking is free.
  • The facilities open at 9am daily and shut down before the sun sets - for obvious reasons.
  • If you visit during July or August, enjoy the firework competitions on Wednesday and Saturday evenings.  
  • Montmorency Falls Park
    2490, Avenue Royal
    Beauport, Quebec
    G1C 1S1
    Phone: 418-663-3330

    Talk Back, Girlfriend and rate this post!

    Related Stories

    Rate This post


    Impressive falls only a short distance from Quebec City. Make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.Well worth the drive, but give yourself time to enjoy the falls as there is some walking involved if you want the full view. Be sure to take the cable car to the top.

    Post new comment

    GoGirlfriend Recommendations

    Connect With Us



    Membership is free and with it you can set up a profile, vote on stories and post your opinions.

    Already a member?

    Not a member? Join!

    Most Recent Comments

    • On Lesbian Adventure Travel, ELLA Travel said "Thanks for the great article!! If you're travelling to Europe check the ELLA International Lesbian Festival (ellafestival.com) and ELLA Travel (ella-travel.com), organising lesbian events and trips! "
    • On 5 Nudist Resorts that Will Blow Your Mind, John Ruze said "Hi Julia, There is a brand new, very popular nudist resort you should think about reporting on in your next article about naturism. It is the New Terra Cotta Clothing Optional Resort and Spa in sunny Palm Springs, California.. The original Terra Cotta Inn was a fantastic nude resort. Repeat guests from around the world stayed there. TCI was sold in Nov 2015 and greatly missed. Well, this July 2017, it was revived at a new location in Palm Springs. The site is HotelTerraCotta.com. Guests are super happy. It's perfect for couples and girlfriend getaways. And Tom and Mary Clare from the original Terra Cotta Inn work with us, so it has the same relaxing, fun feel. "
    • On The Best Naturist Resorts in Ontario, Dennis Wilson said "Love the freedom feeling going nude . 1st time ever was at freedom fields ranch near Tamworth On,Hector & Eyvon are super hosts ,hope to visit this summer but want to learn of more places to visit."
    • On An Open Letter to Hotels Everywhere, Lynn said "I agree on the night light thing. Since hotels have none, I end up keeping the bathroom light on all night with the door ajar. Windows. I understand in the litigious US of A, hotels need to prevent folks from throwing themselves out the windows (or else the hotel could be sued?!!). Ok, fine. But for those of us who dislike A/C and only use it when absolutely necessary, can't we still have the option for some FRESH AIR? There ARE ways to allow windows to open up only so much, while at the same time preventing an entire body from throwing itself out the window. Bedskirts. Am I the only one who gets the skeevies when I see hotel beds with bedskirts that hit the floor? I always had images of food crumbs, bugs, and god only knows what...as being hidden behind that bedskirt. I'd much rather a bedskirt that's at least 2" above the (usually carpetted) floor. Towels. Can't we get nicer towels that don't feel like cardboard? Carpetting. Am I the only one who never walks barefoot in a hotel room ...esp when there's carpet? Blech. I'm sure those things are very rarely cleaned. "
    • On How to Choose a Cruise Ship Cabin on Your Next Cruise, Tinu said "Thank you for this post! I was dragging my feet about going on a cruise. Now that I know there's such a thing as a balcony cabin, I can't wait to book a trip!"

    Blogs We Love

    beautiful Vancouver, British ColumbiaCheck out our GoGirlfriend Facebook page to follow us as we seek new adventures and create memories in our own part of the world.