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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

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    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.

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