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Montmorency Falls

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Montmorency Falls showing a suspension bridge or treetop walkway, a waterfall and a bridge

Feel the water spray as you walk a few meters above these falls, which are even higher than Canada’s famous Niagara Falls and freeze over in winter.

Montmorency Falls plunge 272 feet (83 meters) into a bowl-shaped basin on the St. Lawrence River. This waterfall is nearly 100 feet (30 meters) higher than Niagara Falls, although not as wide. At the top of the cliff is the large Montmorency Manor. It houses an interpretation center and a restaurant and café that overlook the falls.

For excellent photo and video opportunities walk on the suspension bridge directly above the falls. You can also admire the view from a variety of other angles and locations. Take the cable car that travels between the base of the falls and the top of the cliff. One-way or round-trip tickets can be purchased.

Alternatively, climb the series of stairs that snake up the mountainside. These stairs can be tough to navigate, especially during the winter when covered in snow and ice. There are several lookout points along the way where you can stop to catch your breath and take in the vistas. Many visitors choose to take the cable car up to the top and then walk back down via the stairs.

During the colder months the water stops flowing as the freezing temperatures turn the water into a mountain of ice. The strange ice formations that the frozen mist takes on are an awesome sight. The ice mass can even be climbed, if you are an experienced ice climber. To book in for this, check out the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency’s website.

Montmorency Falls are situated within the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency. While you are here take the opportunity to go hiking or cycling along one of the park’s trails, which offer scenic views of the waterfall.

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency is about 8 miles (13 kilometers) east from Québec City. The park and waterfall are accessible year-round and admission is free. The site is served by local buses. If you are driving, the highway exit for the park and falls is well signposted and there is parking available on site for a fee.

Top Hotels Close to Montmorency Falls

Au Gîte de la Chute
Au Gîte de la Chute
2.5 out of 5
5143, avenue Royale, Boischatel, QC
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The price is CA $81 per night from Aug 19 to Aug 19
Situated in Boischatel, this golf bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, Montmorency Falls, and Royal Quebec Golf Club.
4.8/5Exceptional! (175 reviews)
"What a lovely neighbourhood, and also close to Montmorency Falls (across the street) and the bridge to Ile d'Orléans. But it was also quick and say to drive into Quebec City! Monique was so warm and welcoming, and breakfast was superb. The amenities couldn't have been more comfortable or ..."

Reviewed on Jul. 24, 2021

Au Gîte de la Chute
Renovated 3br House Near Chutes Montmorency
Renovated 3br House Near Chutes Montmorency
Quebec, QC
Located in the center of Quebec, this family-friendly vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and Montmorency Falls. Royal Quebec ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
quiet stay close to old quebec
"Comfortable, modern, and very clean house in a quiet neighborhood. Walking distance to the falls. Plenty of towels, well stocked kitchen. Beds and pillow were comfortable. Great location to get to old quebec, Jacques Cartier National park, Canyon St anne. Beautiful fall colors. We did not hear the ..."

Reviewed on Oct. 15, 2019

Renovated 3br House Near Chutes Montmorency
Sleep Inn & Suites Quebec City East
Sleep Inn & Suites Quebec City East
2.5 out of 5
5490 Boul Sainte-anne, Boischatel, QC
The price is CA $120 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
Situated on a river, this motel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Montmorency Falls. Royal Quebec Golf Club is 1.1 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (581 reviews)
"It was a good stay, we just had a bit of issues with the AC and the bathroom door. everything else was perfect"

Reviewed on Jul. 29, 2021

Sleep Inn & Suites Quebec City East
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Au Gîte de la Chute
Au Gîte de la Chute
2.5 out of 5
5143, avenue Royale, Boischatel, QC
The price is CA $81 per night from Aug 19 to Aug 19
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2.5 out of 5
5490 Boul Sainte-anne, Boischatel, QC
The price is CA $120 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
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the Residence - Grenier's House
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Hotel Motel Le Chateauguay
Hotel Motel Le Chateauguay
3 out of 5
3842 Boulevard Sainte-Anne, Quebec, QC
The price is CA $160 per night from Aug 23 to Aug 23
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Motel Olympic
2 out of 5
3878, boul. Ste-Anne, Quebec, QC
The price is CA $89 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Motel Olympic
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