Montmorency Falls

Montmorency Falls showing a suspension bridge or treetop walkway, a waterfall and a bridge
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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, G0A 1H0
The price is CA $89 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 23
Stay at this golf B&B in Boischatel. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast in our reviews. Popular attractions Royal ...
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"The owner of hotel(Monique) she’s very nice!! The room that we stayed also cozy! Me and my husband are happy to stay there! The location is also amazing! It takes less 10min to waterfall. In front of hotel there is IGA and Bruner is next block! I strongly recommend this hotel. It’s the best accommodations ..."

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Le Chic Condo - chute Montmorency
Le Chic Condo - chute Montmorency
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The price is CA $110 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 6
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Sleep Inn & Suites Quebec City East
Sleep Inn & Suites Quebec City East
2.5 out of 5
5490 Boul Sainte-anne, Boischatel, QC, G0A1H0
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The price is CA $108 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
Stay at this motel in Boischatel. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (794 reviews)
"Relatively new property located on the St Lawrence river with a river view from both our room and the restaurant. Staff were both friendly and helpful"

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