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Montmorency Falls

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.

Popular Activities at Montmorency Falls

Make the most of your time spent at Montmorency Falls. Here is a list of the top things to do:

Check out our Quebec things to do page to find many more activities while you're in the area.


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Lodging Near Montmorency Falls

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Au Gîte de la Chute $51
Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019
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Au Gîte de la Chute

Au Gîte de la Chute

5143, avenue Royale, Boischatel, QC
     
    4.9 of 5
    2.5 out of 5.0

    Clean place. Very nice hosts. Decent breakfast. Prime location.

    Renovated 3br House Near Chutes Montmorency
    Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019
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    Renovated 3br House Near Chutes Montmorency

    Renovated 3br House Near Chutes Montmorency

    Beauport, QC
       
      5.0 of 5
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      Very nice vacation home right by the Chutes Montmorency. The house is newly renovated and decorated tastefully. Everything was perfectly clean. All beds were comfortable and there was enough space for our group of 4 adults and 4 young children. The hosts provided an inflatable mattress and a pack ...

      Econo Lodge Montmorency Falls $57
      Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019
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      Econo Lodge Montmorency Falls

      Econo Lodge Montmorency Falls

      5490 Boul Sainte-anne, Boischatel, QC
         
        4.2 of 5
        2.0 out of 5.0

        Property was under construction and was not told beforehand. Condition was dirty dust all over the hallways. If I knew this how it was I would of asked to stay somewhere else

        View on the St-lawrence River !
        View on the St-lawrence River !

        View on the St-lawrence River !

        Ville de Québec, QC
           
          0.0 out of 5.0

          Located in Beauport, this vacation home is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and 1.2 mi (2 km) from Montmorency Falls. Royal Quebec Golf Club is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) away.

          Le Royal Champêtre $83
          Reviewed on Jan 2, 2019
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          Le Royal Champêtre

          Le Royal Champêtre

          5494, avenue Royale, Boischatel, QC
             
            4.8 of 5
            3.5 out of 5.0

            Nice Hospitality,Clean,We will return back in summer

            The Loft on Saint Émile Street Quebec
            Reviewed on Jan 3, 2019
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            The Loft on Saint Émile Street Quebec

            The Loft on Saint Émile Street Quebec

            QUEBEC, QC
               
              5.0 of 5
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              Super accueil, logement fonctionnel, on se sent rapidement chez soi . On y retournera. Merci

              Human Warmth and Warm Accommodation
              Human Warmth and Warm Accommodation

              Human Warmth and Warm Accommodation

              Beauport, QC
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0

                Located in Beauport, this apartment building is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Montmorency Falls. Quebec City Town Hall and Le Capitole are also within 9 mi (15 km).

                Hotel Motel Le Chateauguay $38
                Reviewed on May 21, 2019
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                Hotel Motel Le Chateauguay

                Hotel Motel Le Chateauguay

                3842 Boulevard Sainte-Anne, Quebec, QC
                   
                  3.8 of 5
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                  Overall it's good, we had a pleasant stay. Close to Montmorency fall, not too far from Old Town