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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.


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Lodging Near Montmorency Falls

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Au Gîte de la Chute $48
Au Gîte de la Chute

Au Gîte de la Chute

5143, avenue Royale, Boischatel
     
    4.9
    of 5, from 78 reviews
    2.5 out of 5.0

    Situated in a shopping district, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Montmorency Falls, Royal Quebec Golf Club, and Parc de la Chute-Montmorency.

    Econo Lodge Montmorency Falls $56
    Econo Lodge Montmorency Falls

    Econo Lodge Montmorency Falls

    5490 Boul Sainte-anne, Boischatel
       
      4.1
      of 5, from 337 reviews
      2.0 out of 5.0

      Situated on a river, this motel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Royal Quebec Golf Club and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Montmorency Falls. Parc de la Chute-Montmorency is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) away.

      Le Royal Champêtre $78
      Le Royal Champêtre

      Le Royal Champêtre

      5494, avenue Royale, Boischatel
         
        4.8
        of 5, from 43 reviews
        3.5 out of 5.0

        Situated in the historical district, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Royal Quebec Golf Club and Montmorency Falls. Parc de la Chute-Montmorency is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away.

        Hotel Motel Le Chateauguay $45
        Hotel Motel Le Chateauguay

        Hotel Motel Le Chateauguay

        3842 Boulevard Sainte-Anne, Quebec
           
          3.7
          of 5, from 863 reviews
          2.0 out of 5.0

          Located in Beauport, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Girardin House and within 3 mi (5 km) of Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and Domaine de Maizerets. L’Enfant-Jesus Hospital is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.

          Motel Olympic $50
          Motel Olympic

          Motel Olympic

          3878, boul. Ste-Anne, Quebec
             
            3.9
            of 5, from 83 reviews
            2.0 out of 5.0

            Located in Beauport, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Girardin House, Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, and Domaine de Maizerets. L’Enfant-Jesus Hospital is 3.1 mi (5 km) away.

            Motel Chevalier $43
            Motel Chevalier

            Motel Chevalier

            3862 Blvd Ste Anne , Quebec
               
              3.6
              of 5, from 83 reviews
              2.0 out of 5.0

              Located in Beauport, this motel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Girardin House and within 3 mi (5 km) of Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and Domaine de Maizerets. L’Enfant-Jesus Hospital is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.

              Ambassadeur Hotel $67
              Ambassadeur Hotel

              Ambassadeur Hotel

              3401, boul. Saint-Anne, Quebec
                 
                3.7
                of 5, from 1,650 reviews
                3.0 out of 5.0

                This Beauport hotel is within 7 km (5 mi) of Montmorency Falls and the Plains of Abraham, and a 10-minute drive from Old Quebec.

                Hotel-Motel Le Régent $43
                Hotel-Motel Le Régent

                Hotel-Motel Le Régent

                3806, boulevard Ste-Anne, Quebec
                   
                  3.3
                  of 5, from 219 reviews
                  2.0 out of 5.0

                  Located in Beauport, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Girardin House and within 3 mi (5 km) of Domaine de Maizerets and L’Enfant-Jesus Hospital. Parc de la Chute-Montmorency is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.