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Montmorency Falls Park

5300 Boulevard Sainte-Anne, Quebec City, Quebec G1C 0M3, Canada
418-663-3330
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Ranked #12 of 139 attractions in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Parks, State Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: These 275-foot falls on the Montmorency River tower higher than even the legendary Niagara Falls.The 2013 season promises to be exhilarating for... more » Owner description: These 275-foot falls on the Montmorency River tower higher than even the legendary Niagara Falls.The 2013 season promises to be exhilarating for people who will visit Parc de la Chute-Montmorency – Montmorency Falls, the second most visited site of the provincial capital after Old Quebec. The highlight of all the new summer activities is certainly the opening of two via ferrata routes built in the Boischatel fault near the waterfalls. Via ferrata – this is italien for “iron roads”, is an activity accessible to everyone over 12 years old that combines hiking and rock climbing. The two paths are built on the rockface on the eastern side of the waterfall. The less adventurous will also be able to get stunning views of the 83-meter high waterfall aboard the cable car which now runs with sparkling new cabins. History buffs will be glad to know that guided tours are now offered each weekend in the company of Sir Frederick Haldimand, who served as Governor of Quebec from 1778 to 1786 and Mathilde Robin, best known as the Lady in White, who lost her fiancé during the Montmorency Battle in 1759. Guided tours are offered in French or English until Labour Day weekend. « less
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Montmorency Falls Park is east of Quebec City and easy to get to. There are two restaurants onsite, both rather expensive. The falls are nice but overrated. The cable car runs from top of falls to bottom. Canton Ste-Anne, up the road is more scenic and less crowded.

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Maynard, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We took a quick day trip outside the city and enjoyed the visit. We took the gondola up...and walked down. ******However when we went at the end of June, we were told you couldn't walk back down on the far side but we saw others doing it so we hiked over....only to find that they were right. Due to construction... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Nice to see if you haven't seen large falls much. The bus ride is short and informative. The gondola up to the falls is extra. The Restaurant at top is pleasant for a light lunch. The boardwalk to the falls is great for the kids to explore and very safe. A nice afternoon with stressing what to do next.

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Nice to see. Had to pay to get in and then pay again to get ride to top. Restaurant at top is a waste of time. We waited for 15 mins at the front door and no service. Menu looked over priced and boring

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We came on the tour bus and were given just over an hour to see it. If you want to go to the top you must pay the fee and save time - cost was $13 each. We walked the boardwalk to it and across it, came back for just moments in the store/restaurant area to get a drink and... More

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Ipswich, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The falls are interesting but as a side trip only perhaps on the way to visit the Church of St Anne (a must despite whatever religion you are). The hillsides at the falls are not interesting, but if you like (and care to pay) chairlifts it is a scenic way to see the falls. Unfortunately we had just been to... More

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Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

There are water falls and there are water falls. When I researched this falls, it said it’s a large waterfall on the Montmorency River in Quebec. So we went. Oh what a surprise when we saw the falls, not high, not wide and not much water. Maybe because it was in Sept. and not much rain had fallen. If you... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

What to stretch those legs? walk the steps to see the falls- there are two methods- the adventurous route and the easy route. Silly me took the adventurous route and it was quite a hike- nice boardwalk, viewing station, but if you wanted to go across the hanging bridge, then you had to hike up 4 more flights of stairs-... More

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Bancroft, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We stopped at the falls during our bus tour. They gave us an hour to look around and take the ride to the top, you also get to climb some stair to the very top and walk across the bridge.

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Niceville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We took the Red bus tour from Quebec City which enabled me to just relax and not worry about driving in a unknown area. The falls are magnificent. We did not take the bridge over the falls, but we did take the cable car to the lower part of the park. The walk to the edge of the falls was... More

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