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Montmorency Falls Park

5300 Boulevard Sainte-Anne, Quebec City, Quebec G1C 0M3, Canada
418-663-3330
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As featured in 3 days in Quebec City
Ranked #13 of 143 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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Gatineau, QC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Hard to add to what as been said before but this is a must-stop when in Quebec city. The view is great and the walk around the falls is beautiful. I was skeptical about the cable car but the view is worth the admission price. Bring a picnic to make it a perfect day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

You can take the cable car up and walk down, including going across a suspension bridge over the top of the falls and viewing areas all the way down. Also, the restaurant at the top is very nice, especially if you sit on the terrace and watch the falls.

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Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

On their own, the Montmorency Falls are very nice. Higher than the Niagara Falls and not as crowded. The reason I was somewhat disappointed was because of hyperbole. Everyone connected with the falls was keen on telling you how they were better than Niagara, making one expect something truly extraordinary. Lovely falls, though. If you take the (fee to pay)... More

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Indian Shores, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Montmorency Falls Park provides a delightful visit with nature. Spend time walking through the park, enjoy the grandeur of the falls. It is worth the short ride from Quebec City to see this lovely sight.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We took in a couple of hours tour of the falls when leaving Quebec to head to Montreal. Beautiful area with stunning falls and views. The steps on the far side are not for the faint hearted simply because there are hundreds of them. They have viewing platforms down them though so made it worth the effort having walked across... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

After Niagara Falls, so you really want to d another waterfall or will it be an anticlimax? This isn't an anti climax though it is expensive - parking alone is $11, then the cable car up the hill is another $16, but cheaper if you walk down the other side. A nice museum on top which shows the history of... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My family of three (2 adults, 9 year old boy) visited Montmorency Falls Park a few weeks ago while on a vacation in Old Quebec. Parking is $11, but well worth the fee especially if you plan to hike. There is a walking trail that leads to a giant staircase that winds up the hill to the top of the... More

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I was hoping to see something prettier. It's like an average fall...more like a staircase hike :) the water doesn't look white! They say it's much higher than Niagara Falls but who cares...it's just ok if you are in area, go visit. Parking is $11.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We went not knowing much about them - but were thrilled. They are to use a much used expression - awesome. Naturally we chose to walk over and around them - and I chose to go to the very bottom and got very very wet - it was exhilarating and like having someone throw endless buckets of water over me.... More

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Kirriemuir
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Visiting these falls was a highlight of our tour. Good access and an enjoyable experience. There was an excellent board with the history of the Falls.

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