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Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
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Half-Day Trip to Montmorency Falls and Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré from Quebec
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Bike Tour to Montmorency Falls from Quebec City
Ranked #3 of 225 things to do in Quebec City
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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 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 Italian 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 rock face 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 fiance during the Montmorency Battle in 1759. Guided tours are offered in French or English until Labour Day weekend.
Reviewed August 31, 2013

The fall is about 10-15 minutes north of the old city. It is easy reach by car.

Parking fee is required.

You can take the cable car up to the top of the Fall. Round trip is only 3 dollars more than one-way.

The view from the top is excellent you can see the St Laurence River and the Iles d'Orleans.

There is a restaurant near the cable station at the top.

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

It's Parcs Quebec, so we want to support them, but (sigh) if you have time, Canyon Ste-Anne is so much more impressive. Not in height, just in presentation. Here, DH was not happy about all the stairs, so we left him at the first terrace and went on. You do get some nice rainbows, and the falls are huge, but there's nothing really, um, special. So we got to the top, saw the battle site, went over the little bridge, and around to the major suspension bridge. This might be the place to mention that the Port-A-Johns were completely disgusting. Took some pics on the bridge and headed for the telepherique to go back down - and there's DH, getting off! $20 for his round trip ticket. We also spent $20 for a 17 year old and an adult ONE-WAY from haut! So - wait - did we just spend $51?? Sorry, Parcs Q, not worth it.

Thank JaxAmerican
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

So glad we visited his site. We took the cable car down to the base of the falls. We started our climb up the giant stairs . It did take us a while but we made it to the top. We waled across the bridge which took us over the falls. Then we arrived at the parking lot and we realized that we didn't need to take the cable back up. So we recommend that you only pay for the trip down if you are able to climb the stairs. This is a must see attraction when visiting Quecbec City!

1  Thank Dan W
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Travel to falls on local bus, no. 800, takes 40 minutes but only costs $3, then 5 minute walk to top of falls.
The falls are OK and good observation platforms, however there is a 350 step stairway to take you to the bottom, which I did not do, and I do not think the views would get any better. It is possible with a car to approach the falls from the bottom and you could take the funicular up to a very nice park area with gift shop and restaurant.
Not very commercialised so do not expect to much!

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Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

So glad we finally made it year after many years of just driving by. We drove to the top of the falls and paid the required amount to park our car. Then hiked along and over the falls and down 487 steps. There is an option of travelling up and down with cable car $12 rtn vs $10 one way. There is also a parking lot at the bottom of the falls. Enjoyable

Thank lowa88
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