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“Awesome natural attraction just outside the city”

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 223 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 December 26, 2013

This is an impressive natural attraction just outside of QC. The popular access point is just at the top of the falls. There is a short trail to the left of the falls which takes you to a couple of viewpoints. Cross the bridge spanning the falls to access the longer trail that takes you all the way to the bottom. The views from here give you the full aspect of the falls from top to bottom. If you're visiting QC without a car, bus line 800 takes you all the way to the top of the falls. Unfortunately there are nearly two dozen stops along the way so the trip can take 30-45 minutes.

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Reviewed December 23, 2013

to save time we got a cab here directly from Quebec centre-ville ($30) as the bus is a tad slow. Although the cable car is closed right now (and I assume for much of the winter) it's still an awesome sight.....it reminds you of nature's power seeing how the frozen ice can't hold back the force of water tumbling down the rock face. once over the bridge we trudged through the snow to get a view from the top of the staircase that leads down the cliff side (stairs were also closed due to the snow) and once again the views are stunning as per the images that I've uploaded. A thoroughly worthwhile trip even if the bus did get stuck in the snow on the way back to Quebec!

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Reviewed December 22, 2013

The gf and I were here last week just after the big snow storm on dec 15/2013. WOW, the most amazing natural wonder to check out frozen. We first checked it out at night with the huge ice chunks building up. Next morning we ended up on the top view looking from the bridge. Some amazing pics and views. Well worth it.

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Reviewed December 21, 2013

On the first day of sunshine, we came to the falls. Walking along the bridge, looking down at the waterfall is breathtaking and scary-awesome. (Especially when you read about the first bridge and how it fell apart 5 days later on a poster on the foot of the bridge.) But Wow, what a view! And quite windy. My spouse has bad knees so we took the "Telepherique" down to the bottom instead of taking (what looked like) the billion stairs down. As we approached the falls, the wind blew water on us. Refreshing.

We took the bus to and from the falls from Old Quebec. It was convenient. I recommend going!

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Reviewed December 15, 2013

Impressive walkway structure allows for a view of the falls from above and down below. Highly recommended to add to your itinerary in Quebec City any time of the year.

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