Montmorency Falls

Montmorency Falls
Montmorency Falls

Montmorency Falls is an elegant waterfall located outside of the metric elegance of Quebec City. It is taller and in many ways better than Niagara Falls. The park is unofficially open year round and in winter a gigantic sugarloaf forms at the base of the falls which can be fun and dangerous to climb. I usually can’t afford to visit in summer when I imagine the waterfall is even more spectacular.

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

I’m terrified of heights yet I climbed that staircase.

Tips For Visiting Montmorency Falls

  • The Parc de la Chute-Montmorency gondola is cool but not necessary to get a great view of the falls.
  • In summer they have an elegant zip line and via ferrata that looks terrifyingly wonderful.
  • I can’t remember if the parking is free but either way it is worth it.
  • The restaurant on site doesn’t have great views of the falls or good reviews. Skip it and go to the local St-Hubert for their lunch special.

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