Montmorency Travel Guide

  • View from the top
    View from the top
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    Falls close up
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    Chute Montmorency
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Montmorency Things to Do

  • Get Close to the Edge!

    There is a very nice viewing area on the side of the falls opposite from the Manoir restaurant. It provides you with an opportunity to get close to the lip of the falls as it plunges 270 feet while at the same time enjoying a different view of the foot bridge across the river! From there you can also see the outline of the man-made weir that runs...

  • A view from above

    Provided you don't have a severe fear of heights, you should head up to the suspension bridge over the Falls for a different view. I always think it's really cool to see the perfectly calm waters leading up to the Falls and imagine the first of the river explorers calmly rowing along and then suddenly hearing a rush of water and furiously paddling...

  • Get up close and personal

    If you're not anxious to go up on top of the Falls for a better look, you can take the walkway leading from the visitors center to the viewing platform at the base of the stairs to get a better view. Be prepared to get a little wet from the mist the closer you go, some people came equipped with rain ponchos but honestly you don't get that wet.


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    by Bwana_Brown Updated Oct 13, 2003

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    The cable-car ride to the top of the escarpment will deposit you very close to the pathway that leads to the Manoir Montmorency. The photo shows the Manoir in the distance as one of its trees displays its Autumn colours. We decided to take advantage of the warm 22 degree C weather and had breakfast outside on the verandah to the left. As it turned out, we were the only ones partaking of this service and we really enjoyed sitting there basking in the sunlight! As for breakfast itself, it was quite a display (see below)! The Manoir was built in 1780 by Sir Frederick Haldimand, a former governor of Quebec. It was also once home to the Duke of Kent in the late 1700's when he was commander in chief of all British forces in North America. He went on to become King of England and fathered Queen Victoria.

    Favorite Dish: This is an elegant eating restaurant so we only had one choice - their Cheese and Fruit breakfast with coffee for US$7.50! It consisted of a very tastefully arranged plate with two different kinds of cheese slices, freshly cooked croissants, a bunch of grapes, apple slices, strawberries, a portion of kiwi fruit, walnuts and hazel nuts as well as various currants! It was a delicious meal! Once satisfied, we then headed off on the rest of the walking tour, proceeding to the Baroness lookout and then the foot bridge.

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  • and here's the second

    Well, we weren't intending to go to the top of the Falls so we walked over to the overlook to get a good shot of the Falls from below which required walking up part of the stairway to get to the top. Then we walked up another section to get to another lookout for a little dryer view and I thought well, "we've already walked up about 1/3 of them and...

  • There are two ways up to the Falls

    The easiest way to get up to the top of the Falls is via cable car, one way is $6 CAD, $8 round trip. The cable car station at the top is near the Manoir Montmorency, follow a short path and you'll be on the bridge over the Falls.

  • By car

    We drove from Quebec City, I didn't time it but it was a very quick trip as it's only about 12 km east of Quebec City. We took highway 40 east and followed the signs for Parc de la Chute Montmorency, entrance to the parking lot was just off the highway. We parked in the lot because I thought we were taking the cable car up, it was $8.75CAD to park....


Montmorency Local Customs

  • Awwww.......

    I doubt this is a permanent feature at the Falls but if you look closely at the attached photo you'll see that some starry eyed romantic spelled out "I love you" with the logs. All together now, awwww...... Maybe when you go, you'll see the follow up of "Will you marry me?"

  • Silly snowman

    My long suffering husband now knows just to walk up to silly statues and pose with them, it just hastens the inevitable result of me making him pose with it so we can get onto whatever we are doing.Since 1955 Bonhomme, the snowman, has been the mascot of the Quebec Winter Carnival, a festival that defies logic and draws 1 million tourists to Quebec...

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