The Montmorency Falls, standing at 83 metres (30 (100 feet) more than the Niagara!) offer not only natures great beauty, but is also a site of great cultural and historical importance! Also, you'll find on top, once you climbed or used the cable car, Montmorency Manor. An historical house of great beauty and where you can eat at one of the finest tables in the region.
Parc de la Chute Montmorency
Montmorency Falls Park
Spectacular 245-foot cataract right next to the St. Lawrence River, with a cable-car ride, a beautiful walking path, suspension foot bridge, and stair case.
There are about 430 steps to get from the park to the bottom of the falls, which are 272' high.
Make sure you tuck away anything that ought not get wet, and head for the sea-level area where the spray from the falls will soak you.
At 7.50, the price of parking will also soak you. Plus, if you use the machine after hours and deposit 10.00, it will fail to return all 2.50 due back, though you can't say the sign didn't warn you that it might. If you're up to it, the sign says that you can return for a refund the following day.
Hint: just park your car somewhere nearby if you arrive after 5 or so, and walk to the park; it's only 500' or so to the falls.
The falls are 272' high, 100' higher than Niagara, so they say. Plus, the 430 steps will help you to work off that bucket of poutine (yum!) you had for lunch.
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency.
See the historic falls. Park at the bottom and take the cable cars to the top or park near the top.
Located east of Québec, in a wonderful natural setting, the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, classified as historic site in December 1994, is a spectacular look-out point over the St. Lawrence River, Île d’Orléans and the capital. Well-known for its impressive 83-metre (272 feet) high waterfalls, that is one-and-a-half time that of Niagara Falls, the park features many points of interest. On the western cliff, you will notice the Manoir Montmorency. The first building, built in 1781 as a private residence, was used later as a hospital, a monastery and a hotel. The former manor bore a rich tradition of well-known visitors and residents. Among them, the Duke of Kent, the Queen's father, who occupied the premises from 1791 to 1794. The present manor houses an interpretation centre, a restaurant and a terrace with a panoramic view, boutiques and reception rooms. Ride the cablecar to the top of the falls. Enjoy the surrounding panorama. Via a panoramic promenade, proceed to the bridge taking you over the cataract. A second bridge and pathway take the visitor to an animated area and terrace offering breathtaking vistas. On the east side of the falls, a stairway with numerous viewpoints, takes you back to ground level and to your starting point. Along the way, sights to behold! In the wintertime, at the foot of the falls, observe a strange natural phenomenon called 'sugar loaf' by locals.
The Montmorency Falls, cascading 83 metres down to the river below (30 metres more than Niagara Falls), are situated on a historical site of natural beauty in the Montmorency Falls Park.
Momorency park with the falls is very nice, these falls ar mor higher than those of Niagara.. place must see :)
You'll find this gorgeous waterfall at about 15 minutes from Quebec City. Get ready to get wet. I understand that during winter partes of the fall freeze and you can play on the ice.
Waterfall higher than Niagara Falls set amidst lovely grounds especially in the fall (autumn) when the leaves are changing color.
If you want to go on the top of the water fall, take the stairs on the right and you'll have access to the bridge. But if you're lazy or tired, take the funicular.
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