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Half-Day Trip to Montmorency Falls and Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré from Quebec
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Amazing Waterfall!

Montmorency Falls is a must see for anyone travelling to Quebec. From Gare du Palais I took the 800 bus to the top of the falls. There are hiking trails that wind around with great views. A giant wooden staircase will lead you down the cliff, where you can catch a ride back up on the cable car for about $10.

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Aug 15, 2016


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Jun 11, 2015

Montmorency falls

Niagara is wide, Montmorency is high.

Not so spectacular as its neighbour, these falls, not far from town, impress by the highness, and are enclosed in a beautiful park. the descent at its side allow nice views.

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Sep 30, 2014

Montmorency Falls

About 8 miles out of Quebec is this fantastic falls. They are higher than Niagara but not as wide. There is no public transport out here so you can either rent a car, book a bus tour, or as I did rent a bike. There is a bike trail that extends from the old city all the way to the falls and beyond. At 8 miles its a fairly easy about 1 hr ride.

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Jun 09, 2013
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Taller than Niagara

Just outside and east of Quebec City is a large park with the focus on a tall waterfall, Montmorency Falls. The falls are 83 m. high (272 feet) nearly 100 feet higher than the famed Niagara falls though not as wide. The falls, set in a green park and surrounded by cliffs, are spectacular. We saw them on a sunny day and rainbows coloured the rolling mist at the bottom where it crashes into a river leading out to the St. Lawrence river.

There's a set of cable cars, the best way to go from the visitor centre to the top of the cliffs for excellent views of the falls. There's also a bridge across and down the cliff on one side is a staircase with periodic observation decks that has 487 steps! Not for the faint of foot! In summer they have a fireworks festival over the falls and in winter, after the mist freezes on the cliff sides, the adventurous ice climb! There's a lovely building housing a restaurant and meeting facilities with good views over the river, falls and the park.

There is a snack bar and gift shop in the main entrance building. Lots of parking both at the base of the park and up at the top of the park.

It costs 10.39$ per adult for a round trip on the cable car and various group rates. Park is closed in November and limited to group reservations most of December.

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May 15, 2012

Beautiful Falls

Montmorency is a 20 min drive from Quebec City. At 84 meters, Montmorency falls was beautiful but not as Spellbinding as Niagara.
We had 2 options - to drive or take cable car to the top of the Suspension Bridge. We took the Cable car which was fun to ride once. If you guys have tried cable cars before, I recommed you skip this and hike to the top of the falls to really enjoy the natural beauty. It was a nice experience to view the falls from top of the Bridge. We walked back down through the wooden steps on the other side of the falls which also has some great view points and Picnic spots.

I really recommend you walk to the platform at the bottom of the falls even if you fear getting drenched.

Next time I am in Quebec, will surely visit the falls for a Hike and picnic under the trees

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Jul 13, 2011

Huge Waterfall

Okay, pay attention:

1. Don;'t park at the bottom, you will either have to walk a flight of steps equal to 20 story building or pay for the cable car. Take a look at my map. Park at the TOP and you save nearly 8 dollars a person. The cable car is cool, but really isn't worth it.

2. Don;t pay in american money, the exchange they give is horrible. pay canadian or with credit card.

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Jun 26, 2011

Chutes de Montmorency

The waterfalls of Montmorency are only a short ride away from Quebec. The waterfall is quite impressive (1.5 times the height of the Niagara falls) even though I saw them at the end of a dry Summer when they had less water than usual.
I saw some pictures of the falls during wintertime and I would recommend to see them then: they're breath-taking.
Even though I have to say I was VERY lucky: the waterfall had a beautiful rainbow at it bottom.....
Montmorency is also a parc, where you can hike up the panoramic stairway, or take the cable car up to the Manoir restaurant and the bridges over the falls and the cliffs. Once you are up there, you also get an views of the Saint Laurent river and the Island of Orleans.

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Apr 04, 2011
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biking to Montmorency

Another good thing to do is to rent a bike and take an easy-to-follow route out to see the raging Montmorency Falls. It took about 30-40 minutes to ride out to the falls, and they were worth it. The falls are very impressive. At the visitor center, you buy a ticket and jump on the gondola that takes you up to the top of the falls. At the top, there's a restaurant and areas for picnics and hiking. Standing on the bridge that hangs over the falls was great...the waterfall was intense.

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Apr 04, 2011

It's worth the visit

Located just 10 km east of Old Quebec, Parc de la Chute - Montmorency is a fall that is not as famous or grand as Niagara Falls; but it’s 30 meters higher; and is bordered by trails and lookouts offering an impressive views of the surroundings and Quebec City beyond. There is also a suspension bridge at the top of the fall which offers stunning view of the St Lawrence River.

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Dec 03, 2010

Higher than Niagara Falls!

Although they are not quite as majestic as their Ontario counterparts, at 84 m (275 ft) high, Montmorency Falls actually are much higher than Niagara Falls. The Montmorency Falls park is open to visitors year-round, free of charge (but you have to pay for parking so you might want to go by bike or by bus). At the foot of the falls you'll find a tourist information center, and from there you can either walk up to the falls (the closer you get, the wetter it gets!) and get your daily workout by climbing the 487 steps that lead to the top, or buy tickets for the cable car that will take you all the way to the top of the falls. At the top you will find a suspension bridge that goes across the falls as well as the remnants of a small fort built by General Wolfe in 1759, not long before the battle of the Plains of Abraham took place.

If you'd like to make the most of your time at the park, it is possible to eat at the historic Manoir Montmorency, famous for its fine dining and Sunday brunch. Also, if you happen to be in Quebec City at the end of July/beginning of August, make sure to check the fireworks competition schedule (!

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Aug 29, 2008

Montmorency Falls

Located about 10 km outside Quebec City, these falls measure in at 30 meters high which is slightly higher than the more famous Niagara Falls. This was a great place to visit for a few hours. There are picnic tables if you want to pack a lunch as well as a fine restaurant. What i liked about the falls the most was the fct that you could get a great view from above as there is a footbridge that was constructed across the falls. Also with a little effort there is a staircase that alows you to go down to the bottom of the falls and feels the mist, very refreshing on a hot day!! For those who are not thrilled with the stairs option there is also a cable car that can take you up and back down again.

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Apr 06, 2008

Things To Do Near Montmorency Falls

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Getting to Montmorency Falls


2490 Ave. Royale, Québec, G1C 1S1, Canada


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