Montmorency Falls, Quebec

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2490 Ave. Royale, Québec, G1C 1S1, Canada +1 418-663-2877
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  • RACIST, BULLIED INTO PAYING TIP FOR BAD SERVICE.

    by samcarter Written Jun 11, 2015

    DO NOT EAT AT MANOIR MONTMORENCY
    WAITER NAMED ALAIN IS RUDE AND A BULLY!!!. Restaurant servers were Racist ( targeting asians). Long wait time ( waited 1hr 10min). Bad service ( not welcoming). Bad food ( steak was horrible with burnt fries). Bullied into paying tip for bad service ( Waiter Alain asked me if I had cash for tip and when I said no he asked if my dad had cash!!!!... and a lady came as well did not let me leave until I swiped my credit card for tip...I felt threatened and bullied into paying!). HORRIBLE SERVICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Montmorency falls

    by solopes Updated Sep 30, 2014

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    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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    Montmorency Falls

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Jun 9, 2013

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    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.

    Address: 2490 avenue Royale

    Phone: 418-663-3330

    Website: http://www.sepaq.com/ct/pcm/en

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    Taller than Niagara

    by tvor Written May 15, 2012

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    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.

    Address: 2490 avenue Royale

    Phone: 418-663-3330

    Website: http://www.sepaq.com/ct/pcm/en

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    Beautiful Falls

    by Godwit Updated Jul 13, 2011

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    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

    Address: 2490 avenue Royale

    Directions: On Autoroute 40 W, the falls will be on your left side..Believe me guys, it is really hard to miss

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    Huge Waterfall

    by nyceagle1633 Written Jun 26, 2011

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    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.

    Address: 2490 avenue Royale

    Phone: 418-663-3330

    Website: http://www.sepaq.com/ct/pcm/en

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    Chutes de Montmorency

    by vanessadb Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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.

    Address: 2490 Avenue Royale

    Directions: Beauport

    Phone: (418) 663.3330

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    biking to Montmorency

    by btex Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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.

    Directions: about 15-20 minute drive from Old Quebec; 30-45 minutes on bike

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    It's worth the visit

    by tuff Written Dec 3, 2010

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    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.

    Address: 2490 avenue Royale

    Phone: 418-663-3330

    Website: http://www.sepaq.com/ct/pcm/en

    The fall with a suspension bridge over the fall View from one of the lookout point Shop and Interpretation Centre
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    Higher than Niagara Falls!

    by Jefie Written Aug 29, 2008

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    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 (http://www.lesgrandsfeux.com)!

    Address: 2490 avenue Royale

    Directions: About 10 min east of Quebec City.

    Phone: 418-663-3330

    Website: http://www.sepaq.com/ct/pcm/en

    Montmorency Falls at dusk Cable car to the top of the falls
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    Montmorency Falls

    by lazyman_1 Written Apr 6, 2008

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    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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    Montmorency Falls

    by mattreider Written Jan 2, 2008

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    These falls are higher than niagara, but not as big, okay? Still a fun thing to do. We took a bus tour that drove us here, to a few silly stops such as a chocolatier and a maple bread place, and to St Anne's Basilica.

    The Falls are pretty to look at, to walk around, and to take photos of. That's pretty much it.

    Directions: 2490 avenue Royale
    Québec, QC G1C 1S1

    Phone: (418) 663-3330

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    montmorency falls

    by iam1wthee Written Jul 24, 2007

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    These water falls are taller than Niagara but are a lot narrower. It is best to see this place for yourself rather than with the tour. The tours only allow 15 min here. Which is not enough time to walk across the bridge or take the sky tram. I know someone who drove up here and said that the falls is actually located within a park. The tours do not even let you see this.

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    Montmorency Falls

    by Bwana_Brown Updated Dec 19, 2006

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    This is a waterfall only about 15 minutes drive from downtown Quebec City, via a major 6-lane highway heading northeast along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. It is well worth a visit - my wife and I were truly amazed at its magnificence, and we have experienced both Victoria Falls and Niagara Falls! It was spectacular in October so I can only imagine what it would be like during the spring melt when the rivers are in full flow! There is an excellent interpretive centre and network of trails surrounding the Falls, including a cable-car ride to the top, allowing you many different angles on the spectacular scene. Do not miss it when you are this close! See my 'Montmorency' page for more details!

    Address: Opposite the bridge to Ile d'Orleans.

    Directions: Only a few miles northeast of Quebec City, off Autoroute 440 along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River.

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    Beautiful, powerful waterfall - Montmorency Falls

    by Tom_In_Madison Updated May 21, 2006

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    About 50% taller than Niagara falls, 83 meters/272 feet. About 100 feet wide at the top. This was pretty amazing for me. You can hear the water thundering from a block away.

    You can go on the left side of it, and then take a stairs down pretty far. I stopped when I couldn’t handle the height thing/fear of falling. It’s completely safe, but my head doesn’t believe that. There were 2 guys doing laps up and down the staircase here, so…There are many good photos shots here.

    Then you can take a walkway/overpass over the falls, right before it falls over. The walkway is about 100 yards across and about 4 feet wide. Kinda nerve-wracking. This gets you to the right side of the falls. You can go down a ways here too, but not as far. A flyer I picked up, and didn’t bother to look at, looks like there is a staircase farther down that allows you to go all the way to the bottom, and then walk up to it. This must have been awesome, but I didn’t see about it. There is also a cablecar thing that flies you over/across it for about C$9.

    I took a city bus here, so the entrance is either at the last stop for bus #53 or #50, and then thru the chain link fence, or across the river and hang a right. Follow the thunder. There was no charge for me getting there thru these 2 locations. It’s heavily wooded around here, so you can’t see it from the street.

    To get here from city bus, check my other tip on transportation, didn't have enough room here.

    You’ll spend 30-90 minutes here. Highly suggested.

    Address: 2490 rue Royale

    Directions: north of the city, on the seaway

    You can also get a tour from Quebec City that will take you here for about $20.

    Phone: 418-663-3330

    Website: http://www.sepaq.com/ct/pcm/en/

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