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Montmorency Falls is a spectacular sight for anyone seeking escape from the city. Located just 15 minutes away from Québec City, the falls are 83 meters (272.3 ft) tall, 30 meters (98.4 ft) taller than world-famous Niagara Falls! The view of Montmorency Falls is something you won’t want to miss.  

Montmorency Falls - Quebec, Canada (4K) (HD)

Where are Montmorency Falls?

 

The falls are located about 12 km (7.5 mi) away from the heart of Old Quebec. The protected area where the falls are is called Montmorency Falls Park. The falls are the terminus of the Montmorency River, whose waters flow off the cliff into the Saint Lawrence River.

How to get to Montmorency Falls

The most straightforward way to reach the falls is from Quebec City. If you don't have a car, a city bus stops at Brideau, a 10-minute walk away from the park. Depending on traffic, the journey takes up about 15 minutes by car and 45 minutes by bus.

aerial view of Montmorency falls in Canada

Panoramic view of Montmorency Falls, Canada

General information about Montmorency Falls

  • Height - 84 m (276 ft)
  • Location - Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • Type - Cataract
  • Visitors - 970,000/year
  • Best time to visit - Summer
  • Activities - Biking, Hiking, Snowshoeing, Ice Climbing

Infographic of Montmorency Falls

Interesting facts about Montmorency Falls

  • Montmorency Falls features an ancient geological structure that dates all the way back to the Paleozoic era.

  • The Duke of Damville, after whom the falls were named, never saw the falls himself.

  • Montmorency Falls may seem like one big waterfall, but it actually consists of three separate waterfalls.

  • If you're in for excitement, you can ride a cable car from the foot of the waterfall, walk over the falls on a suspension bridge, or take the 487 panoramic steps down along the cliff!

  • Manoir Montmorency, located at the top of the cliff, was once a place for a forbidden love. The illicit romance between the Duke of Kent and Thérèse-Bernardine Montgenet lasted for 27 years!

Things to do at Montmorency Falls

Montmorency Falls Park offers a variety of activities for the whole family. Biking paths, hiking trails, playgrounds for children, and a nearly 1000-foot-long zipline over the falls are popular summer attractions. In winter, snowshoeing and ice climbing are among the most popular activities.

viewpoint at Montmorency waterfall in Canada

Viewpoint near Montmorency Falls in Canada

Best time to visit Montmorency Falls

The falls attract nearly a million visitors every year. Although summer is a more popular time to visit due to the warmer temperatures, experienced travelers recommend visiting it during winter so you can experience the falls’ beauty, but without the crowds.

frozen Montmorency waterfall in winter

Frozen Montmorency Falls during winter

Where to stay in Montmorency Falls

If you decide to stay close to the Montmorency Falls, B&B called Au Gîte de la Chute is the most popular choice among travelers. Only 5 minutes away from the Montmorency Falls, you will be greeted by warm, friendly hosts and be served breakfast with delicious homemade bread.

There are some rooms overlooking the river of the property's garden. The guests can also choose between private and shared bathrooms. There's a common lounge and a library for all guests to enjoy.

Woman enjoying the view of Montmorency Falls, Canada

Where to eat at Montmorency Falls

The Manoir Montmorency has its own restaurant that serves a vast menu and Sunday brunches. There's a terrace with a wonderful panoramic view over the falls.

There's also a small sandwich place at the foot of the falls, called The Sandwicherie. They offer an incredible selection of sandwiches and beverages.

LE1759 is a panoramic restaurant at the top of the stairs. They serve a great selection of street food-inspired meals at very affordable prices.

Manoir Montmorency Restaurant in Canada

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