Visiting the Montmorency Falls
12 km east of Quebec City are the Montmorency Falls, the highest falls in the province of Quebec at 84 m (275 ft) in height. Just to give you a sense of perspective, the falls are higher than Niagara Falls which are 51 m (167 ft) high.
The falls are the highlight of the Provincial Parc de la Chute-Montmorency.
Right off the highway (we were on our way to Tadoussac) it is a nice stop to stretch the legs and do a bit of walking. They even have an airial tram to get to the top of the falls.
Costs: $11.00/per car (including tax) for parking and entrance to park. Taking the airial tram is $12.59/person (one way, including tax) and is really not worth it, we kicked ourselves after. Walk the stairs instead.
Above: views going up in airial tram
Below: You can see the historic center of Quebec City from the top of the falls.
The whole walk, including many stops to take photos, took about an hour. A nice stop, especially on a hot summer’s day.
Organized Tour: Don’t have a car? You can visit Quebec City and Montmorency Falls on this Full-day tour from Montreal. Otherwise here are some other organized tours that include Montmorency Falls.
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