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Montmorency Falls Park (Parc de la Chute-Montmorency)
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Bike Tour to Montmorency Falls from Quebec City
Ranked #3 of 214 things to do in Quebec City
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: These 275-foot falls on the Montmorency River tower higher than even the legendary Niagara Falls.The 2013 season promises to be exhilarating for people who will visit Parc de la Chute-Montmorency – Montmorency Falls, the second most visited site of the provincial capital after Old Quebec. The highlight of all the new summer activities is certainly the opening of two via ferrata routes built in the Boischatel fault near the waterfalls. Via ferrata – this is italien for “iron roads”, is an activity accessible to everyone over 12 years old that combines hiking and rock climbing. The two paths are built on the rockface on the eastern side of the waterfall. The less adventurous will also be able to get stunning views of the 83-meter high waterfall aboard the cable car which now runs with sparkling new cabins. History buffs will be glad to know that guided tours are now offered each weekend in the company of Sir Frederick Haldimand, who served as Governor of Quebec from 1778 to 1786 and Mathilde Robin, best known as the Lady in White, who lost her fiancé during the Montmorency Battle in 1759. Guided tours are offered in French or English until Labour Day weekend.
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“Gorgeous site!”
Reviewed 17 March 2012

Fantastic walk all the way up to the top of the falls, only fee was for parking. Well worth the drive from Quebec. The easy access to Ile d'Orleans. Wow.

Visited August 2011
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“wish we went during winter”
Reviewed 16 March 2012

my friends and i went to montmorency in october of 2009 actually. it was chilly but at least the walk was very comfortable.
we took the funicular going up so we were able to see the grandeur of the falls from afar. it was captivating. the fee was a little steep so if you are used to a lot of climbing then you can just use the stairs. going up, we opted to walk.

Visited October 2011
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“A nice walk...”
Reviewed 15 March 2012

The Montmorency Falls waterfall and little park are worth a visit - try combining this trip with a drive through the Ile d'Orleans, of which you have a great view from the top of the falls. The falls are a nice experience both in winter and summer. There is a restaurant at the top pf the falls, a little pricey, but if you want a special treat, you could stop there for a drink, or you could go for dinner, and see the falls at night. This will also afford you a view of old Quebec City all lit up. There is a cable car if you want to walk up the many stairs and then take it down, or take it on the way up, and then walk down the stairs. You do not have to take the stairs at all. There is a parking lot both below the falls and at the top - this is paid parking in season. The park beside the falls on top of the hill is also a good place for a picnic, and there's a small playground for kids as well. Wheelchair access very limited in winter, due to snow and ice. This visit can be done very quickly or you can take as much time as you want. Don't forget your camera! ;)

Visited March 2012
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“Beautiful in winter!”
Reviewed 13 March 2012

It's an amazing place on a sunny day in winter. Wonderful view from the top and really cool walk to the foot of the waterfall over the frozen river (although I'm not sure it's allowed, because the gate was closed, but people were doing it)

Visited February 2012
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“Limited access in the winter.”
Reviewed 8 March 2012

Nice to see with ice covering it in the winter. We did see people on the bridge at the top of the falls but I'm not sure if the Gondola operates in the winter to access this bridge.

Visited February 2012
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