Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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 Italian 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 rock face 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 fiance during the Montmorency Battle in 1759. Guided tours are offered in French or English until Labour Day weekend.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Brendan S
    Arlington, Virginia2,048 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Natural beauty marred by tourist additions
    Montmorency Falls are taller than Niagara Falls and have a powerful flow. Unfortunately, they have taken a cue from Niagara Falls and commercialized it to the utmost with cable cars and zip lines and other experiences. Most problematic is that a huge set of stairs and a bridge right over the Falls detract from the natural appearance. The stairs could have been erected out-of-sight, and a bridge on top of a waterfall of this significance just shouldn’t have been permitted.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 3, 2023
  • RyTy
    Kitchener, Canada66 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hot hike and great views!
    We went on a HOT day in July 2023. It was $22 for parking and for two adults to enter the park. The cable car was an additional fee, but we didn’t do it. We really loved the views from the rest of the park. We spent about two hours at the park, walking along the suspension bridge and the giant staircase that looks over the falls. We felt is worth the admission price. Bring a water bottle, snack foods and proper walking shoes.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 6, 2023
  • FREPLUG
    Macomb, Michigan571 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the trip out
    There is nothing more beautiful than natures true beauty. The falls are well maintained (area around) and offer visitors the chance to experience the raw beauty and power of mother nature. It takes a small amount of walking and effort to get to the bridge over the falls but the view is well worth it. One does not need too much time here, an hour or so is sufficient, but it will be an hour well spent. Great for photos or just to be outside this is a place all should see!
    Visited September 2022
    Written July 14, 2023
  • EstefBB
    262 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day Trip!
    Wonderful activity to do with family of teens! We took the 800 bus from Quebec City (no need to pay pricy tour). It’s a 45 minute ride and it’s the last stop on the bus. Only adults pay at the entrance of the park. We brought sandwiches and had a wonderful picnic. We did the stairs up and down (you have to be in good shape to go up). Then we did the 2.5 km RÉSURGENCES TRAIL circuit that runs along Rivière Montmorency upstream of the waterfall.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 19, 2023
  • Moe_Ipak
    United States371 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must Do for us
    We had a lovely afternoon here. Ended up spending 4 hours here. Took the cable car to the top. Hiked the area. Kids went on the zip line and we took the stairs back down. On a hot day the wind blew the water on the stairs coming down and it felt great. We saw some brave souls walking up the stairs to the top - bravo to them.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 21, 2023
  • real-deal-mom
    Fergus, Canada83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great view of the falls from zip line
    The ziplining staff were very friendly and helpful. The experience was fantastic and created the perfect view of the falls. Note: we booked the first time of the day (10am) and arrived 30 min early as the website instructed but... the ziplining staff do not start/open until 10. I am not complaining only letting others know to help plan their day better.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 22, 2023
  • Cathy G
    Clinton, Massachusetts336 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very pretty falls we stopped at on way to St. Anne de Beaupre basilica
    These falls were pretty impressive but I am not sure worth the entrance fee. There is just a walkway around the area to the falls and we did not get to the catwalk above the falls as there was a group of 30. I cant say I believe these falls are bigger than Niagara falls. The many steps across the way from the walkway looked dangerous and seemed to only be into the side of the hill (? sand or rock ledge).
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Laura S
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Montmorency Falls
    My partner and I loved our visit to the falls. After parking, we walked across the bridge near the falls and found a 5km trail (return) that followed the river. I am glad we got there early, because the place got very busy after lunch!
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 3, 2023
  • Archie
    Glenmoore, Pennsylvania7,383 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Zipline and walk through the park
    We enjoyed the park. We took a taxi from our hotel. Its outside the city. About $35 Canadian. Buy your entrance and activity tickets online for faster entry. Your car drives into the parking lot. You see the beautiful manor. It houses the gift shop. We walked along to see the force of the waterfalls and a rainbow in the sunshine. The views are incredible. We walked across the suspension bridge where you can actually see the drop of the falls and the gentle river behind it. My husband enjoyed the zipline and made reservations in advance. It's a long line and wait. Incredible experience! They give you a free video in the end. You have the option to walk down steps 487 to see the falls and feel that mist. We enjoyed the experience!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 12, 2023
  • Mark D
    Corfe Mullen, United Kingdom384 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Research your options to go to the falls, which are worth the effort.
    We bought a ticket at the tourist information office with a bus company (unibus I think) to go to see the waterfalls. When compared against doing it by public transport, there was hardly anything in it, so it seemed an easier option to book with this company. The price was in the region of $60 return, for the two of us, which included entry into the park (but not the cable car, that is extra). You will see plenty of red buses going around the city, which belong to the same company, its a blue line that you need for this trip and when you book its clear where the bus stop is. The only thing is, at that location there are no signs to indicate where the blue bus stops, no staff managing things, drivers of the other red buses who stop there are not overly helpful in explaining what the arrangements are. We did establish that it was a bus 55 ( which wasn't blue....as per the instructions and brochure) and when it arrived it was a scrum to get aboard. Once on the bus things chill, the site is no more than 20 mins away. It's a scenic via driving beside the St Lawrence River and the falls are worth visiting. Anyone who maybe a little unfit I'd recommend taking the cable car to get up to the park where you gain access to the suspension bridge over the falls. Tickets for this can be bought in the ground level building, $14 return. There is a cafe in the park and a nice walk, good views. It is well worth a visit. I did wonder how much an Uber would be to get out there. But this wasn't a bad option if you put aside the lack of organisation.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 3, 2023
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Esther S
77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
I don't understand how this place is not as well known as the Niagrara Falls. Nature at its finest ... and you can literally walk to the base of the falls, wade in the lake that forms at the base, or take the cable car to the top of the falls for a spectacular view as you walk across the water falls 😀
Written June 17, 2024
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Mary B
Sydney, Australia88 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Originally this waterfall must have been a spectacular sight. Sadly it is now hemmed in by slabs of ugly concrete viewing platforms, soulless parking lots and a hideous cable car station. A pretty scrap of parkland but squashed in between new housing estates. Paradise lost indeed!
Written May 13, 2024
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TheLeongOhana
United States7,455 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We first parked at the top of the falls and headed towards the suspension bridge. We followed the path behind the visitor center since the main path along the cliff was closed just before the falls. A helpful sign was posted in front of the visitor center warning of the closure.

The fall that April morning was roaring and quite impressive. From the top you could see the speed of the water flow and the roar as it went over. Next to the zip line was a lookout that was not very busy but was the best location for a frontal view. At the bottom of the falls we could not get too close as the viewing area was closed. However, from the path we could still feel the force and feel the resulting spray as the falls hit the bottom. Others continued up the stairs towards the top of the falls.

The park waived the parking fee (maybe for winter) and we only had to show our ticket’s QR code to get into each parking lot.
Written April 23, 2024
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Jamie S
7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Beautiful location and the Waterfall is majestic. Unfortunately the cable car was not operating on the day and one of the scenic trails was not available as well, which was quite disappointing, meaning you had to approach from the upper entrance. The staff did not do a good job of making this known and numerous people left after figuring this out for themselves. Overall, on a different day or season, this could have been a spectacular day.
Written April 9, 2024
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Edward_Lawton
Wesham, UK4,909 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Spent a whole day just taking in this beautiful place,well worth the visit !!! Take in some of the attractions they are all reasonably priced and suitable for all the family.
Written March 22, 2024
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Johnlobster
Morpeth, UK2,553 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We did the trip on an excursion from our cruise ship. Great tour and so interesting with fantastic views and scenery. We walked all the way along the bottom and you can feel the spray as you get nearer. A must do. So impressed.
Written March 4, 2024
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Irma S
New York City, NY14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful views and a must visit location. I would recommend starting at the top and then taking the cable car down. So much to see.
Written February 5, 2024
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cirig
New York City, NY72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Really nice stop right outsides Old Quebec. I thought The price is a little high for a one hour visit at $6.50 per person to get in and the gondola ride is 16.00 per person. The gondola ride was fun and the view of the falls was great. Being on the foot bridge that went over the falls really gave you a feel for how powerful the falls were. Over all a fun stop.
Written February 4, 2024
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Lauren Star
Chicago, IL25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
My family went to the falls around Christmas (super cold, snowy) but it was still super cool to see the falls. There are many places to look at the waterfall including towards the base and at the top. When it’s warmer out, there are trails, zip line, and more. Not badly priced (pay to park/entry fee). Overall super pretty and definitely something to see apart from city views and downtown activities.
Written December 29, 2023
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John O
Piedmont, SD8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoy waterfalls and hiking and Montmorency offers both. We started in the Parc, hiked across the top of the falls, then down to the cable car for the uphill ride. We would recommend this route for older travelers like us. The fall colors were gorgeous. Lots of bright red maple leaves.
Written October 15, 2023
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