2490 Ave Royale, Québec City, Quebec G1C 1S1, Canada
Montmorency Falls is a stunning waterfall located in the borough of Beauport, which is a suburb of Quebec City in the province of Quebec, Canada.
Montmorency Falls stands at 83 meters (272 feet) tall, making it higher than Niagara Falls. Montmorency Falls was formed by the Montmorency River, which flows into the St. Lawrence River. The waterfall is created by a sudden drop in the river as it flows over a cliff of rock, resulting in a breathtaking display of water cascading down.
Montmorency Falls is easily accessible by car or public transportation from Quebec City. Montmorency Falls is part of the Montmorency Falls Park (Parc de la Chute-Montmorency), which is a provincial park managed by the Sépaq (Société des établissements de plein air du Québec). The park covers an area of about 1.5 square kilometers and offers numerous recreational opportunities.
There are several activities to enjoy at Montmorency Falls, including a cable car that takes visitors to the top of the falls for panoramic views, a suspension bridge that offers thrilling views of the falls from above, and hiking trails that provide different vantage points of the waterfall. In the winter, the falls freeze partially, creating an icy wonderland and offering opportunities for ice climbing and other winter sports. There is a visitor center on site with parking facilities, and admission is usually required to access certain areas of the park, including the cable car and suspension bridge.
The falls are illuminated at night, creating a stunning visual display. The lighting enhances the beauty of the falls and provides a unique experience for visitors who visit after dark.
Montmorency Falls has a suspension bridge that spans across the crest of the falls, offering thrilling views of the rushing water below. The bridge is 83 meters (272 feet) long and hangs 50 meters (164 feet) above the ground.
Mapview of Montmorency Falls
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