Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, Quebec City

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Look down over Quebec's highest cascade from atop a suspension bridge at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency. Plunging from a height of 83 m (272 ft), the falls stand 30 m (98 ft) taller than the more famous Niagara Falls. During the colder months, the falls feature a cone of ice known as the Sugar Loaf at their base. Ride a zipline or walk along a clifftop trail in the surrounding park; feel free to bring food with you for a picnic. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Quebec City holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Easy drive from Quebec City. We took the cable car up, walked around the top and took the steps down. Great and changing views of the falls as we moved around, ending with a very light soaking from th...  more »
  • We decided to visit the falls as our morning activity (kind of last minute) and wish we had researched it in advance and planned to spend the day. We had no idea there was so much to do! Beautiful par...  more »
  • Although this is quite pretty, I would have preferred to spend more time exploring Quebec City. A visit here eats up quite a large chunk of the day, and when you only have a short time to stay, it mig...  more »
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  • Parked at the bottom of the falls. You can walk close to the falls for free. It was great. There are wooden stairs if you want to go to the top. Also a lift that goes up. We couldn't find the parking lot at the top. There is a suspension bridge over the falls. Can spend a couple of hours easily here.
  • Gorgeous falls! A must see if you are travelling to Quebec City. We were there on Canada Day and spent a lot more time there than we were expecting too. The park is a beautiful place to have a picnic, and the sights are spectacular. If you are going on a very hot day, be sure to go up on the platform right at the base of the falls. Warning: you will get wet! The mist rains down on you, and is nice and cool. I have also been in the winter time at the top of the falls, and it is still an extraordinary sight to see. Will come back again someday.
  • Really great place to visit, the parc is immaculate and very well kept and the waterfall is stunning!! It's hard to describe the natural beauty of this place, and it is definitely worth the visit. The bridge across the fall offers unprecedented views and and intense closeness. Plus the viewing platform from down below is fun and a great photo opportunity, as long as you don't mind getting a little wet from the fall mists. Also, try not to bulk when looking at all the steps you have to walk back up.
  • The view when you are at the opposite site of the lift is great. Also try to get wet by the spray. It is quite refreshing and useful if you plan to climb the stairs.
  • This is a wonderful experience. You get to walk across the falls and view them from many angles. I would suggest that the best views are from the Northern side looking back towards the city. There are plenty of places for picnics and you can ride a cable car to the foot of the falls and back of you wish.
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