Montmorency Falls Park (Parc de la Chute-Montmorency)
- Type: Hiking, Natural Wonders, Parks and Gardens
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Sitting about 8.5 miles northeast of Old Québec along the St. Lawrence River, Montmorency Falls Park attracts nature-lovers and sightseers alike with its 272-foot waterfall. In case you can't imagine that, Montmorency Falls is one and a half times taller than Niagara Falls. Although warmer summertime temperatures make a Montmorency visit much more comfortable , many guests recommend stopping by in the winter. According to one TripAdvisor user, "I think I enjoy Montmorency Falls more than Niagara! The falls in the wintertime are especially beautiful!"
You can visit the falls free of charge by climbing the staircase from the visitor's center. But many travelers warn that they can be tough to navigate during the winter and that sometimes the stairs are closed due to ice. A cable car can take you to the top, but you'll pay roughly $10 CAD (about $10 USD) for an adult round-trip ticket. You can access the park by bus from the old city, or you can drive (but be prepared for parking fees). For more information, visit the Montmorency Falls Park page on the Québec Tourism Bureau website.