Montmorency Falls Park (Parc de la Chute-Montmorency) Tours

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Higher than Niagara Falls, the impressive Montmorency Falls stand 272 feet (83 meters) tall and serve as the centerpiece of Montmorency Falls Park (Parc de la Chute-Montmorency). The site is a year-round destination for visitors to Quebec City and Montreal, offering an array of outdoor activities and the stunning sight of the falls, which form at the mouth of the Montmorency River and drop over a cliff into the St. Lawrence River.

The Basics
One of Quebec City’s highlights, Montmorency Falls Park (Parc de la Chute-Montmorency) is often visited on city sightseeing tours and dedicated bike tours. For a close-up view of the waterfall, you can climb the 487-step mountainside staircase or take the fee-based cable car to the top, where you can cross a suspended bridge over the crest of the falls to access both sides of the park. In summer, adventurous travelers can go ziplining over Montmorency Falls or try out the park's via ferrata circuits in summer, while winter travelers can take part in snowshoeing and ice climbing here.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Fees apply for the cable car, ziplining, via ferrata access, and snowshoe rentals.
  • Food is offered at the cable car station, at Manoir Montmorency, and at La Terrasse du Manoir.
  • The park features three playgrounds for kids.
  • Much of the park is wheelchair accessible, although only some of the viewing platforms can be reached by wheelchair.

How to Get There
The falls are located on the boundary between Beauport and Boischatel, about 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) from the heart of Old Quebec. The site offers two paid parking lots, one below the falls and another above the falls. To reach Montmorency Falls by car, take Autoroute 20 northeast from Montreal to Quebec City. Then take Autoroute 440 east out of Quebec City.

When to Get There
One might think think Montmorency Falls is only nice to visit in the summer, but the park is actually suitable as a year-round attraction. Ziplining is offered from May to October, and if you’re visiting in July or August, you can try out the via ferrata circuits or catch the international fireworks competition that takes place at the park. In winter, the cable car still runs and the falls gain the famous "Sugarloaf," an impressive mound of ice that forms at the foot of the falls and sometimes reaches up to 98 feet (30 meters) tall.
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Address: Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, Canada
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Half-Day Trip to Montmorency Falls and Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré from Quebec

Escape to the beautiful countryside around Québec City on this half-day adventure to Montmorency Falls and the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour experience, then explore the spectacular landscape just outside Québec City. Along the way, visit popular Beaupre Coast tourist attractions like the Chocolaterie de l'Ile d'Orléans and the Cuivres D'Art Albert Gilles (copper art museum).
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Small group excursion Quebec city Montmorency Falls

Québec City boasts beautiful architecture and spectacular riverside scenery, but visiting independently means missing the city’s rich history. On this tour, explore Québec by sightseeing bus in a group smaller than you’d find on other similar tours. With your engaging guide dressed in 17th-century colonialist attire, discover top attractions including Montmorency Falls and the Samuel de Champlain statue, and see the best of Québec City with ease.
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Parc de la Chute-Montmorency Waterfalls Admission and Cable Car

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency is a few minutes from Québec City. Located between the river and the cliffs, it's one of the province's most spectacular sites. With its 83 meters high (30 meters higher than Niagara Falls), Montmorency Falls dominates the landscape. It can be discovered on foot, by cable car, or from the gourmet restaurant. It's an ideal setting for a stroll after a business meeting or a reception. For the more active, a 300-meters zipline, and the via ferrata, a hiking trail on a cliff, promises some adrenaline and breathtaking views. Accessible year-round, the site works its magic day and night. During winter, in very cold weather, fine splashes from the falls freeze and eventually form the famous Sugar Loaf, an impressive cone of ice at the foot of the waterfall. The entire cove of the park has been illuminated after dark. Discover an impressive and enchanting spot!
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Quebec City Helicopter Tour Over Montmorency Falls

Take in aerial views of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Québec City and Montmorency Falls on this 30-minute helicopter tour. As you fly over Orléans Island, Le Château Frontenac, the Plains of Abraham, and Old Québec, listen to commentary from your pilot/guide in English or French. Pickup and drop-off at downtown Québec City hotels available.
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Montmorency Falls Bike Tour in Quebec

When visiting Québec City, get to know the neighboring countryside and Montmorency Falls on this guided, 4-hour, small-group bike tour. Enjoy a relaxing 16-mile (25-kilometer) ride from Old Québec's bike-friendly Lower Town district to Montmorency Falls, an 83-meter-high waterfall on the Montmorency River. A cable car ride to the top of the falls provides an exceptional view of the roaring water. Also, pedal to a city park, Domaine de Maizerets, and see the historical borough of Île d’Orléans. Cable car ride plus bike, helmet, water bottle and snacks are included.
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Quebec City Historic Discoverers Cruise

Enjoy the view of Québec City and the surrounding countryside from the water on this 90-minute sightseeing cruise along the Saint-Lawrence River. Set sail from the Cap Diamant to Montmorency Falls, the perfect combination of nature and culture. Take in the stunning view from three distinctive exterior terraces, with commentary from a costumed guide dressed as the French-Canadian explorer Louis Jolliet. See the Québec City skyline and cruise beneath the famous Fairmont Le Château Frontenac hotel. A variety of beverages and snacks are available for purchase on board the boat.
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Bike Tour to Montmorency Falls from Quebec City

Leave the busy city behind, and explore the Canadian countryside on this 4-hour bike tour to Montmorency Falls from Quebec City. Spin along cycle tracks through the Domaine de Maizerets with your guide. Pedal along the St. Lawrence River, and gain insight into the region’s rich history and diverse geography. On arrival at Montmorency Falls, take the cable car skywards for panoramic views over the tumbling torrent. Cross the footbridge and marvel at the falls’ power. Then head upstream to relax on the banks of the Montmorency River.
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Full-Day Québec City Adventure: Bike Tour, Sightseeing Cruise, and Lunch

Experience Quebec City by bike and on water on this full-day combo tour. During a 2.5-hour bike ride covering 13 miles, explore the old city and port area. A guide shares insight into the local geography and history. Refuel with a hearty Italian lunch before embarking on a 90-minute sightseeing cruise on the Saint-Lawrence River. Snap photos of the Cap Diamant and Montmorency Falls, and hear commentary on board from a guide dressed as French-Canadian explorer Louis Jolliet. This is the perfect, family-friendly introduction to Quebec City.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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