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“Bike ride to the falls”

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Ranked #12 of 189 things to do in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We traveled from old town to the falls by bike. It was a relatively easy ride along well maintained bike paths. The falls were splendid and you can take a gondola to the top and either walk down or take the gondola down. There is a small area to hike at the top of the falls and a bridge that offers wonderful views of the falls from above.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

As a nature lover, sometimes I fear touristy sites like this that have been made available to the masses. But I was surprised by how much was 'built' around the falls (cable cars, zip lines, stairs) but yet didn't detract too much from it's natural beauty. These falls are impressive and worth a visit. I visited with my wife and 6 year old daughter. You can visit for as little as the approximate $12 car entrance fee. It is amazing how accessible they have made the falls by literally walking up the wide paved path. As you get closer you can feel the gentle mist. I might suggest some rain protection if you want to be more adventurous and spend longer at the base of the falls where you will definitely get wet! But you don't need to. You can avoid the spray and head up the stairs that are literally built into the side of the hill. The lookouts from the stairs offer great views. If you don't like heights, it can be a little daunting. We did not climb all the stairs but they do lead to the top, and from there you can walk a path around to the suspension bridge that goes over the falls at the top. Or you can choose to take the cable car up for an additional fee. We also found a wide path that went along the opposite side of the falls that gave a different and peaceful perspective. You can get snacks and souvenirs inside the main building and there are bathrooms. I enjoyed our time gazing at the falls and appreciated the efforts taken to make them accessible. There were a lot of cyclists as well as the bike path leads right to the location. I would highly recommend visiting the falls for a half day excursion.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

it was late may but still very chilly and overcast. too windy for me. my teens walked all the way down to the falls then back up. i sat in the nice, warm lodge

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We have spent half day here, its a excellent place in quebec city to visit. This is The waterfalls are 83 m in height which is higher than Niagra fall. You can also enjoy the cable care ride and you can enjoy 487-step staircase down the side of the cliff that will bring you to the foot of the falls. And also you can enjoy 300m double zip line.
The falls are located on the boundary between the borough of Beauport, and Boischatel, about 12 km from the heart of old Quebec City. You can take cab to visit this place.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We had about 1 1/2 days in Quebec City. We hadn't planned on visiting, but hanging around the old town area didn't take as long as we had thought. We headed out in the AM and were headed back in about 3 hours. We took the cable car up, walked across the bridge and then took the steps down. I am so impressed with all the people that took the steps up. It was amazing to stand on the bridge and just listen to the Falls. The best part for us was at the bottom of the steps you can walk out onto a concrete platform area and feel the water from the falls spraying on you. My 9 yo had a blast just running around in that area.

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