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Montmorency Falls, magical nature

Montmorency Falls, magical nature

Authored By Jean-Francois Brouillette

Before your one day trip "Je Me Souviens" to Québec City, we wanted to show you what it will be there and in case you don't know this wonderful thing which is incontestable, the Montmorency Falls! Yes, there's the famous city, the Old Québec, the Frontenac Castel but, you mustn't miss this beautiful area. By the way, we gonna be with you the D-day to enjoy a good time above or below the fall. Let's see in details one of the emblems of Quebec state, Montmorency Falls, one and a half times taller than Niagara Falls

This article has been taken from Viator.

Higher than the Niagara Falls, the impressive Montmorency Falls stand 83 meters (272 feet) tall. The falls form at the mouth of the Montmorency River, where it drops over a cliff into the St. Lawrence River. On summer nights, the plunging water is illuminated; during July and August, the falls are enhanced by a spectacular international fireworks competition.

Montmorency Falls is surrounded by Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, where visitors can see the falls while having a picnic. If you want to get a close-up view of the falls, you can take the staircase, which takes you from top to bottom or takes a suspension bridge over the crest of the falls, which enables you to see both sides of the park as well as the thundering water.

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 too. The falls in the wintertime is 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.

Back on the mainland, the impressive Montmorency Falls are visible from Autoroute 440 and act as a hub for outdoor activity in all seasons. You can view the waterfalls from the bottom, from the top, from paths along the side, and even from above, on a bridge that crosses them a top. At 83m (272 ft.) tall, they’re 30m (98 ft.) higher than Niagara Falls—a boast no visitor is spared.

These falls, however, are far narrower. They were named by Samuel de Champlain for his patron, the Duke of Montmorency, to whom he dedicated his voyage of 1603. The yellow cast of the falls comes from the high iron content of the riverbed. On summer nights, the plunging water and its surrounding cove are illuminated.

In winter, there’s a particularly impressive sight: The freezing spray sent up by crashing water builds a mountain of white ice at the base, nicknamed pain de Sucre (Sugarloaf). It grows as high as 30m (98 ft.) and attracts ice climbers. Of course, you can simply come to observe.

Enjoy your stay there, please let us know if you have any questions ! Join us for this awesome day in Beautiful Québec City in springtime to see Montmorency Falls, magical nature!



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