Location: Quebec, Canada
Address: 5300 Boulevard Sainte-Anne
Date: Aug 2017
Montmorency Falls is one of the highest waterfalls in Canada. It is the highest waterfall east of Alberta. After visiting Quebec City we stopped for a visit on our way to Tadoussac. We took a cable car up to the falls then crossed over the falls on a bridge and then descended hundreds of steps back down on the other side. This allowed us to go full circle around this impressive sight.
We purchased our tickets which allowed us to park our car, ride the cable car and stroll the grounds surrounding the falls. The cable car whisked us up to the top in no time at all.
After exiting the cable car we found ourselves at the base of the steps leading to Manoir Montmorency.
Manoir Montmorency is a restaurant situated next to the falls and clinging close to the edge of the cliff. After passing the restaurant you take a walkway to a bridge that goes across the falls.
This bridge is where you experience the true force of the water as it passes beneath you and drops 84 metres.
The water from the Montmorency River flows to the edge of the falls.
The water then prepares itself for the big drop as people admire it from above.
Then it falls.
All the way down.
After walking over the falls we crossed another smaller bridge and from the top of the hill we were treated to an excellent view of Quebec City. Montmorency Falls are just a short drive north from the city.
The next part of our journey took us down a series of steps built on grey slate rock.
From the stairs you could get a great view facing the falls.
As we looked down into the mist a rainbow formed.
Finally we reached the bottom of the stairs and ventured onto a platform covered in the mist from the crashing water.
In the winter this mist and spray forms what is called the Sugarloaf or Le Pain de Sucre. It is created by the mist collecting and freezing to form a huge bump at the base of the falls.
We travelled along the edge of the grey slate slopes until we found ourselves back at the cable car station. Our journey had now come fulll circle and we had admired the falls from every angle.
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