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Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Montmorency Falls

La Chute Montmorency

Location: Quebec, Canada
Address:  5300 Boulevard Sainte-Anne
Date: Aug 2017
Website:  www.sepaq.com

  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.

Montmorency From Cable Car.
Cable Car The Easier Way To The Top Of The Falls.

  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.

Manoir Montmorency.

  After exiting the cable car we found ourselves at the base of the steps leading to Manoir Montmorency.

Hang In There Manoir.

  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.

Careful Not To Let Anything Fall Into The Falls.

  This bridge is where you experience the true force of the water as it passes beneath you and drops 84 metres.

Montmorency River.

The water from the Montmorency River flows to the edge of the falls.

Hmmmm Drop.

  The water then prepares itself for the big drop as people admire it from above.

Drop.

Then it falls.

All The Way To The Bottom Maggie.

All the way down.

St. Lawrence River.

  The water then continues on its way into the St. Lawrence River.   The day we visited the water levels were quite low which makes us wonder what the falls would have been like after a big rainfall.

Quebec City In The Distance.

  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.

No Not That Step, The One Above It.  That Step Felt A Little Loose.

  The next part of our journey took us down a series of steps built on grey slate rock.

Facing The Falls.

From the stairs you could get a great view facing the falls.

Tyrolienne

  You could also get a great view of the zipliners racing past the brink of the falls.  We had seen the zipliners picking out their helmets and building up their courage inside Manoir Montmorency earlier.

Over The Rainbow.

  As we looked down into the mist a rainbow formed.

Into The Mist.

  Finally we reached the bottom of the stairs and ventured onto a platform covered in the mist from the crashing water.  

Sugarloaf.

  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. 

Full Circle Around Montmorency.

  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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Montmorency Falls

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