Visit the beautiful Chute Montmorency

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Often referred to by locals as "les chutes", these gorgeous rushing waterfalls are located just 12 km from the heart of Old Quebec and are a definite must-see. The falls here are 83 metres - some 30 metres higher than Niagara Falls!

You can pay for an aerial tram ride to the top of the falls or ascend the cliff via a 487-step staircase. If you plan to hike up the stairs during the summer months, be sure to bring plenty of water. But regardless of how you get to the top, you'll certainly be glad you did when you're greeted by the majestic view of the valley from the suspension bridge that hangs directly over the crest of the falls.

Afterward, cool off with a leisurely stroll through Montmorency Falls Park (Parc de la Chute-Montmorency). The park offers numerous trails as well as the beautiful Manoir Montmorency dining hall offering a view of the falls. Next to the Manoir, you'll find ice-cold refreshments from the Dairy Bar ice cream shop.