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Quebec City – Montmorency Falls

When visiting Montmorency Falls, a few minutes ride by bus from Quebec City, anyone will always be reminded that this Falls is nearly 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls in southern Ontario. Every brochure, every tourist guide, every Quebecois would say that with pride.

It is a splendid introduction to the scenery of Quebec,” said American writer, Henry David Thoreau. Later, his words were echoed by James Joyce who said, “The falls of Montmorency are obviously one of the greatest of the beauty of nature, but, I hope it is not beside the mark to say that of all the beauties of nature, “falls” are to me the least satisfying.”  The young John Keats also mentioned the wondrous beauty of the falls in his poem, “Sleep and Poetry.”

There are two ways to get to the pinnacle of the falls: either by cable car or climbing the stairs which would be challenging even for those who are young and fit. But, Id recommend the latter because youll get to see and admire the falls from bottom to top. Taking the cable car would cost you and the view up there isnt as interesting as below where you can hear the beat and rythmn of the cascading falls. And double rainbows always show up at the foot of the falls which you cant see if you are up there on the bridge. And for the ultimate cam whore, better to go there in the morning when the sun is facing the falls—assuming the sun is up there shining. :))

Montmorency Falls in Quebec City is 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls.

Montmorency Falls in Quebec City is 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls.

Montmorency Falls in Quebec City is 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls.

Montmorency Falls in Quebec City is 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls.

Montmorency Falls in Quebec City is 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls.

Montmorency Falls in Quebec City is 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls.

Montmorency Falls in Quebec City is 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls.

Montmorency Falls in Quebec City is 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls.

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