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Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

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Open in the winter

Location

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency is a few minutes from downtown Québec City, across from Orléans Island, on the boundary of the Côte-de-Beaupré tourism region.

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Parc de la Chute-Montmorency 13 km 266 km 463 km 809 km 630 km 823 km

 

Access and Operating Period

The site is accessible year-round with no admission fee. There may be a parking fee (when applicable).

Consult the operating hours of our services (cable car, boutiques, food services).

It's 12 km from the Old City and you can get there by bus. If you prefer cycling, the Corridor du Littoral bike path ends at the entrance to Parc de la Chute-Montmorency. An entry point is reserved for cyclists. Bike racks are available there.

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency is not part of the Parcs Québec network. The Annual Parcs Québec Network card is not valid for admission to this establishment.

Universal Access

The site is accessible to disabled people in wheelchairs.

Additional Information

The Station Gets a Makeover

The Parc de la Chute-Montmorency station at the bottom of the waterfall is currently being renovated to improve services offered to all clientele. Access to the station will be limited until the work is completed in May 2014.

The Sandwicherie and souvenir store will be closed throughout the construction period. However, the parking lot, cable car and public washrooms will be accessible during regular operating hours.

Please note that Manoir Montmorency will remain open to visitors.


Services

Food Services

  • Restaurant-terrasse du Manoir and Café bistro Kent House, both in Manoir Montmorency
  • Several snack bars serving light meals at various places on the grounds
  • Dairy bar on the lookout near the Manoir

    More details

Boutiques and Artist Stands

  • Two boutiques offer Québec-made creations and souvenir gifts
  • On some occasions, outdoor stands are made available to artists who wish to display, sell, and paint on site

Cable Car

All aboard! The cable car provides you with an easy link between the upper and lower portions of the park. It takes only a few minutes to reach Manoir Montmorency from the Lower terminal at the level of the St. Lawrence. Enjoy the ride and an exceptional view! It can accommodate 40 people per gondola.

Rates

  • Wholesalers and groups (applicable to groups of 15 or more): Contact us!

Parking

Three parking areas provide car drivers with easy access to the site.

  • P1 - Base of the cable car, below the falls: for buses and cars
  • P2 - Manoir Montmorency, above the falls: for buses and cars
  • P3 - Boischatel, northeast of the falls: for cars only

Rates

Days and Hours Open (Cable Car and Parking)

Spring:

  • April 1 avril to May 2, 2014
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • May 3 to June 23, 2014
    • Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Summer:

  • June 24 to August 24, 2014: every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Fall:

  • August 25 to October 26, 2014: every day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • October 27 to December 25: closed, but the site is still accessible

Winter:

  • December 26, 2014 to January 4, 2015: every day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • January 5 to 30, 2015 : closed, but the site is still accessible
  • January 31 to March 1, 2015 : every day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • March 2 to Mid-April, 2015 (opening date of the season depends on weather conditions)
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Monday to Friday, the site is accessible, but no service is offered

Contact Information

Contact Information:
5300 boulevard Sainte-Anne
Québec (Québec)  G1C 0M3

Telephone : 418 663-3330

Fax : 418 663-1214 (sales)

Fax : 418 663-1706 (reception)

montmorency@sepaq.com

GPS coordinates (avenue Royale) :
46° 53' 13.27" N
71° 17' 07.71" W

GPS coordinates (entrance at the bottom of the waterfall)
46°52' 54'' N
71°09' 04'' W

Important

Domestic animals

At Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, domestic animals kept on a leash are admitted, EXCEPT in certain places. Condition and regulation

Nearby Attractions

Québec City

Québec City is only 10 minutes by car from Parc de la Chute-Montmorency. Year-round, it's a real must-see. Let yourself be charmed by its little streets and historic buildings. Enjoy its many cultural activities and different restaurants. A little bit of Europe in North America!

Orléans Island

The bridge to Orléans Island is just across from Montmorency Falls. It's an invitation to go there! The island is truly a garden for Québec City with its diversity of farm landscapes. It also has well preserved heritage and historic sites, not to mention delicious local produce.

Côte-de-Beaupré

East of the park is Côte-de-Beaupré-a shoreline region with a wide range of tourism attractions for lovers of culture, heritage, adventure, and nature. Drive along Route de la Nouvelle-France, visit museums and interpretation centres, and admire the rolling countryside. And for hikers, whatever their level of ability, 200 km of trails cut through this area.

Charlevoix Train

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency is happy to welcome the Charlevoix Train to its station. This rail cruise takes passengers through a 140 kilometres of panoramic landscapes between Québec City and La Malbaie. Watch it head out of the station several times a week, or if you’re a passenger, take advantage of the occasion to enjoy a ride on the cable car

Documentation

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency Brochure Park Site School activities (in French only) Wedding Brochure (in Fremch only)

External Links

Bonjour Québec.com Québec City Tourism Route des Via Ferrata du Québec

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