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Awards, distinctions, and honours

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, a recognized and acclaimed site that’s truly one of a kind.

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Certification Biosphere en tourisme durable

Biosphere certification in sustainable tourism - 2024

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency is the first tourist attraction in the Greater Québec City area to obtain Biosphere certification in sustainable tourism. Created by the Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI) and supported by UNESCO, Biosphere certification is obtained following demonstration of the tourist attraction's commitments to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the UN. Find out more

Cecobois Awards of Excellence -Montmorency Falls Experience

This exquisitely crafted experiential pathway located at the foot of Montmorency Falls is remarkable in many ways, particularly in terms of its integration with its environment. The minimalist and contemporary design skillfully plays with the material (wood) and highlights the beauty of the landscape, inviting contemplation. An evocative reminder of the surrounding world of nature, the abundant use of wood also beautifully echoes the history of the site, expressed in particular by the geometric laminations inspired by the wood stacks of the log drive. The widening of the railway viaduct to create an improbable public space at this location, a major element of the project, is the result of a skillful mastery of the site's many strengths, demonstrating great sensitivity and revealing a high level of technical know-how.

Trip Advisor - Certificate of Excellence 2018

Tourist attraction of the year at the 2017 Gala des Fidéides - Finalist

At the 2017 Gala des Fidéides  of the Québec Chamber of Commerce and Industry, held on March 16, 2017, Aquarium of Québec received the prestigious 2017 Tourist Attraction of the Year award. This recognition is a great team victory for the Aquarium as it is the result of constant hard work by a team of 180 employees and more than 60 volunteers. Parc de la Chute-Montmorency was also among the three finalists.

FIHOQ emerging talent award – La coop fédérée

On October 29, 2014, the Fédération interdisciplinaire de l’horticulture ornementale du Québec (FIHOQ) awarded Valérie Roy the Prix de la relève (emerging talent award) for her horticultural beautification project at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency. In order to carry out her project and meet her objectives, Ms. Roy set up a partnership with Québec City’s horticultural school at the Fierbourg vocational training centre.

Prix Coup d’Éclat! A big splash!

During fall 2012 and 2013, Parc de la Chute-Montmorency was named the winner in the radio publicity category during the presentation of the Prix Coup d’Éclat! (big splash awards) organized as part of the Congrès des festivals, événements et des attractions touristiques (festivals, events and tourist attractions convention). The Prix Coup d’Éclat! awards provide the Société des Attractions Touristiques du Québec et Festivals et Événements Québec (SATQ-FEQ) with an opportunity to honour the promotional initiatives and managerial talents of its members.

Prix Grande Distinction for Manoir Montmorency

This year, Manoir Montmorency received the Prix Grande Distinction in the breakfast-lunch-brunch category at the 25th Gala de la restauration de Québec, held on October 22, 2013. This great honour is given to a restaurant establishment in the above category.

People’s Choice Award for Manoir Montmorency

For the third straight year, Manoir Montmorency received the Prix Grande Distinction in the breakfast-lunch-brunch category at the 24th Gala de la restauration de Québec, held on November 5, 2012. This is the highest honour granted a restaurant establishment in the category. The award received by Manoir Montmorency is a source of pride for Sépaq, which features a number of establishments offering a distinctive restaurant experience.

Manoir Montmorency, Winner of the People’s Choice Award

Recognized for its spectacular waterfall, Parc de la Chute-Montmorency has also been honoured for its expertise in the field of gastronomy. At the 23rd Gala de la restauration de Québec, which took place November 15, 2011, Manoir Montmorency received the People’s Choice Award in the Brunch category for the second consecutive year. This is the highest honour in this category given to a restaurant. This prize awarded to Manoir Montmorency is a source of pride for Sépaq. Many of its restaurants offer a distinctive dining experience. Sépaq is very successful with brunches throughout the network, notably those served at Aquarium du Québec, Gîte du Mont-Albert and Station touristique Duchesnay.

Manoir Montmorency Wins People’s Choice Award

At the 22nd Gala de la restauration de Québec, Manoir Montmorency won the People’s Choice Award in the Breakfast/Brunch category, the highest distinction in this category and a testament to the public’s confidence and the culinary quality offered at Manoir Montmorency.

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