The best place to begin your visit is at the Station. You can leave your vehicle at the main parking lot at the foot of the waterfall. Next, with the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency map located at the Station, you’ll discover the route of the panoramic circuit, stop at various magnificent lookout points to observe the cascading waters of the falls plunging into the St. Lawrence River, and learn more about the historical and geological characteristics of the premises.
Promenade below the waterfall
The base of Chute Montmorency waterfall has never been as attractive as it will be this summer. Most of the enchanting circuit, designed to make the sector at the foot of Parc de la Chute-Montmorency's heritage site even more attractive, will be completed by summertime. Three sections of the circuit will be finished so visitors can fully experience the power and majesty of the waterfall, which is 30 metres higher than Niagara Falls.
Passing over the river, the old railway crossing has been replaced by a long, wide footbridge providing optimal pedestrian access and a series of platforms on various levels, allowing visitors to sit below and contemplate the waterfall, one of the most beautiful natural jewels of Quebec, renowned both here and abroad. A wonderful lookout point!
On the east side of the waterfall basin, the concrete walkway has been completely refurbished, widened, and raised, with a mineral garden lining the walkway . Benches and a picnic area have been added as well.
On the west side, a brand new wooden trail offers a completely different feel, as visitors wander through a wooded area. Ideal for walkers who want to get closer to the waterfall and see it from this new angle.
The cable car
The waterfall dominates the landscape, but on the other side, the view of the St. Lawrence River, Île d'Orléans, and Québec City will be just as beautiful. Open your eyes wide and enjoy this moment! The climb will only take a few minutes.
Round trip $1495 /adult
Tickets for sale on site or online.
Taxes not included.
La Baronne observation deck
Starting from the Manoir’s terrace, there’s a boardwalk along the cliff leading to the suspension bridge. On the way, you can stop at La Baronne observation deck to admire the scenery.
The suspension bridge
It’s a must-see on your circuit. You’ll feel the waterfall roaring intensely beneath your feet. A knockout experience for young and old alike!
The Boischatel fault
The waterfall and the Montmorency fault are products of the strain caused by continental shift, a phenomenon dating back thousands of years. You can check out the fault, which is more than 43 kilometres long. It’s very impressive indeed!
The orchard is a superb place to have a picnic and to enjoy the great outdoors. Please note that this site shaped part of our history. On July 31, 1759, a major confrontation between the British and French took place right here. Remnants of Wolfe’s redoubt can still be found today.
You can also see Wolfe House, built around 1818. This farmhouse represents a rare surviving example of the domestic architecture of the French regime. The integration of English techniques, such as the use of large panes of glass in the windows, bears witness to its construction some 60 years after the War of the Conquest. Classified as a heritage building, it has undeniable historical value.
The panoramic staircase
Clinging to the flank of the cliff, this impressive staircase features no fewer than 487 steps. A number of athletes train here, but don't let that discourage you. There’ll be ample opportunity for some well-deserved breaks during your climb. At the bottom, there’s a concrete promontory, an ideal place to enjoy being splashed by spray from the waterfall and to feel all its cascading might.
The panoramic staircase is only accessible by the top for the moment. You must therefore plan to go back up by this one. The opening of the bottom of the staircase is scheduled for June 18, 2023.
The concrete promontory at the foot of the waterfall is also closed due to work.