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Parc de la Chute-Montmorency during winter

The Manoir is magical in winter time, and the same is true for Montmorency Falls. In very cold weather, the fine splashes projected by the waterfall eventually freeze and form, at the foot of the falls, the famous Sugarloaf, a very impressive natural ice cone.

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All aboard the cable car

Going on a cable car ride is actually possible at certain times during winter! The ride promises a dazzling view of the fall, Île d’Orléans in full winter wonderland mode, and the ice traveling on the river at the rhythm of the tides.

Round trip $1457 /adult

On-site or online ticket sales.

Taxes not included.

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Discover the site on foot or on snowshoes

Walking on the site during winter is really nice! Depending on snow conditions, trails will be accessible for walkers or snowshoeing buffs.

If you’re at the top of the falls, there are a number of trails where you can enjoy the fresh air, the peace and quiet, and the beauty of the park. The lengthy Promenade de la Falaise (cliffside boardwalk), going all the way to the suspension bridge, is cleared of snow during the winter season. You can also take Cottage trail, cross the suspension bridge, and follow the river thanks to Résurgences trail, a well-kept secret for the locals.

Someting new! The west side of the lower part of the watefall is now open during winter. A new 410-meters long trail is ideal for hikers who want to get closer to the waterfall and see it from this new angle. You might even see some climbers, as the trail runs along the wall where ice climbing is practiced. A great spectacle guaranteed!

For safety reasons, the east side at the foot of the falls, including Promenade de la Chute (waterfall boardwalk) and the panoramic staircase, isn’t accessible during winter. Venturing directly on the Sugarloaf is also strictly forbidden.

Schedule: at all times

Rates for snowshoe rental

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In the company of a guide, set off to discover the fascinating and electrifying history of Parc de la Chute-Montmorency. Why has this place been attracting visitors for hundreds of years? How did the hydraulic power of the waterfall catch the attention of industrialists? What projects have unfolded here? You'll discover all this and more. Prepare yourself to be astonished!

Rates and schedule

$660 /adult

Go to the Manoir Montmorency reception desk to get your tickets.

Taxes not included.

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Ice climbing

Ice climbing is practiced on the frozen walls of the cliff on the west side of the fall. An incredible experience just minutes from downtown Québec City! Before climbing, it is mandatory to request an authorization and to register at Manoir Montmorency by phone at 418-663-3330, otherwise you will not be allowed to access the cliff. For your safety and that of the members of your group, you must also read the rules in force.

Introductory courses are in collaboration with the École d'escalade l'Ascensation. Information and reservation: 418 647-4422

Safety and code of conduct

Schedule: ice conditions permitting. For more information, call the reception of the Manoir Montmorency at 418-663-3330.

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Take a break at Manoir Montmorency

Although its food services are limited during winter, the Manoir remains open to visitors. You can warm up and have a hot drink.

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