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Montmorency Falls: Our most recommended tours and activities

Quebec City: Sightseeing Cruise

1. Quebec City: Sightseeing Cruise

Set sail on a captivating 1.5-hour cruise on the Saint Lawrence River and discover the city of Quebec and its surroundings. Departing from Chouinard Pier, this cruise will be a memorable experience that gives you a completely different perspective of Quebec City. During daytime crusies, the costumed guide, Louis Jolliet, will reveal the unsuspected history of Quebec City, the river, and the surroundings. Take time to relax on the outside terraces while admiring the exceptional view of the old fortifications, the Château Frontenac, the Montmorency Falls, Île d'Orléans, the Côte-de-Beaupré, and the Laurentian Mountains. Or choose to join an evening cruise and experience summer on the only floating terrace in Quebec City. A DJ will provide music and at the end of the night.

Quebec City: Montmorency Falls with Cable Car Ride

2. Quebec City: Montmorency Falls with Cable Car Ride

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Montmorency Falls with this ticket to Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and a round trip cable car ride to the top of the falls. Take advantage of free parking at the cable car station in Beauport.  Begin your visit at the cable car station and take the opportunity to discover the new trails at the foot of the falls. After your walk, take the cable car ride up to the top. You will see dazzling views of the falls, park cove, and Île d’Orléans. Once at the top, learn more about the history of the park at the interpretation center located in the Manoir Montmorency. You will also find a souvenir shop there. Continue to the suspension bridge hanging directly over the falls and listen to the water roaring beneath your feet. There are also a number of trails where you can enjoy the fresh air, peace and quiet, and beauty of the park.  The large-format maps on the park will guide you in discovering the panoramic circuit. You can stop to observe the different viewpoints available, or have a picnic. For the more adventurous, opt to go down the panoramic staircase. Clinging to the side of the cliff, this impressive staircase has no less than 487 steps. You will have ample opportunity to take well-deserved breaks during your descent. At the bottom of the stairs, feel the full power of the falls as you get splashed by the water. In winter, the fine splashes projected by the waterfall eventually freeze and form beautiful shapes. These splashes also form the famous Sugarloaf which is a very impressive natural ice cream cone at the foot of the falls. Finally, walk along the new contemplative walkway.

From Montreal: Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip

3. From Montreal: Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip

Explore the history of Quebec City on a hassle-free day trip from Montreal. Relax in the comfort of a premium bus as you begin the scenic journey with complimentary pickup from downtown Montreal hotels. On arrival in Quebec City, visit sites like Place Royale, Old Quebec, Petit Champlain, Notre Dame Basilica, and the Quebec Citadel. Drive along Grande-Allle, stop at the Chateau Frontenac, and admire Quebec's oldest skyscraper. Enjoy leisure time to explore the city’s winding streets and Quebec City’s oldest public stairs, Escalier Casse-Cou. Ride the funicular built into the cliff which links Upper and Lower Quebec for magnificent views of the river and its surroundings. Stop at the Plains of Abraham to see where the famous battle between French and English armies took place in 1759. Depart Quebec City’s Old Town for Montmorency Falls to enjoy extraordinary views of the impressive 274-foot (83-meter) high falls. Then, get back aboard the bus for your return trip to Montreal.

Quebec City: Montmorency Falls & Ile d'Orleans Half-Day Tour

4. Quebec City: Montmorency Falls & Ile d'Orleans Half-Day Tour

Visit the Côte-de-Beaupré region and Ile d'Orleans on a half-day tour from Quebec City. Discover the traditional villages of rural Quebec as you leave the driving to your experienced guide. Depart Quebec's Old Town and ride along the 40-kilometers of Chemin du Roy to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. Make a stop at Abert Gilles' copper art studio along the way then spend 45-minutes exploring the renowned Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica. Your next stop is the stunning Montmorency Falls, standing 1.5-times higher than Niagara Falls.  Be treated to a short visit of the beautiful Island of Orleans (Ile d'Orleans) and its charming 19th Century rural atmosphere. Stop in at the Island chocolate shop for some sweet treats before the return journey. The tour concludes with your return to downtown Quebec.

Quebec City: Montmorency Falls Shuttle Bus Transfers

5. Quebec City: Montmorency Falls Shuttle Bus Transfers

Climb aboard a shuttle departing from Old Quebec and travel directly to Montmorency Falls. At 272 feet tall Montmorency Falls are 1.5-times higher than Niagara Falls. Meet the bus in the center of Old Quebec, near the Chateau Frontenac, for a 15-minute journey to the falls. Arriving at the base of the cable car, you can decide to explore the park on foot or ride the cable car to the top. Entrance ticket for site access are included in the cost of this activity. At the base is a promontory, an ideal place to feel the spray of mist and hear the thundering cascade. In winter months, the splashes eventually freeze and form a natural ice cone at the foot of the falls. From the top, you’ll see dazzling views of the falls, park cove, and Île d’Orléans. The suspension bridge at the top is a must-see where you can feel the water roaring beneath your feet. There are also a number of trails where you can enjoy the fresh air, peace and quiet, and beauty of the park. You might like to ride the cable car up and then descend via the 487-steps of the Panoramic Staircase for a different perspective of the Falls. When you are ready, return to the shuttle drop-off point at one of the 5 convenient return time available. The shuttle will return you to Old Quebec.

Québec City: Evening Cruise with Live Entertainment

6. Québec City: Evening Cruise with Live Entertainment

Take advantage of the summer season on the only floating terrace in Quebec City. Whether you're with friends or are a couple, there are magical moments to be had on the St. Lawrence River as the city and the Château Frontenac are illuminated before your very eyes. Sit back and relax with a drink in hand on this cruise that begins at Chouinard Pier. Sail past iconic sights such as the Chateau Frontenac, Beauport, Montmorency Falls, Île d'Orléans, Sainte Foy, and more. With live entertainment, a special atmosphere, panoramic views, and multiple bars and terraces, don't miss this cruise during summer in Quebec City.

Quebec City: 15, 30, or 45-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour

7. Quebec City: 15, 30, or 45-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour

Experience Quebec city from above on a breathtaking helicopter tour. Choose your own adventure with 3 unique tour options. Tours depart from a heliport near Jean Lesage International Airport, located just 20 minutes from downtown Quebec. Your flight duration depends on your selected option. Choose the "City" tour for a taste of Quebec's historic attractions, including the famous Château Frontenac, then fly over the vast St. Lawrence River to the bridges. Opt for the most popular "City and River" option to include Quebec City, the St. Lawrence River, Montmorency Falls, and Île d’Orléans on your flight. Alternatively, explore further and see more on an extended "City and Mountains" tour that sends you soaring over the historic city, the St. Lawrence River, and beyond to Montmorency Falls, Île d’Orléans, and the breathtaking outlying mountains.

Quebec City: Old Town and Montmorency Falls Bus Tour

8. Quebec City: Old Town and Montmorency Falls Bus Tour

Your tour begins with a warm welcome as you meet your guide in the center of Old Quebec. Your passionate guide will play the entertaining role of a period character from Quebec’s history, dressed in 17th-century colonial attire. See the Upper and Lower towns of Old Quebec. Discover the city’s highlights from Place d’Armes, Town Hall, Morrin Cultural Center, Governors’ Park, Plains of Abraham, Martello towers, Fontaine de Tourny, to the Parliament of Quebec. Take photos as you learn about the lifestyle of the first arrivals to Quebec.   A short 15-minute drive will lead you to the top of the breathtaking Montmorency Falls. Enjoy 45 minutes to explore the park and walk over the footbridge above the falls. Rejoin the bus for the return drive to Quebec City to admire great views over the water and back toward the city. Tour concludes with your return to the pickup point in Old Quebec.

Quebec City: Half-Day Trip to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré by Boat

9. Quebec City: Half-Day Trip to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré by Boat

Discover Quebec on a unique and fascinating excursion that takes you on a river shuttle on the St. Lawrence river. Disembark and tour Montmorency Falls and the Chocolate Factory on Île d’Orléans. Depart from the Port of Quebec Harbor near the Louise basin locks. Don't forget to pick you your lunch box before boarding. Enjoy your lunch while on board or when you get to Ste-Anne-de -Beaupré where picnic tables are available. Enjoy the ride on the 1-hour river shuttle adventure between Quebec City and Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré for the best view of the lush scenery surrounding the St. Lawrence River. Next, disembark at Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré and take advantage of some free time to visit on your own the famous basilica Ste-Anne-de-beaupré. Then meet your guide and take an air-conditioned bus to Montmorency Falls. Parc de la Chute-Montmorency is a spectacular natural site with an 83-meter-high waterfall dominating the landscape. Take this opportunity to get close to it and soak in the energy of this amazing waterfall. Then go with your guide to the scenic Île d’Orléans and stop at the famous island's Chocolate Factory. See how chocolate is produced and have the chance to purchase your favorite chocolate. Finally, return by bus to Québec City at Place d’Armes where the tour ends.

Quebec City: Montmorency Falls Guided Tour and Cable Car

10. Quebec City: Montmorency Falls Guided Tour and Cable Car

Meet your costumed guide at the Manoir Montmorency and set off to discover the mysteries of the park. Learn interesting facts about Montmorency Falls, its hydraulic power as well as important historical events from the past 250 years as you go. Walk on the cliff promenade and the suspension bridge to admire the natural beauty of the park. After the guided tour, enjoy a peaceful and scenic cable car ride to the bottom of the falls. Take in dazzling views of the falls, the St. Lawrence River, and Île d’Orléans. Before leaving the park, try out some of the new walking trails and the contemplative walkway.  

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What people are saying about Montmorency Falls

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 3,280 reviews

The narrator of the tour, David, shared an incredible amount of information. How does he memorize so much and be able to recite it in both English and French? It was amazing to witness and experience.

Our visit to Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre and Ile d’Orleans was memorable.

Very good day trip. Both driver and guide were amazing! Everything was perfect

Our guide and driver was the absolute best! Yves, I believe is his name.

Very interesting tour, nice views of QC from the water