Situated in Beauport, about a 15-minute drive from downtown Quebec, these falls cascade 272 feet, making them about 99 feet higher than well-known Niagara Falls. Much narrower than the broad Niagara Falls, Montmorency, while less dramatic, is worth a visit, especially in the summer when the site hosts the International Fireworks Competition. Ride the cable car up, take in the view from the bridge and if you want, walk down the 487 steps. The park has easier trails. In winter, you can try ice climbing on the frozen falls or sled down the frozen bottom of the falls called Sugarloaf Hill. The site has a restaurant, so you can make an all-day visit out of this attraction.
2490 Royale Ave., Quebec City,, Quebec, G1C 0M3