Park de la Chute Montmorency waterfall, spectacular winter hiking trail near Quebec city

Montmorency waterfall suspension bridge

Montmorency waterfall and suspension bridge

Quebec, PQ, Canada
Latitude: 46.8885, Longtitude: -71.1501
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Park de la Chute Montmorency waterfall is a beautiful scenic park just minutes away from downtown Quebec, Canada. Montmorency waterfall can be seen from highway 440 if you drive north from Quebec. Park de la Chute Montmorency waterfall is a great hiking trail both in the summer and in the winter. Montmorency waterfall is really dramatic in winter time. Water that rushes down freezes all around the fastest current and forms beautiful icicles and abstracts shapes and patterns.

Park de la Chute Montmorency waterfall is opened year round and used to be a part of private estate. Large mansion Manoir Montmorency now serves as a museum and a restaurant. Montmorency waterfall has two parking lots. Use lower one if you would like to take a gondola ride to the top. Lower part of Montmorency waterfall park also offers access to the winter hiking trail to the waterfall itself. This hiking trail is only accessible in winter when the water is frozen.

Montmorency waterfall, winter scene
Montmorency waterfall, winter scene

Park de la Chute Montmorency upper part has a nice suspension bridge on top of the waterfall. Nice walkway that starts near Montmorency ManorĀ  leads the way along the cliffs to the observation gazebo known as Baroness lookout and then via stairs to the suspension bridge. When you plan this day trip in winter time be prepared for cold temperatures and wind. Conditions are fine near the building but once you get to the suspension bridge wind will get stronger and it will feel very cold. Montmorency falls park in Quebec has second bridge that crosses the fault and takes you to the battery trail and panoramic stairway.

Suspension bridge view from panoramic stairway side
Waterfall and suspension bridge view from panoramic stairway side

Battery trail and panoramic stairway (closed in winter) offer great scenic views of Montmorency waterfall and St. Lawrence river. This open space gets very windy so if you decide to venture out to this part of winter hiking trail, wear a pair of ski goggles to save your face from freezing. Wooded area between suspension bridge and fault bridge is excellent for snowshoeing or hiking.

Chute Montmorency waterfall and Baroness lookout gazebo
Chute Montmorency waterfall and Baroness lookout gazebo

If you are looking for a budget travel idea or like outdoor winter activities, include a trip to Park de la Chute Montmorency in your list of things to do in Quebec city.

Suspension bridge at Montmorency falls
Suspension bridge at Montmorency falls

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Quebec winter photography tips

1. Make sure to charge your camera as cold reduces the battery charge.

2. Wear gloves that have a good grip and allow full control of the camera

3. If snowing use protective bag for the camera or use umbrella if winds permit.

4. Do not enter warm spaces after being outside with the camera due to condensation.

5. Think in advance about camera settings for current conditions.

6. Exercise caution and common sense safety when walking or hiking in winter.

Montmorency falls park winter photo gallery

Montmorency mansion front view of building in English architectural style
Montmorency Manor, English architectural style
Quebec flag at Montmorency Manor
Quebec flag at Montmorency Manor
Christmas decorations, Manoir Montmorency Manor
Christmas decorations, Manoir Montmorency Manor
Monmorency museum and restaurant building
Monmorency museum and restaurant building
Montmorency building, English architectural style
Montmorency building, English architectural style
Suspension bridge over Chute Montmorency Falls
Suspension bridge over Chute Montmorency Falls
Fault bridge, Montmorency falls park
Fault bridge, Montmorency falls park
Baroness lookout gazebo and suspension bridge
Baroness lookout gazebo and suspension bridge
Park de la Chute Montmorency suspension bridge
Park de la Chute Montmorency suspension bridge
Two cable cars, 440 highway and bridge to Orleans island
Two cable cars, 440 highway and bridge to Orleans island
Walkway to the Baroness lookout
Walkway to the Baroness lookout
Winter hiking trail, Montmorency falls park
Winter hiking trail, Montmorency falls park
Path at the edge of the cliffs
Path at the edge of the cliffs
Fountain in front of Montmorency Manor
Fountain in front of Montmorency Manor
Street light with snow
Street light with snow
Beautiful architectural detail of the suspension bridge
Beautiful architectural detail of the suspension bridge

  10.01.2016 by FPImages

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