Open year-round, beautiful Montmorency Falls Park is just a few minutes from downtown Québec City. The falls are at the mouth of the Montmorency River where it drops over the cliff shore into the Saint Lawrence River, opposite the western end of the Île d'Orleans. 

The waterfalls are 272' tall, a full 99' higher than Niagara Falls. There is also an aerial tram that carries passengers between the base and the top of the falls. 

Take the cable car up the cliff to start the panoramic walking tour at the Manor, where you'll find an interpretation center, gift shop and restaurant. Follow the footpath along the top of the cliff to the suspended bridge, which affords a splendid view of the area. Keep walking along the path until you get to the 487-step staircase down the side of the cliff that will bring you to the foot of the falls. 

There are also three via ferrata routes near the falls, along with a 984.3' double zip line.  In the summer the park hosts an international fireworks competition with the falls as a backdrop.  During summer months, the falls give off a yellow glow due to high iron content in the waterbed.  The famous Ice Hotel was located at Montmorency Falls for its first year.