Named by Samuel de Champlain to honor the viceroy of New France, Duc de Montmorency, Chute Montmorency stands at 83 meters high. 30 meters higher than Niagara.
The waterfall is at the mouth of The Montmorency River, which flows into the Saint Lawrence after dropping off the cliff.
A suspension bridge spans the falls, which can be accessed three different ways. There is a tram that can take one to the cliff top, but there is also a trail that winds around from the side. For the adventurous, there is a stairway that climbs up one side of the cliff face, offering great views of the falls.
At dusk, Montmorency Falls lights up with a natural glow that highlights the entire cove. Although this happens throughout the year, due to the high iron content of the waterbed, the light show is best in summer.
A zip line across the top of the falls is also available for your amusement. The price was about 1/3 of the cost of the Niagara zip line.
Montmorency Falls at dusk. Photo credit: capitale.gouv.qc.ca