The 5 Most Amazing Waterfalls in the Québec City Area

Montmorency Waterfalls
François Gamache

Waterfalls are breathtaking natural formations that seem to captivate nature‑lovers, photographers, thrill‑seekers, and anyone who enjoys a good landscape. The Québec City Area has them in abundance, each with its own magnificent features. They’re yours to discover!

  • 1

    Montmorency Falls

    Just a few minutes from downtown Québec City, Montmorency Falls is a truly spectacular site. At 83 meters (272 ft.), it’s 30 meters (nearly 100 ft.) higher than Niagara Falls. With all the fun ways to enjoy the falls, Montmorency Falls Park is a great place for an afternoon out with the fam.

    While you’re there: take the cable car up to the top and get some great photos of the falls and surrounding cliffs. If you like a good challenge, take one of the three via ferrata cableways along the rock face with the help of a professional guide. In the winter, the spray from the falls creates a giant cone at the base, famously known as a sugar loaf or pain de sucre.

  • 2

    Canyon Sainte-Anne Falls

    Flowing through a majestic canyon, the Sainte‑Anne‑du‑Nord River turns into a roaring waterfall as it plummets down from a height of 74 metres (243 ft.). There’s a trail system along both sides of the canyon, with three suspension bridges where you can look down into the chasm from above and see rockfaces that have been around for 1.2 billion years. The site is accessible to visitors with reduced mobility.

    While you’re there: Hop on the AirCANYON and get a good thrill as you fly, seated, across the canyon. Your kids will love playing Petraminis, an interactive game in the forest.

  • 3

    Delaney Falls

    Located in Vallée Bras-du-Nord, Delaney Falls is for real nature‑lovers. The falls are at the end of an easy 8‑km hike that runs along the river the whole way. They can also be reached by mountain bike.

    While you’re there: Go canoeing or kayaking on the Bras-du-Nord River. The waters are calm and you’ll get a great view of Delaney Falls and the surrounding mountains.

  • 4

    Kabir Kouba Falls

    Kabir Kouba Falls are in a transitional zone where the fertile lands of the Lower St. Lawrence River give way to the Canadian Shield. It’s a great spot for geological phenomena: glacial boulders, potholes, and fossils older than dinosaurs. Plus, there’s a 1.5‑km trail that runs along the Saint‑Charles River.

    While you’re there: Get a glimpse of Huron‑Wendat culture at Wendake.

  • 5

    Chaudière Falls

    Admire a 35‑meter waterfall on Québec City’s south shore from a series of scenic look‑outs and a suspension bridge. There are plenty of great spots for a picnic and 4.5 km of walking trails.

    While you’re there: Take the Parcours des Anses bike path from Parc des Chutes-de-la-Chaudière to Lévis. The views of Québec City and the St. Lawrence River are stunning.


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Editorial Team

As proud ambassadors of our beloved city, we’re delighted to be sharing the things and places we love most in the Québec City area. What a joy for us to help you discover everything this vibrant and welcoming city has to offer!

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