To make sure you don't miss what your own province has to offer, we've created a list of eight magnificent waterfalls in Quebec that you should visit at least once during your lifetime.
Most of these waterfalls are located in national parks and involve hikes of all levels of difficulty, so your visit is sure to be an adventurous one. Make sure to lace up those hiking boots!
Cost: Starting at $29.57 per adult
When: All year round
Address: 95, rue Saint-Georges, Chambord, QC
Reason to visit: Ouiatchouan Falls is an impressive 72 metres high. To observe it in all its splendour, you can perch on one of the five lookouts, one of which is right in the heart of the waterfall.
Cost: $8.75 per adult
When: June 20 – August 30
Address: Anticosti National Park, Port-Menier, Anticosti, QC
Reason to visit: Several hiking trails are available in the Vauréal Falls area, ranging from two to twelve hours.
That said, no matter which one you choose, you're sure to have an unforgettable time in front of this grandiose 76-metre high waterfall.
Cost: $7.90 for access to the park and kayak rentals start at $17.40
When: May 14 – October 12
Address: Wapizagonke Picnic Area, Chemin de Saint-Jean-des-Piles, Shawinigan, QC
Reason to visit: Deeply buried in La Mauricie National Park, this waterfall will require a six- to eight-hour hike and kayak ride, but it's well worth the effort.
When: Schedule available here
Address: 5300, blvd. Sainte-Anne, Quebec City, QC
Reason to visit: Located 15 minutes from Old Quebec City, Parc de la Chute-Montmorency is a magnificent historical site. The highlight of the show is the waterfall that dominates the landscape with its 83 meters of height.
When: June 24 to Thanksgiving
Address: Rivière-Bonjour, QC
Reason to visit: There are two hiking trails that take you to visit this spectacular waterfall and the crystal-clear water basin in which it flows, one of three kilometres and the other of 8.2 kilometres.
Address: 25, blvd. Notre-Dame, Clermont, QC
When: May 20 – October 22
Reason to visit: After a hike in the Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie National Park, you can admire this 45-metre waterfall and cool off in the basin.
Address: Avenue Joseph Hudon, Lévis, QC
When: Early May to late October
Reason to visit: You can enjoy this incredible view in three different ways: on a 23-metre suspended walkway, from a panoramic viewpoint, or from the city park.
Address: 25, rue des Forestiers, Port-Menier, Anticosti, QC
When: June 20 – August 30
Reason to visit: Located in the northern sector of Anticosti Island, this waterfall that is sheltered from the wind in a small valley is definitely worth exploring.
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.
This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.