When we think of waterfalls in Canada, our minds automatically start picturing Niagara Falls. While these falls are certainly impressive, they involve quite a trip for people who live in Quebec. So, 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.

All it takes is a short road trip and you'll be able to see falls that are higher and just as spectacular as Niagra Falls. Sometimes we just don't give Quebec enough appreciation...

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!

Canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and swimming are likely to be available at the location of your choice. 

All of the falls on this list are sure to have you daydreaming about your next adventure, and I can't think of a better way to occupy your mind.

Ouiatchouan Falls

Cost: Starting at $29.57 per adult

When: All year round, schedule available here

Address: 95, rue Saint-Georges, Chambord, QC

Reason to visit: 20 metres higher than Niagara Falls, 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.



Vauréal Falls

Cost: $8.75 per adult

When: June 20 – August 30

Address: Anticosti National Park, P.O. Box 179, 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 flowing through a canyon over 90 metres high and 3.2 kilometres long.



Waber Falls

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.



Montmorency Falls

Cost: $2.61

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.



Helene Falls (Zec Cap-Chat)

Cost: $7.41

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.




Cost: $8.75

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.


The Chaudière Falls

Cost: Free

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.



Kalimazoo Falls

Cost: $8.75

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.


At MTL Blog, we believe a life worth living is a life worth sharing. Although travel is not currently advised, our mission still stands, but we invite you to read our stories with a little imagination! We hope they help you escape your couch without actually leaving it. Stay safe!

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.

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