Visit Montmorency waterfall, great winter hiking trail and scenic landscape

April 11, 2015
Montmorency falls and Baroness lookout

Montmorency falls and Baroness lookout

Quebec, PQ, Canada
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 46.8885, Longtitude: -71.1501;
Date photograph taken: 13-02-2015

Montmorency waterfall is a spectacular spot near Quebec city. Waterfalls always draw people’s attention. Montmorency waterfall is not an exception and is popular in all seasons. Winter is a special time of year to visit Montmorency falls because when everything is frozen you can hike right to the bottom of the waterfalls.

Montmorency waterfall winter hiking trail starts at the lower parking lot which is near highway 440. There is information center and cable car terminal. You will have to walk about 500 meters one way. This winter hiking trail goes on top of frozen Montmorency river. You can really appreciate the size of the waterfall and surrounding cliffs. the height is about 80 meters.

Chute Montmorency waterfall at sunset, winter landscape
Chute Montmorency waterfall at sunset, winter landscape
People walking hiking trail to Montmorency waterfall in winter
Winter hiking trail to Montmorency falls

Winter hiking to Montmorency falls is a unique off the beaten path idea. If you like outdoors adventures and taking outdoor pictures you should think about taking this winter hiking trail. Nature creates amazing and delicate shapes and patterns when falling water freezes. You will take beautiful winter pictures at Montmorency waterfall and will have winter hiking experience of a lifetime.

Sunset winter scenery, rushing water at Montmorency falls
Chute Montmorency waterfall, beautiful nature picture of water and ice
Winter picture of a panoramic stairway lookout and a person hiking
Winter picture of a panoramic stairway lookout and a person hiking

Park de la Chute Montmorency offers a cable car ride to the top of the cliffs. There you can visit Montmorency Manor – museum and restaurant. Or walk to the suspension bridge above the waterfalls. Wooded area up on top is perfect for snowshoeing. You can also cross another gorge via fault bridge and get a view of the Montmorency waterfall from the other side. Unfortunately, panoramic stairway and via ferrata are closed in winter. Via Ferrata is a series of vertical steel ladders that adventurous types can climb down  to the bottom of the cliffs.

Group of hikers at the bottom of the waterfalls
Group of hikers at the bottom of the waterfalls

Plan your winter vacation in Quebec, Canada. You will learn to enjoy winter and come back with lots of memories and nice collection of winter pictures.

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Quebec winter photography tips

1. Make sure to charge your camera as cold reduces the battery charge.

2. Wear gloves that have a good grip and allow full control of the camera

3. If snowing use protective bag for the camera or use umbrella if winds permit.

4. Do not enter warm spaces after being outside with the camera due to condensation.

5. To focus on snow background use manual focus or focus lock features.

6. Exercise caution and common sense safety when winter hiking.

Montmorency waterfalls winter photo gallery

Two hikers approaching the waterfall
Three hikers approaching the waterfall
Winter scene at Montmorency falls
Winter scene at Montmorency falls
Panoramic stairway, north side of the river
Panoramic stairway, north side of the river
Observation lookout at the panoramic stairway
Observation lookout at the panoramic stairway
Via Ferrat -Extreme outdoor adventure - vertical steel ladders at the cliffs
Extreme outdoor adventure – vertical steel ladders at the cliffs, via ferrata

 

  Date: 13.07.2017 by FPImages

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