We couldn’t resist a little thrill-seeking adventure while in Quebec.
Definitely probably one of the craziest, most stupid things I have ever done according to my Mother’s standards, but I’ll be honest, I would probably do it again in a heartbeat.
Instead of eagerly rushing into the old city during our first morning in Quebec, we decided to hop in the car, turn on the GPS with no idea where we were going, and drive to Montmorency Falls located about 10-15 minutes outside of downtown Quebec. With its 83 meter high drop, (30 meters higher than Niagara Falls) Montmorency offers numerous ways to discover the waterfall’s beauty, via foot, cable car, zip line, and extreme climbing/hiking.
The site truly caters to all who desire to explore. From summer to winter, the falls are open year around with snowshoeing, ice-climbing, and hiking in the colder months, and a panoramic scenic restaurant, picnic area, and bike trail for the warmer months.
As you stroll along the boardwalk, sooner or later, peeping through the trees you will start to see (and hear) the monstrous falls.
If you dare to walk over the foot bridge hovering above the falls, eventually you’ll be met with these stairs to take you down to the base to experience the refreshing mist.
Looking out to the St. Lawrence River.
As you continue walking along the path, you’ll stumble upon the very intimidating zip line. (It personally gave me chills just looking at it… and then I started thinking about how I was going to be dangling across it.)
Yikes! What the hell did I get myself into?
(This is the point where I started having serious doubts.)
Though I have no proof that I actually made it across, trust me. I did.
And I didn’t die, even though I was convinced I was going to.
After the adrenaline had passed, we ended the adventure with taking in the views from a more stable and safe location 🙂 Celebrating that we had survived the zip line, we explored more of Montmorency Falls and enjoyed the day together.