September 27, 2015
1915 CANADA (Quebec) - Montmorency Falls in winter
Located on the boundary between the borough of Beauport, Quebec City, and Boischatel, about 12 km from the heart of old Quebec City, the Montmorency Falls is a large waterfall, named so in 1613 in honour of Henri II, duc de Montmorency, who served as viceroy of New France from 1620 until 1625. The falls, at 84m high and 46m wide, are the highest in the province of Quebec and 30m higher than Niagara Falls.
There are staircases that allow visitors to view the falls from several different perspectives, and also a suspension bridge, and an aerial tram (Funitel) that carries passengers between the base and the top of the falls. In winter, there’s a particularly impressive sight: The freezing spray sent up by crashing water builds a mountain of white ice at the base, nicknamed pain de sucre (sugarloaf). It grows as high as 30m and attracts ice climbers.
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Montmorency Falls - Wikipedia
Sent from Montreal (Quebec / Canada), on 15.15.2015
Photo: J.F. Bergeron