10 Best Waterfalls near Montreal
Canada is home to the best natural attractions in the world. Every city prides itself on a wide range of attractions that make them worth visiting. And Montreal is one of the best ones.
A short distance from Montreal, you will meet incredible waterfalls. They are all waiting to be explored. Most of them have hiking parts and picnic spots, making a perfect getaway for your afternoons.
However, there are so many options that sometimes it becomes hard to choose the right one. We have made things easy by listing the ten most popular ones. Keep reading to discover more.
1. The Bull Waterfalls
Another waterfall you don’t want to miss is the Bull in Chute a Bull Park. It’s quite close to the Dorwin Falls. You can combine the two into one tour. This 18-meter high waterfalls attract many visitors, both local and international.
2. Warren Falls
Take a short drive from Vermont and you will meet the amazing Warren Falls. This is one of the most popular swimming spots near Montreal. It’s parked with attractive emerald-toned water, letting you swim as you enjoy the view. Most people come here during summer.
3. Montmorency Falls
It is hard not to notice Montmorency Falls. It’s one of the most attractive waterfalls in North America, only a few kilometers from Montreal. These falls are 30-meters higher than the Niagara. It features several viewing platforms and a bridge.
4. High Falls
Not far from Montreal is the Chateauguay, New York, home to High Falls. This is one of the best attraction sites near the city. It is popular for the magnificent 35+ meters high waterfall. The entrance fee is not that much, which makes it easy to access. Give yourself a week out by booking a campsite inside the waterfalls.
5. Plaisance Falls
The 63-meter tall waterfall located in Plaisance Falls Park is a huge attraction. It only takes a short trail to access the falls, with several observation points. There is also a space for a picnic. Once you are admitted, you can also visit the Plaisance Heritage Centre, which contains the town’s history since 1900.
6. Parc Regional des Sept-Chutes
Driving 2 hours and 15 minutes can take you to any of the seven waterfalls in Quebec. One that you should not miss is the Veil of Bride. This 60-meter tall watcher fall is an amazing eye-catcher. You get the perfect view of Guy Lake below with all its beauty. While here, try vising the summit of Mont Brassard.
7. Chutes Sainte-Marguerite
It takes only 1 hour and 45 minutes to get to Chutes Saint-Marguerite. Here, you will find one of the most amazing waterfalls. Get to the best viewpoint at the top and you will meet at least 1000 people in a day. That’s how famous the place is, and with a good reason.
8. Dorwin Falls
Dorwin Falls is one of the most amazing natural attractions near Montreal. It takes an hour on the road and you are in this amazing place. Witness as water falls down from high rocks, creating beautiful sights and sounds.
The falls are located in Rawdon and are easy to access using the marked trail in Dorwin Falls Park. The 18-meter high waterfall promises an exciting venture. There are several lookout points that will give you the best view.
9. Sainte-Ursula Falls
You will always hear and read about Sainte-Ursula Falls if you are in Montreal. It’s one of the most popular attractions away, but not too far from the city. Take the path towards a series of cascades from the Maskinonge River and it will bring you right to the center of the falls.
This 70-meter waterfall gets the best view from L’ile de la Chute along the path. From the falls, you can stop for lunch at the picnic. The restaurant offers incredible cuisine.
10. Chute Waber
Waber Falls is located inside the Mauricie National Park. It’s one of the most popular spots for Montrealers. It only takes 3 hours and you are here. Enjoy the natural splash and meet new people who come here every day for the same experience.
Montreal is blessed with vast natural attractions. These waterfalls are the perfect places to spend your weekend or vacation. Their beauty is something worth noting.
- Article based on personal opinion, experience and research.
- Photos from Unsplash & canva.