|Nick, Mike and Tom|
WHAT ARE THE FALLS? The Montmorency Falls is a large waterfall on the Montmorency River in Quebec, Canada. The falls are located on the boundary between the borough of Beauport, and Boischatel, about 7.2 miles or 12 kilometers from the heart of old Quebec City.
|Tom and Rob|
GETTING TO THE TOP - There are staircases that allow visitors to view the falls from several different perspectives. A suspension bridge over the crest of the falls provides access to both sides of the park as well as a view of the Saint Lawrence River where the falls empties into. There is also an aerial tram that carries passengers between the base and the top of the falls.
|Nick and Mike on the falls bridge|
|shot of the falls|
|Rob's sketch of the falls walk and house|
HOW NAMED? The falls were given this name in 1613 by Samuel de Champlain, founder of Old Quebec City (in 1608). The falls were named in honor of Henri II, duc de Montmorency, who served as viceroy of New France (Canada) from 1620 until 1625.
|Rob's sketch of the falls|
POP FACTS: POEM AND FILM! In John Keats' poem "Sleep and Poetry" (1816) human life is "a poor Indian's sleep / While his boat hastens to the monstrous steep / Of Montmorency." The falls were also the location for a film in 1947 called Whispering City.
|The falls basin and St. Lawrence River|
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VIDEO #1:Close up of Montmorency Falls, Quebec, Canada
VIDEO #2:View from Bridge Over the Montmorency Falls, Canada