Enjoying the grandeur of the Montmorency Falls near Quebec City with The Gazette
On a recent May getaway to Montreal, Pat and Ron Schaeffer of Millsboro took a scenic day trip to Quebec City. On their way, they stopped by the spectacular Montmorency Falls on the Montmorency River, just a few minutes from Old Quebec. At 272 feet, the waterfalls are nearly 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls. The waterfalls were named after the Duke of Montmorency, Viceroy of New France and Brittany in his honor by Samuel de Champlain in 1613. It is also the site where the Battle of Montmorency took place between the English and French forces in 1759. The first hydroelectric power station was established in 1885 at Montmorency Falls to power Quebec City. Pat and Ron kept the Cape Gazette safe and dry while walking around the scenic falls.