A waterfall-centric outing is the antidote to a hot summer day

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

A view from the suspension bridge highlights the beaches, trails, and water features of this park which won the Quebec Tourism Awards 2012 regional award.

When one hears “the waterfall” in Quebec City, we often think of Montmorency Falls, near the bridge to l’île d’Orleans. However, there are several grand waterfalls near the city which are accessible and well worth a day trip. One of them, Parc des Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, is a short 15- to 20-minute drive or a hearty bike ride from the center of Quebec City. Simply cross the St.