The Seven Falls - Sept-Chutes
Quebec boasts dozens of sites called The Seven Falls, but the one next to Mont Sainte Anne is the most famous and the highest in the Greater Quebec area. Located in the village of Saint-Ferreol-les-Neiges, in the Charlevoix region, it can be reached by car from Quebec City in about 40 minutes.
A spectacular natural wonder, the site offers breathtaking view of the St-Anne-du-Nord River and five kilometers of pedestrian trails with picnic areas. The seven roaring falls roll down a 128-meter escarpment and cascade through gorges and canyons.
The Seven Falls is and ideal place to enjoy a day outdoors. All walking trails are secure and easily accessible and twenty lookouts (Melodieuse, Gloriette, Culbute, Aventurine, and others) offer exceptional views. Hikers can choose between one- to three-hour-walking trails through the woodlands and meadows. A special nature trail offers an opportunity to observe the local flora and fauna: to spy on 4-legged forest inhabitants such as a porcupine, a groundhog, a skunk, a squirrel, or a hare.
Tourists can also just relax over a picnic admiring the majestic beauty of the surroundings. During beautiful summer days, children and adults can enjoy water games.
An Interpretation and Outdoor Center, located in an old hydroelectric power plant building, offers guided tours of the dam, the plant, and the historic part of the village.
Address of The Seven Falls:
4520 Royale Avenue
Phone: 418.826.3139 or toll Free: 1.877.7CHUTES (724.8837)