Welcome to Parc des Chutes-de-la-Chaudière

A gem to discover or rediscover !

The parc des Chutes-de-la-Chaudière where the 35-meter-high waterfalls offer you a breathtaking spectacle. It is the perfect place for a picnic, a hike or just to appreciate nature at its best. There is even a training circuit.

**The trails are open. Please respect social distancing measures.**

**Sanitary services are also open, Charny sector only.**

 

The view from the suspended footbridge 

The « LIVE FOR REAL » Signature Experience

Observe 35-meter high waterfalls from a footbridge suspended 23 meters above the Chaudière river ... Stunning! 

10 Moments "To Live for Real" at the Parc des Chutes-de-la-Chaudière

3. Have a family picnic
4. Fishing at the foot of the falls
8. Cross the park from east to west by bike for 1.8 km
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9. Discover the history of flora and fauna in the park
10. Discover how a hydroelectric dam works
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1. Appreciate nature and relax on the rocks near the falls
2. Walk the 5 km of trails or while training
3. Have a family picnic
4. Fishing at the foot of the falls
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5. Hang out with your best friend
6. Observe the rainbows
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7. See a stunning spectacle no matter the season
8. Cross the park from east to west by bike for 1.8 km
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9. Discover the history of flora and fauna in the park
10. Discover how a hydroelectric dam works

In a nutshell !

When is it open ?   

- The site is open from May to October.
- The snack bar is open on weekends only.

How to get there ?

- Parking eastern sector - highway 73, exit 130 (four parking areas)

Western sector (Saint-Nicolas) - Highway 20, exit 311 then route 116 west (one parking lot)

Parking is prohibited between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.

What are the prices ?

Free !
 
 
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the sectors

Parc des Chutes-de-la-Chaudière - secteur est - bâtisse accueil

The Eastern sector

The eastern sector is accessible by the Beauce highway (73). Four parking areas are accessible in this sector.

The multifunctional path (bicycle and pedestrian lane) crosses this sector.

There are several picnic areas and a snack bar. This sector offers several points of view of the Chaudière River, the falls, the dam and the footbridge. 

The trails to discover:

- La Passerelle (360 m)
- Les Belvédères (630 m)

Parc des Chutes-de-la-Chaudière - Passerelle

The footbridge

The footbridge of 113 meters long and suspended 23 meters above the river, was built according to the Pierre-Laporte model.

Parc des Chutes-de-la-Chaudière - secteur ouest

The Western sector (Saint-Nicolas)

The western sector is mainly made up of the footbridge park where there is a training circuit, a parking lot, playgrounds and picnic areas.

It also offers several viewpoints on the Chaudière river, the falls, the dam and the multi-purpose path (bicycle and pedestrian lane).

The trails to discover:

- Le Marais (2 km)
- Le Boisé (440 m)
- La Presqu'île (830 m)

Parc des Chutes-de-la-Chaudière - barrage

The dam and the hydroelectric power station

An exceptional flood having destroyed the original installations in 1970, the dam and a new power station were built in 1998.

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