Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, Universityof Wisconsin - Green Bay
Canadian map data 1999. Government of Canada with permission from NaturalResources Canada. US data: USGS.
|Montmorency Falls is an impressive waterfall located just a few kilometers northeast of Quebec City.|
|A cable car offers easy access to the top of the falls.
Below: Views of Quebec City from the cable car.
|The Montmorency Fault juxtaposes Grenvillian metamorphic rocks uplifted to the northwest against Paleozoic sedimentary rocks which are tilted upward against the fault. The dipping sedimentary rocks can be seen in the large cliff, and the fault is approximately along the ravine at far left.|
|The upturned Paleozoic rocks adjacent to the fault, looking northeast.|
|Montmorency Falls. The fault is approximately along the ravine|
|Montmorency Falls, looking nearly along the fault.|
|Left and below: the Montmorency River joins the St. Lawrence.|
|Left and below: the lip of the falls.|
|Left and below: At the edge of the falls, flat-lying Paleozoic rocks are resting on Grenvillian metamorphic rocks.|
|The southwest side of the gorge is not as well exposed as the northeast side.|
|Boardwalk to the falls. Note the flat-lying Paleozoic rocks to the right.|
|Left: Nearly flat-lying Paleozoic rocks along the boardwalk.
Below: the footbridge across the falls.
|Metamorphic outcrops on the riverbank above the falls.|
|The river is dammed just above the falls.|
|Resort at the top of the falls.|
|Left and below: numerous small waterfalls cascade down the cliffs. This one a kilometer or so west of Montmorency Falls is called Bridal Veil Falls.|
Created 18 July 2003, Last Update 06 June 2020