Saturday, 4 July 2009
[1-Footbridge over Montmorency Falls - click to enlarge]
The falls, at 84 meters (275 ft) high, are the highest in the province of Quebec and 30 m (98 ft) higher than Niagara Falls. The Montmorency River flows into the St. Lawrence River near Île d’Orleans, northeast of Quebec City. The falls were named by Samuel de Champlain in 1613 in honour of Henri II, duc de Montmorency, who served as viceroy of New France from 1620 until 1625.
[2-Montmorency Falls - click to enlarge]
Earlier historical posts I prepared on Samuel de Champlain:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.
Photo Credits: -lucathegalga CC=nc-nd-flickr, -denseatoms CC=nc-sa-flickr.