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“Interesting, scenic, unspoiled”
Review of Les Sept-Chutes - CLOSED

Les Sept-Chutes
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Owner description: This park is home to "Seven Waterfalls" and offers hiking trails, lookout points and places to picnic. You can visit a centenial Powerplant and a Dam with private guide!
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Maintained by Hydro Quebec, which operates an electric generating station fed by a retaining pond about ten kilometers above Canyon Ste.-Anne, Les Sept Chutes turned out to be similarly dramatic, far less developed and more sparsely visited. A graded dirt road leads off the main road and down to the visitors’ center, lodged on the ground floor of the manager’s house. A pipeline brings water down the kilometer-long pipeline linking the retaining pond to the generating station, while the rest of the river is allowed to tumble down five steep falls through a narrow canyon and then through two gentler cataracts below. A well-maintained hiking trail winds up to the dam and back, six kilometers in all. The portion we walked led along the cliff, then close to the pipeline, past some posters describing the function of various pieces of equipment and other aspects of the generating operation, and through sun-dappled forest that smelled like Christmas trees. Near the interpretive center are former worker housing and other buildings reflecting what life was like here way back in the 1950s, when Les Sept Chutes was relatively isolated. Without being heavy-handed about it, Les Sept-Chutes does a commendable job of combining an industrial purpose with environmental stewardship and recreational and educational opportunity.

2  Thank Sandy S
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

If you are in the area for a vacation and looking for something to do with the kids, this is a great place to initiate them to hiking. The place is faily remote from the Quebec metro but close enough to make it a 1/2 day trip. The easiest way to get there is to go to Mt. St-Anne and follow Rt 360 all the way to the destination. The 7 Chutes complex offer hiking, History and museum all in one beautiful setting whare you can relax, have a pic nic and let the kids play on the water pad, swing set etc... The site offer guided visits (Bilingual) of the old still running Hydroelectric station. The vues are spectacular and easy to access for everybody. The staff is very nice and always aroud to answer questions etc... Great little park worth the time to explore!

Thank Francois A
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

This involves some steep walking, but the view of these seven falls is worth it. A natural paradise, well, marked paths and maintained walkways. Go!

Thank nyredhawk
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

A lot of walking and a drive from Old Quebec. Worth the trip but plan on spending the day. Not for those who are not use to walking a lot.

Thank joseph b
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

It was $30 plus dollars for the three of us, and all we wanted to do was see the falls, which are fantastic. The path along the falls is well maintained and not too strenuous a hike. The place has a small water play area which would be great for small kids, and a picnic area. If you were planning on making a day of it with your young children, then the price wouldn't be bad. If you simply want to see the falls, I don't think it is worth the price.

Thank Infinidean
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