AAA Editor Notes
Canyon Ste-Anne is 6 km (4 mi.) e. to 206 Hwy. 138. The Ste-Anne River cuts through narrow chasms and tumbles 74 metres (245 ft.) in a series of falls and whirlpools to the riverbed. A path through the woods leads to a network of trails, bridges and lookouts that follows the river's course. The falls can be crossed at three places by cable suspension bridges. On sunny days rainbows can be seen from the scenic overlooks. A zipline and via ferrata also are available.
The majesty of the canyon has long been admired. In September 1850 transcendental author and naturalist Henry David Thoreau wrote of the canyon “Take it altogether, it was a most wild and rugged and stupendous chasm, so deep and narrow where a river had worn itself a passage through a mountain of rock, and all around was the comparatively untrodden wilderness.”
Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.