The history of the Falls of Armagh begins in 1907 with the construction of a railroad and a 70-meter viaduct through which trains could pass through the Forks River. In the last two kilometers before flowing into the South River, the river forms waterfalls and a cliff more than 20 meters high.
The Parc des chutes d’Armagh is a unique natural site in Bellechasse, which can be visited from the top of the footbridge overhanging the Rivière de la Fourches at a height of more than 28 meters, as well as from the Armagh waterfall. After a few hundred meters, another pedestrian bridge, suspended from a 70-meter viaduct, offers an exceptional view. Interpretation panels were installed to allow visitors to learn about the history of the site. In summer, you can have a picnic on site or take a ride on the Bellechasse cycle route. In winter, the five-kilometer trails allow for luxurious snowshoeing, not to mention trails available for snowmobiling.
The park contains the remains of a dam and an old hydroelectric power plant. Topped by an impressive waterfront, the viaduct is an exceptional work of engineering both in terms of its design and its location.
The most beautiful national parks in Canada
Canada’s national parks are considered some of the most beautiful in the world. From snowy mountain peaks to clear lakes and green valleys, Canadian parks have it all.
Here you will always find a pastime to your liking – walking tours to the world of wildlife, fishing, cycling, kayaking, water sports and much more.
Banff National Park (Alberta)
Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest national park, established in 1885 in the Canadian Rockies.
Yoho National Park (British Columbia)
The park is located in a mountainous area with a large elevation difference, from glaciers on mountain tops to numerous lakes, waterfalls, as well as canyons and limestone caves.
Gros Morne National Park
Gros Morne National Park is located on the coast of Newfoundland, and is named after its largest peak, Mount Gros Morne. The main reason to visit Gros Morne National Park is the breathtaking scenery. During most of the summer, you can take boat trips on the waters of rivers and lakes.
Jasper National Park (Alberta)
Jasper is an incredible and large park that offers everything from mountain hikes to stunning glaciers. Don’t miss the top attractions in the park, which include the magnificent Athabasca Falls, Maline Lake, and breathtaking views from pleasure boats.
Waterton Lakes National Park (Alberta)
One of the most interesting things about Waterton Lakes National Park is that it is located right on the border between the US and Canada. Waterton Lakes is the Canadian side, while the American side is known as Glacier National Park.
Pacific Rim National Park (British Columbia)
The park is divided into three main zones. The most visited of these is Long Beach (one of the most popular camping destinations in the entire country).
Auyuittuq National Park (Nunavut)
Auyuittuq National Park is a spectacular place with stunning scenery, arctic nature and incredibly long summer days. Most visitors to Auyuittuq National Park come here between June and July, when the sun barely sets and at midnight the sky is as bright as at noon.
Riding Mountain National Park (Manitoba)
This park is a real wild oasis for lovers of camping, hiking and untouched nature. The park is also the territory of the Wasagaming indigenous people, so you will have the opportunity to taste their traditional cuisine and get to know their customs.
Nahanni National Park (Northwest Territories)
The park is famous for the Virginia Falls, located on the South Nahanni River. The height of the waterfall is 90 meters, that is, it is 2 times higher in height than the famous Niagara Falls. In addition to the South Nahanni River, there are other water resources within the boundaries of the park, among which there are sulfur thermal springs.