Some seven kilometers north of Ste-Anne de Beaupré, the Ste-Anne River has carved a romantically wild gorge through the foothills of the Laurentians on its way down to the St. Lawrence Estuary. Although certainly impressive, the Ste-Anne’s Falls scarcely deserve the accolade of “Grand Canyon of Québec.” Still, a series of suspension bridges provide a fun way to cross the river gorge. A few kilometers beyond Chutes Ste-Anne are the equally impressive seven waterfalls of Sept-Chutes (access from mid-May to mid-October). There are a number of fine viewpoints and nature trails. A large hydroelectric station has been built to harness the energy of the falls.