According to legend, a lady can sometimes be seen floating around the falls. Her story dates to the 18th century. Mathilde and Louis, two young lovers, often took walks around Montmorency Falls. They were to be married at the end of the summer, but the arrival of British soldiers dashed their plans.
On July 31, 1759, a terrible battle took place by the falls. Upon learning of Louis’ death, Mathilde, devastated, reportedly jumped from the falls to her death, clothed in her beautiful seafoam-coloured dress. Legend has it that at that very moment, the water turned as white as a bridal veil. Ever since, the fiancée has continued to haunt the falls.
Picture: Montmorency Falls (Marie-Claude Dubé, 2016)