The Montmorency Falls is a large waterfall on the Montmorency River in Quebec, Canada. The waterfalls are located on the border between the village of Beauport and Boischatel, about 12 km, from the heart of old Quebec City. The area surrounding the falls is protected within the Montmorency Falls Park. The falls are at the mouth of the Montmorency River where it falls on the cliffs into the Saint Lawrence River, facing the western end of the Île d'Orleans. There are stairs that allow visitors to see the waterfalls from different perspectives. A suspension bridge over the crest of the falls offers access to both sides of the park and a spectacular view. There is also an airplane tram (Funitel) that carries passengers between the base and the top of the falls. In summer the park hosts an international fireworks competition with the waterfalls as a backdrop. During the summer months, falls emit a yellow light due to the high iron content in the waterbed. The waterfalls, 84 meters high and 46 meters wide, are the highest in the province of Quebec. They are more than 30 meters tall compared to Niagara Falls. The basin at the foot of the falls is 17 meters deep. The waterfalls received this name in 1613 from Samuel de Champlain. He named them in honor of Henry II, duke de Montmorency, who served as viceroy of New France from 1620 until 1625. The remains of the terrestrial forts built by General Wolfe are found in the eastern part of the park. They were built in 1759. The landings under the city of Québec were rejected by General Montcalm at Montmorency Falls, which cost the 440 British soldiers. In the end, a successful attack was launched when Wolfe made a surprise attack by climbing the cliffs below the plains of Abraham. The waterfalls were the scene of a key scene among the main actors of the 1947 film Whispering City, which was shot on location. The Ice Hotel was located in Montmorency Falls for its first year. In his poem Sleep and Poetry (1816), John Keats states that human life is "a poor Indian sleep - while his boat hurries towards the monstrous steep - of Montmorency".