The guided tours available at Hydro-Québec facilities, dams and other sites stimulate regional tourism. In some regions, our facility tour constitutes a must-see attraction. We welcomed 65,836 visitors from across Québec in 2017.

The Électrium: an electricity interpretation

Free of charge, the Électrium aims to demystify electricity, introduce youngsters to science and give families a chance to learn while having fun. Guides take visitors on a voyage of discovery, aided by playful interactive models, video capsules and various objects.

Video about the Électrium


  • The Manicouagan facility welcomed its millionth visitor in 2017. The development has been open to visitors since 1965. (Côte-Nord)
  • A group of 30 electricity program students from Terrebonne’s Des Moulins professional training center toured Judith-Jasmin substation.
  • Some 200 visitors toured the Romaine-3 jobsite last summer during two open-house weekends. Close to 70 visitors toured the Romaine-4 jobsite in the fall.
  • We welcomed 160,147 visitors, mostly at the following facilities:
    • Cité de l’énergie and Shawinigan-2 generating station (Mauricie): 90,597 visitors
    • Électrium (Montérégie): 22,408 visitors
    • Beauharnois generating station (Montérégie): 13,732 visitors
    • Manic-5 generating station/Daniel-Johnson dam (Côte-Nord): 8,035 visitors
  • The reception center of Édifice Jean-Lesage boasts a new permanent exhibition featuring 27 artifacts from Hydro-Québec’s historical collection. The items on display are related to the underground distribution system. (Montréal)
  • A pilot project at Cité de l’énergie presented a fun new way to discover the facility and its history: rallies tailored to three visitor categories (families with children, families with teens, and adults). The initiative also involved the addition of three new artifacts from Hydro-Québec’s historical collection.
Visitors on the spillway bridge at Robert-Bourassa complex, Baie-James (James Bay).

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