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.
- 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.