One of five hydroelectric stations on the Rivière des Outaouais (Ottawa River), Première-Chute is the only one open to visitors in Abitibi-Témiscamingue.
Discover the unique design of this generating station which served as a model for the hydroelectric complexes in the Baie-James region. You'll also learn about supplying electricity to rural Québec and about converting the distribution system frequency from 25 to 60 hertz.
Well worth a visit!
From June 24 to August 25
10 a.m., 12 noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m.
From August 26 to June 23
For groups of 10 or more.
By appointment only.
Information and reservations
1 800 903-9705 ext. 7200
Visitors aged 18 years and over must present identification (health insurance card, driver's licence or passport) before they can tour the facility.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow sufficient time for registration.
For safety reasons, this visit is not recommended for children under two years of age.
We suggest wearing flat and closed shoes.
For more detailed maps/directions, use Google Maps.
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