As of summer 2012, the Robert-Bourassa generating station will be refurbished. During your visit, you may get a chance to see the gigantic generating unit up close!

Robert-Bourassa Generating Facility

Come visit the world's largest underground generating station

Head for la Baie-James! In addition to splendid northern vistas, you'll find 7,722 MW of power-generating capacity at the end of the road.

This is North America's biggest generating site. At a depth of 140 m, it's like a vast cathedral carved into the bedrock!

Gape at the towering dam as high as a 53-storey building and marvel at the "giant's staircase," with 10 steps each the size of two football fields!

No matter where you look, you're guaranteed to be awed by the gigantic scale of this imposing site.

Stupefaction guaranteed!

Free guided tour

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Approximate duration
3.5 hours


From June 10 to August 29, 2014
Tours in French daily at 1:00 p.m.,
except Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.
English tours by appointment

From September 3 to mid June
Tours in French Monday and Friday
at 8:30 a.m. and Wednesday at 1 p.m.
English tours by appointment.

Reservations required
48 hours in advance

Information and reservations

1 800 291-8486



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.

Notice to Pacemaker Users

We suggest wearing flat and closed shoes.

How to get there

For more detailed maps/directions, use Google Maps.

Other attractions

  • Robert A. Boyd historical site (re-creation of the exploration camp that launched the Baie-James saga)
  • Helicopter tours
  • Ecological hiking trail and linear park
  • Amerindian & Inuit crafts boutique
  • Sports complex: swimming pool, gym

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