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!
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.
From June 12 to August 30
Tours in French daily at 1:00 p.m.,
except Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.
English tours by appointment
From September 4 to mid June
Tours in French Monday and Friday
at 8:30 a.m. and Wednesday at 1 p.m.
English tours by appointment.
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.
We suggest wearing flat and closed shoes.
For more detailed maps/directions, use Google Maps.
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