Tour the Romaine-1 generating station!

IMPORTANT – To ensure social distancing is observed, reservations are required. Special instructions apply due the COVID 19 pandemic..

Located just minutes from Havre-Saint-Pierre, the Romaine-1 generating station and its stunning surroundings offer one-of-a-kind discoveries!

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A truly unique experience!

Come visit three levels of the Romaine-1 generating station. Go under a penstock and feel the power of water used to generate electricity.

See the remarkable photos of a 260-tonne rotor being installed and learn more about how hydropower works.

Walk around on the dam, admire the reservoir and enjoy a stunning view of the valley.

Stop by the Portail Pélagie-Cormier building and browse the exhibition on environmental and heritage conservation.

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Fun facts

A recent project

The Romaine-1 generating station produced its first megawatts in 2015. The station is part of the Romaine hydroelectric project, Hydro-Québec’s most recent hydropower development. .

In harmony with the environment

An ecological instream flow downstream from the Romaine-1 generating station is modulated based on the needs of local Atlantic salmon.

To make boating and fishing easier, Hydro-Québec has cleared the fringe of the Romaine-1 reservoir and built boat ramps both upstream and downstream of the facility.

To find out more about the Romaine complex [in French only]

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Follow the guides!

Our guides know what they’re talking about. They’ve been specially trained to make sure you have a rewarding experience that meets your expectations. They’ll be delighted to tailor your tour to match the goal you have in mind and the profile of your group.

Our interactive educational tours are full of facts and most of them are fun for the entire family. Don’t be shy about asking questions: our guides are very knowledgeable. Your curiosity will be satisfied!

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I worked on its construction in 1965. The visit was really educational and interesting. Thank you.

Marcel and Christiane

Visitors’ comments

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The quality of the guide’s language during his presentation was lovely.

Louise and Bertrand, Montréal

Thank you, we gained a lot of knowledge thanks to you.

Danielle and Maurice, Québec

The huge scale of the project was impressive. Thank you for the tour.”

Ginette and Norbert, Prévost, Laurentides

What a great welcome! Smiling, polite and kind. What an amazing testimony to human know-how! Ingenuity, skill and intelligence. Thank you for the adventure!

Isabelle and Rose-Marie

Schedule and practical information

Schedule and practical information

Reservations required

English tours upon reservation

Admission

Free

Summer hours

From June 13 to August 19, 2021

Sunday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Reservations required

Special instructions apply due the COVID‑19 pandemic.

Length of visit

2.5 hours (approximately)

Registration and exhibition

Portail Pélagie-Cormier
1010, promenade des Anciens
Havre-Saint-Pierre

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What you should know

Photo ID

Photo identification is mandatory.

Visitors aged 18 and over must present a piece of photo identification (health insurance card, driver’s licence or passport) before they can tour the facility.

Clothing

Clothing

Flat, closed shoes are mandatory.

Free guided tours

Tours are led by qualified, enthusiastic guides.

Arrival time

Tours start at set times. Visitors are recommended to arrive 15 minutes in advance.

Age

The tour is recommended for school-aged children but not for children under the age of two, for safety reasons.

Accessibility

Tours are on foot and include climbing approximately a hundred stairs. A shuttle bus transports visitors between the Portail Pélagie-Cormier building and the generating station.

Notice to pacemaker users

Note importante aux porteurs de stimulateurs cardiaques

The electromagnetic fields in power plants may disrupt pacemaker operation. Accordingly, as a precaution, pacemaker users are not allowed to visit the generating station.

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Services

  • Tables à pique-nique extérieures
  • Stationnement gratuit
  • Boutique souvenir
  • Partiellement accessible aux personnes à capacité physique restreinte
  • Toilettes

Information

Please note that reservations will not be taken over the phone.
We will not be accepting any new reservation requests for the 2021 summer season. We look forward to welcoming many more visitors in the summer of 2022!

1 833-994-3648

E-mail

Reservations required at all times.

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How to get there

Portail Pélagie-Cormier

1010, promenade des Anciens Havre-Saint-Pierre


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Other sights in the area


To find out about other activities or plan your trip to the area, go to Tourisme Côte-Nord

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