Tour the Romaine-1 generating station!

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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Schedule and practical information

Schedule and practical information

Reservations required

Admission

Free

Summer hours

June 24 to August 22

Sunday to Thursday 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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.

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

For safety reasons, tours are not recommended for children under 2 years old.

Clothing

Flat, closed shoes are recommended.
Take a warm sweater, because it’s cool inside the dam, even in summer.

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 and reservations

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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