Carillon Generating Station

An enchanting location

Erected near Long-Sault, the historic site where Dollard des Ormeaux and his men fought the Iroquois, Carillon is the most powerful hydroelectric generating station on the rivière des Outaouais.

You can't visit the site without being impressed by the sheer size of the facilities. Enjoy the spectacular setting as you visit the lock and watch the boats go right through the dam!

To complete your stay, why not have a picnic in the attractive park next to the site?

An awe-inspiring experience!

Free guided tour

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Approximate duration
90 minutes

Open from May 19 to August 31, 2014

From May 19 to June 20, 2014
Monday to Friday:
9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.

From June 25 to August 31, 2014
Wednesday to Sunday:
9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.

Reservations required for groups of 10 or more

Information and reservations

1 800 365-5229



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

  • Carillon municipal park
  • Argenteuil Regional Museum
  • Carillon Canal National Historic Site of Canada
  • Maison du collecteur (toll collector's house), in Carillon

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