Rivière-des-Prairies Generating Station

Educational and entertaining

Built in the 1930s, Rivière-des-Prairies generating station stands proudly between the Montréal and Laval banks.

Learn the history of this run-of-river facility and visit a turbine pit and spillway. You're sure to be impressed by the water's raw power!

While you're there, why not take advantage of the station's recreational facilities? Stretch your legs on the bike path and walking trail on the Montréal side, or do some fishing off the specially built platform across the river in Laval.

A great way to enjoy the outdoors and learn something too!

Visit Inside and outside Rivière-des-Prairies generating station, just as if you were there — get a 360-degree view.

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

  • Électrium
  • Cosmodôme
  • Île-de-la-Visitation regional park
  • Rivière-des-Mille-Îles park

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